Happy Anniversary to Us!

As a little girl, I dreamed of growing up to be like Cinderella (minus the evil stepmother). I hoped to meet a prince charming who would sweep me off my feet and love me forever. Looking back on my many crushes, breakups, and heartbreaks, I can see exactly why things worked out, or didn’t work out for that matter! Stew and I have come a long way since we started dating!

Seven years ago, I started dating the most amazing man on the planet! I was a sophomore at The College of Charleston, and Stew was my big brother’s friend who I had known forever…isn’t that funny? He and my brother moved to SC for a change of scenery. It took him moving to Charleston for us to fall in love! We dated for 3 years. He was a huge part of my college life (as my friends and roommates can attest to!) Here’s a flashback to my college days. P.S. It was Halloween…we didn’t normally dress like that 😮
Five years ago, he asked me to marry him. It was a Friday in October, and I was in my first year as a 4th grade Language Arts teacher. It was a long day, and I was at school extra late. I called him on my way to his apartment…little did I know, he was pacing the floor waiting to propose!
Four years ago, we had the most amazing wedding on the hottest day of the year! We planned everything ourselves. I even made the bouquets and centerpieces with flowers from Costco!
We wanted a true southern wedding. We had the ceremony at our church (Stew put his ring on my finger…oops!)
wrong ring
We even had a horse and carriage take me and my dad to the church and pick me and Stew up from the church!
The reception was outside of my mom’s house (she also moved to Charleston) under a tent, where we partied and danced the night away!
tent 22-06-31
prince charming

A few months later, we got a big snuggly puppy and named him Dexter (yes, after the show)…
About a year later, we bought a nightmare foreclosure…Here’s a before shot.
Here’s an after shot.
Another before and after just so you can see the conditions we lived in…AHHH!
Jan 30, 2011

Then came baby, which you already know ALL about 😮
We’ve definitely done A LOT over our years together. Each year seems to have a new adventure. Life with Stew gets better every day! I’m so excited to share the rest of this crazy life together!

2 Replies to “Happy Anniversary to Us!”

  1. We are so happy it all worked out. Continued blessings as you share many more years together. Love from Nanny & Pops

  2. It is truly a LOVE STORY! I’ll always remember the night we picked Stew up at the train station at 3 AM…to be able to drive back to SC with you.
    The memories of your wedding will stay with us forever…especially the drive down! It was a beautiful wedding…even with the hundred degree temps!
    We wish you many years of health and happiness together. You are creating memories every day. We love you both.

    Mom & Dad Watson 🙂

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