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walking down memory lane

July 5, 2011

I hope all my American readers had a fabulous 4th of July yesterday! I am a big fan of July 4th weekend. It holds a very special place in my heart. July 4th marks the beginning of my relationship with Keith. Many of you know our story. It is a tale in persistence! ha! Keith is 11 years older than I am and we have known each other for my entire life. (Our families are friends). I had the BIGGEST crush on him when I was 15 and ten years later when I was 25…I married him. 😉 But we started officially dating on July 3, 2004.

Our first date

Our first July 4th (2004) with his two nephews

Then exactly one year later on July 3, 2005 Keith proposed to me on the beach in Mississippi under the fireworks. I had just said YES in this picture!

And the next day…July 4th…as an engaged couple!

I guess the next logical conclusion would be to assume we got married on July 3rd the next year but we didn’t. We didn’t wait that long and instead got married in April. But July is always such a special month to me. Finally getting to be with Keith and then getting engaged to him a year later. I think the actual proposal is a lot more romantic than the wedding. The proposal is when you choose to ask someone to spend their life with you…the wedding is the decision. So July 4th weekend will always be a weekend that I look forward to every year.

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2011 6:49 am

    🙂 love your pictures as always! so beautiful!

  2. July 5, 2011 7:08 am

    love your views on the wedding/proposal date. so true.

    • July 5, 2011 8:49 am

      I have always thought that. I mean don’t get my wrong I loved the wedding and will always cherish that special day but the day Keith proposed to me means a lot more. It was when he decided that he couldn’t live without me and asked me to share his life. Likewise it is the day I chose the same thing when I said yes. I just think proposals are incredibly romantic! 🙂

  3. July 5, 2011 7:08 am

    Great pictures! Happy engagement anniversary!

  4. July 5, 2011 7:22 am

    Yayyyy!!!!! Ya’ll are so honkin cute 🙂 Happy Anniversary!

  5. July 5, 2011 7:46 am

    Having a special anniversary that fireworks are a default part of the celebration is smart thinkin’ on his part. 🙂 Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  6. July 5, 2011 7:58 am

    Aw, how sweet!! 🙂

    You guys make a beautiful couple!

  7. July 5, 2011 8:02 am

    Love it! 🙂

  8. July 5, 2011 8:34 am

    I love your story Kelly — it is so sweet!

  9. July 5, 2011 8:39 am

    What a sweet post! Y’all are a great looking couple and seem to fit perfectly together!

  10. Camilla permalink
    July 5, 2011 8:46 am

    Awww! I love your story! 🙂

  11. July 5, 2011 9:03 am

    Awww…so sweet!

  12. July 5, 2011 9:44 am

    Aw this is so cute!! 🙂

  13. July 5, 2011 10:14 am

    Niece and nephew or 2 nephews? I’m confused! Ha.

    • July 5, 2011 10:56 am

      HAHA! Oops! I mean 2 nephews! I guess I should go back and change that mistake! 🙂

  14. July 5, 2011 10:30 am

    Awww! What great memories! It’s a perfect holiday to have good thoughts about! 😀

  15. July 5, 2011 10:49 am

    I love that he proposed a year after your first date. Its just so sweet.

  16. July 5, 2011 11:49 am

    Adorable! That’s such a cute story.

  17. July 5, 2011 11:53 am

    Ah what a great story… and so many more to come!
    🙂

  18. July 5, 2011 1:42 pm

    awww that’s so cute how much the holiday means to you guys! I love that your 15-year-old self got the guy – adorable! Great pictures – hope you had an awesome weekend!

  19. July 5, 2011 2:46 pm

    I love the happiness in both of your smiles on the ‘just engaged’ photo. What a great story!

  20. July 5, 2011 9:28 pm

    You all are so cute!!! You both look blissfully happy in those pics 🙂

  21. July 5, 2011 11:01 pm

    This is super sweet!

  22. July 6, 2011 6:38 am

    I love it! The proposal is always so much more intimate than a wedding since it is usually just the two people as opposed to 200.

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