Then and Now: 5 Year Wedding Anniversary

Cabin, Front Royal, VA
You are my greatest adventure
You are my greatest adventure

On March 28th we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary.

Anniversary March 28, 2014
Anniversary March 28, 2014

5 years ago we [sort-of] eloped. Our families were all aware we were getting married but instead of the craziness of the big day where it would be all about everyone else EXCEPT the two of us, we decided to do it OUR way!

WeddingMarch 28, 2009
WeddingMarch 28, 2009

We rented an awesome cabin in Front Royal, VA. Took our two large dogs. Brought some great food. Hired an officiant. And were married at 9:00am on a rainy, foggy morning in jeans and outer shells, with our two dogs as witnesses. One word: AMAZING!

Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Cabin in Front Royal, VA

It was absolutely perfect! After the 15 minute tiny ceremony we went wine tasting in the beautiful hills of Virginia.

Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Hills in Front Royal, VA
sunset - Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Sunset – Cabin in Front Royal, VA

Fast Forward 5 years. Both our big lovable dogs have passed away from Cancer, we have moved across the country and back and we have a beautiful little girl. Since we just happen to be in a close vicinity of the cabin for our 5 year anniversary we decided why not spend the evening!

Sprinter Van
Sprinter Van

A quick 2 hour drive landed us in the hills of Virginia. 15 minutes outside of Front Royal, still stands this beautiful cabin.

Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Cabin in Front Royal, VA

It was just like we remembered. Only this time instead of walking the dogs around the grounds, we chased a nearly 2 year old!

Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Cabin in Front Royal, VA
Our little lady!
Our little lady!

We are not apposed to wine tasting with our little one, but on a Thursday afternoon the local wineries were not open since its the off season. So we rented a few movies and sat by the fire playing paper dolls!

Watching movies!
Watching movies!
Dinner
Dinner
Lobster
Lobster
Wine and Beer
Wine and Beer

The next morning we took THE photo. Our “now” photo. What a change life has been. Its a pure blessing where we were, what we have done and where we are now. There are so many adventures in our future! We are happier now then we have ever been.

Then and Now
Then and Now

 

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  1. […] example, we had two weddings. The first one was just the two of us, our two dogs and an officiant at a cabin on the hillside at sunrise. ¬†Our […]

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