Today is my 4th wedding anniversary! I joke to Chris that is took him 7 years and 1 child to marry me.
We married at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. I have always wanted to go there and the girls were excited to go somewhere that Mary Kate and Ashley made a movie! Here they are, as they put it, sitting in the exact same spot the Olsen Twins were! They were SUPER excited!
When we arrived we went to our room. I looked out the window and all I saw was a brick wall and the hotel employees going in and out a side door. I was crushed. It was not what I had envisioned. I went to the front desk bawling my eyes out. It also helped that I was so tired from flying with the kids, taking 2 different flights and we had to left Boston early that morning.
After trying to plead with them to change my room, while sobbing telling them I was getting married on their property in 2 days, they agreed and moved us to the classier part of the hotel! You know the infamous arches of the hotel that you see in the advertisements? Yup, that is where they put us! This was the view from our balcony! It was breathtaking.
We got married a few days later. It was a small gathering. Just us, the kids and some family. The girls were 9 and 11, Tommy was 1. My parents, Chris's parents, my sister Tracey and his parents good friends came.
Here I am just about ready to head down! Budweiser and all!
Walking down the "Isle"
Exchanging of the rings
A special part of the ceremony was when we gave each girl a necklace. I really wanted them to feel like they were special and that not only was Chris making a commitment to me, but to them also. They were both VERY surprised. Sam started crying the second she realized what was going on.
Chris, being their new Step Dad, made the presentation. He told them how much he loved them and me. How he was excited to officially become part of us. Then he put the necklace on each girl. That man won over my heart once again after that. It was beautiful.
Our happy family!
This is everyone at the wedding.
I love my husband more and more each day. I can't wait to spend many more years to come!