Happy Anniversary To Us!

3 years ago today Chuck and I were married!  Wow, life has changed a lot in these past 3 years and even more in the past 10 years that Chuck and I have been together.  Instead of writing another sappy love letter to Chuck telling him how wonderful he is and how much I love him (because I’m sure you all are sick of those), I’ve decided to share our vows that we said to each other on our wedding day.  These vows are framed and hang outside of our bedroom door and I love to read them.  I think these were the best part of our wedding.

My vows to Chuck:

Chuck, the night you first kissed me I made you promise you would always be my best friend.  Today, you are not only my best friend, but you are the love of my life, my confidant, the man I want to grow old with, and my soul mate.

You make me happy when I am sad.  You make me feel safe when I’m scared.  You encourage my dreams and comfort me in times of sadness.

Because of you I laugh, I smile, and I live life to the fullest.

I love you for your kindess, your compassion, your intellegence, your sense of humor, and the way you make me feel so special.

I promise to make you laugh everyday.

I promise to help shoulder our challenges, because there is nothing we can’t face together.

I promise to try to learn to cook one day and to let you win in Jeopardy every once in a while.

I promise to be the best mother I can be to our children.

And on top of all the other vows I have made to you on our wedding day, I also vow to always appreciate how lucky I am to have someone who makes me feel the way you do and to continue to try as hard as I can to make you feel as special and loved as you make me feel forever and ever.

Chuck’s vows to me:

I’ve always known that there was someone out there that I wanted to share my life with.  Someone to see the world with and someone to stay home on a Saturday night with.  Someone to raise puppies and babies with, and someone to grow old with.

Soon after we met, I knew that person was you.  But you’ve brought more to my life than I ever could have dreamed.

Your cookiness makes me laugh out loud, and just seeing you makes me smile until my cheeks hurt.  And just when it doesn’t seem possible to love you anymore, I find myself amazed at how my love for you has grown.  Thank you for letting me love you, thank you for loving me back, thank you for the seven years we’ve spent together, and for the lifetime to come.  I love you baby.


I still haven’t tried to learn to cook (see, I didn’t write that I WOULD learn to cook one day.  I wrote I would TRY to learn to cook one day), but I’ve pretty much kept all my other vows.  It’s always hard to imagine that you could possibly love someone else more than already do, but I know for a fact that my love for Chuck has grown over the past 3 years.  He has become such a remarkable man, husband, and now a Daddy.  Just seeing him with his little “mini me” makes my heart melt.

So, Happy Anniversary Chuck!  I love you more than fountain cokes, cookie dough, and chocolate ice cream combined!  Whoa.  That’s a lot :)

And what’s a post without a picture.  These are the world’s most unflattering pictures, but I love them because they are us.  Taken this past weekend at Crystal Cove with hoods on because the beach makes my hair frizzy.

He always does this when we take self portraits and I always forget it’s coming!

And I can’t end without saying a VERY Happy Birthday to one of my BFF’s, Christy.  Yes, we got married on her birthday because it was the closest Saturday to the day Chuck and I officially met in Maui.  Hey, I got her a cake at our wedding!  Brayden and Hauggy wanted to wish Christy a very, very Happy Birthday!  We love you Christy!

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18 Responses to Happy Anniversary To Us!

  1. What a great post! Congratulations!!

  2. Trista says:

    Awwwww…Happy Anniversary you guys!!! Look at the beautiful gifts you’ve been given…a hairy little monster and chubby happy monster!!! Hugs!!!

  3. happy anniversary guys!! i like those pics!! they’re too fun! you guys met in maui? we met on oahu! the best marriages are the one’s with great stories of how they met!!! good grief brayden has the cutest smile i’ve seriously ever seen, and i’m not just sayin that!!!

  4. sarah k chen says:

    happy anniversary drew! and thanks for sharing your vows with us – they’re so touching and i love how they’re indicative of your personalities!

    btw: your son makes the cutest well wish announcer ever!

  5. Sivyu says:

    Awww! Those vows are so sweet! Congratulations!

  6. Blair Helms says:

    Oh my goodness. I got the chills with those vows. So beautiful. I love the idea of having them framed on the wall, I would love to do that with ours!

    Happy Anniv!!!! You two and your family are just too freakin adorable. ;)

  7. Jasmine* says:

    Happy Anniversary…during the slow season, we should TOTALLY take cooking classes together! No, really. I ain’t lying! :)

  8. Awww SO sweet!!! Happy Anniversary!!! Here’s to MANY MANY more to come. :)

  9. Happy Anniversary B Family!

  10. drewb says:

    Thanks everyone! You all are too sweet! – David and Kimi – Yes, we did meet in Maui, but we’ve known each other since 2nd grade! Long story, but Chuck was vacationing with his family and friend and I was there with my friend and their family and randomly ran into each other and that’s where we began our friendship! – Jas, I would love to take cooking lessons with you, but I see two problems with this. 1) When is our “slow season” and 2) That would mean I would actually have to cook! ;)

  11. Happy Anniversary you 2. Beautiful, touching vows! (Brayden is always the little cutie)

  12. Leslie says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary– I love the idea of framing vows. Enjoy! P.s. Brayden is too cute! What a smile!

  13. Christopher says:

    Now those are fun photos. Sometimes the simple stuff is the best stuff.

  14. Christy says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I think that Brayden and Hauggy are possibly the cutest things EVER, and their birthday shout-out made my day! I hope that you two had an amazing 3-year anniversary….wow, how the time flies! I love you guys!!!

  15. Ashley says:

    So sweet! I love that you posted these.

  16. sandie says:

    Ok so now i can really say happy anniversary. but instead of being early i’m now late. o well Happy 3 years to you and Chuck. And Brayden is adorable in that picture. Um.. did you get a fancy bouquet for this celebration? I was looking forward to hearing about you hinting at Chuck for it.

  17. Tawnya says:

    Hey Drew and Chuck- it was awesome meeting the two of you! I just wanted to wish you a happy anniversary and many more years of love!


  18. Hoffmann says:

    Hi Drew B!! Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. I saw some of your pics on Jeannie’s BLOG at Deatils Details and was really happy for you. Hope to see you around sometime soon. Hoffmann

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