Friday, April 29, 2011

almost a year

In just a few short weeks, my husband and I will celebrate our first anniversary.  Neither of us can really believe how quickly this year has gone by, and I wonder if it'll always be like that.  We're incredibly young, so the next fifty or sixty years of life seem so enormously long to me right now, but I do hope we're a lot like this adorable couple someday--ridiculously happy together.  I wouldn't mind being that stylish as well.

Both my maternal and paternal grandparents have been married over fifty years, setting up a lovely legacy for Cory and me.  I really think that's a huge part of the reason we felt comfortable and right about marrying when we're so young.  His grandparents have been married more than a few decades as well and we have seen marriages that work.  We both grew up around strong marriages and witnessed the way people grow old together and have learned from our grandparents' examples.  

This couple has been married for fifty-five years.  Isn't lifelong love something to marvel at?  I do wish we saw more of it captured in images and photos and stories like this, but I know that in my life, it'll always be captured in the stories and memories I have and treasure.  For the next few months, while we settle in and choose where to live, Cory and I will be living in the downstairs of my grandparents' house, and I have every intention of collecting stories and advice from my Oma and Papa this summer.  

{all images property of Jesse Holland Photography}


KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

I love these photos!

We are going to be celebrating our first anniversary in June as well and hope we make it as long as the people in the photos (and my grandparents: 53 and 54 years and counting!) :)

Have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Well, then, (early) congratulations to you!
I hope you had a good weekend!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Congratulations, and here's to many more years ahead! xx