The marriage story that involves no wedding

Happy 2nd wedding (err..marriage!) anniversary to the Hubs! As promised in last week’s desperate post about me gift panicking (like usual), I wanted to share our story!

Almost 8 years ago we were wide-eyed-bushy-tailed students wandering the campus of a small liberal arts college pretending to have it all figured out.

We had a class together. I forgot his name, but he remembered mine at a party. Luckily he introduced himself to my friends so I didn’t have to continue to say “well, this guy …” forever.

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circa 2007-ish

circa summer 2007-ish (I think...)

circa summer 2007-ish (I think…)

It didn’t take us long to feel a little claustrophobic in a tiny town whose only real attraction was the college at which there were about 1000 other students whose history we knew all too well. We’ll always have a soft spot for the brief small town life we led, but we had the itch for a bigger city.

And so…we transferred to USC, moved into a tiny apartment that had no central heating and air (do you even know what an AC box in your window in the middle of South Carolina’s armpit of humidity is like?! Life is tough), adopted a dog..then another, got engaged, graduated college, got real jobs…oh, and a wedding? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

To poor to afford gas and parking fines, we biked a lot :)

To poor to afford gas and parking fines, we biked a lot at USC 🙂

Ok, just kidding. Time wasn’t the issue.

After a 4+ year engagement and even longer cohabitation, a wedding wasn’t something we had the desire to spend our hard-earned money on. Instead we bought a house 🙂

Our adorable house covered in snow, Jan. 2014

Our adorable house covered in snow, Jan. 2014

After we both gained stable jobs, we decided perhaps it was time to actually do that getting-married-thing.

One Thursday on our lunch breaks, we visited the Court House, filled out the necessary paperwork and submitted our marriage request.

The following day, we picked up our approval, walked across the street and had some lady with a serious smoker’s voice notarize our certificate. We skipped back across the street and filed the paperwork. Voila! Romance at its finest.

Maybe our life is too simple, but we sure do love the life we’ve built together!

Remember the dog we adopted? Yep, that's him.

Remember the dog we adopted? Yep, that’s him.

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Call us inappropriate, but we used this picture as part of our announcement 😉

The best of Hubs lets you drag him to rallies.

The best of Hubs lets you drag him to rallies.

Side Note: This is the lake, not the beach. Sand is a neat freak's worst nightmare. Thus, I do not like the beach :)

Side Note: This is the lake, not the beach. Sand is a neat freak’s worst nightmare. Thus, I do not like the beach 🙂

kt's wed

and here we are dolled up for my sister’s wedding (she actually had one! :))

Happy Memorial Day weekend! (we picked it on purpose so we could have an extra day off around our anniversary every year. That was a great idea until I got a new job where that’s not the case #NoHolidayForMeThisYear)

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