Happy Anniversary

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

A year ago today I married Kevin and started the adventure of a lifetime. I never imagined sharing a life so full of contentment with another person. We’re a team. Two lives comforting, respecting, loving, praying, supporting, sharing, encouraging, walking, talking, balancing, confiding, calming, praising, and interweaving.

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

I was looking back at our wedding photos this past week. Remembering that sunny, 75-degree day in September. For the first time I noticed that there was a misspell on our dinner menu cards. (“Bindled” instead of “bundled” green beans.) At first surprised to find an error, I quickly realized how insignificant the little things are when you are about to embark on the greatest chapter of your life. I didn’t notice this when reviewing the menu cards before printing, I didn’t notice it on our wedding day, and I didn’t notice it when I first viewed our wedding photos.

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

Just goes to show that all the small pieces (flowers! menus! make-up! gifts! place settings! songs! name cards! hair! cake cutter!) that make up your wedding day hold NOTHING compared to the big piece: marriage.

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

Happy Anniversary Kevin. 

Sally & Kevin Wedding Sept 20 2014

More of our wedding photos here.

My sister’s wedding photos here.



  1. Trisha on September 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Anniversary Sally and Kevin. I wish you many more years of happiness. 

  2. MaryKay on September 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm


    Wishing you both many blessings of good health
    and happiness always! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos!

  3. Andrea Gray on September 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm


  4. Karen Pavone on September 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Congratulations and happy anniversary! You are both glowing in these photos. What a wonderful day!

  5. Jamie on September 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you and Kevin have many years of happiness and have so much fun creating all of your wonderful memories together!  I first found your blog through another one when they were throwing you a virtual bridal shower. I clicked over to your blog to see what you were all about, started reading through it & have been back just about everyday (& have made a lot of your goodies)!  I have enjoyed reading about your journey together. Have a fun day…

    • Sally on September 20, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      So glad you found my blog and I love all those blogger gals who threw me that shower last year! 🙂

  6. barb manolache on September 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    The best is yet to come to this clearly blessed and beautiful couple!  Marriage is a wonderful journey indeed.  And you have time to share with us too – thank you so much.

  7. Aria on September 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Sally, may I wish you and Kevin a wonderful anniversary with many more years to come! I hope this day is as special as your wedding day. Your wedding was so gorgeous, and I definitely see things in it that I want my wedding to be like. You were so stunning in your dress! 

  8. Helen Bartolomeo on September 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’m getting married in october this year and this post was great to remind me that all the stress over all the little details will be worth it! Gorgeous photos! 

  9. Elsie Perez on September 20, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    It’s very late, I know but I really wanted to wish you and Kevin a very Happy Anniversary! 

  10. Hazel Witter on September 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Happy Anniversary!  Thank you, Sally, for not only sharing your fantastic recipes, but also for sharing your life with us. I have made 3 of your recipes today for my husband to share at a meeting tomorrow with his team of teachers!  He always helps me and we always LOVE everything we have made! Never a disappointment, always a hit! So thank you for explaining details that help us all become better bakers and cooks! Thanks for doing all the hard work so we only have to follow your recipes!  You should go on the Today show or every show with your mad skills!  Thanks again! 

    • Sally on September 21, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Thank you SO MUCH, Hazel, for the incredibly kind words. Hoping everyone at your husband’s meeting loved the goodies!

  11. [email protected] Today She Loves on September 20, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Happy anniversary to you and Kevin! May you guys have many more happy years to come. <3 <3 <3

  12. Ch'kara SilverWolf on September 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Happy Anniversary, I have been married 23 blissful years, may yours be as blissful.

  13. Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com on September 21, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Awww you two are so sweet! Congratulations and many blessings in your marriage! 🙂 

  14. Barbara Ann on September 21, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Congratulations and I wish brides to be could understand that it’s not the wedding but the life after that matters. Many more years of happiness for you 2 and cooking recipes for us.

    • Sally on September 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Besides the menu misspell, there were a couple other things that didn’t go as planned but none of it really mattered in the moment. Thanks so much for the congrats!

  15. Reshana on September 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary 🙂
    May the great Lord bless you both with many years of love, joy and happiness 

  16. Wendy Watson on September 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

    25 years ago on September 20th I married Keith and we have just celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary – I send you best wishes and hope you and Kevin will be as happy as we have.    Thank you for your amazing website..xx

    • Sally on September 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Happy anniversary Wendy!

  17. Mila on September 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Happy Anniversary Sally!!! Wishing you and Kevin many many more years of happiness! 🙂

  18. Liz B. on September 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Happy anniversary! You were such a beautiful bride!

    • Sally on September 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you Liz!

  19. Michelle on September 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

    I think Bindled green beans are going to become a thing now 🙂 Your menu looked amazing. How fun to look back at that wonderful day! Congrats.

  20. Laur on September 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    LOVE the umbrella. Totally you and unique! I love the colors of your bouquet, too. Just bright enough! Happy anniversary to you both!

  21. PJ on September 21, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!!  I love your dress and all the little wedding details……so classy.

  22. LaTrice on September 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary!! I’m so happy for the both of you!! 

    I absolutely LOVE the wedding details, including a variety of sugary sweets (I have the worst sweet tooth EVER!!).My best friend got married five months ago, and I was her Maid of Honor. I haven’t been anyone’s Maid of Honor, but it was a pleasure to share the life changing moment with her. 

    Here’s to many more anniversaries. 🙂

    • Sally on September 22, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Thanks so, so much LaTrice! I was my sister’s matron of honor a few months ago and yes, it is such an honor.

  23. Hannah on September 21, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Happy (late) anniversary!!
    i know you mentioned prayer in your post…so i was wondering…by chance are you a christian? (i promise, not to judge,whatever the answer is!!) 

  24. Megan on September 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Happy one year anniversary!  You look beautiful in your gorgeous dress.  I love that you went with a brightly-colored bouquet; I carried a purple tulip one over 8 years ago and they are still my favorite flower!  

    • Sally on September 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      purple tulips are incredibly beautiful held by a bride. Great choice!

  25. Elise on September 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Sally! Thank you so much for sharing these happy memories with us. You and Kevin are the perfect couple, and I can tell how much you both love each other. I hope you have a long, happy marriage full of laughs, hugs, and love. (And peanut butter wouldn’t hurt either!)

    • Sally on September 23, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you so, so much Elise!

      Yes to all the PB.

  26. Abby B on September 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks so much for this post, Sally. I’m getting married in 8 months and am in the throes of planning, so this was a good reminder that one day is nothing compared to the lifetime that comes afterwards. Happy (late) anniversary!

    • Sally on September 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks Abby– and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

  27. Sandi on September 26, 2015 at 11:21 am

    My son was born September 20, 2014! The world is a full amazing place and every day people everywhere are having the biggest most important day of their lives. I stumbled on your web site while looking for amazing recipes for vanilla bean, strawberry and chocolate cupcakes. They were a huge hit at his birthday party last weekend. I find myself drawn back to your site digging thru other treasures and I found your carrot cake recipe, which will be stellar for my husband’s birthday November 10th! Thank you for your attention to detail, such as measuring out flour and considerable photographs, which had consistently been my own pet peeve when trying recipes. I looked up your tour dates and was a little shocked to see no cities in the south. I’m in Nashville, TN and I know I could scare up some ladies to talk about our love of baking and dogs. Maybe next time. 

    • Sally on September 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Hi Sandi! Thank you for the sweet comment and I love that you are finding some great recipes in my blog’s archives. There are PLENTY to keep you busy in the kitchen! Happy belated to your son. I would love to visit Nashville someday soon. I’ve never been there!

  28. Diana on October 12, 2015 at 4:08 am

    I can’t believe it’s been a year already!  Happy late anniversary! I got married in April and time is flying really quick. Wishing you all the happiness in the world x



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