10.28.2010

Our Anniversary :)

Today Brent and I have been married for four years :)

We were fortunate to have the day we said "I do" in the crisp month of October. The day was perfect and the wedding was perfect :)

I met Brent my second week of college. We started dating closely there after. I was 18 years old and he had just turned 21 (I was turning 19 a few months after). That was in 2002. We have now been together for 8 years. We did live together before we got married. That worked for us. I wouldn't have changed a thing. We dated four years before we got engaged.  You can read about our engagement story here :) It's part of the reason I love NYC so much!

I think we've done really "good" at marriage. I don't really know what I mean by that, besides we have our ups and downs, but we are always good. Marriage is something you have to work at. You have to give as much as you take. You have to talk a good portion as much as you think.

This year, Brent and I have experienced the greatest joy in life and we've experienced the biggest tragedy in life. All in two weeks. I think those can be seen in these two slideshows. They can't be felt by anyone but us, and that alone is sacred. Of course, we hope no one ever has to experience losing a child. At Cohen's Memorial service, the pastor really spoke to us about being there for one another and for our marriage. I never had a doubt that we wouldn't be, but we listed to him. We still have a marriage no matter what happens to us. We have to keep working at it like we did before. We are different people than we were before the greatest joy and the biggest tragedy. We weren't parents like we are now. Unfortunately, we are now parents with no baby to hold.

I'll stop now. I just think this year a marriage has meant a lot to us. Our marriage has grown. I knew a marriage was not all about the big day, but all the big days that follow. I think it's all about the vows on the big day. Nothing makes what we've been through this summer easier, but I sure am glad Brent is the one I've had by my side :)

So, I dug a few pictures out I hadn't posted before....at least I don't think I have. I know they are pictures of pictures, but I don't have a scanner.  I know when I was pregnant, I always talked about posting pictures of us when we were little. I came across that box the other day and I'll now post just a few.

For accurate measures, here is our proudest picture....


I think my second favorite picture of us this year is this one. This was on my birthday 1.4.10. Cohen was definitely visible and we had not yet found out about his broken little heart. It is a family picture.

 Now here are a few old ones....

This was during the first few weeks we started dating....

This was during an engagement photoshoot.

Here are a few from us as little Brent and little Meg....




Happy Anniversary, honey! love you!
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79 comments :

  1. I loved your statement, "It is not about the big day, but all of the big days after." Very true! Happy anniversary to the two of you and I hope you have a great day!

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  2. Happy Anniversary to Brent and Megan - a truly beautiful couple, inside and out!

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  3. Cute cute! Happy Anniversary! I love the college pic of you two -- reminds me a lot of me and my husband. You two are such a wonderful couple and an inspiration. Hugs!

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  4. What a beautiful couple! you are blessed to have each other and created a beautiful son! Happy Anniversary :)

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  5. I love these photos. Congratulations on your anniversary! Hold each other tight. Love you.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!! I love what you said "it's not about the big day"...you are so right! Wishing you and your husband many happy and blessed years together.

    Karen

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  7. Happy Anniv! Mine was yesterday, I just love fall weddings!

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  8. i love all the pictures!! esp the family pictures, you have a beautiful family and you always will. and you two really make the cutest couple!! happy anniversary!!! :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! You are such a cute couple!

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  10. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! We share the same anniversary day, only one year apart. Love the post....beautiful memories : )

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  11. You two are so so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Happy Anniversary darling!!! I LOOOOOVE all your photos!

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  13. Happy anniversary! I love all of the photos, especially the social one - too cute!

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  14. Happy Anniversary!!! Y'all are so cute together! Your love shines!

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  15. Happy Anniversary!! Love this post. Not all marriages would be able to make it through everything you guys have endured this year, and that's something to be proud of. Love the older pictures :)

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  16. What sweet pictures! Happy anniversary to you both :)

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  17. What a wonderful post! Happy Anniversary! I hope it's a great one.

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  18. Happy Anniversary!! We just celebrated four years as well! So much fun!

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  19. Happy Anniversary! After what you guys have been through you should be very proud of yourselves! Something like that either breaks you down or makes you stronger - clearly it's the latter for you guys! Congrats!! Love the pictures!

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Cute pictures!

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  21. Happy Anniversary....with hopes of many more happy years together!

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  22. Happy anniversary!


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  23. Happy Anniversary!! LOVE the pictures! Your eyes were just as pretty then, as they are now! :)

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!! Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful pictures!!!

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  25. This is the sweetest thing EVER!!!! I hope you both have a wonderful anniversary celebrating your love, the sorrows and joys, and the years past and the years to come!!! Love you, friend :)

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  26. Happy Anniversary!! I am so glad to hear that after everything you two have been through, your marriage is even stronger for having gone through it!! You two are a great example! :)

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  27. Happy Anniversary you two! Y'all are such an amazing couple. I think you're pretty awesome at marriage :)

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  28. Happy Anniversary Megan!! Your wedding was perfect and I’m so glad I could be there to see your perfect day. I wish so many more years of happiness for you two!

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  29. Happy anniversary, you two! I might be a little biased, but I think "Brents" are the best ;)

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  30. Happy anniversary to you two! I loved when you said "It's not just about the big day, but all of the big days that follow." I'm not married yet, so I'm going to keep that little piece of advice tucked away for the future. Have a great anniversary :)

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  31. Happy anniversary from another couple celebrating 4 years of marriage today! What a great day to have gotten married!!

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  32. Happy Anniversary! This post was so sweet. I'm sure you guys have grown so much as a couple with all you've been through.

    I hope you have a great anniversary celebration - you guys totally deserve it. :)

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  33. I love all the pics!! Happy Anniversary!!

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  34. Happy Anniversary! I loved this post, as always! && I REALLY loved the pictures! Have a GREAT night!

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  35. Congrats and happy anniversary!! I love your neutral heels in that one piggy back picture!!

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  36. Amazing post! Happy Anniversary! The strength of your relationship, that Ive gathered through this blog, is definitely something to be very proud of!

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  37. Happy Anniversary! You are an amazing couple and it shows through in the pics!

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  38. You guys are such a great couple! Congrats on 4 wonderful years of marriage!

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  39. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. What a road you two have been down. You're a great couple, enjoy your day!

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  40. Happy Anniversary! I have been so proud of your marriage these past few months as I know that is one of the dangers of losing a child, and you guys have definately done really well. After seeing those baby pics I think Cohen looks like his DADDY!
    Your college pics are awesome! I didnt know you were a KKG! So was i!
    Hope you guys have a lovely weekend and celebrate your strength!

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  41. Happy anniversary to an amazing couple! Love those pictures!

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  42. Oh Happy Anniversary! Those are great photos!!!! Many more loving and child filled years to come :)
    xoxo-Becky

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  43. happpy anniversary!! you're timeline is scary close to ours.. started dating at 18, engaged after 4 years, married the day after our 5 yr dating-versary in october! :)

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  44. Woo-hoo to one of my favorite couples in the world! I hope that you have a wonderful dinner tonight!

    Here's to an another AMAZING year together... I have a feeling that the next one is the best yet!

    Love you guys!

    Kristin

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  45. awww ... Happy Anniversary! And many more years together!

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  46. This is so sweet! Happy Anniversary!!

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  47. Happy Anniversary! I love all the pics you posted!

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  48. Happy Anniversary!! Loved this sweet post. You two must have grown so much as a couple this year. I'm hoping that someday soon you will be able to hold another baby in your arms!

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  49. Happy Anniversary from one 10/28/2006 bride to another! Enjoy the silk & fruit year!!!

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  50. What a sweet post! Y'all are so precious! Love the photos from when you were little!!

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  51. Love that caption on the first picture of y'all together! Happy Anniversary!

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  52. How wonderful! Happy anniversary!

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  53. Happy anniversary! You guys are so cute together!

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  54. Happy Anniversary! I love the college pic of you two! You look like you were having a blast!

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  55. Happy, happy anniversary! Even though I don't know you all in IRL, you have a marriage that is admirable. I love that you always seem to turn towards each other regardless of what comes your way.

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  56. Aw, happy anniversary!! Such a sweet post! Love the picture from when you first started dating :) Cute!

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  57. Happy Anniversary...hope you have a fabulous day and another great year ahead!

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  58. Happy Anniversary!

    I just love that picture of the three of you. It just looks so holy and full of joy. Maybe that is why your hair looks so light, there is just a presence in the room that you cannot describe.

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  59. I've already said Happy Anni, but for the record.... After seeing those old school pics, I think Cohen looked just like YOU! Sorry Brent! :)

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  60. Happy Anniversary. You two are a really cute couple. After everything you guys have been through I have no doubt you guys were meant for each other and will make that Golden anniversary.

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  61. What fantastic pictures and an awesome little tribute to your man. So much fun! Happy Anny you sweet girl. Love!!

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  62. happy anniversary! i hope yall had a wonderful day...you deserve it!

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  63. Happy Anniversary! We must have been freshman at Arkansas at the same time! I was a freshman in 2002 as well. Funny! I don't think I ever met you or your husband, but you never know.

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  64. Happy anniversary!! Heres to many more wonderful years! :)

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  65. Awww... great pictures from the past! Happy Anniversary!

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  66. Happy Anniversary! I hope to someday have a marriage as good as yours!

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  67. I know I'm a little late, but happy anniversary!! And those pictures of you guys are so cute! I love the one from your engagement shoot!!

    And this is a really random question - when you guys were getting married, did you have a problem trying to find someone to marry you because you were already living together? I know you're a busy gal, so if you don't have time to answer, it's no problem. Just a situation I've always wondered about!

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