14 Year Anniversary!

Holy smokes! Have we really been together for 14 years?! It definitely doesn’t feel like it, Babe.

Our first official picture as a couple – June 2004

Life with you has been so fulfilling. To see you happy, to see you accomplish your goals, to see your relationship with the Lord grow in ways that I can’t even dream of! But to also see you sad, to see you hurt, or disappointed – it makes me want to be a better person and wife so that I can do everything I can to keep it from happening again. Those hard times helped us to grow closer, make our marriage stronger, and brought our relationship to a whole new level. For that I’m so thankful.


Happy anniversary BB! Today, we’ll be celebrating the resurrection of our Lord with family, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Cheers to more dates, more laughs, more silly talk, more adventures, and more dreams together. I love you!



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13 April Fool’s Days

My dearest husband,

13 years ago, our journey as a couple officially began. I can’t believe it’s been that long, I still feel like we’re 20 and hopelessly in love. We’ve been April Fools for 13 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Our first official picture as a couple – June 2004

Who knew our paths would cross at the right time? Who knew that out of a genuine friendship we could fall in love? Who knew that it actually wasn’t a rebound? You did. You knew even before I did. 

Despite everything we risked to be together we stand here today – together and united as 1 and I consider myself extremely lucky. I remember when you asked me to be your girlfriend. You asked me twice already and I said no because I was scared. I didn’t want to get hurt, I was scared of what everyone was going to think and say. You didn’t give up on me. You asked me again on April 1st and I finally said yes! I’m so glad that I took a chance and stopped worrying about everyone else. It was the best decision I ever made. I found a man that was ready to be as committed as I was and wanted the same things out of life. 

Throughout our years together we’ve always been there for each other with honesty, love, and selflessness behind everything we do for other. Thank you for not keeping score, not holding grudges, forgiving me every time I make a mistake, and for showing me grace and love every day.

We’ve been through so much together and as I said when we got married, I’m so glad that you’re the man I get to experience life with. I would choose you over and over again, Babe. 

CO Wedding – 10/8/11

Happy anniversary, my love. Thank you for taking a chance on me! Every day I wake up next to you I’m excited for what life has in store for us because we get to do it together. I love you!

With all my love,

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It’s Our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary!

Today at 4:30 pm we’ll be married for 5 years. OMG! 5 years!? I can’t believe it. How is that even possible?

I was telling one of my best friends how Facebook has been helping me reminisce leading up to today with their “Memories.” To be honest that’s all I really go on FB for nowadays. That and cute dog videos 🙂

Our life was so different 5 years ago and it just feels like yesterday. Our house was busting at the seams with roommates, we had 1 dog and 2 doggie mates, and we were one of the first in our group of friends to get married. I remember 1.5 years of wedding planning, lots of late nights trying to get wedding stuff done after our day jobs, and closing down Ninong’s for the weekend. October 7-9 was the only weekend in the 8 years Ninong’s has been in business that we closed down. And that was because every single person that worked at Ninong’s at the time was invited to the wedding.

The day was everything I dreamed it would be. It was so incredibly magical. I woke up at 5 am because I couldn’t sleep.  Typical, since I used to wake up that early the week of all my prior clients’ weddings due to the excitement. The sun was rising and we were staying at Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach. Some of the girls, my mom, and I were getting our hair and make up done. After our first look my dad drove me in my 2002 WRX to our wedding ceremony at Heritage Park in Dana Point in front of a beautiful view. After that we celebrated the night away at [seven-degrees] in Laguna beach

Carissa + Charlie | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay on Vimeo.

I was on a love high from the entire weekend that lasted way past the wedding day. We were surrounded by so much love that day, I had never experienced anything like it before in my life. 

To my husband,

Thank you for all you do for me and our family. You are the most amazing man and I’m proud and fortunate to be your wife. Thank you for choosing me, for sticking by me, and for loving me for who I am not for who you want me to be. I never knew I could love someone the way I love you, and it grows with each passing day. Looking back and reminiscing about our last 5 years together, I can’t help but smile. My heart is filled with love because of all the laughs, the fun, and romantic moments. The Lord put you in my life to be my rock for when times got rough, He knew you would protect me and be there for me. And I will be forever grateful for that. 

I will thank the Lord every day for giving you to me. And I no matter what life may throw at us, I know that we can conquer anything as along as we do it together. I love you.

With all my heart,


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