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We’re Four!

June 20, 2014

Happy anniversary to us! Four years ago today I married my favorite guy on the planet and now we have a little family! It’s amazing how fast time flies by! So cliché but so true. It’s like I blinked and we went from meeting on the first day of college to being parents! This post has become a tradition on the blog, so like I did last year and the year before, I’d like to share my thoughts on our fourth year of marriage. Would you like to hear?

Wow, our fourth year was our biggest adventure yet! We discovered we were pregnant shortly after our third anniversary and soon after that, we decided to move clear across the country to Richmond! To be honest, the last year has been a blur to me. SO.MANY.CHANGES! Saying goodbye to my hometown, to my job, to my friends and to my family was harder than I imagined. And doing it all while experiencing pregnancy for the first time made it even harder. But having Evan by my side made the transition easier to cope with. So from our fourth year of marriage I learned to be fearless and that together we can do anything. We took chances, we ventured beyond our comfort zones, we created a little human!!! …and we survived it all. Together.

A FEW {other} THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM BEING MARRIED 4 YEARS

1. Kissing, hugging and showing affection never gets old. Do it! Kiss him on the cheek, on the lips, on the neck! Hold hands, be cuddly. Never hesitate. {THIS WILL ALWAYS HOLD TRUE!}

2. Go for it! Life is so short and we never want to say “we should have…”.  Moving to a new city for a new job with a new baby on the way and not knowing anyone on top of everything made us realize how safe we had been living in our old life. There is so much world to see and so much to experience out there. We never want to play it safe again. We’ve decided to always say yes and figure out the rest later.

3. Having a baby is a good thing (if you’re ready). I’m happy we waited a few years to have Cielo. It gave us time to grow as a couple, work a few kinks out, establish our finances, travel, consume many alcoholic beverages frivolously and truly decide we were ready to care for a new life. I’ve never felt more united with Evan than when we’re together with our daughter. She made us a family and we’re so happy to be her parents.

4. Together we can do so much. Togetherness was definitely our theme for the year. With so many major changes going on, each others support was truly a necessity. I realized how important it is to always find a way to work with one another instead of against, no matter how big or small the situation.

And now, on to my favorite part of my anniversary posts….our wedding pictures. More is always more on this festive occasion.

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{photography by Colin Young-Wolf}

 

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  1. June 20, 2014 8:55 am

    Congratulations! Your marriage seemed amazing, I utterly love the yellow details :) Cielo is a beautiful name for a child. Are you Italian?

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 20, 2014 1:56 pm

      Thanks Joy! I’m not Italian, I’m Honduran but I think the spanish language overlaps with Italian often :)

  2. sugarsweetrunner permalink
    June 20, 2014 9:25 am

    Your wedding was beautiful! I love the invitations! Thank you for sharing!

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      June 20, 2014 1:57 pm

      Thank you! I’m flattered that you liked our invitations…I designed them myself!

  3. June 20, 2014 9:45 am

    Congratulations!

  4. June 20, 2014 9:52 am

    you looked so pretty! And the wedding looked amazing!!

  5. June 20, 2014 10:43 am

    Happy anniversary! I loved each inch of this post. I enjoyed reading your tips and you looked flawless on your wedding day. =)

  6. June 20, 2014 10:48 am

    wow gorgeous and happy wedding!

  7. Sasha permalink
    June 20, 2014 10:48 am

    Beautiful couple and such sweet words! Congratulations!

  8. June 20, 2014 10:57 am

    Congratulations!! I loved looking at all these photos! What a gorgeous wedding! Yellow and grey are so pretty together and I don’t see that in weddings often! Love it! And such a beautiful and inspiring post! You’re a gorgeous family!

  9. June 20, 2014 1:03 pm

    Congratulations! This is such a wonderful post, and those pictures are gorgeous. You all look so happy!

  10. June 20, 2014 2:44 pm

    Congratulations! This post is a beautiful way to celebrate your wedding, marriage and life together.

  11. June 20, 2014 3:13 pm

    I really enjoyed this post! Anniversary posts are my favourite! Weddings, smiles and lots of love – what more do you need?! My husband and I also note down what we learn each year (plus a few wedding pictures), have a squizz from when we turned two here: http://eatprayworkout.com/two-years/

  12. June 20, 2014 5:25 pm

    Best wedding ever!!

  13. June 20, 2014 6:07 pm

    Congrats to you on your anniversary. Your wedding was beautiful.

  14. Mert Parsons permalink
    June 21, 2014 12:54 am

    It was quite a day, indeed, and a wonderful beginning to the rest of your life. And now little Cielo is there to change it all again. We are so happy for our entire family! Love you, Mert

  15. June 21, 2014 1:12 am

    Happy anniversary to you two! The photos are absolutely gorgeous and brought a smile to my face!

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  16. June 21, 2014 2:35 am

    You guys are such a team. I love that. I feel very similarly in my marriage and it definitely helps you believe you can beat seemingly insurmountable goals and challenges. Happy Anniversary! We’re turning 4 this year too, but not until October.

  17. Packing my Suitcase permalink
    June 21, 2014 2:38 am

    Ownnn Paola how amazing!! Happy anniversary to you two!! Your wedding pictures are wonderful, it looks like a wedding from the movies! :)

  18. June 21, 2014 5:36 am

    congrats to you! those pictures look so beautiful and you seem very happy :) i wish you all the best

  19. June 22, 2014 2:53 pm

    Congratulations, Paola! What beautiful photographs! Your wedding must have been a wonderful day!
    I like the name ‘Cielo’ :)
    Enjoy every moment together!

  20. June 22, 2014 4:20 pm

    Adorable pics! Congratulations, and here’s to many more years!!!

  21. June 25, 2014 11:48 am

    Congratulations!!! loved the photographs :)

  22. Maria&Nefeli permalink
    July 3, 2014 12:46 am

    Your post is lovely! Hope I can experience the deep feelings you described! Be happy, always :)

  23. July 6, 2014 11:40 am

    Congratulations! What lovely pics! You look very happy. :-)

  24. July 10, 2014 5:12 pm

    Congratulations, beautiful photographs. I love the combination of yellow and grey for bridesmaids. It looks so elegant x http://katevista.com

  25. Ashley Groves permalink
    July 19, 2014 1:15 pm

    You are adorable! Happy Anniversary! I loved hearing what you learned through marriage. I got married a month ago and look forward to learning some of the same things as well!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      July 21, 2014 1:40 pm

      Thank you for your sweet comment. Congratulations to you!! Enjoy married life and all that comes with it.

  26. July 26, 2014 9:20 am

    Amazing! True love conquers all! Congrats! & Wishing you well this summer. :D

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  27. August 3, 2014 3:08 am

    Beautiful! Made me teary eyed! :’)

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  28. August 12, 2014 5:56 am

    So Beautiful :)

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