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Us. (A Grateful Heart)

June 1, 2015

Tomorrow I celebrate 3 years of marriage with him. My husband, best friend, partner in crime, silly song co-writer, super talented, handsomely tall, musically inclined, rocker of the keys, scruffy beard wearer, most hilarious person I know, and so many more things I’ll save for his ears; my babe.


Today I am grateful for us. Nearing six years of friendship, I fall more and more in love with the person he is. Nearing 3 years of husband and wife, I learn more and more about this thing called marriage. Marriage is freaking weird. And I love so much that this man and I want to choose each other each and every day, because when you’ve found the right person for you… a person worth fighting for… marriage is also freaking awesome. And worth the hard work – every single time.
Tomorrow we celebrate 3 years of marriage, and I’m really proud of us. I love us and this thing we continue to build with each other and cannot wait for all of the chapters that await us in our story. After all, our story is my favorite story. 

 You can read our love story here: 
PS- Happy June 1st! Today marks the official FIRST DAY of June’s Happiness Stamped challenge!! Who are you snail-mailing this first week?

What are you grateful for? 

Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a grateful heart. Not enough time to write a Grateful Heart post today? No worries! This linkup will be open until Friday! You can find the rules of this linkup here

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey



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    Snail mail- super excited for this. I went to target for a bridal shower gift and left with new stationary. How does target suck one in like that??? My justification was that I would be sending out a bunch of letters this month. You would laugh if you knew how much other stationery I have at home.
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  • Awww all the mushy feelings with this post! Happy 3 years to you both!

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  • No surprise here, but you were a beautiful bride! I am in love with your dress. Happy Anniversary!

  • Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pictures are just gorgeous! Congratulations on 3 years of love and happiness with your main squeeze!

  • Oh this just makes my heart pitter-patter! Happiest of anniversary's to you 2!

  • Aww happy anniversary pretty lady!

  • This is beautiful πŸ™‚ marriage certainly is weird AND awesome in so many ways. happy anniversary to you two!

  • Thank you, Brettni! πŸ™‚

  • Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adv

    Happy Anniversary, and may the adventure, joy, and weirdness continue! πŸ™‚

  • ha! That's one of my favorite pics of us too πŸ™‚ (Michael Bolton may have been involved)

    Target is the best place for stationary! I'm always checking the dollar bins! (I have a lot at home too… some of them I save for gifts) πŸ™‚ I'm SO excited you're taking part in this.

  • Thank you, Michelle!! πŸ™‚

    I'm so excited to have you a part 12 Months of Bliss, and then to have you recruit another person! ha! So awesome! I'm looking forward to starting the first of my letters today… this is one of my favorite challenges out of the entire project. You will not believe how FULL your heart will feel at the end of the month!

  • Thanks, lady!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    I can't wait to hear from everyone at the end of the month! This is one of my favorite challenges of the entire project!

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  • Thank you, Audrey! XO

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  • Thank you, Bijee!! πŸ™‚

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  • Thank you, Katie! xo!

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  • You two are the perfect couple!

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  • I love this. You can see the love in each of your pictures! Never lose that πŸ™‚

  • Happy anniversary!

  • Happiest of anniversaries to you guys!

  • So sweet!! Happy 3 years!

  • Happy anniversary, friend!!

  • Sharon

    Happy Anniversary to the both of you! What a precious post about your love and marriage. And most of all, I could sense the deep sense of friendship between you. THAT is such a blessing, too!

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    GOD BLESS!

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  • Oh congratulations Emily! You make a beautiful couple πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Joiner

    Happy 3 years to you and your hubby!

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    Happy three years of marriage, Emily! I'm learning so much from you and your marriage, and I think you deserve to know that. πŸ™‚

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  • Thanks, Emily!

  • Thank you, Chelsea!!

  • πŸ™‚ Yay! Thank you!

  • Thank you, Daisy!

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  • Thanks, Shayne!

  • YES!!! πŸ™‚

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  • πŸ™‚ Thanks, Ashley!!

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  • chall1018

    Wait…y'all get to meet? I am so jealous! I want to meet both of you!

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  • Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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