All You Need Is Love

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Three years ago today, on a warm and sunny spring afternoon, Ben and I exchanged rings and said "I do."

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I won’t get all mushy on you, but marrying your best friend is…the best!

Tonight we’re off to celebrate at a chi-chi French restaurant. Hopefully he doesn’t make me eat snails… ;) Talk to you tomorrow!

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How long have you been with your sweetie? Who’s single & ready to mingle?!

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  1. Tasha 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary!!!
    My boyfriend and I have been together almost 2 years :) We are celebrating my birthday tonight. Hope you have a great night too!

  2. Karina 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. AWhhhh! Happy anniversary! I live right by love park! My bf and I have been together forrrrr just over 2 years :)

  4. Dee 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have been dating for almost 7 years now but we’ll be married for a year on the 30th. Wow! Times flies real fast!

  5. Christy 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary! I’m definitely dating my best friend. We’ve been together 4.5 years (3 of which have been long distance). I’m so excited for him to be done with college in May and come home.

  6. Laura 04.05.2011

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I will have been married to my hubby for 3 years on May 25th! And we still haven’t gone on a honeymoon. I think we’ve been together for about 6.5 years? Sounds like a ridiculously long time when i say it out loud. :)

    • Sarah W 04.06.2011

      Laura, looks like we got married one day apart! May 24 will be 3 years! yay for the 3 year club! :) We’ve been together for 6 years now. Wow that seems like a long time but yet not that long either. Ahh love :)

    • Ms.S 04.06.2011

      My husband and I are coming up on three years in July, and we haven’t taken our honeymoon yet either. Someday! And it will be wonderful. :)

  7. dmcgirl 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary! And many many more!

  8. Happy anniversary! My husband and I have been together for nearly 5 years, and married for just under a year :)

  9. My husband & l will be joining the “3 year club” in October:) Many congrats and hope you had a great night:)

  10. ashley 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary! Our 3 year is next month. We started dating in college. :)

  11. Bridget 04.05.2011

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will celebrate 14 years of marriage in June. Time flies when you’re having fun!

  12. jody 04.05.2011

    I’m single and definitely ready to mingle. Know any hotties in Kansas City?!

  13. Maggie 04.05.2011

    My husband and I have known each other for about 15 years, have been together for 11, and married for 9.

  14. Lyn 04.05.2011

    happy anniversary to my favorite blogger and her adorable husband

    <3

  15. Tessa 04.06.2011

    Happy anniversary! I’ve been with my hubs for 10 years, and married for almost 4 (in June). I agree with the comment that you had a few posts ago – sometimes it feels like we just got married yesterday =)

  16. Stephanie 04.06.2011

    Congrats!!!!!!
    I’m on a break with mine….. :S dunno what to do. When do you know this is it or not? help…

    • Jessica A 04.06.2011

      Stephanie,
      I am going to sound SO cliche saying this: But you just know. Before I was married my friends told me that all the time and I didn’t believe them.
      But it is true. How did I know Joseph was the one? He put God before himself and me. He put me before himself. I felt complete, calm and beautiful around him. When I thought of the possibility of spending the rest of my life with him I felt content. He never said (or says) a cross word to me. He is patient and selfless. Most of all, he sought out my heart and not my body.

      • Mom 04.06.2011

        I agree with Stephanie-someone described the “knowing” as….. I stopped looking at or for anyone else. I wanted to look over every day when waking up at the pillow next to me and have his head laying on it:)

        • Mom 04.06.2011

          I mean I agree with Jessica:)

    • BostonGirl213 04.06.2011

      I know this will sound cliche too, but I don’t think you ever really know… It’s not about how you “feel”, it’s about how you “choose to feel.” Love is a choice, not a giant hole you fall into and out of. Humans CHOOSE… so whether you choose to stay together or walk away, it’s still a choice you make. Of course, I’m assuming you’re single. If you’re married, my advice would be to seek Godly counseling and try to stay married. Divorce is not it’s all cracked up to be.

  17. Jessica A 04.06.2011

    Happy anniversary!
    My hubs and I have been married a whole 6 months. They have been the best and the hardest 6 months of my life but I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

  18. Hope 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary!!! :) My fiance and I have been together for almost 5 and a half years. We just got engaged two weeks ago :)

  19. Beth @ bethcooks 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have been married for almost 2 months, but have been together for 9 years! Being married to your best friend really is the BEST!

  20. Teresa K. 04.06.2011

    hmmm — so for 22 years? Can’t remember anymore – but for our 25 we’re going to Disney!

    Happy beautiful Anniversary – and many more!

  21. jen 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! You’re right, being married to your bestie, is the best! I’ve been married to mine for 4 years on the 21st, and we’ve been together for almost 11! {that just made me feel old!}
    Have fun celebrating!

  22. Lena 04.06.2011

    Happy Anni to you both! you both look wonderful together!!! Here’s to many more years of Blessed togetherness!!! :))))

  23. Melissa 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! I am one of the single and ready to mingle types. Ha.

  24. Mimi 04.06.2011

    Yesterday was my anniversary, too! However, I think we’ll start celebrating July 16 after we get married this summer! (:

  25. Melissa 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will be married 4 years in September and we have been together for almost 9 years! It is great marrying your best friend! <3 :)

  26. jen 04.06.2011

    Happy anniversary! Cute pic of Love park :)

  27. Presley 04.06.2011

    Happy (belated) Anniversary! That is an adorable picture!

  28. Elyse 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary to you both! And many many more :-) I am still single and looking for Mr. Right. It takes time to find that one special person and I am so very glad that you indeed have!

  29. Erika 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary!! I hope your dinner was fabulous (and snail-free!).

    I just got back from my honeymoon two weeks ago so my hubby and I are brand-newlyweds :-D. We’ve been together about 2.5 years and I agree, marrying your best friend is the best.

    However, I also enjoyed my single and ready to mingle time in college! Looking back I think we found each other at the right time.

  30. Jen K 04.06.2011

    Did you go to Baru 66? I can’t wait to hear how it was. I’ve been dying to go!

  31. andrea 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! My husband and I are about to celebrate our four year dating anniversary this month, and our 1st wedding aniversay in August!

  32. Happy Anniversary!

  33. Courtney F 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary. We will be married for 3 years on the 12th!

  34. Stefanie 04.06.2011

    Awh! Happy Anniversary!!! :)

    We have been together for 2 1/2 years and will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary coming up in September. You are right – marrying your best friend is THE BEST! (Hehe.. our wedding song was ‘My Best Friend’ by Tim McGraw… awwwwh).

    I hope you anniversary was wonderful! :)

  35. Kelli H 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary!

    I’ve been with my best friend for going on 9 years next week. :) We’re not married yet though…some day soon!

  36. LisaL 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary!

  37. BostonGirl213 04.06.2011

    Celebrating 15 years – woohoo! BTW, Kristin, if you watch dancing with the stars, you’ll also know that Ralph Macchio got married on April 5th… 1987. LOL. Bonzai!

  38. Jess 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! We’ve been together for just over 6 years and married for 2.5 years.

  39. Happy Anniversary! I just did an ethnic food post and mentioned that French is one of the only that I haven’t tried in the Des Moines area! You’ll have to let us know how it was!

  40. Aweee:) I love that statue so much! Happy Anniversary:)

  41. Jackie 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful night!

    My husband and I just celebrated our 2 year anniversary in March. We’ve been together for a total of 7 years this June. What can I say…I like to think things through before jumping in with both feet. :-)

  42. Jess S 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary!! My husband and I have been together for 8 1/2 years and married for 6 1/2! (wow, that sounds like a long time when you write it down…we got married young, though, fairly soon after college) It’s been a great ride so far!

  43. MelissaOklahoma 04.06.2011

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve been married to my husband for about 2.5 months!!! :)

  44. Alyssa 04.07.2011

    Thoroughly single. But congrats to you and yours!

  45. Lisa 04.07.2011

    I’m single, but NOT ready to mingle…frankly, I just don’t care about dating anymore. Guys simply aren’t worth my time. I can’t imagine HAVING to come home to someone every night. My life is just that…MY life.

  46. Vanessa 04.07.2011

    Im coming up on my 3 year anniversary of marriage. Two weeks away and I feel like Ive been married for 25 years. People say first five years is like the honeymoon of marriage, I dont think so……… I always hope for the hard times to be over and to start the “honeymoon stage” of our marriage. Glad you at least are with your best friend and seem to have a great anniversary.

  47. Juani 04.12.2011

    Congrats,you guys make such an awesome couple,there will be lots and lots more anniversaries to come.

    My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years and 5 months.Sometimes it feels like we’ve just always been together (in a good way),and other days it feels like we’ve just started dating.I think that’s the sign of a good relationship ;)

  48. Jana 04.14.2011

    I’m just catching up on some of your posts and this date is my anniversary too! We have been married for 8 years and together since 1995 – we were in high school!!! Enjoy each day like it is April 5!

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