Thursday, October 4, 2007

At Last!



The 2 men in my life: my daddy, my husband



My gorgeous family


The passing of almonds (an Italian tradition of thanks)
Our beautiful cake
Our first toast
Dancing with my daddy (to the theme from the Godfather, no less)



I snagged me a good one!



My new family!


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Today I will marry my best friend ~ the one I laugh with ~ dream with ~ live for ~ love
(Our invitations)

4 years ago today I became a Mrs. I can say with all honesty, that it was the happiest day of my life. It rained in the morning which is supposed to be good luck. I think people just say that though because what bride wants it to rain that day! But, by late morning it had stopped. The sun came out, although it was still a little chilly. And at 3:30 that afternoon I married my soul mate. I know that I recently told you a little bit about the dynamics of our family. That was so if I ever mention something that doesn't seem quite right (like for instance: the boys are going to their mom's this weekend) you won't be scratching your head wondering if whether I was drinking heavily in the wee hours of the morning or smoking something last night. Today I want to share some photographic evidence of what the happiest person in the world looked like.

See I was 28 years old, overweight and truly convinced that I would never find someone. Then my old friend came back into my life. He loves me for me with all of my faults and I have QUITE a few. When I was complaining about my weight he told me that it was my soul he loved and all souls weigh the same. Makes me cry just remembering. He makes me laugh, he can make me cry and while yes there are days I could just kill him - on any given day my heart just aches when we're not together. He is my love and my rock and my best friend. I love you, Kenny!

Thanks for sharing my memories.

Love,

44 comments:

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Okay, girl, are you trying to make me cry again??? I love your authenticity. Beautiful wedding photos. You have a jewel.
Alexandra

Kristen said...

I know that it is so wonderful to find that perfect person to spend your life with. I too am blessed to have found the perfect person for me. The pictures are amazing and I am sooo happy for you! God Bless Your Family!

FarmHouse Style said...

Julie, you look so lovely and HAPPY in your photos. You deserve to have the love of your life.

Happy Anniversary to you and Kenny:)

Rhonda

Alice said...

What a beautiful bride you were on your wedding day. Congratulations on four happy years and best wishes for at least 96 more.

joan said...

Julie, what beautiful pictures! You look so happy in them. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

Esther Sunday said...

Wishing you many, many more happy years! You are stunningly beautiful, Julie! You Italian bride, you! Love, Esther

Super Mom said...

You look absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

What beautiful photos. Julie you are beautiful and from your posts I can tell you are truly a wonderful, warm, compassionate woman. Any man would be a FOOL not to fall in love with those qualities. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Thank you for the birthday wishes I appreciated it so much. :)

*muah*
Michelle

Mary said...

Oh, what a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!!!
xoxo,
Mary

mayberry said...

You were such a beautiful bride. Thank God for the unconditional love of our spouses - I have quite a few faults myself.

Thanks for sharing your memories and Happy Happy Anniversary. May your marriage continue to be blessed.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Woooeeee! Thats hot! LOL. He loves you that is so sweet what he said.

Anita said...

What beautiful pictures... I love weddings!
I didn't have a wedding... We got married in a little coutry church with just his parents and my mom and sister... I told myself it was the marriage that counted, not the wedding, but now... Now I wish I had had one! Maybe we should renew our vows... We will be celebrating 23 years in April....

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

A lovely post and a beautiful family! Look at how gorgeous and radiant you are! Congrats to you and your honey! Best wishes to y'all! Becky

Counting Your Blessings said...

It's our anniversary weekend. Happy anniversary! I was crying as I post this morning too.. Blessings... Polly

Julee Ann said...

Happy Anniversary Julie!
I'm catching up today on my blog reading. I see we both found William Tell Overture Mom:)

Your music player covers some of your pictures? Or is it just me?

See ya soon.

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary :) You were a gorgeous bride. Obviously so in love then and now! Love what your husband said about all souls being the same weight. May God bless you all!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your pics...you were such a beautiful bride! God Bless You and your Family!
Love,
Robin

Sandi said...

Happy anniversary!!
And how wonderful to be so completely in love! Julie, you were a beautiful bride. You're glowing in those pictures!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy anniversary, what a touching post! Thanks for sharing your family and heart!

Cre8Tiva said...

s my sweet new friend...you made me cry with the all souls are the same size...i will remember that always...when i first come here...the tennessee waltz is playing..it, too makes me cry because it was my daddy's favorite song...it was one of the first things i learned to play on my hammer dulcimer...but your wedding loos lovely...you look fabulous...and the cake is wow...i wish you many more years with that lovely mad...blessings, rebecca

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, that is a wonderful post. I love the cake!!

Your dress and wedding was so pretty. I love the almond idea... tell me more about that!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Julie-what a beautiful post! Your husband sounds like such a lovely man! I'm so glad you found each other-your wedding photos are beautiful! And Julie, I thought I was weird because I love the Godfather soundtrack, especially the Apollonia track, and I often play it-I'm so glad I'm not alone lol!!! xxx

Kim said...

Dear Julie,
Wishing you and your dear husband a very Happy Anniversary! You look so lovely!

Emilie said...

Happy anniversary! The pictures are gorgeous, and you look gorgeous, in them. The wedding looks really fancy.
I love it that you danced to the theme of the Godfather!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Awww, Julie! Congratuations & Happy Anniversary. We just celebrated our 2nd back in June. So happy for you, beautiful photos.

Rhoda

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Anniversary! What beautiful photos, beautiful words! Best Wishes for the next four years (and the next four after...and the next four....) Lovely!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Bethany Hissong said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you two find some quiet time together to enjoy it!!!

restyled home said...

Congratulations Julie!

You made a beautiful bride, a beautiful couple, and a beautiful new family. I love when couples are truly happy...it is a gift, and you are obviously a grateful recipient. All the best to you and your family...many more happy years to come!!!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

That's so nice!

Congratulations to you both!

:)
Always,
Jas...

Kari & Kijsa said...

We think you are one of the most special people in the world. What a beautiful post. I married my best friend, too and it is truly a blessing. Thanks for sharing and you looked beautiful on your wedding day!

blessings, kari and kijsa

willzmom said...

Happy Anniversary! It's so wonderful that you found someone to walk thru your life with. Have a great time-celebrate!

Rosemary said...

Hi Julie,
Happy Anniversary!!! It looked like a beautiful wedding.
I just got through making up all of the Jordan Almond favors for my daughter's wedding.
Glad you are sooo happy!!
Have a wonderful day and evening.
Rosemary

Rosemary said...

Hi again Julie,
Just wanted to let you know that I added you to my Great blogs to visit list. I hope you don't mind.
Rosemary

Super Mom said...

What did y'all do for your anniversary???

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Happy Aniversary. I wish you many more. You have a lovely family & the pics are heartwarming.

I think you're the kind of person that tells it like it is...that's so refreshing & why I like reading your posts!

DebraK

rosemary said...

We had the same invitations...exactly. Tomorrow is our 22nd anniversary. Julie you were an absolutely beautiful bride. Your Kenny is a prize for sure.

BellaColle said...

I love the pictures of your beautiful family!! Hold on to each other!! And how much more blessed you are because you have God right there with ya! I'm gonn steal Polly's saying...Blessings!...

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Julie,

Happy Anniversary to you and Kenny! What a lovely bride you made my dear and you gave me goosebumps...the words on my invitations were the same! Almost word for word and yup, I had rain that morning too. Your family is beautiful, and so are you.

Hugs,
Dena

Shelly @ thePINKbarn said...

How sweet and beautiful! Happy Anniversary!! :-)
Blessings!!

chocolate girl said...

ohhhhh! what a beautiful bride, what a wonderful wedding, a great catch of a guy and sweet new family! congratulations and happy anniversary!

Brenda said...

You are one beautiful lady! Congrats and hope you have many more.

La Tea Dah said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful tribute to your beloved! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful! And so are YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Inside AND out!

~ LaTeaDah ~

Marilyn said...

Julie, what beautiful wedding pictures! You are exquisite and beautiful and your Kenny is a very lucky man to have you!!!!
Congratulations on your anniversary.

KJ said...

Congratulations! You are a gorgeous lady and your Italian family looks like they are a great deal of fun to be around. I have Italian buddies here and I love sitting around their kitchen tables, enjoying luscious Italian cuisine, and having some hearty laughs!

May the rest of your life, be the BEST of your life!

KJ