Two Year Anniversary


Last night I arrived home from dinner with a few friends and was greeted by a ball of white fur relentless licking my toes. Polo grabbed his leash and began running in circles, letting me know it was definitely time for his walk.

JD and I strolled hand-in-hand and spoke about our day as Polo led the way down the darkened path. Work, editing, what I ordered for dinner. Okay, so what were you doing this night exactly two years ago, I asked JD. I knew the answer, but in lieu of our wedding anniversary, I wanted to hear the story again. I’m like that.

This time two years ago, we were on the beach in Oahu, Hawaii for our destination wedding. Without a shadow of doubt, it was the happiest time of my life. JD and I were surrounded only by the closest family and friends, and promised our unwavering love and devotion to each other.

So much has changed in two years, yet nothing has. Life on the margin is entirely different, but life at the core is undoubtedly the same. I’m still insanely in love with my husband and—even though I doubted its feasibility—I love JD more than I did when I married him. Love spills from my heart and into my soul for him.

JD has morphed into my every being and I now see his reflection in my fingerprints. I feel his spirit when I speak. I hear his voice when I dream.

As we crawled into bed last night, JD said that while he’s proud to make it to our two-year anniversary, he’ll be extra happy when we make it to our 25th anniversary. I turned to him and said, Are you crazy?! I want to make it to our 250th anniversary!

JD…I mean it. I want to be 250-years-old with you. I want to grow old with you. I want you to comb my grey hair and hold me like it was our first night together all over again. I love you.

As I was searching for pictures of us to post from this past year, I realized that the ONLY time we were in front of a camera was last February while in Cabo San Lucas. This is one of my favorite pictures that the fabulous Jessica Claire captured.

**I will be taking the day off, so please forgive the delay of email responses. I’m shooting a wedding tomorrow, so I won’t be responding until Monday. Thanks!**

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  1. Tana Huffman

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Blessings to love and eternal bliss!!

  2. gabriel ryan

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    enjoy your day off. you and jd are deeply beautiful people. thank you for blessing both carlie and myself with your candid warmth and inspiring love.

  3. AmandaD

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Aniv! You are so gorgeous in those pics and love that you had a DW 😉

  4. Amy

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats you two!! Have a great day!

  5. Angelina

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    I loved your story…seriously gave me goosebumbs…so cute!

  6. Brianna

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I love the two of you so very much and I am blessed to have seen your relationship grow from the very beginning. You guys are special…more than special actually, you are incredibly blessed! Have fun today doing all of your sweet little romantic nothings…I am sure it will be a day filled with love that is actually just a highlighted version of every other day you two spend together. Lots of love!!! xoxo

  7. Tanya Perez

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    May you two always be blessed in your love for each other. Happy Anniversary! 🙂

  8. cesar perez

    September 28th, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    congrats you guys!! Happy Anniversary

  9. [ b ] e c k e r

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    happy anniversary you two! let’s hang out soon.

  10. Nataly

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    The love you have for your Husband is apparent every time you write about him and by looking at that photo I can tell he feels the same way for you. Happy anniversary and may God continue to bless your marriage!

  11. Simply Modern Weddings

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Jasmine, you truly have a gift for words…I love how you describe your love for JD. Happy anniversary!!! 🙂

  12. kara pennington

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    happy anniversary 🙂

  13. jessica claire

    September 28th, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    happy 2nd anniversary! you are both really really good looking.

  14. Joyful Weddings & Events

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    So beautiful! Your words always inspire me- I cannot imagine what they mean to JD. Have so much fun!

  15. Stephen

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations on your milestone!

  16. david baxter

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    blessings to you both! may you always be as happy as you are today , tomorrow & forever.

  17. Shannon

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    YAY!!!!! HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY!!!!! May each & every day be full of LOVE, LAUGHTER & FRIENDSHIP for you both; & may each & every day feel like the very first time you felt those wonderful butterflies fluttering their wings of love!!!!! Here’s to another 248….at least!!!!!!

  18. Elena

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! If you feel this way about your husband now, just wait until you have been married longer–you will feel that you won’t be able to breath or dream without him. It only gets better!

  19. Jess Strickland

    September 28th, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Uhhhh…..GOOSEBUMPS!! 😉 Isn’t love the BEST thing EVER???

    Happy Anniversary!! 🙂

  20. Carlie Davis

    September 28th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    YAY!! Happy Anniversary!! We love you guys!!

  21. Jolene

    September 28th, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    This brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful! The line about combing your grey hair did it for me…I’m a sucker for pure and genuine love…you two definitely have just that. Happy Anniversary! Here’s to 248 to go. 🙂 Cheers!

  22. Rachel Dallaire

    September 28th, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You have an amazing ability to share your emotions in a way that speaks to the soul. I hope you had an awesome day and enjoy your upcoming years of bliss.

    Isn’t it awesome to celebrate being in love?!? (My husband and I will celebrate 4 years this November)

  23. cassandra m

    September 28th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    genuine, unconditional, 100% true & forever love, thats what you guys have…its like a fairy tale i do say! If there were not pictures of JD, I would wonder if her were real…ha.ha. You should let him post one day on your blog. I’m sure he would have a lot of beautiful things to say about you too. Congrat on your #2 Anniversary. so happy for you both!

  24. Jeanette

    September 28th, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful…pitter patter!!! Congrats on 2 years and here’s to much love for the next 248. Ü

  25. angel swanson

    September 28th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    happy anniversary to you both! enjoy the day off. 🙂

  26. Misty

    September 28th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! ya’ll are a gorgous couple!!

  27. meg

    September 28th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    congratulations and here’s to 248 more!

  28. jen

    September 28th, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Reading this actually made me cry.

    I am going through a really tough time right now and your lovely description of your love helps me see I need to keep on this road and walk away and maybe one day, if I am really lucky, I might get a chance at a love like yours

  29. Stacy Cross

    September 28th, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    You two are absolutely gorgeous together – congrats!

  30. Kelly Park

    September 29th, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Yeah! Congratulations 🙂

  31. jenniferL

    September 29th, 2007 at 12:35 am

    that’s so sweet!! happy anniversary.

  32. Will Parris

    September 29th, 2007 at 12:58 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to two amazing people! And here’s to the 250th, which seriously, that’s impressive! 🙂 Happy anniversary guys! God bless!

  33. Joy Nudd

    September 29th, 2007 at 3:16 am

    Warm fuzzies 🙂 How beautiful is your relationship! Happy Anniversary.


  34. Jasmine C.

    September 29th, 2007 at 3:21 am

    That’s so beautiful. Congrats on your anniversary! 🙂 May He always bless you and your relationship with each other and with Him.

  35. Melissa Koehler

    September 29th, 2007 at 3:33 am

    Happy Anniversary! You two are the cutest!

  36. kristen dawn

    September 29th, 2007 at 5:06 am

    did u GET a point and shoot YET!? And post some pics from your wedding girl!

  37. kristen dawn

    September 29th, 2007 at 5:07 am

    oh yea, and it’s time for you to make some beautiful babies

  38. Kristin

    September 29th, 2007 at 6:16 am

    I love hearing that there are people as happily married as me!! We just celebrated our 5 year and I just adore my hubby more every year! I am so glad to hear you are so happy and in love…STILL!

  39. Jenn Regruth

    September 29th, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations to you. How sweet. Can you post one of your wedding pics taken by the great David Jay? I would love to see one!!

  40. Chantal Stone

    September 29th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Sooooo sweet!
    Happy Anniversary!!!


  41. Dianna

    September 29th, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    So sweet!! Congratulations on your two years.

  42. lauren c.

    September 29th, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    yay!! happy 2 years!! : )

  43. Sinead

    September 29th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Good heavens! You’re [i]both[/i] fabulous. Happy Anniversary!

  44. Mark Brooke

    September 29th, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Way to Go! I am so hapy for you two! I hope that the wedding is seamless.

  45. Amy DeYoung

    September 29th, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Congratulations! Jasmine, you seriously have such a gift for writing!!

  46. kadi

    September 30th, 2007 at 4:39 am

    congratulation Jasmine…one question what templates do you use for your collage ?

  47. ksenija

    September 30th, 2007 at 4:56 am

    WOW! you definitely have a way with words that is extraordinary (as well as your photography!). CONGRATS to you & J.D. as you celebrate your anniversary & the great love & passion that you share for each other. : )

  48. Trista

    September 30th, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Congrat’s you guys!!! Jas, I TOTALLY know what you mean about loving your hubby even more now than you did on your wedding day..isn’t that such an awesome thing!!

    Wishing a MILLION more years of marital bliss!


  49. Korey

    October 1st, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    That put tears in my eyes. I hope to have such a wonderful anniversary 3 years (and 10 days) from now. Congratulations!!

  50. Amy Martin

    October 1st, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Happy Anniversary J* & JD 🙂

  51. Tiffany

    October 2nd, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    too cute! so in love=)

  52. davina

    October 10th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Jasmine, you have such a beautiful way with words, of seeing life, and of living life. Everytime I see you in person and when I read your blog I’m moved by it.

  53. Kay English

    July 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Aww cute picture. Was it shot with high ISO? I noticed the different logo you used to have on your pictures. It’s very cute!