Sunday, October 14, 2012

Six Years

Today I celebrate six years being married to Most Wonderful Man in the World.  I have really enjoyed peaks into the lives of so many other bloggers I follow, so I thought I would share this little bit about me and my family.  I hope you enjoy!

I appreciate Jon so much for believing in me and for always being understanding, caring and loving.  He encourages me to go after my dreams and to not worry so much about unnecessary things or others when I sometimes do.  He shows me proper perspective when I need it.  He helps me realize my gifts and talents when I sometimes doubt.  There are so many reasons I am so grateful for this man.  I am blessed and lucky beyond measure.  I hope you enjoy this little peak at the man behind all the awesome pictures on the Queen City Style.

Where it all started.  We met seeing The Samples in concert. Me, Sean Kelly and Jon.  Pretty funny.

First year of dating; cheering the Tar Heels on to victory at the Continental Tire Bowl.

Year two of dating.  Lots of fun times spent on boats...

He popped the question just a little over a year and a half into it.  I was in so much shock I could not enter the room.  This was taken at a wedding shower.  So much fun with great friends.


Thanks so much to our parents, friends and family.  I could not have asked for a more fun weekend.  For the sake of photos, my mother smartly removed cocktails from both of our hands as we exited the reception.  I grabbed two much needed bottles of water on the way out the door!

Here's a picture from our honeymoon tour of the French Polynesia, including my first time Scuba diving.  The instructor gave a 10 minute tutorial, pushed us overboard and instructed us to wave underwater if we needed anything.  Umm... okay?!

First year of marriage; I was a shocked but thrilled 11 weeks pregnant in this photo. 

And in this one.... with our sweet Macy girl.

Second year of marriage, along comes Precious Peanut #1.
Hank meets Rameses at his first Carolina football game!

A little bit of fooling around is always fun...

Year three.  I won't share all the details of this tough couple of months, but most wonderful man in the world swooped me up off my feet with a surprise 33rd birthday party at our house.  Here we are at one of our favorite wine bars while a house full of friends and family were getting ready to shout 'Surprise!'  Such a Sweet Pea!!

Year four; headed to the hospital to deliver Precious Peanut #2...

The two Peanuts meet!

Year five... 

A couple of weeks ago I very well may have run the race of my career, and there he was at the finish line with our two Peanuts.  My thoughts were consumed with so much joy from the hard work paying off, and all I could do was hug this man and feel so grateful for him always supporting me.  I wouldn't want to do any of this thing called life without you, honey!  Happy Anniversary.  I love you!

And I thank all of you...
So grateful for each and every one of you joining me here at the Queen City Style!


  1. This is beautiful, Whit. I love the year-by-year chronicle, and I especially love how your smile is just as bright now as it was six years ago :) Love to Jon for making you so happy!! xoxo

  2. This line brought me to tears...."I wouldn't want to do any of this thing called life without you, honey!"CONGRATULATIONS, Sweet Whitley!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful!

  3. Love this post and so enjoyed viewing all your pictures!

  4. SO SWEET! You have such a beautiful family! Congratulations Whitley!

  5. Aww, what a wonderful post. Happy anniversary!

  6. Such a precious family! Congrats on 6 years together- what an accomplishment. :)

  7. Great, great post!
    We just celebrated our 6th year too Sept. 30th!
    Sheree xxx

  8. This is so sweet - thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane! What a blessed life you lead!

    Pearls & Paws

  9. So sweet. Nothing beats a wonderful guy. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy anniversary. You are indeed a very blessed lady.

  10. congrats to you and your husband! great pictures. I love getting a little peak into a blogger's life...makes it all more personal.


  11. HOw cute are you and your family!!? Loved this post.... happy anniversary!


  12. Congratulations, darling! You're one lucky lady :) I really enjoyed getting a peek at your marriage :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  13. Oh my goodness Whitley you guys are too precious, and I love your sweet family! That wedding dress is gorgeous and that veil is breathtaking!

    Thank you for your response to my question on my blog today. It's very helpful, and I really, really appreciate your insight. Glad to know I'm not the only blogger with the same question!

  14. Congratulations!! How awesome that you celebrated your 6th and only the day after mine. :) I loved having my wedding in October. It was a magical fall day. And I love the series of photos going through the years. Your kids are so cute! Thank you so much for your condolences for my sister. <3


  15. This post is so wonderfully sweet and thoughtful! Congratulations on 6 beautiful years of marriage! May there be many many many more to follow!


  16. What a sweet post! You guys have the best family pics :) And I love that you all went to a Samples concert - ahh does that bring back memories. :)

  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE this glipse into your life Whitley! First off, congrats to both of you on your anniversary. Second, how stinkin' adorable are the two of you together!? Totally brought a smile to my face :)
    XO - Marion

  18. Congrats on 6 years! You look like an incredible couple with some amazing memories! Thanks for sharing!


  19. Lovely pics! I'd love it if you could come and visit and blog and maybe follow each other?
    Love Nyt,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  20. Congratulation!
    such a treat to read

  21. Awww this post was so sweet! Happy Anniversary!

  22. Awww! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your life together :)

  23. I don't usually comment on posts like these but your family is adorable. I fell in love with them and you two through the way you described your annual history of "you"
    Very sweet :)

  24. What a wonderful, sweet post. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful family!

  25. i love love stories and yours is definitely worthy of sharing. Happy sweet life to you and Jon and thanks for sharing!

  26. omg omg omg~ This is so adorable~ omg~ I love happy lovely adorable families like this :) Thank you so much for sharing~


  27. I'm so behind on comments which makes me sad that I missed your actual anniversary date! This post is a wonderful dedication and not only does it make me love you more as a person but inspires me in a way I wasn't expecting. I hope one of these days I'll get to meet all these important men in you life. I wish you all the happiness in the world my dear for today and all the years to come!


  28. Lovely family and such a precious run down the memory lane...


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