Thursday, June 5, 2014

The best years of my life.

4 years ago I came to Louisville, KY to visit my best friend who had moved away from Australia just 4 months before. After a quick weekend lake trip that I barely remember, we came back to Louisville and my best friend took me to dinner with her new boyfriend and his best friend.

The next day, we went to a Cincinnati reds game.

And the rest, as they say... is our history.

2010.


After the visit in June, I came back to Louisville in September


November 


Then we ended the year in London.


2011.

I visited Louisville in March


July (for our best friends wedding)


A trip to Disney in September. 


Long distance is hard, and I don't recommend it to anyone... We broke up in October.

2012.

As it was always the plan anyway, I moved to Louisville at the end of January. 

Got back together in March.


Went to DC...


Derby..

We got engaged in October.


Moved out and got Penny, our first baby, in November.


2013.

Traveled back in time. jk, went to Gatlinburg and took some 'old timey' photos.


Celebrated our fave holiday.
KY Oaks.

Had a big ol party.


Honeymoonin in Vegas.


Got our second baby, Chelsea (like, the day after we got back from the honeymoon).


Bought a house in December.


2014.

Another St Paddy's in the books.


Road trip to see family.

Derby.

A night out, or three.


And today... We are leaving for KC's first trip to Australia. 


And of course, living happily ever after. The best years of my life - here's to many more, my crazy adorable hilarious husband. There's no one I'd rather see every day for the rest of my life.

And we might get another cat.

63 comments:

  1. You guys are an adorable couple! Your wedding dress was gorg and I love your old time photo! I want to to one with or family at the beach this year. XO

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  2. Y'all are so cute together. Be safe on your travels and have fun!!

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  3. THIS WAS SO SWEET!!!! GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Love YOU, love THIS! :D

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  4. OMG - I loved this!! I hope y'all have a super amazing time in Australia! Safe travels!

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  5. Aww--- isn't it great to look back over your relationship? In September we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary! I can't believe how time flies!

    Love the photos of you and your hubby--- I can't believe he hasn't been to Australia! I hope this ends up being a magical trip for both of you!

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  6. Aw so cute - have fun in Australia!

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  7. Have tons of fun! You are a beautiful couple! (And these pics totes make me want to go to the Derby! Bucket List!)

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  8. Ok can I just start this with... how freaking adorable are you two!??!? And I love you 100 times more now that you said you met him at a Reds game! :) Go Reds! The first couple of pictures (you as a blonde) I was like "who is that...?!?" LOL! I just couldn't imagine you as a blonde! I can never imagine me as a blonde either... I think my mind just doesn't work that way! Have an AMAZING trip to AUS!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  9. This was so much fun! I totally enjoyed reading the recap of your love story (and incidental hair color history!). I hope you guys have a great time in Australia!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  10. Awww this is so cute! Love all the pics and you guys are adorable together. Hope he has a great trip!

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  11. I loved seeing all your different hair colors! You look great with any color, lucky you! So awesome it's your hubs first time in Australia! I bet y'all will have the best time!

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  12. I loved this! You guys are so cute! I've always wanted to visit Australia. Have an awesome trip!

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  13. Kittttties! How did I not know you're a cat lady? I hope you guys have a great trip and you post some pics to IG because I want to virtually visit Australia with a native!

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  14. Oh my goodness - love this!! Long distance is hard - and even harder when you're literally a day ahead of someone!! You guys are so cute together and girl you had some BLONDE hair!!! Hope you have a fabulous trip and enjoy it!!!

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  15. My husband and I did long distance too! Have a great trip girl!

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  16. Happy Anniversary!! Have a safe trip and SO much fun!! Also, you are adorable! Loved the pics!

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  17. Aww your timeline is so fun. I cant even remember what I did yesterday never mind try to put our timeline together..Hope he has an awesome first trip! Have fun!!

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  18. Awwww, what a cute post! wow, long distance, you win sistah!!!!

    have fun in Australia!

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  19. Aw. Such a sweet post!! Have a blast in AU!!!!

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  20. SO sweet! I can't believe you guys made it work with such long distance for that long. Have a great trip!

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  21. Oh my god!!! I love these pictures so so so much. You guys made such a sweet looking couple. Thanks for sharing your love story :) have an amazing trip, safe travels, and ENJOY! xo

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  22. Aw love the baby pictures. And your timeline, thus far, is perfect. Enjoy Australia with your hub! XO

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  23. How sweet, I love all of these pics of you 2 and learning a little about your time together :) Your kitties are SOOOO cute! I've always loved black and white cats! Have so much fun on your trip, I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  24. Such cute pictures! I didn't realize this is your husband's first trip to Australia...how exciting to get to show him your home!

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  25. Beautiful pics!! And an awesome story!

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  26. Have an amazing time back home! I can't wait to see all your posts about Australia!! And yes, you should def. get another cat. There is no such thing as too many cats... lol

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  27. I love everything about this post! I'm glad you 2 got your happily ever after...you're such a cute couple. I hope you 2 have a blast in Australia. I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  28. Have a GREAT, GREAT time. Hope KC loves Australia!!! Glad you got your passport all ready to go for the trip, haha. :) P.S. I love looking at your evolution over the years! .. And me and my Husband went on a 9 month break!! :)

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  29. Aww such a lovely post. Have an amazing trip and make lots more great memories!x

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  30. Ahhh I'm loving this!! You two are soooo adorable and are such a beautiful couple!! Have so much fun in Australia and safe travels! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  31. This is so incredibly sweet!! Have so much fun in Australia!

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  32. I loved the story of "you" :) So fun to see ... Those Louisville boys :) they have something about them! :)
    Hope you two have a great time! Cant wait to see pics!!

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  33. awwww love this!!! yayyy! have the best time ever- please say you'll be blogging through your whole trip !!

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  34. Have a ball at home! Loved looking at all of these precious pictures. You are one of those unfair people who totally look good as a blonde or brunette :)

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  35. You guys are so cute. You have a great story too =)

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  36. You guys are so cute!! I love that your story has a happy ending. I did the long distance thing for two years with Ian and ya it sucks, but in some ways I think it makes our relationship stronger because we had to decide pretty early on if we wanted to put in the effort to make it work. Have fun in Australia! :)

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  37. What a great story and way to document your history. Have a fun trip to the land down under! Kiss a koala for me!

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  38. Loved this trip down your memory lane!! Have THE BEST TIME. xo

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  39. Have so much fun in Australia, girlfriend!!! Xo

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  40. All these pictures make me so happy! I really love the upward and down selfie wedding picture that is one of my favorites....oh and the old fashioned one ;-) I've also decided that you are so gorgeous and can pull off any hair color.....brunette is my vote. I want to see more wedding pictures! Have a safe flight love! xoxoxo

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  41. I LOVE this, thank you so much for sharing your story in pics!!! You two are adorable!!!

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  42. I really loved this through the years snapshot. I hope you guys have a wonderful trip!

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  43. Where were you coming from all those trips? Australia?! Happy anniversary!

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  44. As many others have said, this is so, SO sweet! I loved seeing all these pictures of you guys and hearing the stories behind them. I hope you guys have an amazing time in Aus and come back to us safely!! Oh, and yes...get another cat!! That way we can be crazy cat ladies together!!....except I'll still be just a wee bit crazier with my brood, LOL<3 Sam

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  45. Aww y'all are the cutest :) I love seein your years in pictures too! You're so right about distance relationships too. Not that my bf and I have ever been separated by continents, but we broke up when I first moved down to KY and got back together when I came back to MA...sigh, love :)

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  46. ahhhh enjoy your trip home! loved looking at all these cute old pictures and your super blonde hair

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  47. I am so obsessed with your blonde hair, but then I got to the pictures with it brown and am so jealous you can pull both off so well! You guys are so cute & I loved seeing a little bit of your relationship through the years! I can definitely see how you've had so many trips back and forth now :) I hope you have a great trip!!

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  48. I love the evolution of your hair! As a hair stylist it's something I always pay extra attention to. It's great every way :)

    Jim and I did long distance for 3ish years. It sucked. Big time. BUT! I'm so glad it worked out for me AND you!

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  49. This made me smile! You guys are seriously the cutest! Yay for KC's first trip - have the best time! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

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  50. What a fun recap of your meeting and time together!!
    Have a super visit to Australia - sounds fun!!!

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  51. Love your story. And my fave picture was you in the hat and pig tails!

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  52. I love that you don't make long distance relationships out to be a breeze. They are tough! I've been through one myself... but I'm so happy to see that its worked out for you! You two look great together! :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  53. Aw you two are too cute together! What fun pictures :D

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  54. Aww this is such an adorable post!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  55. You guys are so damn cute! Happy anniversary and have a wonderful trip.

    And get ALL the cats. It's totally fine.

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  56. Have a wonderful vacation! What a beautiful set of photos :)

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  57. Y'all are just adorable. Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  58. I loved seeing all these photos!!! :) You two are so sweet

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  59. HAHA! We almost called our black and white kitty Penny... until we realized it was a boy ;)

    Have an amazing time on your trip! Can't wait to see photos :)

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  60. How freakin' adorable are ya'll!!! :) Love it!

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