It's been a week of looking back at everything we've been through, everything we've accomplished, everything we've made memories doing. I've been digging around my pictures and found our honeymoon folder and buried myself in those moments captured in still form. I try to remember back to each moment perfectly and with the pictures, I remember how blissful that week was away from life just enjoying our fresh days of being newly married loves.

We spent 7 days in paradise in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Barcelo. The resort was perfect for what we wanted, all inclusive with a small beach, 2 huge pools and room service. We were famous for getting room service at the latest hours of the night and we look back now laughing every time we eat a club sandwich cause that was the meal of choice. Nightly. And it was so delicious.

Holy blonde hair, huh?! What can I say? Hubs loved his blonde bride. I can't say he'd loved me being my heaviest at our wedding but I do know he embraced those pounds with his strong arms and I'm so thankful for that. He's been my biggest fan in my journey of shedding those "wedding planning pounds" and I'm so confident having him by my side as I deal with my insecurities.

After seeing where we were then and comparing to where we are now, we each have zero regrets. We love like it's our last day together and are constantly encouraging one another. We were best friends then and still are now. We learn new things daily about our marriage and how we can grow stronger and closer and we take each day one step at a time, focusing on God being the center of all our days.

Some friends and family ask us often how married life is. They ask how we are handling fighting and how we deal with stressful schedules. We're asked how have we built our life and deal with the everyday challenges. We always answer the same. Married life is great-- we have the best time together, we're the closest of friends and love each other so much. We look so forward to building more years like the ones we've already experienced together.

We're laughed at. People think we're crazy and lying. They think all marriages and relationship are struggling and dealing with challenges. We feel blessed we can confidently say we've stood strong only uplifting each other during our few years together. We stand firm saying we will always be each other's biggest supporter and we will only honor the vows we spoke to many witnesses 2 years ago.

Marriage is an eternal bond. It's not only when you feel like it or for playing house. It's to commit yourself to one being for all your days. To embrace them and their weaknesses with your whole heart. To spend your life loving another and building moments so precious you can look back on when your old and gray. And when that time comes that Andrew and I are old and gray [hopefully with a wrap around porch, some creaky rocking chairs and sweet tea (!!)] we will look back at all those moments and again stand firm knowing we put God first and our marriage bloomed beautifully by His grace.