It’s Been Four Years…

Posted: June 3, 2011 at 9:18 am

…since I threw on a gorgeous dress..

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…surrounded myself with loved ones…

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…walked down an aisle and committed myself to the most amazing man ever…

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..and ate cake.

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C’mon you knew I had to talk about cake! 😉

Four years ago today I said the following testament to the love of my life:

I feel so blessed to be standing here with you today, knowing that we have a lifetime of happiness together lying ahead. I have always had extremely high expectations and I never thought someone would meet them as perfectly as you do. I cannot even begin to describe all the wonderful things about you…

I went on to try to articulate the character of the man I chose to marry. I have to say, I think I can do a better job today. So, Peter – thank you…

For believing in me and standing by my side.


You provide unbridled support to my dreams. You help me go after hopes that I could never even begin to imagine if not for you pushing me towards them. It means more to me than you can know.

Thank you for the dedication you show to our family and all the hard work you do, day in and day out. You are our rock.


Thank you for the love you give our children, the way you interact with them, and the care you provide for them. They are truly blessed to have you as a father. And I’m truly blessed to have you as a partner in raising them.


Thank you for sharing similar interests – a healthy lifestyle - and always opening yourself up to learning and growing together in new ventures – more vegetarian dining.


Thank you for motivating me to love myself more, see my true worth, and grow deeper in my relationship with God.


Thank you for always making me smile and always making me feel wanted and needed.


Four years ago, I hopped into the back of a limo and drove into the start of my life coupled with another’s.

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Four years ago I started the best days of my life. Crazy to think that I only know the best have truly yet to come. Peter, I cannot wait to continue down the path God has laid before us. I love you. Happy anniversary!

  • What is a vital quality in someone you would choose as a partner in life? Mine is commitment/support!

100 Comments to “It’s Been Four Years…”
  1. Happy four year anniversary!! What a beautiful post to your husband. My vital quality is honesty. It means so much to me.

  2. Brenda says:


  3. What a beautiful post! Cheers to 4 wonderful years, and many many more to come!

    And I must say, you make a gorgeous bride!!

  4. Aww happy anniversary Tina! This was such a sweet post!! 🙂

  5. Erica says:

    SUCH a beautiful post 🙂 Happy Anniversary to you both! I love love love your wedding dress. Support & trust are huge for me 🙂

  6. Amanda says:

    Happy Anniversary! I don’t think I’ve seen a pic of the hubs before – you guys are stunning together! I LOVE your bridesmaids dresses. The color is so pretty!! I’m considering something subtle and light, too so that we can have some awesome accessories. Your post made my morning…I hope you guys have a great day together!

  7. Happy anniversary!! 🙂 Those pictures are are fabulous!

  8. Happy 4th!
    What a wonderful post to your hubby 🙂

  9. What a beautiful testament to your love and commitment. Happy Anniversary!
    The vital quality that’s important to me is honesty and loyalty.

  10. Mellissa says:

    Oooh this is so sweet! I have learned that I need a person who communicates about everything.

  11. Evan Thomas says:

    Happy anniversary!

  12. Aww congratulations!! This was a beautiful post! I have the same feelings for my husband! He’s everything I could have ever asked for…and more!

  13. Angela says:

    Awwww congratulations Tina (and Peter!) Now I know why you said you were full of happy tears yesterday!

  14. aw happy anniversary tina! this post is so beautiful! congrats on 4 happy years and many more to come 🙂

  15. Allie says:

    Happy anniversary! You have a keeper! This post is so loving and happy, AWESOME!

  16. LindseyAnn says:

    What a beautiful post! 🙂 Congrats to you and Peter!

  17. Jess says:

    YAY!!! Happy 4 years!! What a beautiful post! As I said on twitter, my 7 yrs is on Sunday and I’m astounded at just how fast the time has flown, but also just how much more in love with Scott I am today than I was on our wedding day. We’ve grown so much together in the past 7 yrs and I’m so very grateful for him. Every single day. Happy happy!!

  18. Kayleigh says:

    You looked unbelievably gorgeous on your wedding day! You are so lucky to have found someone like him! How did you guys meet?! (Sorry if you already wrote about this; I’m a new reader!)

    • Tina says:

      We met through a mutual friend. I listed out this long list of things i would need from a guy if were to EVER settle down and she responded “I know him”. Then, she became determined to set us up. We both fought her on it for awhile, but then ended up at a birthday shindig for her…and the rest is history. We were inseparable from then on. 🙂

  19. Happy Anniversary! Looks like you and your husband are a match made in heaven! Honesty is the most important quality for me!

  20. What a beautiful wedding, and what a great husband! Happy Anniversary!

    Everyone makes fun of me for the way i describe my hubby. I just say… “he’s the best”. That pretty much sums it up 🙂

  21. Happy Anniversary – you two look so sweet & in love ~ rare qualities these days!! I need someone with a great sense of humour who is open-minded to all of my craziness!!

  22. Robyn says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Tina and Peter! May you be blessed with many happy years together. Beautiful post!

  23. Kathleen says:

    Happy 4th Anniversary! Beautiful post and amazing photos, your happiness shines through for sure.

  24. Beth says:

    Happy anniversary Tina! May you & your hubby be showered with many more years of love & happiness.

    I want to thank you for always sharing your thoughts & words of wisdom they are helping me tremendously. I have never been diagnosed, but I feel that to some degree I have a sense of disordered eating and body dysmorphia. A few minutes ago I almost binged on cereal (my fav) because I was having a stressful morning. As I was thinking about having another bowl of cereal I remembered your recent post about not binging when you were stressed and how you overcame it. I told myself cereal is just a temporary distraction & its not going to solve anything. So I put away the box and walked out of the kitchen. Needless to say I only had 1 serving… a small victory considering I could eat 1 box in 1 sitting. So thank you for being an inspiration & positive role model— this is why I keep coming back to your blog. 🙂

    • Tina says:

      Picture me giving you a standing ovation right now. That. Is. AWESOME!!! Way to go!!! And each of those little victories will continue to strengthen and add up. YAY!

  25. Happy Anniversary Tina and Peter!!!!

  26. Happy, happy, happy anniversary!!!

  27. Happy Anniversary! what a beautiful post!

  28. Alaina says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! 🙂

  29. Happy 4 year anniversary! My number one vital quality in a partner is being able to talk about and solve problems well together. Jeff and I do that well. 🙂

  30. Becca says:

    So sweet! Happy anniversary girl!

  31. Happy anniversary! I LOVE wedding/anniversary posts. I’m using the same color bridesmaids dresses in my September wedding!

  32. Happy happy happy anniversary pretty girl!!! Hope you guys have so much fun loving and enjoying one another today 🙂

  33. Love the wedding photos. Congrats, Tina and Peter! It is vital that my someone is honest, open and offers support.

  34. Happy anniversary! What a sweet post 😀 Such a beautiful bride…

  35. aww, this post brought tears to my eyes! happy anniversary to you and peter! 🙂

  36. G says:

    I’m crying….. You are gorgeous in your wedding pictures!!! Actually, you are gorgeous in all your pictures! 😀 Happy anniversary!

  37. Tina says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. What a beautiful wedding picture, you looked amazing! Here is to many more blessed years together. Enjoy!

  38. Colleen says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  39. Gorgeous dress! Happy Anniversary!

  40. Happy Anniversary, lovely lady! I hope you have a great day!

    In a relationship, I need someone who I feel like I’ve “met my match” with. Because I’m going to be stubborn and I’m going to be sarcastic. I need someone who can keep up with it all. 🙂

  41. Congrats to you!

    I love the gorgeous pic of you and your bridesmaids — fabulous colors and just radiant!

  42. You looked gorgeous on your wedding day (not that you don’t every other day as well)!! I love your dress! Such a cute post…so nice that you have someone so supportive and loving to spend your life with and raise your family with!

  43. Maura says:

    Funny, I just wrote about this last night – I’d need someone who had the same beliefs when it came to social political issues. I’d rather not be debating with my husband day after day 🙂

    Congrats to you and your hubs on your anniversary. Here’s to 4 more years of awesome love.

  44. Happy Anniversary!!

    You are truly a beautiful person inside and out — and you were the most stunning bride!!

    Vital quality – sense of humor (and commitment too)! My husband makes me laugh every day and I love him for it 🙂

  45. Happy four year anniversary!! This was a beautiful post and it makes me so happy to see a wonderful family like yours. My husband and I will celebrate our 1st year anniversary this August and I’m excited for what the next few years hold for us!

  46. Kelly says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and Peter! Cheers! 🙂

  47. Carly says:

    Happy Anniversary 🙂 Here’s to many, MANY more!

  48. Happy Anniversary Tina!!!

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