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Thursday, March 3, 2011


It took me and Matt twenty-one months to the day to get from this:

To this.
(Air Force Academy cadets aren't allowed to get married until after graduation.)

It then took another twenty-one months to the day to get from the above picture to yesterday. Yes, my friends, at long last we have finally been married for a whole day longer than we were engaged! When you're engaged for as long as we were, that is definitely a noteworthy statement.

I figured out that it was our 21-month anniversary purely by accident. Matt and I had to speak in church on Sunday, so while we were finishing up our talks on Saturday I started joking around giving a pretend introduction about ourselves. When I got to the "we've been married for..." part, I realized I had no idea how long we'd been married and did some quick math. This led to me marking the calendar for a 21-month celebration on March 2nd. Hooray!
(You'll have to excuse the 10:30 p.m. picture.)

We ate cake, watched a touching chick flick called The Italian Job, and skyped with some dear old friends. So, to be honest, the whole "celebration" part was mostly an excuse to bake a yummy cake. But hey, you can never have too many of those :-)


  1. congrats! There is always a reason for cake :) So happy for you guys...you both look great and SO happy!

    xoxox congratulations!

  2. happy 21 months!! :)

  3. How sweet! Congratulations and Happy 21 months to you both!! :) Miss you guys.

  4. Happy 21 months! I love how you celebrate anniversary months!

  5. now I want some cake :)
    Happy 21!

  6. Congrats to both you charmers on making it 21 months. You make it look effortless.

    I laughed out loud when I read "a charming chick flick called the Italian Job."

  7. Hahaha, any excuse to eat chocolate cake is a great excuse in my book! Happy anniversary. ;) And I was all excited to get a recommendation for a great chick flick... haha, Italian Job wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I love you! Haha.

  8. you guys are adorable! i have never lived on base, so i keep "meeting" other air force and milspouse's through the blogging world, how fortunate and blessed i am because of blogging of all things, ahahaha!
    i miss California, i grew up there...but now i live in Utah for almost 10 yrs with my hubby :)
    does yours ever have to deploy? mine leaves 3-4x a year for 30-45 day stints..ahh, the life of a military wife, hehehe. Sadly or Fortunately? that means we never have to talk in Sacrament much..LOL!


  9. I just found your blog and wanted to say hi and let you know I am your newest follower. Love your blog! :)


  10. just found your blog and i'm so glad i did! soo cute! congrats to you guys - ya'll are such a cute couple :)

  11. Wow, that IS quite the milestone! Congrats!

  12. Any reason for a cake! Happy 21 months! And glad to have found your blog :)

  13. [doing some blog catching up!]

    CONGRATULATIONS! I recently watched The Italian job and loved it! Any reason to have xake is a good reason, but thisone is sooo sweet!


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