cinco años


Dear Husband,

Today marks our five year wedding anniversary, and these last five years have been absolutely amazing because they have been spent with you.

The saying “I’m not spoiled, just well taken care of” perfectly depicts my life with you.  Since the day we met, you have taken pristine care of me…  you provide above and beyond what is expected of a husband, and I don’t take this life you give me for granted, not one single second of it.

You are the best partner to have in life.  Smart, trustworthy, level headed, loyal… that’s you, my husband!  Not to mention very handsome :)  Five years and a (very cute) baby later, you are the same person I fell in love with.

Bottom line is, thank God I hooked you in that gross Houston bar back in 2008 (insert winking emoji here).  Sure, I know I bring a lot to the table as well, but you are so wonderful and every now and then you deserve to hear how much of a blessing you are to my life.

I love you, sweetheart.  Happy anniversary!

Love, Wifey

Cuatro Años

^^ Man oh man, how I love this Man!  ^^

Today marks our four year wedding anniversary, so I thought I would share a few “cutting the cake” photos with my readers.  What a special, sweet day that was…

I look back on the last four years and think to myself, wow!  Look at all that we have accomplished, all the people we have met, all the friends that we have made, all the places we have traveled, all the memories we will keep forever…  and it’s only been four years of marriage!  Of course there are lows (I would never say life is perfect), but when reflecting on our short amount of time as a married couple, I would have to say that we overcome those rough obstacles with grace.  And now, we have a little baby who will be arriving at any moment!  Expanding our family is probably the most exciting experience we will ever have and I cannot wait for this new chapter of life to start!

Husband, you make me the happiest woman in the whole world.  You work so hard and do everything possible to enhance our life together… and I just want you to know, I appreciate you in every way.  I am so proud to be your wife, the mother of your child, and your partner in life.  You are so wonderful!

I love you.  Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart!

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Three blissful years.

I swear, it feels like only yesterday we were in the Briscoe Manor chapel with all of our closest family and friends taking our vows.  I love looking back on our amazing day and how much fun everyone had…  We are so, SO blessed in life and in love, and I couldn’t imagine walking this journey with anyone other than you, Husband.  You are the light of my life.  I love you.  Happy Anniversary!


To My Valentine


Dear Husband,

Today is Friday, February 14th, 2014 and I love you more today than I did yesterday.  Yesterday, I loved you more than I did the day before, and I’m pretty sure tomorrow I will love you more than I do today.  I know that is not an original saying, but it’s the perfect thing to write to you because it’s true.  Since we’ve met, I don’t think there has been a day that has passed where I didn’t find a new reason to love you more.  You have so many wonderful qualities about you, I really don’t even know where to start, but if I had to describe your character in three words they would be thoughtful, dedicated, and genuine.

Let’s start with thoughtful… Your consideration for the needs of others is commendable.  I love that you are generous when it’s important yet practical in purchases for yourself.  I love that you always make me walk on the inside of you when we are on a busy street because you think drivers are crazy and you don’t want me to be hit.  That’s so thoughtful!  The way you take care of me… there are some things that you do that go unnoticed, and you never bring them up, but then I find out that you did them… for me… for my happiness… that is just the most wonderful feeling for a woman.  I don’t give you enough credit for all the amazingly thoughtful things you do for me on a daily basis.  You are truly a dream, Husband.  I love that about you.

Moving on to dedicated… You are by far the hardest worker I know.  Not in the sense that you can’t ever unplug, but in the sense of always striving to be the best you can be at anything & everything you put your mind to.  Whether it’s to be a better boss, a better husband, a better friend, a better son… a better anything! You are dedicated to putting your all into it.  You are really figuring out the work/life balance so beautifully and I admire you for your commitment to my happiness.  I love that about you.

And finally, genuine…  When I say that you are genuine, I mean that you are humble when most would be arrogant; you put anyone and everyone at ease with your modesty.  There are times when you get bashful when people talk about your accomplishments (there are so many to be proud of!!) and I absolutely adore that about you. You are authentic, sincere, and most of all honest.  You never make people feel inferior to you, even though we all know you are the smartest guy in the room, and I love that you always, always, always consider me your equal.  You make me feel like what I’m doing in our lives is just as important as what you are doing (even though it’s clearly not).  I love that about you.

I have said it before, but I will say it again… you are one of a kind, Husband.  Truly, a rare breed of man.  And I thank God every day for you.

I love you,


The Winchell Wedding- St. Simons Island, GA

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Another gorgeous wedding has taken place!  This one was for my dear friend, Natalie, who married her Prince Charming, Mark, in one of the most beautiful settings ever… as you can clearly see Villa de Suenos on St. Simons Island is just stunning!  And the couple could not be more beautiful together.  They even sang a duet together!  I’m not sure if y’all remember when I wrote about how Mark proposed to Natalie a few months ago in the most perfect & memorable way… well in case you guys missed that post you can read about it here.  Anyway, every detail was perfectly executed of this peacock themed wedding and I wouldn’t have expected anything less from Natalie.  She is perfect, her life is perfect, and now her husband is perfect!  Couldn’t be more happy for this couple!  Congrats to the new Dr. & Mrs. Winchell!  Hope y’all are having fun in Cabo!

My Best Friend’s Wedding


Soooo, my beautiful bestie got married last weekend…

and I have no pictures to share!!!

But I promise, as soon as Mrs. Victoria Franco sends me some of the professional pictures when she gets back from her MONTH LONG honeymoon in Africa, I will update.  Until then, my iPhone pics will have to do.

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