Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Best Friend

7 years ago, I married my Best Friend!

Anyone that has known me for the past 17 years knows that Chad has always been my Best Friend!

From the day I met him, I just KNEW that we were going to get married......have a dog named in a yellow stucco home.......have a daughter named Kacey Collins.........and that he would make me the happiest girl around! (not a joke, I seriously have this written in my 8th grade journal!!!!!)

dog named Roxy......CHECK
Yellow Stucco Home......CHECK (We are currently in our 2nd Yellow Stucco Home)
Daughter Named Kacey Collins......CHECK (well, as soon as I found out I was having a girl, I realized I should probably save the name Collins for if we had a boy...CRAZY!)
Happiest girl around....CHECK!!!!!

We spent tonight looking at old pictures, and they make us smile! I LOVE that we have grown up together! I LOVE that we didn't date until we had already been Best Friends for YEARS! I love that I get to spend the rest of my life with the man that has always been by my side....through thick and thin.

I think we were 17 in this picture....and I was a serious fan of overalls!!!

I think right before this picture my sister made the two of us sit down and watch "my best friend's wedding" and told us that if we didn't start dating.....I would lose him! ha!

We went to the Prom together! That alone is funny!

We never went to the same school....but it didn't even matter!
We were always there for each other!
(loved those shoes! I got them at Wet Seal and I remember my parents saying that I would look back and laugh at myself for wearing those!:)
Jimmy Buffet....1998.
This picture just makes me smile because I can totally see Collin looking like this when he is older......and that thought makes me VERY happy!
Our wedding day was AMAZING!
We had a BLAST!
The feeling of knowing that your ENTIRE family has traveled from Maine, Virginia, Texas, even Germany to come and support you in Florida on your big a feeling I will NEVER forget!

I wish I could go back and relive the entire day alllllll over again!

7 years later.....and he still makes me happy!
I feel like we have been married for 17 years.......and I look forward to celebrating the next 70 years by his side! (yes, I totally plan on living past 100.....don't you?!?!)


Ashley said...

this made me smile!! Happy anniversary!!!

Kacey said...

What a beautiful story! Congratulations on 7 years!

Allison said...

That is the sweetest post. Your photos are so fun and what a gorgeous bride you were! Happy Anniversary.

Emily said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the rose in the corner of the prom pic!
It is so sweet you have been together so long!

Yvette said...

So great! My husband and I started dating when we were 15! we were married 7 years later and now have been married over 12 years!

Love to hear that there are other high school sweethearts still making it! :)