Two Years

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On Tuesday, Anel and I celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was walking down that aisle, trying unsuccessfully to not bawl my eyes out. It was the most perfect day of my entire life. The weather held out, we were surrounded by 140 of the people we love most, and had the opportunity to celebrate our love in a beautiful setting.

A few nights ago, we had a couples night with 4 of our good friends. We started discussing how crazy it is that people find their partners and how many things that have to happen in order for that meeting to take place. It has to be the right time, the right place, and you have to be in the right mind-set.

For us, it’s especially crazy. Anel grew up in a war-torn Bosnia and I spent my childhood in a small town in New Hampshire. The fact that we were brought together is even a miracle, not to mention the timing. If I had met Anel 2 years earlier, I wouldn’t have been even close to ready for a relationship let alone a serious one.

When we started dating, I had just turned 25 and was so lost in what I wanted for my life. My husband has always supported me in every decision from starting my blog, leaving work to start a business, and then going back into the workforce late last year. He’s watched me struggle, he’s seen me succeed, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried (or I’ve cried, mostly!) and he’s loved me powerfully through it all.

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When I’m upset, he knows exactly how to make me laugh. He’s always up for a dance party in our PJs, and he tells me I’m beautiful every single day (even though he’s definitely lying sometimes!).

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I’m a lucky girl. It’s definitely not all fun and games. We have our fair share of arguments and disagreements but at the end of the day, I couldn’t live without him.

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As a couple, we’ve grown so much over the past two years but have so much much more to learn! For those of you who are married and those of you who are single, I’d love to hear your relationship advice below. I love hearing how people keep the spark alive!

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  1. Michele said:

    Happy Anniversary, to a beautiful couple 🙂

    My bit of relationship advice – if/when you have children, sneak away for a trip without them once in a while (even if it’s just overnight). When you’re spending each day dedicating yourselves to tiny human(s), the time with you spend apart from them will give you the breathing room to remember that you’re still very much in love (despite walking around in a sleep-deprived haze).

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  2. hithaonthego said:

    Happiest of anniversaries to one of my favorite couples! This post may be one of my favorites from you – so honest and poignant. Sri and I have loved getting closer to you both and are excited to abuse your fire pits and excellent grocery stores when you move up to CT.

    Also, please don’t leave. Please?

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  3. You guys look like you came out from Google Images. LOL. Happy anniversary to both of you! Stay even stronger. xx


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  4. Heidi D. said:

    Happy Anniversary! Such beautiful photos and such a sweet post.

    Heidi D.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! You seem to make a great couple! xo

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  6. happy anniversary, lady!

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  7. PRBlonde said:

    Congratulations Julia!!! You look gorgeous! Can’t wait to see what your next chapter in CT brings!

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  8. Jessica said:

    This is such a cute story! Happy Anniversary 🙂

    26 and Not Counting

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  9. stephie said:

    This post made me so happy! I love you two!

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  10. Carly A. Heitlinger said:

    LOVE this post (pun intended).

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  11. Stephanie J. said:

    Happy Anniversary to you both! A beautiful post how love continues to grow as your relationship blossoms through the good and difficult times of life. Much happiness always 🙂

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  12. Gabriela said:

    I love hearing stories like this. I’ve been through several “wrong time” relationships, and I often think about how crazy it is that my BF and I met at exactly the right time- and both of us had to be coaxed out by our friends that night! Hope you had a fantastic anniversary and many more to come!

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  13. Happy anniversary! What a happy time. And you’re right — marriage isn’t always sunshine and happiness. There are struggles and arguments, but it makes you stronger as you work through them as a couple. What a sweet love story. Timing really is everything, right? xo

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  14. Kim @ Vintage Pretties said:

    I’m a little late because I just discovered your blog (love it!), but here is the most important thing that I’ve observed in my 12 years of marriage — Always think of yourselves as a team. Make decisions that support the team as well as the individuals. You are a lovely couple.

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  15. Beautiful photos! God bless you!

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