eight {8} years.

anniversary

june is an exciting month around these parts because it’s not only full of sunshine and birthdays and lots of summer treats, but also the time of year to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

today, josh and i celebrate 8 years of marriage!

sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday that i was this stupid giddy 19 year old girl going to college in new york city trying so hard not to like this guy i was falling hard for because i was young and it didn’t fall into my “timeline of my life plan” (lol at my idiotic teenage self and thinking anything happened on “my” timeline) and also, because his last name was “davis” and i just thought that was as terrible and boring as last names could possibly come. ;)

but here we are, all these years later, with three beautiful children to sweeten the deal.

i love josh more than anyone will ever know. marriage is hard work, but it sets the framework for the deepest, most loyal friendship i have ever known.  it’s where we see each other at our absolute bests and also where we see one another at our absolute very worst. but there is this level of love and commitment that makes it feel like the safest place. and knowing someone will always have your back, because you have theirs, is one of the greatest feelings.

i don’t doubt a few curve balls will be thrown at us in the years to come, and i’ll never claim to be an expert at this sort of thing because heaven knows we have loads to learn when it comes to married life, but there is no one i’d rather share this adventure with and as we celebrate the last 8 years of married life together today, i just want to express publicly my sappy crazy feelings for the man in my life. because i still think he’s the bees knees and i love being married to him. and also, because i kinda sorta actually like that my last name is “davis” now, which, if you knew my 19 year old self, you’d know is a really big deal.

happy 8 years of marriage, josh!

photo of us by katie rain.

  1. ann.crow

    Happy wedding anniversary to you both! xx

  2. Gabriella

    This! This right here is why I love your blog. Being a reader that visited this blog back when it was just the two of you makes me appreciate these kids of posts even more, and besides wanting to wish you a very happy anniversary, I just want to say: Thank you for believing in family, love and marriage and for sharing this with the world. For working hard on seeing the good and sharing the good. You both are an incredible example to so so many people and I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate that you value marriage and family, and share that view so openly and positively with the world!

    Happy anniversary, Naomi and Josh!

  3. Congratulations on your wedding aniversary! That’s a beautifully written piece – it’s very moving to read about your history together. So celebrate well and may there be many, many more years together for you two life-loving individuals :)

    Bold Bliss
    http://boldblissblog.com

  4. Megan

    Congrats you love birds! Such a great couple

  5. Melissa

    Happy Anniversary! Love watching/reading how your relationship and love has grown over the years. You make a very beautiful, inspiring couple and thanks for sharing bits of your journey together! <3

    http://www.melismcgrath.com

  6. carly

    Beautiful post! It’s funny how perspectives change as we age.
    Happy anniversary!
    Dresses & Denim

  7. My husbands Birthday is the day after our anniversary too! We love it though, and 20 years later it never gets old!

    Have fun, and happy anniversary to you both!

    xo

  8. Kim

    This is so cute, happy 8 year anniversary! I am absolutely humbled and in awe of how you talk about your marriage, it is so refreshing to hear in this day and age! Have a great weekend and Happy Father’s day to Josh!
    XO -Kim
    http://www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

  9. 8 years! and you guys still seem like honeymoon-ers! teehee happy anniversary <3

  10. You guys are the sweetest, honestly!

    Congratulations on 8 years of marriage + inspiring this community with your love for one another as well as your children.

    (and thanks for sharing it with us too!) xxo

  11. Emily S

    Happy anniversary! :)

  12. Mackenzi

    Reading this gave me chills!
    Congratulations on 8 years of marriage!

    xo

  13. Aube

    You make a great couple. Keep loving each other. Wishing you all the best for the future :)

  14. Kristin

    Happy Anniversary to you both!!! What a lovely post about true love!!!! I hope your day is blessed with your little ones to celebrate with!! Xoxoxo :)

  15. Abby

    Is beautiful to see a real couple with a real and strong love for each other. I think this is the perfect love story that everyone wants to live someday. You are the sweetest couple ever.
    Happy Anniversary Naomi and Josh. You deserves every beautiful things that life have for you. Have a beautiful celebration :)

    P.s: sorry for my terrible english. I tried my best :)

  16. Lucy

    Hi Naomi,
    Congrats on 8 years! Your blog makes me smile every time I read it. It is a longshot that you will reply to this but I’ll ask anyways:
    1) I have been a huge fan of your blog for a while now. I was wondering, you say that you were married in the Manhattan Temple but your wedding pictures appear to be somewhere in the midwest. Did you have two wedding ceremonies or something? Is so, that’s so awesome!
    2) I am not religious, but I am 19 and will be getting engaged about a month after my 21st birthday. I have known my boyfriend since we were kids, and I am confident that he is the one, however I get a lot of criticism from family and strangers alike. I’m curious to know if you have any advice on how to make a young marriage work and how to deal with people that judge you for marrying what they think of as “too young”?
    Xo

  17. Paige

    Happy anniversary! You two are the cutest and I absolutely love seeing all the adventures that you and your family take!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  18. How exciting! 8 years with your husband and cutest 3 kids couldn’t get anymore adorable. Happy anniversary! Blessings to your marriage and life together! I just started following your blog this year and love it. It’s so wonderful to see a family enjoy this thing called “life” together. (:

    simplyzyndee.blogspot.com

  19. Christian

    Happy Anniversary! …and to many many more! XO

  20. Lycee Thurston

    PLEASE LET ME WIN!!!! i have always wanted to go to NY its my dream to go! I’ve heard it is soso fun! i want to go with my mom or sister cause they are both like my best friend! i would love if i won please pick me!!!

  21. Happy anniversary! This post is just the cutest.Marriage can be hard work, but it’s worth every second because when it’s good it’s just so wonderful.

  22. AC

    Très bel anniversaire de mariage à vous 2 :) hugs from France !

  23. Mallerie

    Your blog is so inspiring! I love reading it!

  24. Sherrie

    Happy Anniversary! I remember reading when it was just the two of you :)
    Myself and my partner have been together 9 and a half years today.

  25. lycee thurston

    Please i so want to go to NYC!!!

  26. Emily

    WOW. Congrats! That’s a long time, and you have such a sweet history behind it all! : )

    Emily // simplyemilyl.blogspot.com

  27. Bea

    Happy marriage naomi and josh!!
    I think you’re an icredible couple and I wish you a looot of wonderful moments together!
    You did so many things in these 8 years together!
    :)

  28. Queenie

    Happy anniversary! xxx

  29. magali

    Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary! We have our 10th Anniversary of love in June too ;o)

  30. Must say your timing is perfect – my first visit to New York will be in little over a week (YAY!), so I’ll definitely check out some of these places!
    AND I’m going to visit Berlin for the first time this coming Christmas, so I have your guide to help me find the best places there, too. So thanks ;)
    And while I’m here, must say I’ve followed and loved your blog for a few years now – your photos and posts really are a joy.

  31. Paola Camposeco

    Didn’t know where to comment for the NY trip! But j stumbled on your latest post!
    Congrats on your anniversary! I don’t know you but your relationship seems so great! I’m happy for you guys! Someday I want to have the same ☺️

    I would love to go to NY with my best friend, or my bf, I’m a full time student in College station Tx, I come from Guatemala and NY is always and dream
    Enter me! fingers crossed

  32. Paola Camposeco

    My IG is flowerkiit
    :)
    newwww York newwwwwwww York

  33. Charissa Thurston

    CUTE BLOG!!!! I cannot WAIT to go to NYC. Excited to take my daughter to NYC. Fun girls trip. #girlsjustwanttohavefun

  34. Rebekah

    Happy Aniversary! I love your story and your focus on the better things in life. It’s is uplifting and encouraging for all. Thank you!

  35. Shelby

    There is something so seriously refreshing about reading something so honest and unapologetic about a significant other. So happy for you both! Happy anniversary! Here’s to many more, you cuties!

  36. Heather

    Happy Anniversary! I love this post — So unbelievably sweet. Wishing you lots more happy years together!

  37. Mallerie

    Love your blog! Every time I read it I just imagine the city life, you are living. Your amazing, thanks for sharing your life with all of us!