Search my journal

Archives

Calendar

January 2018
S M T W T F S
« Dec    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

© 2012 CiaoBellaMamma - All rigths reserved.

Firstyme WordPress Theme.
Designed by Charlie Asemota.

Marrying Keith 1- before the wedding

October 2, 2012
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

On September 22nd, 2012 I became Mrs. Keith Josiah Martin.

On Wedding Day Eve Xavier (Keith’s very best friend) drove from (somewhere around) Baltimore and met at my parents’ house where everyone was gathered putting together kabob meat, lighting the yard, decorating, slicing oranges and limes and mixing sangria, cleaning, and all of that kind of stuff. It all seemed to be going well (besides the fact that I got fired from slicing the limes for fear that I would cut off my finger before the wedding day) until Keith told me that he and X were headed out for the night to go to a party… and then the dormant fire-breathing, insecure PMS dragon inside of me was awakened. I was all “*&##^&%fire*^#@**$%#*#*^$fire*#@insecurity!!*%#fire** #@!fire**you’releavingme$##$**” or something like that. Most human beings react to fire-breathing PMS dragons defensively. Or fight back. Keithy sat down and listened to me, then held me and told me how much I meant to him, and how happy I made him, and how excited he was to make me his. He told me that I was right- he shouldn’t leave and go to the party- and that he was going to stay by my side and do whatever needed to be done and make sure I was happy. In that moment I was reminded of the week before when I was at my little bachelorette party and my girlfriends were discussing boys and boy issues and I was just listening in until one of them asked me, “How does Keith handle communication?” And all I could say was, “…Well. Perfectly.” And they rolled their eyes all Well of course- because Keith is perfect! You never complain about him.

And so, on Wedding Day Eve when Keith was holding me and being… well, you know. Perfect. I just decided to never take for granted how freaking lucky blessed I was to be loved and cherished and taken care of by a man who listens and considers how I feel… and I don’t even need to unleash the dragon! He just does it. Every day. Sometimes I pinch his butt arm butt just to make sure he’s real. And after we got home that night I murdered his man dignity by making him put my hair in rollers in front of X… who told him he was doing it wrong.

I woke up on Wedding Day to cramps and clouds and felt really lucky and really happy. I shaved. I recruited Little Bro J as my Bride Chauffeur and he picked me up for my manicure and pedicure with Mom and Mom-in-Law. Everyone there thought I was 17 and getting ready for prom. They also told me I had an awesome Mom and Mom To Be. (I do.) Then MiL took me back to their house where the ceremony was to be held later that afternoon. Her house was gorgeous. She, her sister-in-law, and Keith’s brother’s wife had worked so hard on it and the yard, and a beautifully decorated arch… and she and some of the other lady family members had prepared a lovely and yummy lunch for everyone there.

Jessie and Jamie met me at their house for lunch. After we ate Sherry (Keith’s mom) gave us her bedroom and bathroom space for Hair&Makeup&GirlTime. Which was awesome and a lot of fun. I love those girls!

Jessie did my hair, and Jamie my makeup.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Mom stopped in to see me before the ceremony.

Photobucket

Photobucket
And dad.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

I’ll do the Ceremony Part I post next.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Bringin’ in the New Year. 2011/26

January 4, 2011
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

First, in defense of my camera, I must admit that some of these (a lot of these) aren’t the greatest of photos. BUT that’s because I don’t use automatic mode- I use all of the creative modes- because I am trying to LEARN. And I am still finding the right balance between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO for the right depth of field for the amount of movement going on in whatever lighting there is. It’s a delicate balance and I am a beginner and I’ve never taken a photography class (which basically means I just learned what that stuff even means). So! I am at fault for whatever flaws there may be in these photos. Not my camera.

Anyway!
New Year’s Eve Pictures!

Photobucket
Me messing around…

Photobucket
Mom and Dad made a really fancy meal for NYE. Asparagus soup, dinner rolls, salad, filet mignon, bakes potatoes, mixed vegetables, and wine. Mom of course made sure the table looked all pretty.

Photobucket

Photobucket
Jacob is something special.

Photobucket
The boys played together all night. Adry adores Jameson and follows him around like a worshipping puppy.

Photobucket
Nick and I

Photobucket
Nick and I… after I made J try to get a “better” one of us.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
This is how the cool kids bring in the new year. CANDY LAND.

Photobucket
Tony

Photobucket
Pammy

Photobucket
Ruthie

Photobucket
Nick is attempting to teach my brothers how to play Euchre.

Photobucket
Les

Photobucket
Dad playing harmonica

Photobucket
Whatever Jameson does… that’s exactly what Adry wants to do. I think he watched him play phone games for like an hour.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
This was my parents’ 28th Year Anniversary and I failed to get a pic of them together.

Photobucket
Chip and Mer

Photobucket
Chip and Mer candid after pose-for-the-picture time.

Then a few days later I turned 26 years old!

And I went to Jessie and Jamie’s apartment to eat Pei Wei Pad Thai and watch a cute movie with some girls. Jamie surprised me with Coke, a theater gift certificate, and a Reese DQ ice cream cake with ‘2’ and ‘6’ candles on it. Totally sweet of her. It put me in a sugar coma and I promised myself to not eat sugar again until I turned 27. I almost successfully forgot to take my cake home but Jessie made sure I remembered. That Jessie– always lookin’ out.

OMG it is 2011.

OMG I am 26 years old.

OMG I would have been married for SIX years.

I’m not going to lie. The last few weeks of December/ the first week of January have been really incredibly hard. Emotionally draining. I’m glad it’s all over. Sort of. The fact that it’s over also means… it’s over. And that’s still hard to swallow.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

VERY LAST APPRECIATION PROJECT 2010 POST!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2010
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

I feel very bittersweet about this :-(.  Finding a daily thing to appreciate has turned into SUCH a habit. Which is an incredible thing, right? I hope to do this project again another year. I’m thinking, actually, of taking up a journal project every even year. Perhaps in 2012 I will do a 365 Picture Project (a picture/day) and in 2014 I will do another AP.

Without further ado… the last of the Appreciation Project entires:

December 28 AP 362– Adry’s love of music and his natural talent and ability. A few days ago I witnessed something that truly gave me that mommy pride feeling in my gut. It was before Christmas- before Adry got his full drum set- and he was playing around with his little single drum and tambourine. After a few minutes he lined up the drum, the lid to the drum, and the tambourine all side-by-side. He took his drum sticks and hit around on each of them for a while and expiramented with the sounds. When he was satisfied he proceeded to use them as a little makeshift drum set and kept a STEADY 4/4 DRUMBEAT, using the drum for his eighth notes (One And Two And Three And Four) and the tambourine every second and fourth. Um… that’s like the max complex drumbeat *I* can keep, so it will be amazing when my toddler son can out-drum me… Grandpa and Uncle Matt have been teaching him proper form and technique, and he enjoys practicing. It is really amazing to watch him develop. Watch out, y’all. Future rock star. Now someone PLEASE just broaden his musical taste.

December 29 AP 363– Clint Eastwood, John Williams, Joe Wright, The Coen Brothers, Tarantino, and every other behind-the-scenes film artist who help make awesome, magical movies. I believe I’d already appreciated talented actors and actresses. I appreciate how Clint is truly an artist: he draws SO MUCH out of seemingly simple scenes (deep emotion without dialogue, sensuality without sex) and NEVER crosses over into “mushy”. John Williams makes every movie he touches sound magical. He’s directed the music for so many of my favorite films: Hook, Jurassic Park… He’s the one that did Jaws and Starwars, too, by the way. Joe Wright… Atonement and Pride and Prejudice and The Soloist… beautiful movies. The Coen Brothers– too many awesome movies to list, I love them all. Tarantino is a film genre all on his own and I love all of his stuff, too, but PULP FICTION will always be my favorite. And so many other awesome film industry folks.

December 30 AP 364– Me and Ben and our marriage. At the beginning of the year I had decided to reserve this appreciation for our anniversary: December 31. When I left Ben I decided to throw it out altogether. But you know what? I’m not doin’ it. I’m not throwing it out. I’m appreciating it now and I always will. I gave 9 years of my life to that relationship, and it will always be a part of who I am. I appreciate every minute, every day, every year, every laugh, every heartbreak, every memory. I appreciate it all. And now I’m crying and can’t see the monitor anymore through these dang tears, haha.

I appreciate the memory of the first time he told me he loved me. I appreciate the memory of that enormous grin he had on his face as he watched me walk down the aisle to marry him. I appreciate how giddy he got when I told him I was pregnant… how he couldn’t contain himself; he called everyone he knew right away. I appreciate the complete and pure adoration and dedication he had for his son from the minute he was born. I appreciate the years we got to enjoy as a whole family, and how Adry LOVED when we were all together. I appreciate every celebration we enjoyed together and every crisis we overcame together and all the growing up we did together. We shaped each other into the people we are today, for better or for worse.

I really really really enjoyed being young and growing up together. There is a bond there that I think is unmatchable. That’s either an unfortunate or beautiful thing, I’m not sure.

I don’t regret my marriage to Ben. I regret how it ended, but otherwise I have no regrets. I loved him. I loved our family. I would have suffered misery and  fought for our health happiness for as long as I lived. I just hope that one day I can feel whole again. I appreciate everything I have learned from this experience.

December 31 AP 365– New life chapters. This would have been me and Ben’s sixth wedding anniversary. This will be the first year in almost a decade I bring in the new year without him. I do not yet *feel* appreciative of this new life chapter, actually, but I am making a conscious effort. A new year, a new chapter, a new start… In reality this just feels like desperation and fear in limbo, but… like I said, I’m making an effort.

(Is it “ironic” that I clicked on my ‘wedding anniversary’ tag after writing this entry and the post (click link to see) that popped up was from last year- our LAST anniversary together- and the FIRST thing I mentioned was that I was wearing the necklace that “Cousin Sammie” had given me? Humm! I’m so glad I brought her along with me to celebrate my marriage! 😉 )

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2009

January 4, 2010
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Happy 2010!
Happy 27th Anniversary Mom and Dad!
Happy 5th Anniversary to Me and Ben!

Photobucket
I am wearing my zipper necklace that cousin Sammie got me for Christmas.

Photobucket
on our way to my parents’ house

Photobucket

Photobucket
all bundled up and PASSED OUT!

Photobucket
Mom, Les, Sandie

Photobucket
Matt and his awesome mustache

Photobucket
I wanted to get Matt’s whole outfit in the picture because I thought he looked nice… he is about to kick someone in the head.

Photobucket
yep. Kicking someone in the head.

Photobucket
Les, Sandie, Mom, Maurine

Photobucket
Playing Uno. My family is currently obsessed with that game. Or at least Matt is.

Photobucket
Jeremy, Tay, Becca

Photobucket
Before going out to eat we all gathered around the table for a game of Left Right Center. I won 7 or 8 dollars in quarters! WOOHOO! (Jeremy, Tay, Jennaka, Pammy, Tony, Norm, Dad, Ben, Matt) We also played Bunco.

Photobucket
Ben, Matt, Becca, Jacob, Mom

Photobucket
Matt took this one. I was trying to make sure I got a picture of everyone at the table. (Patty, Jennaka, Pammy, Tony, Norm, Dad)

Photobucket
Me, Jeremy, Les, Tay

Photobucket
Matt is still trying to make sure we got a picture of everyone there! (Mom, Maurine, Sandie, Me)

Photobucket
After games we once again went to the Japanese Steakhouse to bring in the New Year. It was fun! AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, YUMMY!

Photobucket
The anniversary couple

Photobucket
The other anniversary couple

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Onions! MMM!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
You can take a stab at the kinds of thoughts going through Matt’s head about his noise-maker.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
Pammy, Ryan came!, Tony, Patty, Norm

Photobucket
with their New Year hats on

Photobucket
Makin’ NOOOISE! That place got loud. Pammy and Ryan look like they are on a very serious mission to fill the last minutes of 2009 with as much noise as possible.

Photobucket

Photobucket

VIDEO COMING SOON

Photobucket
Brother Sister Love

Photobucket
My favorite part of a Japanese Steakhouse NYE (BESIDES THE FOOD) is this little Japanese man who dresses up and dances around every year.

Photobucket

Photobucket

VIDEO COMING SOON
And then he got in a brutal sword fight with a patron. BEAT DOWN!

Photobucket
Ben found this flower for me on a bench outside of the restaurant. OH THE ROMANCE! SWOOON! 😉

Photobucket

After we brought in the New Year (and ate to our tummies’ content), Ben, Matt, Becca, Jacob, Tay, Jeremy, Ryan, and I went back to our apartment for the first game of 2010: Catch Phrase. I felt super young and hip when I thought I was staying up ’til the wee hours of the first morning of the year, but then I fell asleep on the floor. Anyway, we told stories, we laughed, we told more stories, we made fun of our game-playing ridiculousness, and we laughed some more. Turns out I had a really great night 🙂 Happy 2010!

MISSING VIDEOS:: I can’t read the HTML very well to know where to put these suckers.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

An Anniversary Post

December 29, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Dear Benjamin,

I am excited to celebrate five years of life and family together this New Year’s Eve. It’s been quite an adventurous ride of trials and triumphs, but all the time we’ve been on it together. I’ve come to recognize our greatest challenge as our greatest blessing- we each have a fiery personality that leaves us passionately arguing one day, and passionately holding onto each other the next. We are learning every day how to better channel that passion positively for our marriage and family, and I am thankful for that; I am thankful our family is of utmost importance to both of us. I am so grateful for your undying commitment to me. I know that I am a challenge to live with. “Challenge” might be an understatement. There are SO many days that I give up on myself- throw in the towel and come crying to you expecting that you will give up on me, too. But instead you take care of me by cleaning the house, taking Adry off my hands so I can rest, drawing baths for me, bringing me chicken noodle soup in bed, running to the store for me, just talking to me, and most importantly trying your best to UNDERSTAND me– that… means the world to me.

Times have been really great, and times have been really bad, but we endure, we commit, we cherish, and we resolve to do whatever it takes to keep growing stronger. “In sickness and in health, in good times and bad.”

I love you.

Photobucket
2002. This is the very first picture I ever took of Ben and I. I was 17 and he was 19. I think we were about to go to DQ for some icecream! Sadly, my scanner decided to not work so I had to take a picture of a picture. Oh well- I wanted to have it in my journal anyway.

 

Photobucket
2003. 18 and 20 years old. He came to Mount Vernon to visit me at college.

Photobucket
2004. 19 and 20. We were engaged by this time, gettin’ ready to be maaarried.

Photobucket
2005. 20 and (almost) 22. This is the very first post-wedding picture I took of us as a married couple. I believe this was actually on my twentieth birthday.

Photobucket
2006. 21 and 23. This was taken at my college graduation celebration dinner.

Photobucket
2007 (ok, technically New Year’s Eve 2006). (almost) 22 and (almost) 24. Our second anniversary!

Photobucket
(almost) 2008. (almost) 23 and 25. I was 6 months pregnant; life and marriage as we knew it was about to change drastically… hardest and best drastic change we could have ever imagined :-). We discovered a new reason to love, a new reason to bond.

Photobucket
(almost) 2009. (almost) 24 and 26. Our fourth anniversary. I think I forced him to take this picture in the midst of rushing around trying to get Adry ready to go to the grandparents’ ;-).

And the most recent picture I have of us:
Photobucket
Embarking on 2010, 25 and 27 years old! OH MY GOSH! We are learning to slow down the rush of parenthood and take life as it comes. …still learning, but we are getting better! This picture was taken at the Zoo’s WIld Lights, which was a great family night for just the three of us.

***To Many More Happy Years***

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Wedding Nostalgia

December 15, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

My FIVE-YEAR wedding anniversary is coming up. December 31st, on New Year’s Eve, Ben and I will have been married for FIVE years. Half of a decade! In light of this I just can’t help but think back on our wedding day.

Man, we were just kids when we were married. I still feel like such a kid five years and a baby later. I was four days shy of twenty years old and Ben had not yet turned twenty-one. I also wasn’t all that interested in weddings; I just wanted to marry Ben as easily as possible and go on with my life– the thought of planning and flowers and dresses and invitations and large crowds and formal wear was not appealing to me.

But I’m my mom’s only daughter, and when I told her that I was engaged she jumped right on the wedding planning. I couldn’t deny her that. DO YOU KNOW MY MOM!? That is SO her thing. She is a function planner- every fiber of her soul screams GIVE ME A FUNCTION TO PLAN! And so she spent an entire year, time sweat & blood, and a bunch of money to put together what I can look back on as one of the best days of my life. I chose the colors and flowers and invitations and dresses yadda yadda yadda, but mom put everything together and thought of every.single.detail. NOTHING went overlooked. (You DO know my mom, right? Everything from napkin folds to dinner serving utensils to the direction of the twists of the flowers on the favors were all uniform and perfect. I do not know how I am her daughter, but I’m sure glad I am.)

So, mom, have I ever sat down and truly thanked you for the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined? Everything was perfect, mom. You put so much thought into it- you spent HOURS on wedding invitations, researching the traditional formal way to address wedding envelopes and typing and printing each one on the computer with midnight blue script. You washed and ironed each and every napkin and got Star and Pam’s help to hand-make all of the boutonnieres and bouquets. Most importantly, you made sure to involve everyone we loved. I just want to let you know that I did notice and appreciate all of the things you did.

Anyway, I wore the gorgeous lace wedding dress that Mom wore on her wedding day with a pair of adorable ballet slippers so that my feet wouldn’t get sore. I loved those little slippers. Pammy was incredibly sick from cancer the night of my wedding. She was in the hospital and was unable to see me get married, so as soon as Ben and I left our reception we went straight to OSU hospital so Pam could see me in my wedding dress with the flower bouquet she helped put together. We ran through winter weather hospital parking lot sludge and my wedding slippers got drenched and stained. I’d done a DARN good job choking back my tears the ENTIRE day, but as soon as I saw Pammy in her hospital bed and gave her a big hug they just spilled over. Those stained little slippers tell a story.

I remember riding passenger as Ben drove away from our wedding and feeling so content. Up to that point it was the happiest day of my life and I knew I could forever cherish it as perfect. I was so centered on Ben and the commitment I was making, and appreciating all of our loved ones that came to support us. I’m thankful for the beautiful day my mom orchestrated. I am thankful my heart was in the right place. And I’m thankful for all of the people who came together to love me. I wouldn’t go back and change a single thing.

Behold! Bad quality scans of wedding photos that weren’t that good anyway:

Photobucket
You absolutely cannot tell in these scans, but that wedding dress is all beautiful lace; the bottom of the dress and the train is just ruffles of lace. Ugh, I wish I had a better picture on this computer! I spent a day wedding dress shopping and couldn’t find a dress I loved as much as my mom’s. I remember looking at my mom’s wedding photos as a teenager and thinking she had such a gorgeous dress and I would love to wear it in my own wedding. I got my wish!

 

Photobucket
My bridesmaids were Jamie (maid of honor), Mer, Harriet, Ash, and Jessie. Best bridesmaids ever. They were all wonderful. Thanks, girls.

Photobucket
Ben and I had a winter evening wedding so I chose white, midnight blue, and silver for our colors. Our flowers were white roses, and Christmas lights were still in the trees. I thought everything was so pretty.

Photobucket
Ruthie White made our wedding cake (pictures below) and they came over the night before to decorate the cake table. Phares was nice enough to do a great job decorating this arch, the one I walked through to go down the aisle.

Photobucket
Oh! the lace! I want to get married again to wear that dress. Of course I would have to lose fifty pounds.

Photobucket

Photobucket
Dad walking me down the aisle and giving me away was one of the most sentimental experiences of my life, just behind when we cried together after Adry was born. I am a lucky girl to have such a great dad.

Photobucket
Hannah was SUCH a cute flower girl.

Photobucket

Photobucket
The aforementioned cake! www.ruthiescakes.com We didn’t just choose Ruthie because she is a family friend- her cakes are AWESOME as you can see, and they taste great, too. This is her professional job- she is in bridal magazines and bridal shows- and I highly recommend her cakes/desserts for weddings, graduations, birthdays, or any occasion. She is such a sweet lady!

Photobucket
My mom bought charms for Ruthie to bake in the cake. Each bridesmaid pulled a charm from the cake as a little keepsake. I thought it was a cute idea.

*sigh* Good Memories.

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Stopping in to say hi!

January 7, 2009
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

I’m still here, LiveJournal!

I was going to make a lovely post about New Year’s Eve, my anniversary, and my birthday (which was Jan. 3), but seeing as how it is nearly Jan. 8th and life seems to be terribly busy these days, I’ve decided to just forgo it, but to not COMPLETELY neglect you:… :]

…here it is:
It is 2009.
I’ve been married for 4 years.
I am 24 years old.

And I’m pretty sure that Adry, and the fact that it is 100x harder to keep up with him now, is the reason I am having less and less time for LJ. Or maybe it’s just the season. I hope things slow down, soon. I hate being busy and I very much enjoy my ME time.

Side note: It took me about 5 days of denial and then mourning before I accepted the fact that it is 2009 and I am 24 years old… It was a pretty big blow when I woke up on NYE and said to Ben, “OMG we only have 1 more day left of 1998!” I hate that life is flying by faster and faster as I get older. Seriously- 1998 does not seem like it was all that long ago. Remember when a decade seemed like such a looooong period of time? eek!

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

Christmas/New Year’s Eve Picture Post

January 4, 2008
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page


This picture is of me and some of my mom’s friends at her Christmas cookie exchange.  My mom’s friends in this pic are: Irene, Les, Sandie, Pam

Christmas
Christmas was great.  I had a wonderful day with my family, and with Ben’s family.

This was my parents’ family room on Christmas morning.


Wahlah- Ben and I got a changing table from my parents for Christmas!  Ben’s parents got us the matching crib.  I like the set a lot- I think it is very nice.


The traditional stairs picture- Matt, Ben, Reese Pete, Jacob, me.  I look terrible… oh well.  Every year on Christmas morning there must be a picture taken on the stairs as we wait to be welcomed into the family room with all of the presents.


Jacob got a sweet new guitar for Christmas.  I’m a huge fan- I think it’s a pretty one.  I got him a fantastic strap to go with it, I might add.

Well, those are all of the Christmas pictures I have.  Later that afternoon Jamie and Stephan came over and we had a yummy lunch and ended the evening playing Pictionary, which was super fun.  OH MAN- Jamie has some funny pics of that on her camera that I wish I could share, but alas I don’t have them :-(.

New Year’s Eve:
Happy 25 Anniversary Mom and Dad!
Happy 3 Anniversary Jess and Ben!
Let me start off by explaining that on New Year’s Eve I had the flu.  It was terrible and I felt like Death.  No- I literally felt like whatever I touched would die and decay before my eyes.  I had been puking all day and it took ALL of my willpower to get out of bed.  Sooo, PLEASE excuse the fact that I look absolutely terrible in these pictures!

Anyway, we started the night off by going to see the movie The Great Debaters, which I thought was really good, actually.  It surprised me.  I cried.  Pregnancy hormones are solely to blame for that.  Afterwards we went to the Japanese Steak House and we brought in the New Year there.


Excuse me, sir, our food is on fire.


Mom and Les= cute best friends


Dad and Ben got to play the drums…


…Jacob played the tamborein and Tay was a “monkey boy” (as the little Japanese man called him) along with Matt…


…and this little guy sang.  That was an interesting experience, lol.


Mrs. Sicko and Ben on their anniversary!


Ben, Jessi, Matt


Yep. They been married fer twennyfav years.


Do you see the little Japanese man in the middle of this picture?  At midnight he started dancing all around the restaurant like a monkey.  I was lucky enough to be the recipient of a very large monkey kiss on the cheek.

Well, those are all of the pictures I have for now!
Enjoy!
🙂

LoveJess


Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal

ONE Year Wedding Anniversary!

December 28, 2005
Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Happy ONE YEAR anniversary, Benwood Eljamer!!!!!

Wow, we get to celebrate a first REAL anniversary! No more “dating” anniversaries! That’s nice.

This year has been a tough one and I don’t know what I would have done without my benwood…. and even though you didn’t call off work today when I told you I needed you cuz I was really depressed, you are still my favorite!

I can’t believe how much we’ve changed since we started dating!

Benny, I don’t really know what I can say to thank you. You deserve more than anything I could ever say…. It is a beautiful thing to celebrate the day I put that ring on your finger and promised to stay devoted to you and faithful to you for the rest of my life- and that’s how long it would take to fully express how much I love you- the rest of my life

I LOVE YOU

Categories: Ciao Bella Vita : Daily Journal