Seven Year Itch


Seven years ago, my life changed. Got flipped upside down, like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Surrounded by 23 of our closest friends and family, I walked down the aisle to marry my best friend on a sandy beach in Hawaii. One of the few things I remember in that moment was realizing the time was right. After dating for eight and a half years, we were ready to become each other’s counterbalance.

As a kid, I worried what might happen one day when I was married to someone for seven years, the dreaded Seven Year Itch (and the desire to try something new) I heard so much about. But my nature was to worry. I worried about my parents’ finances, I worried my dad’s car wouldn’t start, and I worried I’d be abandoned at the grocery store (like I had seen on an episode of Punky Brewster). And, yes, I worried about how I’d feel being married to someone for what felt like forrrrrrrever.

Years later, reflecting on the love that has volcanoed for my husband, I can say the skeptics are correct. Seven years into my marriage, I’m itching. Itching to get closer to JD, to rest squarely in the center of his heart and a rooted fixture in his life. If I had the chance to walk down the aisle again along that sandy beach in Hawaii, I wouldn’t. No, I’d run.

If I knew then what I know now, I sprint into his arms and shout I DO because the last seven years have been made of the stuff dreams are made of. Sort of like a glitter covered burrito, only better.

JD, I love you. Thank you for being the better part of me. Happy Anniversary!

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  1. Jenni

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Anniversary you too!!

  2. pam

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Megan Edlinger

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Anniversary, you two!!!! <3 Here’s to many more beautiful years together!!

  4. Leanne

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Happy, Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed with many more wonderful years together! This picture is so cute, I called my husband in to share it with him! Hilarious!

  5. Dana Fiorito

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Happy Anni!!!

  6. Ariana Watts

    September 28th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine & JD!!!

  7. Liz

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jasmine and JD! We’ve been at it for 11+ years now and I will say that even some of the most challenging moments have led to the best ones. It only gets better when you’re both in it 🙂

  8. Rachel McCloud

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    My husband just celebrated our first anniversary this Monday and I wanted to thank you guys for being an example of what a husband and wife team should look like. Thank you for being super awesome and happy anniversary 🙂

  9. Samantha June

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely!!! Happy anniversary to you both 🙂

  10. Kristen

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I just cried…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to a wonderful team. 🙂

  11. Life with Kaishon

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Love is the best.
    A glittery burrito sounds a little gross to me but that awesome picture took the grossness right out of my mind.

  12. Lindsey

    September 28th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    🙂 It is great that you all are celebrating your 7 year anniversary. Gotta love being married to your best friend. My husband and I celebrate 5 years next year. I can’t believe it has been that long. Time flies!

  13. Janel KG

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Many congratulations to you both!!! Being married to your best friend is definitely the stuff dreams are made of! I’m glad you have that… and blessed to be a member of the same club! Muah!!

  14. Jessica K. Sullivan

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I love you guys! Weird right?! Whatever. It’s true:) You two are so sweet! Congratulations! Happy Anniversary and God bless you with many more years of "stuff dreams are made of" marriage together.

  15. m

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Happy anniversary!!

  16. Rachel Greene

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So encouraging! And so happy for y’all :D. Happy seven years!! 😀

  17. Rylie Sata

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary to you and JD! Keep doing what you do and thank you for giving us Readers the chance to cheer you on on the sidelines!

  18. Mirelis Sanchez

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Happy Anniversary !! And best wishes to MANY more years. To have the love your parents have and celebrate the blessings God has given you over and over again.

  19. Kristina

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    This is amazing! So sweet!

  20. Anna K.

    September 28th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Jasmine this made me tear up! You two are so great together and I wish you all the happiness! Have fun on this special day!

  21. Nicole

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! You and JD are just the cutest couple ever, well minus myself and my hubby of course. 🙂

  22. Kandise

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Happy anniversary!

  23. Gail

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Getting to hang out with you two for that long weekend in May, I got to see first-hand just how wonderful you two are for each other. It’s an awesome thing to be in the presence of that (and I feel lucky to share that same kind of love with my Nickolas). Happy anniversary you two! You’ve got one year up on me in this department…how do the dates fly by so fast?

    xoxo G

  24. Christy Tyler

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Your marriage and partnership is such an inspiration Jasmine & JD! Wishing you another amazing year together & many more to follow!

  25. Kendra

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I love you both. Thanks for setting an amazing example of what an awesome, godly, and loving relationship looks like! Have an amazing day today! Relax! Massage each others feet and such 😉

  26. Abe

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Awww…congrats guys! Here’s to another 7 years x another 111 years!

  27. Anika :-)

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Good things get better with time. I’ve been happily married for 12 years years, I feel more blessed each year. I wish you YEARS and YEARS of genuine happiness.

  28. Mikaela

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    love, love, love it. xo

  29. ML Pipes

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    WOW! I almost cried when I read this post. How beautiful Jasmine. I have not yet found that person in my life & so want that.. You & JD give me so much hope for the MY future… Thanks for sharing your life, your work, & your marriage with us….

  30. Leandra

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Absolutely adorable! 🙂 Happy Anniversary!!

  31. Deborah

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  32. Kristin Cooley

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this post!! And the photo is probably the best part of it all. You guys are adorable!

  33. Ashley Goodwin

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Legit soul mates. It’s pretty obnoxious, really. ;). Have the best staycation ever, y’all deserve it! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! Xoxo

  34. Brenda

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    AHHHH!! Today is my Anniversary too!! Happy Anniversary to you guys!!! <3

  35. Scott

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    you guys are so cute it makes me want to vomit…glittery burritos. It’s great to see you truly appreciate your marriage. God bless!

  36. Tina Nandi

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    You guys are so awesome! That’s what I call a ‘Power Couple!’ 😉 Happy Anniversary.

  37. Marjorie Etienne

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Well said! Happy anniversary to both of you, this is only the beginning.

  38. Shayla

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Aww! Congratulations you two!

  39. rich

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    you guys are awesome! Happy anniversary!

  40. Monica Brazier

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    AWWWWW! So sweet! Happy Anniversary to the both of you!

  41. Stephanie

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    This made me all sorts of teary eyed and happy. I love love. Dont you?

  42. Sheng

    September 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Happy anniversary!!!

  43. Mark Potter

    September 28th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Congrat’s Jasmine + JD!! You are an amazing couple, and getting to meet you in person was truly something special. Allison and I look up to the both of you in many ways, not just in photography, but also the way you love and support one another. We’ll be toasting you tonight as we share a drink. 🙂

  44. Emily K

    September 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Beautiful post! Congratulations on seven wonderful years. Happy anniversary! But might I ask, can I totally steal your quote "glitter covered burrito"?? For some reason that is the funniest thing i’ve heard in a looooong time! You’re hilarious J*! 🙂

  45. staci

    September 28th, 2012 at 9:08 pm


  46. Rudi

    September 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Happy anniversary Jasmine & JD!

  47. Robyn

    September 28th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This post is one of the most adorable posts I’ve ever read! (And I read a looott of cuteness.) That was amazing Jasmine. And funny. And oh so genuine. You two are fantastic together. Thanks for brightening my day!

  48. Amy Jo

    September 28th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    The two of you are my dream come true. I wish you the happiest of anniversaries, and many more to come. Jasmine, you are a beautiful writer. I get totally sucked in to the things you write, especially sappy things about love! Keep writing, you have an awesome talent.

  49. MartaV

    September 28th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    OMG! That photo kills me! It is straight up awesome. Happy anniversary!

  50. Michelle

    September 29th, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Happy anniversary love bugs 🙂

  51. Tony Belmont

    September 29th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    I have a feeling that if JD had written this post, it would have been exactly the same. Happy 7 years…without the itch!

  52. Chris Fitchett

    September 29th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Happy Anniversary sweetie! May the Lord continue to bless you above and beyond! Love you!

  53. LEOLAK

    September 29th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Lady you have such a beautiful way with words. LOVE IT!!! Happy Anniversary to you and JD!!! And many many more together!!!

  54. Andria Lavine

    September 29th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Happy Anniversary! May the best years be what’s yet to come!

  55. Michelle Lazette

    September 29th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Here’s to life, laughter & love! All the best to you guys!!!

  56. Jessica Vidmar Photography

    September 29th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    can you two be any cuter?! i don’t think so : ) happy anniversary!

  57. David & Rodhelen Liao

    September 29th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Buon Giorno from Milan, Italy and Happy Aniversary and congrats to you guys, JD & Jasmine!

  58. Tereza Lee

    September 30th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Happy Anniversary guys :). You are both such an inspiration. All the very best and may all your dreams come true 🙂 t xx

  59. Shefali Lindsey

    September 30th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Happy Anniversary to a very gorgeous couple (both inside and outside)! xoxo

  60. Jolynn

    October 1st, 2012 at 7:52 am

    You guys are seriously SO adorable. You have a love that I think people really look up to, and it’s amazing! Happy Anniversary and God Bless!! =)

  61. Cindy Habel

    October 1st, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Congratulations to you both!! Wishing you many many more happy years together! xo

  62. Hannes Uys

    October 1st, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Robot and goof?

  63. Derek Martinez Photography

    October 1st, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Congrats you two!

  64. Karl Stelter

    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Awwwwww!!! That is incredibly sweet, and it makes me so happy that the both of you are so in love! As a newly married man (and slight worrier as well) the way you describe your relationship is exactly what I aspire towards. JD – you are the MAN for making your wife so happy, and I pray I can do the same!!!

  65. Amanda Marie Photography

    October 2nd, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Oh you two are so cute. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  66. Aderike

    October 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 pm


  67. Brittani

    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    awww… congratulations guys.. <3

  68. Evonne & Darren

    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Happy anniversary again, Jasmine and JD! Darren and I made our 7-year too this past June! Woohoo… wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy and happiness! 🙂

  69. Annetta

    October 4th, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Congratulations, Jasmine and JD!! Wishing you many happy years together…doing what you love.

  70. Brittany

    October 5th, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Jasmine, I’m not married nor in love, but this post made me cry. It made me shed tears of happiness that one day I would find my JD! I’m super excited for you two and your world full of love. Thanks for sharing. May you experience many more 7 year itches!