"It's amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can't remember how you lived without them."
Five years, two kids, two cats and a dog later. This year we celebrated it all- the laughs, the cries, the joys and the heartbreaks. I'm a sentimental person and no anniversary would be complete without a look back on all the beautiful moment that brought us to our wedding day! This is a look back at our big day and the days leading up to it.
How We Met
We met at Sonoma State University, it was our freshman year.
Eric's version: I talked to a girl named Rosie and went home that night to tell one of my roommates. She was also Rosie's friend and so the story begins.
Rosie's version: He invited me over for tacos, but I being too nervous cancelled right before. He didn't give up and planned for us to meet at a party. I remember stepping out of the car feeling super nervous, as if something huge was about to happen and that's when it did. Eric walked up to our car and whisked me out, as I put my hand out to introduce myself he grabbed me and gave me the biggest hug ever.
From that moment on we didn't take our eyes off each other. We continued to date throughout our entire college career, off and on but always we remained close.
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When I returned from a Europe trip with a girlfriend, I knew that I was going to marry him. I thought about him the entire time I was gone and each adventure I went on. When I returned we weren't dating, nor had we talked in a few months. But that didn't stop me. I drove to Santa Cruz to meet him, his mom and his grandma. All whom I am pretty sure thought the meeting was pretty awkward. We immediately knew the mistake we had made..
This time it was for real. I knew a proposal was coming, but if you know Eric than you know he likes to go big and really surprise me. It has become a constant in our marriage that I love so much. We woke up and had planned to go snow boarding. There was a blizzard out but that wouldn't stop us. I ran to the bathroom right before we loaded on the chair lift and when I returned his parents and mine were getting onto the lift. This may seem like a huge sign but it wasn't, my parents were always showing others the mountain they loved. So up we went. At the top his dad, who loves to take tons of amazing photos told us to stand over by the edge so he could get a good shot. Keep in mind at this moment it's literally a white out.
Anyways they talk me into looking back for a picture and as I peer over the edge I see it, the most amazing thing anyone has ever done, written in pine needles it says, "Will you marry me, Rosie?" Wait it says my name, Who put my name there?! and then it hit me and as I turned back around there is Eric down on one knee. That moment will always be one of the most beautiful moments in my entire life.
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Our Wedding Day
Everyone tells you the day is gone in a blink of an eye but of course I didn't believe them. I only remember parts of our Wedding day because it all happened so quickly. There is not one thing I would have changed about our wedding day.. except maybe somehow enjoy each little moment a little more. Getting ready took so long and it was over 90 out, I just wanted to hurry up and see Eric. When I finally saw him for our first look I knew everything was perfect and that this was the man I was going to grow old with. Walking down the aisle all I could feel was happiness and bliss. As I stood up there I thought about our home, our cats, our dog and the kids we would soon have. I thought about how fun life was going to be. What I didn't realize was that this was just the beginning. Life was about to get 10x better than I could have imagined.
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