. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Happy Anniversary

May 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary






On May 14, 2005 my dad walked my 20 year old self down the aisle to marry you.  
My first boyfriend and my best friend.    

Sometimes I think the last seven years have flown by and others I can't even remember life without being married to you.  


The other day I was looking through our wedding scrapbook and found our wedding vows written out.  While we've both made mistakes and have had to ask for forgiveness many times, I'm so thankful that we have held true to our promises to each other.   God has blessed our marriage, year after year, for the last seven years.  


I know without a doubt we've made each other better people.  
We balance each other out in so many ways, 
and have grown and changed so much in the last seven years.   


Our first year of marriage seems like so long ago.  Living in our 700 square foot duplex and both being full time college students.  While marriage took some adjusting to, our life together was pretty easy and wonderful.

This last year has been by far the most challenging year we have faced.  God has broken us and drawn us closer to Him and closer to each other.  Even though this year has been incredibly tough, I wouldn't trade it.  We've become a different, stronger and closer couple.  
I couldn't ask for a better man to go through life with and daily thank the Lord for giving you to me.  

Whatever is ahead for us I know we will spend it loving each other and growing together.  

I love you Christopher Jason Vale. 

Happy 7 year anniversary! 

Love, 


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22 comments:

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations on seven years of wedded bliss!!

Laura Darling said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so sweet!! Happy Anniversary!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary! That was such a beautiful post...and you look gorgeous in your wedding dress Katie :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats and happy anniversary to you both :)
Such a sweet post!

xo

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is so sweet :) Congratulations on 7 years!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

awww way to go! 7 years is a big one!! you guys look so happy. Happy anniversary to you and your man chica! Hope it was a special day!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yay! happy anniversary!! love this girl!!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary, Katie! I loved looking at your wedding photos, thanks for sharing them :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awww :) Happy anniversary!!

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aww...so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

These photos are so cute! Love it, Happy anniversary! :)

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congratulations on 7 years of marriage! I still can't imagine being married that young, but I'm so glad it's worked for you :)
Happy school-has-to-be-almost-over week!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary dear, congrats on seven years!! How time flies, huh?!

The Sweet Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy 7 years!!!! I love the wedding pics!!!

Katie Cook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow, congrats dearest! seven years is amazing...praying for this year for you:) much love, Katie

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a sweet post! happy anniversary!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love this post, so beautiful!

happy anniversary! here's to many more happy and loving years together!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy anniversary!!! Such sweet pictures! :)

Chris Vale said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE YOU SWEETIE!!! Thanks for the kind words, and I know that I am the luckiest.

bonbon said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hi! Congrats on the anniversary! It is quite the accomplishment!

I am wondering if you would be interested in swapping buttons for the month of June. My blog is comparable in size to yours. Let me know!

bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com
lifeofbon@gmail.com

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary...Love your pictures...you both look so "in Love"~!
~Lisa @ OC

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary! We currently have several friends going through marriage problems. It's so refreshing to read about people who are letting their "tough spots" (regardless of what's causing them) draw them closer to their spouses rather than pulling them apart.

Just found your blog today and it's already been a blessing.