Monday, July 9, 2012

Twelve Years Ago

I am back! My goodness, I feel like I have been gone forever! A big shout out to Angela, Sami and Laura for taking over last week while I was off on a little camping vacay! Thank you to all my friends that welcomed these ladies with open arms!

Now back to the regular scheduled program.  

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Our 12th one to be exact. Yes, I said 12th. The photo below somewhat dates us. Don't you think?  I mean, check out the curled up-do, pearl tiara and the daisy bouquet with tons of baby's breath. This was the style "back then", so I thought. Just look at us, we were babies!


That year was such a whirlwind, I graduated from college in May, turned 22 years old, left my university life, got married in July, rented our first home and started my career. Talk about some major life changes all taking place within a few months. I grew up pretty fast and take pride in accomplishing so much at such a young age.

So, in case you don't follow along on Instagram (@becauseshannasaidso), I wanted to share a few pictures from our anniversary weekend.  All the credit goes to Ross. He planned our entire weekend and it was all a surprise. I had absolutely no idea what we were doing or where we were going. Am I a lucky lady or what?

Surprise #1 - Kayaking on the Lake
Photo op from our kayak
Surprise #2 - Full fledged Mexican lunch at one of my most favorite places to grub.
Surprise #3 - A trip to Kendra Scott
Surprise #4 - Overnight stay at the cutest bed and breakfast right on the river in Gruene, Texas.
Surprise #5 - Tickets to see Wade Bowen at an outdoor venue. Texas Country at it's finest. I was blown away by this one.
At the concert. Wish it weren't so fuzzy, but you can see by our smiles that we were having a GREAT time!

I know I have already told him a hundred times, but I wanted to say it again, Ross, thank you for a weekend that I will never forget. Your love, thoughtfulness, strength and genuinely kind heart takes my breath away every day. You are a role model for every man, husband and father out there. Thank you for putting up with all my shenanigans and loving me unconditionally! I can't wait to see what the next 12 years has in store!



I am linking up with these fab ladies today!

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67 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I was keeping up with you guys on intagram, but I am happy to see your wedding pic. Aw, so sweet!

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary! Twinkies on being July brides, my friend! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend and super jealous you went to a Kendra Scott store. Have a great week!

Stesha said...

awww shan, so happy for you! looks like you and Ross had a great time. love you!

xx

Dana @ five30three said...

Ok, as if I wasn't jealous enough from seeing these come through one by one on Instagram, now you have to dump these fab photos at me all at once to make me jealous all over again?! Looks like an awesome anniversary weekend. Congrats to you beautiful lovebirds!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Happy Anniversary!! Looks and sounds like a great weekend. :D

Sabrina said...

Oh,you´ve been such a beautiful bride!Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby ;) xx

Annie said...

Happy Anniversary Shanna! That sounds like an amazing weekend - what a fabulous hubby you have :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Cassidy said...

Happy anniversary!! Sounds like it was a great weekend and that you have such a good man! Congrats on 12 years!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like an amazing weekend!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

What wonderful surprises! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

Danavee said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing the surprises pop up on Instagram!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Happy anniversary, Shanna! That's really cute that Ross had so many wonderful surprises for you over the weekend :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

I flippin love that wedding photo!!!! You guys are beyond adorable!!! Wishing you many many many more years of love and happiness!!!! xoxox!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Happy anniversary!

still being [molly] said...

SHANNA! I love this! Happy Anniversary! It sounds like an amazing weekend and it sounds like you have an even more amazing husband. I've only been married 5 months, but I hope my marriage still has as much love at 12 years as yours clearly does. I think we're on track so far :) :) :) and thanks for linking up, girl!! Happy Monday!

still being [molly]

Katie said...

happy anniversary!!! I enjoyed seeing all your instagram pics this weekend - looks like you had a great time!

Ross Schneider said...

Thank you for the kind words baby...you are an amazing woman. You make me want to be the best husband, father I can be. our lives together the past 16+ years has seen all kinds of good times and bad that life can throw at you, but we are still here and stronger than ever!! Love you like crazy, Beautiful....the next twelve will be even better!!!!

Always Maylee said...

Happy 12 amazing years! Hope you have many more! You two are so adorable, I'm so glad you had an awesome week. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Makaila said...

Happy Anniversary chica!! That first picture... ADORABLE. Geez. Love it.

Jamie said...

Shanna - you made my jaw drop to the floor. I would NEVER have guessed you were any older than 27 or 28. Seriously. 12 years married?! That's amazing!!! Definitely something to celebrate!!! Looks like you had an amazing weekend. Hope you have many more wonderful anniversaries!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Happy Anniversary love! I loved seeing all your instagram pics and it was so sweet that Ross surprised you! Seriously loving that wedding picture :)

Xo,
Angela

Andi said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had an awesome weekend!

Carolyn said...

Happy anniversary! What a great one for you! Your wedding pic is still very beautiful.
Carolyn http://sillyhappysweet.blogspot.com

Morgan Stone said...

This is precious!! I have chills right now. That is so sweet and thoughtful of him to plan all of that. Congrats on your anniversary! Here's to wishing you many more happy years together :)

Carly said...

Happy anniversary! So glad you guys had a blast celebrating!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Happy anniversary! You guys look so cute in your wedding picture.

Amy


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Courtney said...

Happy anniversary!

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Happy 12th!! Congrats to you two! Love that you went kayaking! I LOVE kayaking ;) Thanks so much for linking up with us!

Wine and Summer said...

Happy anniversary!!! 12 years! Love seeing your wedding pics!

Meagan said...

What a fabulous Texas weekend! Kendra Scott & Mexican food? Awesome! And happy Anniversary!

Ashley K said...

Happy anniversary! What an awesome trip your lucky to have a guy who makes great plans ;)

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Happy Anniversay!! Ross gets best husband of the year award, for sure!

Michelle Nelson said...

Happy Anniversary, you don't look old enough to have been married for 12 years! Looks like a great trip y'all took too!

Sami said...

This is just the sweetest! Way to go hubby! Also, I refuse to believe you have been married 12 years, there is just now way :) Thanks for linking up doll!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Aww, what a wonderful Anniversary! Congratulations on 12 years and here's to many, many more!!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

So glad you are back, I've definitely missed you :) Okay - he is the best! What a fun weekend! I NEED to go to Kendra Scott, such cute things! Plus the amazingly sweet comment he left on your post...such an amazing husband! Happy belated Anniversary. Loved all the IG pics :)

meghan said...

12 years!! Oh my gosh Shanna! Congratulations!! I can't believe that you have been married that long. One day 12 years (and a few days) from now I can't wait to be able to say that too. :) What an amazing weekend!!

Lindsay said...

Congrats on 12 years! What a great anniversary!

Rachel Lynne said...

Happy Anniversary! That is so amazing :) Congrats on 12 years! Such cute photos! Glad I found you on #YOLOMONDAYS!

xoxo,
Rachel

Emily said...

That is so awesome! Congrats on 12 years, you two are adorable.
Creamy

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats on 12 years shanna!! you two are so cute in your wedding photo. sounds like you had a great anniversary weekend. wishing you two many more years of love, happiness and laughter

Sara said...

Congratulations on 12 years! I loved seeing your pics on IG this weekend! What a thoughtful weekend your husband planned. Sounds like it was perfect! Umm, that Mexican food looks delish. I hope you took a bite for me! :)
Cheers,
Sara
www.SocialSara.net

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

You guys are beyond the cutest and YOUNGEST looking couple ever! Congrats on a whopping 12 years! Incredible :D

Mini Me Style said...

Shanna - congrats on such a huge milestone, and I hope you had a wonderful time together! Your pics are amazing and it looks like your hubby put so much time into planning everything!

jes @ twosmuppies said...

congratulations, BOS! you two are adorable.
and i'm so glad you posted it on instagram too.
i felt like i was there. at the jewelry store. with you.

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Aww congrats!! 12 years - that is pretty amazing!! These pictures are wonderful.

xo everything-pretty.com

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a wonderful weekend :) xo

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

I'm so giddy//excited for you that you had a great weekend! And I LOVE to see happy love stories that continue to be so lovely :)

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

I'm so giddy//excited for you that you had a great weekend! And I LOVE to see happy love stories that continue to be so lovely :)

Sugarr2518 said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your hubby did a great job with the weekend away!

Simply Sarah said...

so happy for you Shanna looks like you've got a great hubs there!! You look beautiful too in your pics!

XOXO

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay! Congrats on 12 years! You two age so well. Awesome genes ;)Handsome couple! Here's to 1200 more years! ...well you get the point haha.

I loved following your week via Instagram. So fun!

Thanks for linking up with us :)

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You look like such a little baby in that photo, very sweet! How lucky are you? I was following on instagram and kept being like..."WHAT? Another fabulous surprise?" You are really living the good life down in TX, lady!

xx,
Erin

Amy Powell said...

well happy anniversary! we're celebrating 3 years tomorrow. not quite as accomplished as you guys. glad you had such a lovely time!

we stayed a gruene apple during our honeymoon for a night. grew up 1/2 a mile from there :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Love the throwback photo!! What a amazing man you have planning all that fabulous stuff! Congrats on 12 years!!! Xoxo Kelly

Heather said...

Aww what a fantastic anniversary your man planned - as if you didn't know he was such a keeper :) I love the wedding photo... too sweet!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Honestly, you two are one episode away from a Lifetime movie love story. I will be the crazy neighbor.

Kacie said...

Happy Anniversary!

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tara said...

happy anniversary, love!! he planned an amazing surprise weekend for yall! so sweet!

Sarah said...

Happy belated anniversary!!
And girl, we are two peas in a pod!! I can't go into Ulta without buying something and I could eat Mexican every.single.day. Love it!! :)

prettyanddelectable said...

What a wonderful anniversary! Loved seeing the wedding pic... so cute!

Laura said...

i'm so belated in wishing you happy anniversary on your blog- and i have to say, your wedding pic kills me!! you two look like such little kids!!! so pretty, congrats to you two!

Kimberlee said...

Aww congrats on your anniversary :)

Courtney B said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a sweet man! It sounds/looks like he planned a PERFECT weekend for you two :)

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

wow, congrats you two! The photo of you on wedding day is gorgeous!
xx
Here&Now

Emma said...

I got slightly envious :p when reading all of the surprises Ross did for you on your all's anniversary...to the point I thought 'hmmm how do I let Matt know about all this, without being obvious that I want him to do cute things like this for me one day' :p haha! Yall are adorable!! And you couldn't be any prettier, Shanna! Love you!!

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