Tuesday, May 25, 2010

10 Years Ago Today.....



I stood on a beach in Half Moon Bay, California and took vows to honor, love, respect and cherish one man for the rest of my life.

I have.

I do.

I will.


Some special notes I remember from our trip:

*Cancelling the flowers we pre-ordered for my bouquet after finding a flower cart on the streets of San Francisco selling the most gorgeous varieties I'd ever seen. The "flower man" made my arrangement for $12. It cost $25 to cancel the original order from the professional florist. Totally worth it.

*Blake tripping on his way out of the limousine as we pulled up to the beach. :)

*Seeing how nervous he was as we spoke those very sacred words. Watching him smile (with relief!) when his part was finished.

*Noticing how the flowers blooming on the beach were the exact same color of my dress.

*Hearing kids 1/2 a mile down the beach giggling as they shot off fireworks during the ceremony.

*Watching the sunset over the ocean......on the first night of the rest of our lives together.

*Stopping so that the limo driver could take our most treasured "wedding pic" with my disposable camera.

*Calling our parents from the Top of the Mark in downtown San Francisco, announcing, "We're married!!!!!!!!"

*Buying a Grateful Dead dancing bear onesie on Haight & Ashbury.

*Watching a kid get his ice cream cone swiped right out of his hands by a giant seagull while looking at the seals on Fisherman's Warf.


*Enjoying turkey and cranberry sandwiches during a picnic at the V Sattui Vineyard in Napa Valley. And, the enormous prawns! Delish.

*Driving through Napa and dreaming of moving around the country.....seeing new things.....experiencing it all together.

Check out this post I wrote last year on the anniversary of the day we re-met after knowing each other when we were kids and throughout high school. It pretty much sums it all up.

I'll end here as we celebrate this very special day for us.


TEN.


But, before I go......I'll share my favorite ever 'Blake Starnes' quote:

"They're going to write books about us, babe. It's that good."

Love him.

33 comments:

FROGGITY! said...

And then the Starnes Family was created!! AWWWW! I just hope y'all have a wonderful day. Sigh, so romantic. :) God bless!

Sara said...

Happy, happy day to you lovebirds!!! Hope you get to celebrate and do something special together. And cheers to many more happy years!

Love y'all.

Becca Jane said...

Yay!! I've been waiting to read your 'list' for months now!! I love that you got your flowers from a cart...so cool! And yum...turkey & cranberry sandwiches sounds so good.

Thanks for your examples to Nate & I. It's sad how few couples make it to 10 years anymore...we plan on making it to 50! I love finding couples & families like yours to pattern myself after.

The Soladay Family said...

Love this post so much. Congratulations Casey and Blake Starnes!

Blake....that quote...priceless!

Heather said...

awwweeee. so precious.

Happy Anniversary!

Moni said...

I remember the night you called and told me ya'll were getting married like it was yesterday. I can't believe it has been 10 years! Congrats on the beautiful family you have created together! Love you both :)

Dee Stephens said...

LOVE THIS!! congrats!!! WOW! Rebekah and Rob celebrated 10-years this year too! Great memories just as we get ready to leave for SF/Napa/Sonoma in one week! YAY!

Allyson and Dave said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Vintage Junky said...

happy anniversary! I love that quote... you should paint it on a sign and put it on a wall :)

Carrie Darney said...

SUCH a sweet post! I love you guys...love you together and love you seperate. Doesn't hurt that Blake has a nice tush...your's isn't bad either.

You two are great together! Happy 10th!!

Carrie Darney said...

Oh, and love all the things you rememberd about the day!!

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

Happy anniversary. It sounds like you had an amazing memorable wedding.

caroline said...

Ahh, I have such a big smile on my face (and not just at the thought of Blake tripping). HAHAHA!

Love you two so much!

Clare said...

Happy anniversary!! Blakes quote made me tear up a bit.
Hope your day is wonderful and the next 10, 20, 80 years together!

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the memories - congrats on the anniversary!

The Luis Family said...

Happy Anniversary! Such Sweet Beautiful memories! Hope you two have a fabulous day ... and many more to come!

(P.S. I miss those turkey & cranberry sandwiches! I think I might have had one once a week when we lived there!!)

Kelly said...

You had a Limo?!?! So fancy. Congrats again.

The Potters said...

Congratulations!!!

Coco said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

timmonstimes said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love your post:)

Shannon said...

Happy 10th!

The Rand's said...

Happy Anniversary!! Ten!! WOW! Love all the things you remember about that day. So sweet.

The Lenzers said...

beautiful!!!! and i love half moon bay!

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite couples in Blogland! You two make a fabulous couple!

I love Blake's quote!

Merry Mack said...

Congratulations to you and Blake. What a wonderful couple and great memories of the day. I hope I can reach back 10 years in a month and be so reflective. Here's to decades more!
Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary Casey and Blake!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! Can't wait to see what you write when you hit twenty years!

Nate, Abbey, Noah and Blaire said...

Congrats. Love that post. And love the quote.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

So sweet - I loved how you listed all of the moments! Congrats on ten beautiful years!!

merrilee said...

Happy 10th Anniversary to a wonderful couple! Cheers!

Live.Love.Eat said...

wow, totally awesome! Happy anniversary!!!!!


(I got married on the beach too-what a great way to start a life together)

Rebekah Williams said...

Happy 10! The world needs more adorable, fun-loving couples like you guys.

~KS said...

I am late... Happy Anniversary!!! Love your memories of the day. It sounds, in every possible way, quite perfect.

Still on the hunt for my very own Blake... hope he's out there :)

Monica said...

I love this post! So simple and so sweet! Ihope to write a post just like this 10 years from now!