Thursday, September 27, 2012

The first best day of my life

Four years ago, I made my best move ever and married Nick. It was a short walk down an aisle that had been a long time coming.

 

Our wedding was glorious; I wanted it to last forever. At that point, it was the best day of my life - the first of now several. By our wedding day, I'd only known Nick for about 10 months, and we've since agreed that it could all have ended very quickly and badly.

But sometimes fortune smiles down on you, and look where we are now.

This morning, after an awakey-snuffly-baby-with-a-cold kind of dreadful night, as we were scrambling to get everyone ready for work, work, school, and daycare, India was screaming her head off in her crib (DON'T PUT ME DOOOOWN, WOMAN!) upstairs, and Jordan was throwing a fit downstairs (I WANT TO WATCH A VIDEO! I DON'T WANT TO EAT BREAKFAST!).

We looked at each other, clinked our mugs of tea, and said, "Happy anniversary!"

Somehow I got so lucky. I wouldn't change a thing. Except more sleep and less infant and toddler screaming.

*****

Profuse thanks for the video go to one of Nick's oldest and dearest friends, Matt Curran. Lucky for us, one day he had both a shiny new MacBookPro and time on his hands and decided to play with photos; this video is the delightful result!

The only way I could like this more is if it were set to a recording of him singing. Matt's a professional opera singer with this deliciously deep voice and fantastic and random sense of humor. Which explains some of the captions.

23 comments:

  1. Adorable! Happy anniversary!

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  2. Nobody could have pulled off that smoking jacket as nice as Nick. Wow! And you look radiant!(hee hee)I loved every shot in this video. Nice job Matt! I especially love the smile on your face, your beautiful dress and that lusty look on Nicks face for that....beer. I've been reading you a long time LG and it still is my very favorite blog. Have loved watching you find this happiness and create that awesome family. Happy Anniversary to you both and may you have many many more.

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    1. I love that jacket! Thank you so much for all the kind words and so much support through the years! Big hugs to you, Lynn!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you two fell in love and have one another to share happiness and your extraordinary lives, humor and being parents to adorable kiddos! The video is fantastic, what a nice gift.

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  4. Oh! What a lovely post and video!

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  5. Has it really been 4 years? And I think this is the most you've shared of your wedding pictures! Great video!

    I can't believe I've been reading you for so long, way back to your very-much-single days, I remember how much hope you gave me when you met Nick and fell in love back on my also very-much-single days.

    Happy anniversary, and here to many many MANY more!

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    1. Yes, four crazy years! I am so happy you're still reading! And so happy that you found your person! All the best to you!

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  6. four years later and I'm still in utter love with your dress.

    congrats! <3

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  7. Happy Anniversary.
    So glad I met you all here.
    I wish much happiness and the best of everything for all of you. Forever.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Hard to believe it's 4 years already.
    I'm so glad you and your readers are enjoying the video. It was fun to make and I am honored to grace the pages of such a truly outstanding blog. You are a phenomenal writer and I have always admired the way you put it all out there, and with such style and devilish panache. Thank you for the mention and sweet words.
    Cheers!

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    1. Oh, Matt, you are so sweet! It was such a lovely gift. And so glad you were there and that you're still in our lives now.

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  9. Fantastic video! Though you keep saying it I had never really realized quite how gigantic Nick is, and quite how wee you are, and yet the two of you together... perfection! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Yes, the man is huge. Even for tall people, he's just got these enormous bones. And hank you!

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  10. Did you have two wedding dresses?! You go, Girl!

    Happy anniversary!

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  11. No, just one - my mom's from when she got married. And thank you!

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