Wednesday, August 5, 2009

3 Year Wedding Anniversary!

When I woke up this morning, this was what I found on the kitchen counter next to the coffee maker- the first place I go at 1:30 a.m. when I get up & get ready for the morning newscast. On a day that I found it especially tough to get myself up out of bed, this really set the tone for an awesome day. Sorry guys, no beauty blogging here, and no YouTube videos today. It's Tyler's & my 3 year anniversary!

Nothing beats truffles & a dozen gorgeous pink tipped roses to start the day, but August of 2009 marks a lot of milestones for Tyler and myself that we can be plenty grateful for... even without flowers & chocolate. We've been together since 2001 (junior year of high school), and now we've gotten through three years of marriage- during what was probably one of the most stressful times of our lives. Within weeks of our wedding, we were both just getting started in the real world. We moved nearly 6 hours from home, Tyler was beginning the scary endeavor of law school, and I began the search for a job at a TV news station (forunately I found it fairly soon). After taking on a handful of positions, I've now moved on to become a full time anchor- and after hours upon hours of studying- Tyler has graduated law school and taken (and hopefully passed) the bar exam. During much of that time- I was making YouTube videos... a great way for me to exercise my creative bone and relieve the stress of story deadlines and live reports.
While the past 3 years have been a time of progress, they haven't been without tough moments. In case you don't know much about the relationship between me & Tyler, he's the calm, cool, & collected one and I'm the emotional one that's always sharing feelings and not really holding much back. So whenever I was missing family or stressing about my job, Tyler was my shoulder to lean on. He's always been that way. He doesn't judge me, doesn't try to change the way I feel... but he's always been there for me, and willing to do anything for me. I like to think I've been sort of a "cheerleader" for him as he embarked on one of his most difficult journeys in his life.
No matter how rough the road is in your journey- no day should go unappreciated. A new day is a new chance to start fresh. Try your best, treat people with love, and do what you know is right. Even on a down day, let your light shine. It will in turn lift you up, and take others with you.
I'm grateful for all of you who have kept up with my online makeup endeavors. You continually brighten my day, and I hope I'm able to return the favor.
On that note, I'll have a truffle :)
Have a great day everyone!
Emily

35 comments:

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  2. I love you and am so proud of you both!

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  3. Congratulations to you guys, you make a cute couple, God bless you for a lot more years together.
    I follow you at you tube and I consider you as my friend.

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  4. Happy 3 year anniversary to you both, Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Many more happy years to come xx

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  5. Aww, what a beautiful post Emily.
    Happy Anniversary to you guys!! Hope you have an awesome day. It's our anniversary tomorrow, so now I will always remember your anniversary (and we've been together since 2001 as well, but got married before you, in 2004).

    I've been following you on youtube pretty much since you started and it definitely feels like you're a friend, even though we never met. I enjoy your videos and blog very much and have learned a lot from you. Please keep doing what you do!!

    xoxo
    Nicole

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  6. aww thanks so much! love you guys! You all feel like friends to me!

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  7. Happy Anniversary for you guys and God bless you!!! :D

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  8. I hope you have many more wonderful years together! Happy Anniversary to both of you! :)

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  9. Happy Anniversary, Emily. It's funny that the journal part has become my favorite - to know you better and listen to your story and all :-) Thanks for sharing

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  10. That was a beautiful blog...more of a mini story! It was so nice to read :) Happy 3rd Anniversary to you both and to many more happy years together,the flowers are gorgeous! and you two are def. soulmates you can just tell it from your writing and when he's in the videos with you! hehe...have a wonderful nite and enjoy!

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  11. Happy 3rd year anniversary!!!! That is very sweet of your hubby and I am sure there will be more anniversaries to come!!! :D

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  12. Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary!
    And thank you for bringing a tear to my eye with those kind words of endeavoring and triumph.
    May you be blessed with many more anniversaries with him! You certainly are lucky!

    ~Laur

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  13. Happy anniversary! You two are so cute together. How thoughtful of him to leave those for you. Those Lindor truffles? Are the shit lol. Love 'em.

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  14. Happy Anniversary Tyler and Emily!

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  15. Happy Anniversary! I've been married for 26 years to a wonderful guy! I can get emotional sometimes and he still loves me. He doesn't go for all those "old lady" jokes. I wish a long and happy marriage for you and Tyler.

    I really enjoy the journal part of your blog!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful flowers and yummy chocolate!

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  17. Congratulations on all your accomplishments!! You're a pleasure to watch!! I wish you were my morning anchor!!

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  18. so sweet^.^
    May God binds your love always and forever
    still have the sweetness with the two of you...
    love it<3
    inspiring^.^

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  19. Congrats to both you and Tyler. Boy that's working it, roses and truffles. Seriously though, although I don't know you both personally I am proud of what you both have accomplished, and pray you continue to soar. You truly are an inspiration, Emily and I wish you both all the happiness and love your hearts and hands can hold.

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  20. aww!! Congratulations! u guys need BABIES!!!! I would love to see you all glowing and round.. but i know you will devote a lot more time to babies and not youtube...so i'd miss you!! But i'd still love to see ur babies.. you guys will have GORGEOUS kids! Congratulations again!!!!

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  21. Congradulations! You two are so cute together. I love the videos with both you and Tyler. The flowers were so pretty. :] Many more amazing years to come.

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  22. congrats! And thanks for sharing some info on your relationship. It´s so cute that you guys have been together since high school!!!

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  23. Congratulations to you both!! Best wishes!
    It is so nice to see a relationship full of love and affection!
    I am also married for a short time and passed through difficult moments (exams, job search, distance from family) and I found comfort in this blog's and youtube's world!
    Sorry for my english, but I'm from brazil!! eehehe

    Love,
    Fernanda

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  24. That is so nice ms. Emily. It seems like you and Tyler balance out each other. Happy 3rd Year Anniversary and, i know you guys will be togethere forever.

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  25. awwwwww
    love it! u guys and u are such a wonderful inspiration :D

    i really really hope Tyler passed his Bar Exam!!

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  26. Emily,
    your entry made me teary eyed.
    Loved it :)

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  27. Congrats! i love anniversaries. Me and my boyfriend will celebrate our 3 years this month. and I cant wait :)
    their little surprises are the sweetest.

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  28. I don't see a need to celebrate my wedding anniversary.I don't know if it's because I'm not that type of person or because I was married twice by the time I was 21.

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