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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our fourth anniversary

Today is our fourth anniversary! Last night, Alex and I reminisced by looking through photos from when we were first dating...
This was the weekend he met my dad. How cute is he without a beard? (Although I'll never let him shave.)
Alex's old Brooklyn apartment had dark red walls in the living room, which I remember thinking was so cool and masculine when I went over there for the first time. We had a Friday night ritual of listening to music, watching movies and eating too much cheese.
Here we were at our friend's dinner party, looking out at the Manhattan skyline. How amazing was the view from their apartment?!
On our first trip together—to Berlin for ten days. I was so nervous that we'd run out of things to talk about! (We didn't.)
Visiting my grandmother in Cornwall...
...and on a walk with my family. (My grandparents' town is so small that if you send them a letter, you have to write "Polruan-by-Fowey" on the envelope so the mail carrier can figure out how to find it.)
Alex proposed on a sailboat in the Hudson River. The boat kept tilting from side to side, so I had to stick my hand into his backpack so he could put the ring on safely!
Saying our vows four years ago. Best decision I ever made.

Tonight we're sneaking away from the babies and going out to a neighborhood Italian restaurant, Gradisca, where the owner flies his mama in from Bologna to make pasta! And of course we'll meet there:)

Happy Anniversary, Alex! I love you.

111 comments:

Jay said...

Happy Anniversary!

Amanda Cavalcanti said...

That's so lovely!! Happy anniversary!

cat said...

So lovely. Happy anniversary to you both! (Also, I spot a Giants cap...right on, Alex, right on.)

Jacqueline Rios said...

OMG, my heart just melted in about a thousand different ways!! Happy anniversary!!

Annie said...

Have a nice night.

Victoria said...

lovely pics! Thanks so much for sharing them with us;)))

Cosmic said...

Aaaawww isn't love grand!

Congratulations to you both on finding each other(you have real chemistry; the camera never lies), here's to the next forty!

LOVE THE NUMBER FOUR:-)

X

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Nantucket Daffodil said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You two look so sweet and genuinely happy together.

StephNav said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the tip about meeting at the restaurant! I often meet my husband after work for drinks if he happens to have a meeting here in NYC (he's Long Island based) & I love going into the restaurant looking for him :)

Lexie said...

I love the last photo! It's beautiful :)

D2 said...

Happy Anniversary! Such sweet pics of the two of you. And I LOVE that you'll meet him there. Perfect!

Kelly Lee said...

So darling! Reminds me of a Woody Allen movie (minus the cheating!). Happy anniversary.

Christina said...

Congratulations, you love birds! Your marriage is an inspiration. Cheers to a million more happy years together!
xoxo

goatsdorun said...

So sweet! <3 Congratulations!

dizzy_izzy said...

Happy Anniversary!! This is just a reminder to me of how long I have been reading your blog, I believe I began right after your engagement!

Leah Rife said...

Happy Anniversary! So sweet. :)

holtkamp said...

I love these pictures! Happy anniversary!

collette said...

Aww, it seems like you just got married! Here's to many more.

Kara Rice said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Rebeka said...

This is just so sweet! Happy anniversary you two, I hope that you have the most romantic, amazing night.

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary! These pictures make me want to start taking more pictures of my boyfrend and me (4 months into dating... but VERY promising!), so that I can look back someday. Thank you for sharing, as always.

kharini said...

Happy anniversary! You have the most amazing photos of they two of you!

Briel said...

You guys are too cute. Happy anniversary!

Nina Leung said...

Darling! Happy Anniversary! You're a beautiful couple!

Emily said...

This is so adorable. Congratulations and happy anniversary.

Chelsey Bertsch said...

Happy Anniversary you love birds. You two are truly an inspiration!

Chandra Fredrick said...

It's my 4 year wedding anniversary today too! August 29th, 2009 was truly a special day :) Happy Anniversary to you! xx

Melanie Price said...

These pictures are amazing! Happy Anniversary to you both...Have a wonderful evening and Cheers!!

JeNifer said...

so stinking cute!! Happy anniversary! Enjoy your evening!
Loooove your blog, by the way - it's one of my daily reads :)

katie//salt+pine said...

Such sweet photos...you look so in love in all of them. What great captures! My husband and I will be celebrating our 16 year anniversary tomorrow. It absolutely flies by when you are with someone you love... :)

Suzy said...

Happy 4th Anniversary! Beautiful photos! I love the wedding picture!!

nicole reed said...

SO SWEET! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful timeline of photos. Congratulations to you two, lovebirds! I can't believe it's already been four years since you married!!

Brittany said...

This is so sweet, and I think it may be one of my favorite posts so far. Congratulations!!

Shawnee said...

this is so sweet, makes me smile :) i lovelove the simplicty/love in the laptop photo. congratulations!!

Kyle said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Aubrey said...

Have I really been reading your blog for over 4 years?! I feel old. :] Congratulations on 4 lovely years.

Laine said...

Congratulations to you two! And by the way you are beautiful and you make a lovely looking couple!

Irene Dutilh said...

Have a happy anniversary Joanna! And a lovely dinner ;)
Thanks for sharing all the nice pictures

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MissFingertips said...

Buon Anniversario (italian!!).
Wow, you must be having a wonderful time with a grown family and anniversary... The idea of meeting directly at the restaurant is fantastic, I've never thought of that, to me, it would feel like a date, even after 12 years of living with my bf! I must try! Thanks Joanna. :)

Heather said...

That last picture got me *tears up* Happy Anniversary to the both of you! Enjoy dinner!

<3
heather
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Yheanne said...

Congratulations!I love that photo when you're both looking out at the Manhattan skyline. So romantic!

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Yheanne said...

Congratulations!I love that photo when you're both looking out at the Manhattan skyline. So romantic!

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Yheanne said...

Congratulations!I love that photo when you're both looking out at the Manhattan skyline. So romantic!

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Michelle Panting said...

These photos are so sweet! You too look so happy and newly in love! Congrats on your anniversary.

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Found said...

Congrats! How many years have you been together, total?

Laura D said...

Such a sweet post! Congratulations on your anniversary.

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Amy said...

One of my favorite posts ever....have a great dinner!

Kate Mothes said...

What a beautiful post. Reminiscing with old photos, memories of good times -- it only adds to the joy of today and what comes tomorrow and the next day. I love how genuinely happy you both look in every single one of those pictures. All the best! :D

Cheers,
Kate x

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Lydia said...

Alex without a beard looks like Ted from How I Met Your Mother. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

Erma B. said...

Wonderful photos! Happy Anniversary you two!!

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Aw! Happy anniversary! Enjoy your special night xoxo

Maiz Connolly said...

This is so sweet. You look totally drunk on love in every one of those pictures! I can't believe how long I've "known" you. I remember getting excited for your wedding right alongside you with all the other readers. My husband and I just had our 10th anniversary, and we have an anniversary tradition of sitting on the couch looking through our wedding pictures every year. Ain't love grand?

Robyn said...

You lovebirds!!! Great photos!

Happyeverafter Bride said...

So much love. I am happy for you both. Congratulations!

Grace Beekman said...

Lovely pictures! Happy day to you both! :)

Jade Sheldon said...

Happy 4 years you two!!

Rachel Ball said...

happy anniversary, you two! xoxo

Heather said...

What fun pictures! I started reading your blog pretty late in the game, so these pictures really make me want to go back in time and catch up on all these fun little moments. Happy Anniversary!

Aya said...

Happy anniversary!! Thank you for sharing these sweet photos. You can feel the love from the very beginning. It makes my hear swell. :)

Silvy said...

happy anniversary! love the pics!!

Ola O. said...

Happy anniversary !!! you're so cute together :) It looks like you are made for each other ! :D

Taty said...

Lovely! Glad that there are still a lot of couples out there that make things work! Coming from a "divorced" family, it seems like my own family becomes more and more important to me!

Enjoy the little things!
Cheers!
Taty

http://taty-in-newyork.blogspot.de

dot said...

you guys are so incredibly cute together.
Congrats!!!
dot xxx
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aliceinbo said...

Congrats!
I'm also married since 2009 and will marry him again and again!
Kisses

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Francisca said...

Lovely post!

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Amy Guest said...

Happy anniversary! xx
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Jess Cohen said...

The last photograph is truly beautiful. :)

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Maria Melnichuk said...

You look so adorable together! Have a good time today!

Jenn said...

I'm getting married on 8/30 next year! Glad to have a great couple to share an anniversary with :)

Rainy Days Happen said...

Happy Anniversary! I just got engaged and can only hope we are as happily married as you two!

xo,
Suzanne @ Rainy Days Happen
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PoetessWug said...

Happy 4th Anniversary...and many more! ♥

Mariellen said...

Omg aww your pictures are precious!!! Happy anniversary!!!

Jennifer said...

So cute and wonderful! So much love captured in those photos. Wishing you many more happy years together. Happy Anniversary!

Eunice said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!

RoselyC said...

Lovely pictures of your lives together. Happy Anniversary!

Kendra said...

Such great pictures!

brittany said...

Aw, thanks for sharing. We got married the same day. When I woke to thunder, lightning, and rain at 6 a.m. yesterday, I was so grateful the weather was better four years ago.

Did you know that this is the "flowers and fruit" anniversary? I wish they all were. We're going to pick out a new blueberry bush for each other to commemorate it.

Jane said...

happy anniversary!

Ticiana Pinzon - Joias Artesanais said...

Congrats. you have a beautiful family.

Michelle Lee said...

happy anniversary :)

SMJ said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I got married 4 years ago yesterday too. Same anniversary and we have a 2 year old boy and about to have another in 4 weeks so we've been on very similar tracks. Hope you had a lovely night.

Lauren said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely photos. I also prefer my husband with a beard, but you are just joking about "letting" him shave, right?

Maryli said...

This is the sweetest post ever!! Happy Anniversary!

andorinha said...

happy anniversary from Portugal :)
I love your blog!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Happy Anniversary.

Happy Friday!
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Becca Gilgan said...

Love the photos, Jo! How long have you and Alex been together from when you first started dating?? Also, love how you linked to the "meeting there" post, as I love that scenario and have told my boyfriend about it several times. There's nothing like walking into a bar and already seeing him there, drink in hand, hair just so (he has great hair) and wearing my favourite shirt. Sigh!

Kate said...

Had to comment just to say - I recognised Polruan and Fowey straight away and I love them.

Addie said...

How romantic! Thanks for sharing, and happy anniversary!

Mina said...

Happy Anniversary!! Cool! We got married in 2009 as well. Our fourth is also coming up in October. : ) How time flies, right? And now you've got two beautiful little ones in the mix. So wonderful. Congrats again! And here's to many, many more!

cheenkee guibone said...

happy anniversary!

Tina Beanie said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful time!
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The Slow Pace said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful post! You have inspired me... I've decided that I'm going to put together a little album with one picture of my wife and I for every year that we've been together. That's 12 years! We got married 3 years ago and it was also the best decision I've ever made!
You two are a great couple... and you have created a wonderful family!
Love,
E.
www.theslowpace.com

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Happy belated 4th anniversary!!

LeibDesigns said...

Finding the perfect partner for life is gold - congratulations on your 4th anniversary!
Mikella
www.thedigitalage.net

Barbara Geri said...

I love your blog and all your posts, but this by far is the most intimate and beautiful of all. thanks for showing the rest of us how to do this thing called life right!!

megan said...

So Sweet!

Catherine Masi said...

Each one of these photos shows such an incredible amount of your genuine love and affection for each other; what beauty. Congratulations, you two!

katricebambi said...

Belated Happy anniversary..i love your post which is very impressive and the pictures shows each others love..really looking pretty..When you travel anywhere you can try retrobut products..Retrobut will be smooth to walk..Have a happy life:)

Rachael Spencer-Smith said...
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Rachael Spencer-Smith said...

What a beautiful post! Happy anniversary you two! My Alex and I were in the West Village for 5 days last month (from Sydney). Wish I'd asked you to meet for a coffee (didn't realise you were in that part of Manhattan). Oh well, next time!

CC said...

I was wondering who that man was until I realized it was Alex without a beard. Haha, oops.

Sammi said...

Happy belated anniversary Jo & Alex.

Four years have flown by! It makes me realise how long I must have been reading your blog ;)

Maddy said...

Just going through a breakup, not sure how my love life will pan out longterm, needed this post today to remind me of how sweet and easy and beautiful it's all supposed to be. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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Unblocked Gamez said...

Happy Anniversary!! This is just a reminder to me of how long I have been reading your blog, I believe I began right after your engagement!

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Ojanx said...

Oh, that's so romantic! Happy anniversary!!

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