Our One Year Anniversary

Lifestyle | Jun 05, 2014

A year ago today I married the best man I’ve ever met.

I remember it vividly. We had just moved together a month prior and I had been really sick from my pregnancy for quite a while. Everything I had was boxed up and placed in the basement from my recent move. I didn’t have the energy nor the desire to unpack and go through my things. So I ended up wearing hubby’s shorts and lounge wear for weeks, and sat on the couch and watched TV or read pregnancy books.

We had planned on getting married at some point. Heck, we had planned on getting engaged first and foremost lol. But we didn’t have a set date. Jeremy and I have always done things spontaneously which is a big change for me since I’m usually the one that plans it all. But with him I am okay with letting things happen whenever. I remember we were laying down in bed one night and as usual, we were just chit chatting about life. He said “let’s get married”. I kind of gave him that “do you not see I’m sick?” look. That’s because whenever I thought of two people getting married, I always envisioned a ceremony, a wedding, celebrations. And I was no where in the mood for ANY of that. I was lucky to keep a cracker down let alone have a wedding.

Then he said he wanted to just do the court thing. “Just me and you. And Trent and Katie cuz we do need two witnesses”. Then I thought…why not! We always wanted to get married. We knew it was going to happen sooner than later. So why not? And literally a week later we were hitched! I remember asking my hubby to go down in the basement with me and go through boxes so I could find at least something to wear. The best we could come up with was a pair of white jeans and a yellow sweater. Yellow is my favorite color, EVER. So I found that to be the perfect touch.

I managed to put mascara on that morning and that was about it. My jeans were too tight on me. I waited till that morning to try them on so we had no time to go get a bigger pair. Oh well…I unbuttoned them and I was good to go. We met up with our friends and headed to the court house.

It’s so funny how life happens. You envision one thing, and you end up living a completely different moment. The best part about it is that even though it’s the opposite of what you had thought you would have, it’s the best thing you could have experienced. There is a reason things happen the way they do. I wouldn’t change that day for anything. It was perfect. We couldn’t stop smiling the entire time. I actually ended up throwing up on the sidewalk right after we left but I was so happy still. Today it is one year since that beautiful day. And it has flown by. Makes you even more aware of how short our time is here on Earth. Crazy.

So last night I went to bed pretty late. Apparently hubby says he elbowed me pretty darn good but I don’t have any recollections of it. I woke up this morning to his texts asking me if I have a black eye…ahhahaha a black eye on our anniversary. GREAT! Here’s how the convo went:

Egreis Gjergjani

Laney and I went running around the house, attacking one room at a time. It took us an hour to find them! They were in his garage, on top of some other boxes. And here we were thinking he had gotten so creative with them. I even looked in the closet thinking maybe he had already placed them there to throw me off. LOL. I gave the man way too much credit. He’s a man!! It’s good enough he pulled a surprise off successfully. They’re not all that creative with things like these.

So I opened the box up and found these GORGEOUS shoes by Christian Louboutin. And for those that are wondering if I’ll ever get enough of these, NO. I like shoes. My man knows it, respects it, loves it, and makes it happen for me, because he can. And if he couldn’t, he would give me whatever it is that he could to put a smile on my face, even if it was just a hug or kiss. At the end of the day, that snuggle next to him at night makes my world complete. And he knows it.

I am thankful. I am blessed. I am happy. I am appreciative for this and everything else.

He came home early today to have lunch with me and we’ve been sitting around, relaxing. He’s on his xbox in his man cave and i’m on the couch next to him. Gio is rocking on with our kitchen spatulas, looking like the Metallica leader on a sit up chair! It’s the cutest thing ever!

One day we plan on having a wedding; one where all of our loved ones can get together and celebrate our union. But I want to wait just a little bit longer until Gio is older. Right now it’s hard planning a wedding and taking care of him. I didn’t realize how many details go into planning the perfect day, but there’s no way I can handle it all right now. I know there are companies that can do it all for me, but I want to be involved in every single thing. No rush 🙂

So Happy Anniversary to my hubby and I. Cheers to our first year <3

Egreis Gjergjani

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  1. Jasmine says:

    That’s a beautiful story. May your marriage continue to be filled with love, mutual respect, and happiness. The sweet innocence of your love is profound. In this regard, may maturity be never found. Happy 1st anniversary!

  2. Chamere says:

    Happy Anniversary what a genuine and original love story!!! Many blessings and those shoes are hotttttt lucky u!!! 😉

  3. Sophia says:

    I must say, how you live your life is beyond Inspiring. And I’m not referring to the amazing shoe closet or the big beautiful home you have! Those are all materialistic things, one great happiness for any girl, but I’m talking about how your relationship worked out. I’m middle eastern and for us, getting pregnant before marriage is a disgrace. One day I fear that it may happen to me and it may not be a pleasant surprise for most. Considering the fact that I’m not married yet. My fiancé and I have been Together for years and we wish to be married already but we know we cannot do that yet because we are young and not financially ready yet cuz I’m interning, close to graduating and finding a job.
    When I see how you lived your life; marrying your baby’s father and creating a magnificent life for your men, it inspires me. It gives me hope that if one day I end up pregnant before marriage, I can be as brave as you. I don’t want to have to end my pregnancy in fear that my parents may be furious with us. Sometimes I just wanna go get married in Vegas and live with my husband happily until I can afford a wedding instead of having to wait years before getting married just to pay for the wedding.
    I love reading your blog and I love everything you stand for. You have no idea how inspiring you are.
    PS I am not against kids before marriage, my race is.

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  5. vili vanka (violeta) says:

    Se ke iden sa gezohem per ty zemer… Jam e lumtur se te shigoj ty te lumtur… Zogjithmon te mbroj familjen tende te bukur … Gjithmon kaq te dashur te jeni fmiljarisht … E meritoni sa ska! Ma puth pak Gion te lutem sh … E dua shhhhh! Gjithashtu edhe ty ..:p te puc fooort… Dhe na kenaqe me keto qe shkrua … Te nxjerra vertet nga zemra tende e bukur …. Love uuuu

  6. Elisa says:

    So happy for you guys! Are you planning on becoming a US citizen and is your husband planning on becoming an Albanian citizen?

    1. Egreis Gjergjani says:

      I am a US citizen love. Hubby will get Albanian citizenship in 2 years 🙂

  7. Anna says:

    I’ve been following you for a couple years now ( before you went to focus on your amazing family ) and I’ve looked up and admired you for as long as I’ve even reading your blogs, I was wondering how long in total you and Jeremy have been together ? You have such a beautiful family! So happy for you all of you <3

    1. Egreis Gjergjani says:

      Hi love,

      thank you! We’ve been together for almost 2 years 🙂

  8. Tracy says:

    Your bond is so beautiful. Congratulations on your anniversary. You guys remind me so much of me and my fiancé. We build each other into bigger and better people. Thank you 🙂

    1. Egreis Gjergjani says:

      Thank you Tracy!

  9. Andrea says:

    I enjoy your blog! It brings me to a peaceful place! So happy for you and your fam!

  10. chummie says:

    happy wedding anniversary sorry its coming late love your blog

    1. Egreis Gjergjani says:

      Thank you!!