Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Celebrate Good Times...Come On!

Exactly three years ago, I said two little words that would change my life forever:


I am happy to say that Mr. Ruby and I are celebrating our THREE YEAR anniversary today! (We'll just ignore the fact that I'm terribly sick and have to go to this lame-o meeting tonight.) Nothing can take away from the fact that the last three years have truly been the absolute BEST I've experienced!

I'd just like to give an ultra-brief summary of our past seven years together and also take a little walk down memory lane. 
  • Where did it all begin? Sophomore year of high school. Mr. Ruby sat behind me in biology, and I would ask him "Excuse me, would you please stop tapping your feet?" And today...I'm still asking him to stop tapping his hands/feet/fingers/anything he finds to tap to the beat in his head.
  • Junior year of high school, Mr. Ruby and my best friend (who unbeknownst to her would later be my maid of honor in our wedding) became super good friends. I soon joined the triangle of friendship. 
  • Senior year, we went to two school dances together...the night of senior prom, I started to feel these crazy butterflies. Weird, considering we were just really good friends. 
  • Summer after high school...I had to make the first move: kissed him first AND asked "Ok, so like, what are we?"
  • We started dating and decided we would "break up before I left for college and he left for the marines". 
  • That never happened.
  • I left for college. Mr. Ruby left for the marines.
  • We had an emotionally draining four year long distance relationship.
  • Mr. Ruby was deployed to Iraq twice. 
  • We got engaged in San Diego (my favorite city EVER).
  • We got married right when I graduated.
  • We moved to California...broke as a joke. Waited for Mr. Ruby to finish his term in the marines.
  • I got a job that relocated us to Dallas. Made some friends. Got our first dog. Got our second dog.
  • My job relocated us to New England. We LOVE it here (aside from the whole missing home thing).
  • And now here we are...three years into our blissful marriage. :)
Please join me in a walk down memory lane...

Homecoming...just friends

Senior Prom...also "just friends" ;)

First date :)

Marine Corps. Ball

Goofballs even back then

Visiting me in college

My princess face...to get what I want ;)

The night of our PERFECT engagement!

First peek at his new bride...

Best day of my entire life


Fun on the trolley as the new Mr. & Mrs.

At Last. 

Happiest bride ever

Honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta

Developing our new love for kayaking

Yep, we really lived here

We've come a long way from our studio "luxury" apartment with a "home theatre system" (a.k.a. Mr. Ruby's laptop)

Our first date as a married couple...in Palm Springs,CA

The beautiful San Diego

Our first baby :)

Visiting one of our faves: Chicago!!!

Our first trip to New York

Camping in Vermont

Hiking adventures in New Hampshire

Providence Waterfire

CHEERS to many more anniversaries!!! 


Being Brazen said...


great post - stunning photos!

The New Mrs said...

Awe, Mrs. Ruby, congratulations on your three year wedding anniversary!

Thank you for sharing those pictures. You two make the cutest couple and just by looking at those pictures it is apparent just how happy and in love you two are :)

Hope you have a great night tonight!

d.a.r. said...

So cute!! Happy anniversary!!

LauraAnn said...

Congrats on your three year wedding anniversary!!!

Brittney Galloway said...

Happy anniversary! I loved all of the pictures!

Mary Michal said...

Congrats! You two are the cutest couple!!

little erin said...

congratulations mrs. ruby.
three years is so wonderful and the pictures were beautiful. i wish you both many more!

PinkSass said...

That was just so cute. Thanks for sharing. Love the story of you guys and all the pics.

Happy Anniversary!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw Congrats! This was a great post! Those were great pictures and an awesome tribute to your relationship!

life in words said...

Aww cute pics! I hope you get to feeling better!

Anonymous said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Congrats sis. Love the pics and I remember all of those oldies from the Trinity days :)


Future Mrs. H said...

Congrats!! What a great post - thank you for taking us down memory lane with you =0)

Aliya said...

awwww so cute!! Happy Anniversary!!

Ashley said...

your dating timeline sounds really similar to ours!! happy 3rd anniversary, ya'll are adorable!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

This post was SO CUTE! Happy Anniversary!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! I just love the photo timeline...

Lucky in Love said...

Congrats! You guys are so cute together! You both look so young in those older pictures!!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

CC said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Heart you both!!!

The Northerner said...

Happy Anniversary! I may steal your memory lane picture story idea next month, if you don't mind of course!

"M" said...

Great pics....happy anniversary!

Miss Adventure said...

This is so cute!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Congratulations! You guys are SUCH an adorable couple!!!

Shoshanah said...

Looking at you two group up through those photos was so fun. And Happy Anniversary

Stace said...

Aww that's so cute and I love your pics!

kendrasue said...

Congratulations! It looks like you've had a lot of good adventures and I'm sure many more to come!

Ben Smithson said...

I'm gonna puke. Seriously though, congratulations. I miss you guys. Come visit Texas!