November 13, 2015

1,825 Days

I am full of joy this weekend. 

On our anniversary (this coming Sunday), I always think back to what November 15th was like five years ago. I picture myself in my favorite jeans and Very Bradley backpack walking down the math hall to meet the guy I liked because he said he had something to ask me. I didn't think that my life was going to change that morning. 

My mom had dropped me off and made me a to-go cup of coffee, I had studied for my world geography test, and my clothes were laid out at home for dance practice after school. Everything was the way it always was, and then... it all changed. 

I just didn't know it had.

The cute guy from Spanish class asked me to be his girlfriend and I was completely giddy. I didn't know who I should tell first. Should I hold his hand? Should I walk with him after class? I didn't know much about what the future would hold, but I had this feeling that something wonderful was about to happen. 

I didn't know that at this moment a part of me would be filled that would never be empty again. In fact, I don't think I even knew it was empty to begin with. (Cliche, but so, so true). I would have someone with me for some very important moments in life. Someone to dance with, someone to cry with, someone to laugh with, and someone to learn with. But all I knew at that moment was that someone I cared about very much felt the same way about me, and that was the greatest thing I had ever experienced. 

I didn't know we would literally grow up together. Proms, graduations, new beginnings. I didn't know that one day soon I would be spending all my days with someone that I couldn't imagine life without. I didn't know the ways in which he would help me through the tough times in life and celebrate the good times with me. I didn't know how much love was about to fill my life.

I had always been obsessed with the idea of something like that. That all-consuming love. I loved watching all the Disney princess movies not for the sweet songs and pretty dresses, but for the way the prince looked at the princess with such admiration. I had assumed it didn't really happen in real life, or at least wouldn't happen to me. But, just like so many other things that a 14-year old girl with a spacey look in her eyes couldn't possibly know at that moment, that was one of them. 

This is a lifestyle blog and I enjoy sharing tips on how to be the best person you can be. And this, right here, is how I am the best person I can be. 

I hope you have an amazing weekend as always and that you get to tell the people you love how much you care for them. 

Thanks for letting me share this with all of you. Your sweet comments on our pictures and my posts about us bring us so much joy and encouragement. We are headed up to Kansas City for the weekend to celebrate and see one of our favorite singers in concert, so lots of tacos and jam out to some Gavin James to celebrate with us! 

Thanks to our friends Elizabeth and Parker for taking our pictures. We love them and are blessed to have ya'll in our life! 

Cristina and Cam

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  1. You guys are the cutest couple! I love the photos with the leaves - they're beautiful! Five years is such a long time - I'm so glad you found somebody who makes you so happy :)

    Alessandra |

    1. Aw, thank you so much - you are so very sweet!!

  2. This post makes me melt! So cute! Happy 5 year anniversary!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    1. Thank you, Mikayla! Hope your weekend is great, x!

  3. The one of y'all laughing is the cutest.
    I've only been with my fiancé for 2.5 years, but I feel like I have known him for a lifetime.
    Happy 5 years girl!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    1. How sweet! So excited for you and yours :)

  4. Sweetest post ever! So happy you found your soulmate and best friend!

  5. These pictures are so fun! I think first of all he sounds like a great person, and so happy you found him. But also, what a great guy to take these with you and look like he's truly enjoying it! He's a keeper ;) ((but you already know that of course haha))

    How 2 Wear It []

    1. Oh my goodness yes, a guy that likes to take a lot of pictures with you in the cold is definitely a keeper. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

  6. Seriously, you guys are so sweet! The way he looks at you is too, too precious :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  7. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your trip :)

  8. OMG stop this is so cute! I love the story of five years ago and how much you remember, down to what you were wearing!

  9. Congratulations!
    with southern grace,

  10. Ahh, congratulations! How exciting :) I hope y'all are having an amazing anniversary weekend!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  11. Thats amazing! Congrats on 5 years. That is truly quite the accomplishment! You two make a spectacular couple!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  12. Happy Anniversary! I love the way you chronicled your story and these pictures are SO freaking cute!!!

  13. Awwww! I love love, and y'all are too cute. What an amazing story. Happy anniversary!

  14. Happy anniversary!! I loved reading about your love story. You two sound like you are very happy together.


  15. I feel like I already commented on this, but....

    stop. can't. handle. the. cuteness.

    brb, puking up rainbows and butterflies.

    XO, Rach

  16. Congratulations! 5 years is such a milestone! These pictures are absolutely adorable too!

    xx. Brittany | Southern Soul