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Year number one. October 14, 2008

Dear Jeff,

I was thinking today about our story. Our story of patience, distance, friendship, phone conversations, e-mails, and years and years of waiting. You know, we’ve always called it a “chick flick” story. And it’s true. The best part is, it’s real life.

I can still feel the nervous excitement I got every time I knew I’d (finally) get to see you, those one or two times a year for HOBY. I remember how my college friends called you “the guy Erica’s going to marry” — even before I let myself believe it. I can still feel how my heart filled up and exploded when you (finally) told me after 5 (or was it more?) years of friendship that you had a “really huge crush on me.” I remember how I couldn’t wait to call all of my friends who had heard me talk about you for years to share the news. I can still feel the anticipation of (finally) getting to see you during our long-distance dating time. I remember the huge phone bills that my parents got for months and months until you (finally) switched to my cell phone service (thanks, Mom. we owe you!). I can still feel the joy of our wedding day, and the realization that it was (finally) here. I remember walking down that aisle towards you and knowing without one ounce of a doubt that you were meant for me.

It’s hard to believe that was a year ago today. I am so blessed to call you my husband. I can’t imagine a more loving, thoughtful, funny, generous, silly, optimistic and encouraging person to spend my years on this earth with.

Thank you for loving me like you do.



October 14, 2007 — A Journey Back to Our Wedding Day! :)

I’m going to let the photos tell the story here… photos by La Brisa Photography

We’re featured in the La Brisa Photography wedding section — to see color versions and more photos, head over there.


One year already? Small, I know, in the grand scheme of things. But so, so great.

Jeffrey…I love you. And I just can’t say it enough.


11 Responses to “Year number one.”

  1. Jeff Says:

    I am so blessed I am to be your husband. You are the most talented, capable, intelligent and beautiful girl I have ever known and I can’t believe that you picked me!

    I love you so, so much, Erica. Thank you.

  2. Jeff Says:

    hehe whoops. I typed “I am so blessed I am to be your husband”, but I didn’t mean to type the “to be”… since I’m already your husband ;) Anyway. Silly typo.

    I love you!

  3. Chris Says:

    Congratulations! I can’t believe how it’s been a year since your big day! Thank you again for selecting me as your photographer and I owe a tremendous amount of my success to the both of you!

    I’ve never seen a couple so perfect for each other (except for my wife and me, of course)!

  4. Rebecca Witte Says:

    One year down…so many more to come! I love love. Congratulations to the both of you. And I’m glad I was finally able to meet your other half!

  5. Sarah Jeanne Says:

    Congratulations Erica!! So I’ll admit that I had a tear in my eye after reading your letter and this post! Can’t wait to meet you and Jeff!!:)

  6. Mary Marantz Says:

    YAY!! Congratulations!! That’s so awesome guys! Someday we’ll have to have a toast in honor of both of our anniversaries!! Enjoy each other always!


  7. klsumpter Says:

    aw thats so sweet! congrats again for making it to a year already!

  8. Mandy Hank Says:

    Happy Anniversary and Congrats! We actually brought home our first born on our 1 year anniv. So we were in the hospital and then just ordered pizza, not too romantic but special to us. So I hope yours is special to you! :)

  9. Melissa Dinsmore Says:

    Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! You BOTH are very special and blessed by God. Hope your day was awesome! We love you, the Dinsmores!

  10. Lisa Says:

    wow, that was a year ago?! tristan was just a little bump in my belly! i’m so glad i got to share that special day with you. happy happy anniversary!! :)

  11. ericamay Says:

    Thanks for all of the super sweet comments! :) We had an awesome evening out last night!

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