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A look back | Five Year Anniversary

Happy Monday friends! This week, Gary and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! It's crazy to me that we're already at this milestone, but at the same time it does feel like 5 years has gone by. Every relationship is different, but there are certain things that are important for relationships to work - open communication, trust, commitment - just a few of the things we have all heard a thousand times that seem to keep things running. The bright side to having this blog has been a diary of our lives these last 5 years! I started a little after our wedding and I've been able to capture all of the great moments! I wanted to take a look back on our 5 years and share a few fun tidbits about what works for us! 






We travel the same way! What I mean by that is that we both like to do the same things on our vacations. If we're going to the beach, then we've had enough of the beach at about the same time as the other person. If one of us (ahem Gary) wants to go to a museum, then he knows that we're not spending all day there because it's not my favorite thing to do and vice versa with shopping - I wont make him shop all day long!

We get over arguments pretty easily! Of course we argue over things - whether it's finances or me feeling like he's not spending enough time with me (#I'mNeedy), we hash things out then and there. We promised each other when we first started dating that we wouldn't yell to get our points across and almost eight years laters and many many arguments, we've held to that. 

We dance in the kitchen! Sometimes (ahem most of the time) day to day life gets very overwhelming and when I want to slow things down, I ask Gary to dance with me. Sometimes it's to our first dance song, but most of the time there is no music playing and we just talk. 

We appreciate every little thing! Every single time Gary does the dishes or takes the trash out - I thank him not because he doesn't do it all the time, but because I'm so appreciative that he's done something to save me time. The same goes for him - he'll thank me for making him lunch, putting the laundry away or any other little thing. 

He's my biggest support! I honestly would have never started this blog or my wedding business if it wasn't for Gary. He is my biggest support- guiding me along the way, listening to complaints and more than anything telling me that I can do it! I can't tell you how many times he's taken my picture for the blog or instagram in freezing cold temps or awkward situations and he only complains minimally and usually just when he's hungry 😂I can only hope that I give him the same support that I feel from him.

I'm not really sure if these are things that work for us or just things I've realized about our relationship since we've been married. We found in each other someone that brings out the best in the other person. I want to do things well for him and I know he feels the same way! At the end of the day, I can still spend 24/7 with Gary and not get tired of him, which is good news since we're about to spend a lot of time together traveling Ireland by car! Hopefully all the mush hasn't turned anyone off! 

Have a wonderful start to your week!

62 comments

  1. Happy anniversary!! So awesome that y’all have been married for five years and that you can look back on all of your blog posts. We’ve decided we never want to yell during arguments either and I think it’s such a smart thing to aim for! I hope y’all have a ton of amazing years ahead of yall!

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  2. Happy 5th Anniversary! Isn't it crazy how time goes so fast yet it doesn't feel like it's been that long?! I know I felt that way too when we had our fifth anniversary. It's fun to hit your first milestone! It is so nice that the blog acts as a diary to document each year. Wishing you guys many more!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Happy Anniversary you beautiful darlings! These are many of the marriage traits Mr. Nine and I possess and we are still so happy and love each other more everyday. And just think the best is yet to be when your baby girl joins your sweet fam! A perfect milestone year for sure!

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  4. Happy anniversary!! You two are adorable and I’m so excited about your new adventure in life! And yes to appreciating the little things in life. Glad you guys are still as strong as ever!

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  5. Happy anniversary! I love reading about relationships and your marriage seems like such a sweet one. Cheers to many more years of dancing in the kitchen!

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!! You two are so sweet! And just think, you will have a new member of the family to join in on the fun later this year :) Cheers to many, many more years of happiness!

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  7. I love this!! Happy Anniversary you guys! Such a sweet post and great way to reflect :)

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  8. Happy Anniversary!! Love looking back at the pictures over the years!

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  9. Happy anniversary guys!! have an amazing day!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: PLUFFY RED COAT - SPORTY GLAM LOOK

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  10. Awww loved this beautiful post with all things love. Those wedding pics are so beautiful. And i adore how you guys dance in the kitchen 😁

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  11. Awwwwww this gave me morning tears! You guys are so good together! Happy Anniversary!!!! You are going to be the best parents!

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  12. Happy Anniversary to y'all! 5 years is such a special milestone! So many fun and awesome adventures together and now you're about to start the biggest adventure of all! Couple goals for sure!

    Rosy Outlook

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  13. Aww....happy anniversary! You were a truly stunning bride! While I haven't been following all 5 years, I do think I've been around your space for at least 3 and I've loved seeing all your travels and of course all the food you guys eat! haha I can't wait to see you two become parents! And how did I miss your newest adventure? Sure to be an amazing time.

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  14. This was so sweet! I also want to be around my hubby 24/7 :) Happy Anniversary week!

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  15. Happy Anniversary, love birds! You seriously look like a princess in your wedding pics. We try to live our relationship by the same standards!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Love all the photos!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  17. happy 5 years you crazy kids! i have always stuck with that same philosophy of just talking through things but it really helps to have the right partner to do that :) and cheers to many more years of dancing in the kitchen!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  18. Happy Anniversary! I love dancing in the kitchen too! Your marriage seems so sweet :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  19. Such a fun post, LOVE all the travel pics! Happy Anniversary, and what an amazing and exciting year ahead for you two <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. This is the sweetest post!! I can/can't believe it's been 5 years-- feels like a lifetime and yesterday all at the same time!!!!! XOXO, R

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  21. OK - you two are just the cutest. The dancing in the kitchen thing... that's stuff of romance movies & novels. Adorable!

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  22. Awe, happy anniversary! I love looking back at all your travel photos, so fun that you've been so many places together and experienced so many things. Ryan and I love to dance in the kitchen, too! It's such a sappy gesture, but it really does help lift your spirits.

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  23. We are big fans of dancing in the kitchen, which has turned into a nightly family dance party in the kitchen. It's one of my favorite things we have done in every place we have lived and I love that our kids are in on it now too. Happy anniversary to you both! You are such a sweet couple and will be such amazing parents!

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  24. Your wedding dress.. major heart emojis! OK moving on!! That is so sweet that you dance in the kitchen! :-) I loved what you shared on here and Chris and I share these same traits. I know that we haven't met in person (yet!!! haha) but it is obvious that you two are very much in love and a perfect match. Happy Anniversary to you both and I wish you many more years of love, laughter, and happiness! :-)

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  25. You were a gorgeous bride!! Happy 5th Anniversary!! Cheers to many many more.

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  26. Y'all are the cutest! Happy 5 year you two!!

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  27. Happy anniversary!! You two are adorable, and it seems like best friends - which is so important! And here's to your new adventure together as parents! xx

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  28. Happy Anniversary! Here's to even more years of dancing together!

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  29. aww happy 5 years girl!! so happy for you guys!



    xx,
    Lauren
    Lauren Elyce

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  30. Oh my goodness- 5 years!! So exciting! I loved learning a little bit more about what makes y'all work- I hope to find something that sweet and special! Enjoy celebrating!

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  31. Happy, happy anniversary!! March is our anniversary month too, we celebrated 7 years. Crazy how fast time flies. I hope y'all enjoy and celebrate!

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  32. You two were definitely made for each other and I love the "rules" that you abide by in order to have a happy marriage! Happy Anniversary! You are a beautiful couple and I am confident that your baby girl is going to be equally as beautiful! How could she NOT be? xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  33. I LOVE THIS!! Gah. So happy for you...and I appreciate this post as a single lady because it actually WASN'T overly mushy. It's truly what you should look for in a relationship - best friend, support, communication, etc. <3 #relationshipgoals

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  34. Such great things! Happy Anniversary - you have had so many great adventures so far and now baby makes an incredible new one! Cheers to many more!

    Zelle | Southern Style 

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  35. Happy happy anniversary, you two! You guys were made for each other! And you were such a beautiful bride, Biana!

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  36. Happy anniversary!! You two are so perfect together and I love all of the pictures. We get over arguments pretty quickly too or usually one of us starts laughing because we realize how ridiculous we sound. Wishing you both endless years of love and happiness! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  37. Happy Anniversary to you both! You guys seem to have a great relationship and have made some amazing memories!

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  38. You were such a gorgeous bride, and I cannot wait to see you as a mama!! You are going to have the most amazing year. Happy anniversary!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  39. Happy Anniversary, girl! So many things to celebrate these past few weeks! I think that’s so cute that you dance in the kitchen to music or just talk, that’s so romantic! I think acknowledging when the other dies something that makes the other’s life that much easier is so important because otherwise both can feel as though they’re not appreciated. Eddie and I haven’t always done this, but have made the effort to do so in recent years and it makes all the difference in the health of the relationship. Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments in photos, I absolutely love that last one especially! Happy Monday, beauty!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  40. Ah happy 5 years! I love this look back and that you all dance in the kitchen.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  41. This is so sweet and you two are adorable! Happy 5 years! I love that you dance in the kitchen!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  42. Happy Anniversary! It was great to see all those pictures you shared. That is one of the things I love most about blogging.. it's such a great way to keep record of all the big moments.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  43. Happy anniversary! I think the thing I love the most is that you two dance! So sweet!! Cheers to many more years!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  44. Happy anniversary to you guys. You were such a stunning bride. Thank you for doing a rundown on what makes your relationship work. Those are all great points.

    Also, huge congrats on your pregnancy guys. Best gift to your special 5th anniversary!!

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  45. You two are a match made in heaven! I got goosebumps reading about your daily life together and how it all works plus seeing the pictures of your travel adventures. You guys really did a lot before hitting this 5 year milestone and now you have a new journey ahead as parents! SO EXCITING! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  46. This is so sweet- happy anniversary!! We announced our pregnancy right around the date of our 5 year anniversary too!! Excited for all that’s to come for y’all this year!!

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  47. Gorgeous bride !! That wedding dress is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Congrats lady to 5 years !

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  48. Aw happy anniversary! You two are such a sweet couple!! This will definitely be your best year yet with your little one on the way!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  49. This is too sweet. We have our five year anniversary coming up too, feels like a big one. I love that you dance in the kitchen!

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  50. Have fun on your trip. Love the wedding photos. Sounds like you two have a great formula for making it work. Happy 5th anniversary!

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  51. Congratulations for you fifth anniversary!
    Kisses

    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com/

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  52. Happy anniversary!! All the things you mentioned are true for us too - definitely the keys to a successful marriage. :)

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  53. Happy Anniversary! Your relationship has all the basics that make a great one, and I love the tribute, you are so cute and are lucky to have each other! Enjoy your trip!

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  54. Happy 5 year anniversary!! Love all your wedding photos!!!

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  55. Happy Anniversary! Having a travel buddy for life is one of the best things about marriage! And the part about dancing together is the sweetest!

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  56. So sweet! You two definitely were made for each other! <3

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  57. You guys are so adorable together! I love seeing all the pictures of your travels together and hearing how supportive you both are! I'm glad I got to witness a little glimpse of it back in August! Enjoy your celebration in Ireland!!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  58. You just have the cutest wedding pictures.

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