Our 3 Year Anniversary!

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert Heinlein

 Today marks me and Marvin’s three year wedding anniversary!  Let’s take a trip down memory lane (photo shoot style).


Ann Arbor, MI Engagement pictures taken by Venture Photography

Taiwan Engagement Pictures taken by Sophia Ritz

Wedding Day picture taken by Venture Photography

Year 1

One Year Anniversary shoot by His & Hers Photography

Love Shoot by Leila Brewster Photography

Year 2

Maternity Photo Shoot by Ria Photography

Year 3

Family Photo Shoot by Ria Photography


I love how amazing of a father you are to Austin.
I love how you can always put a smile on Austin’s face when he sees you.
I love that you know how to cook, bake, grill, saute really delicious foods.
I love that you are my outfit pics photographer.
I love your kisses and cuddles before bedtime.
I love how intelligent, witty and confident you are.
I love how we can be so silly together sometimes (and Austin too).
I love it when you call me a goofball.
I love how you are always there for me when I am down.
I love how great of a gift giver you are.
I love that you are so handy around and outside of the house.
I love the way I feel when I am in your arms.


P.S. The winner of the $50 credit to Avon by Kemi is Danielle S. of See, Shop, Love!  Congrats!  Email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll get you hooked up with Kemi!


  1. Van
    May 16, 2012 / 5:37 am

    That’s a lovely letter/poem about your husband. Every girl should feel like that with their significant other, and I do with my husband. It’s gonna be our 3rd anniversary this year also, but in June. Congratulations on your 3rd year anniversary, may you feel loved always. Beautiful photos all around. Thanks for sharing, Sandy.

  2. May 16, 2012 / 7:04 am

    your engagment photos are beautiful, as well as your wedding photos, but i especially love the ones of you in the pink and green dress! beautiful girl! Happy 3 year anniversary πŸ™‚

  3. May 16, 2012 / 7:31 am

    Aww this is such a sweet & beautiful post, Sandy!! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures, and your wonderful letter to your husband. I feel all mushy now! Happy Anniversary!

  4. cat
    May 16, 2012 / 8:03 am

    happy wedding anniversary!! such a sweet post and pictures πŸ™‚

  5. May 16, 2012 / 8:06 am

    Your photos are BEAUTIFUL, friend! You and your hubby are so photogenic. Happy anniversary and many blessings!

  6. May 16, 2012 / 8:13 am

    Happy Anniversary, friend! Your pictures are so beautiful!

  7. May 16, 2012 / 8:20 am

    what a touching poem…snifff. the pictures are so beautiful Sandy…picture perfect. What a beautiful couple you guys are. Happy anny!!!!

  8. May 16, 2012 / 8:22 am

    You guys are beyond adorable. I love seeing the wedding photos! You always look so happy in your pictures. It is obvious that you love your life.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  9. May 16, 2012 / 8:49 am

    awe so sweet!! happy anniversary sandy!! ours is coming up at the end of the month πŸ™‚

  10. May 16, 2012 / 9:04 am

    OMG these are amazing pictures! I love the one of you in the pink dress, laying down. You look like a cupcake princess. And, you’re from Taiwan?? That’s where my family is from!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! πŸ™‚

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. May 16, 2012 / 9:35 am

    aaaaw!! Happy Anniversary Sandy dear!! PS I LOVE all of these photos!! The Wedding Day one with your veil floating in the wind is breathtaking!!

  12. May 16, 2012 / 9:39 am

    Congratulations on 3 years Sandy, that is so exciting!

  13. May 16, 2012 / 9:43 am

    Sandy, You have such a beautiful family! Happy Anniversary!

  14. May 16, 2012 / 9:46 am

    Happy anniversary! I love that you guys took professional photos every year, they’re gorgeous!


  15. May 16, 2012 / 9:53 am

    Beautiful pictures!! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary. πŸ˜€

  16. May 16, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Beautiful photos! What a great recap!

  17. May 16, 2012 / 11:07 am

    Congratulations, y’all! You have a beautiful family!

  18. May 16, 2012 / 11:08 am

    Still the best wedding photos ever! What a whirlwind three years it has been for you two. Thank you for sharing your beautiful life!! Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

  19. May 16, 2012 / 11:21 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love all your photos. They are so beautiful.

  20. May 16, 2012 / 11:32 am

    How wonderful to have such great photos of each yaer! you guys are adorable!

  21. May 16, 2012 / 11:56 am

    absolutely GORGEOUS photos. I love reading little bits about your relationship and am so glad that you blessed by your hubby. happy 3 years!

  22. May 16, 2012 / 11:58 am

    Happy anniversary! You were such a beautiful bride!

  23. May 16, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You two are as glowing today as you were on your wedding day! I love the wind in your veil photo! Sooooo preeettttteeeee! You chose some great photographers. I love the Taiwanese ones too! The one lit from behind is so magical!!! I love love love that you had photos taken every year and a maternity and family shoot too!!!! The one at the beach, where you’re so casual and free is simply gorgeous! And what lovely letter to your husband. He seems like a wonderful man!

  24. May 16, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    Congrats on your 3 year anniversary Sandy! All those pictures were so lovely and I hope you guys have a wonderful day with the cutest little boy!


  25. May 16, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    i love this walk through memory lane. you guys look happier and happier together every year! happy anniversary to you and marv, friend!!!!

  26. May 16, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos. I particularly love the ones with you in the turquoise and green dresses … you two look like movie stars. πŸ™‚ I think it’s wonderful that you make a point of taking professional photos regularly — they are something you and your family will cherish for years to come.
    Happy Anniversary! πŸ™‚

  27. May 16, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    Happy 3 Years!!!!
    These pictures are unbelievably beautiful and it was so fun to see the move from couple to married to pregnant to baby.
    Loved this Sandy. xo

  28. May 16, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    This is adorable! Happy anniversary to you and your husband!

  29. May 16, 2012 / 4:31 pm

    Happy Anniversary! How fun that you have a shoot done every year! πŸ™‚

  30. May 16, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    What a lovely retrospective of your life together!!

  31. May 16, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    congratulations! wishing you many years of happiness.

  32. May 16, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    Happy Anniversary (again)!!! [We’ll have our 3yr anni too in July] I love your pre-wedding photos..I wish I had done that…and your anniversary photos! How precious!

    dela chic

  33. May 16, 2012 / 8:35 pm

    Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! Lovely photo timeline of the two…three of you!! Wishing you a lovely third year of marriage, full of beautiful moments to cherish for always.

    (It’s my hubby and mine’s third anniversary this month too, May 28th)


  34. May 16, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    Happy anniversary Sandy!! You have such an adorable family. I hope you have a wonderful celebration!

  35. May 16, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    This is certifiably adorable.

  36. May 16, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  37. May 16, 2012 / 11:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are the sweetest photos ever! Thanks for sharing and happy anniversary!

  38. May 17, 2012 / 12:22 am

    Happy anniversary, guys!!! Your photos are just stunning! ;D

  39. May 17, 2012 / 2:08 am

    Happy Anniversary! What beautiful pics and poem. Love is a wonderful gift from God!

  40. May 17, 2012 / 6:49 am

    What a beautiful tribute to your hubby! And I love all of those pictures – looks like there were taken straight out of a magazine!!

  41. May 17, 2012 / 9:19 am

    aw sandy i love all these photos, happy 3yr!!!! and definitely many more beautiful years to come..and children too! πŸ˜‰

  42. May 17, 2012 / 11:22 am

    i love these pictures!!! they’re amazing.

    am now a new follower!:)

  43. Danielle S
    May 17, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    You two are such a gorgeous couple! Congrats on your anniversary day (and thanks for the giveaway, too)!

  44. May 18, 2012 / 1:31 am

    This post makes my heart absolutely melt. Not only do you look gorgeous, but I love seeing real love and happiness in photos! So beautiful Sandy and congrats on 3 years!

  45. May 18, 2012 / 10:21 am

    this is so sweet! a huge silly smile just spread across my face! love seeing your special moments and how you celebrated them in your culture. hope the next 3 are equally as beautiful!

  46. May 19, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    I love alll of these!!! You are so gorgeous!! My favorites are the one of you guys going through the bridge of arms. Can we talk about how much I love Peonies!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH the are amazing! Then my other favorite is the maternity one of you guys on the railroad tracks. You seriously are such a beautiful pregnant woman!! Everything about that picture is amazing! I LOVED this post!!! It is amazing to see how much love can be held in a marriage. And I am so happy for you guys because you seem to be so happy with one another! Congratulations on a beautiful and happy family!!

  47. May 20, 2012 / 11:24 am

    Aww this is such a sweet post! Happy anniversary to you two! Here’s to many, many more years! πŸ™‚

  48. May 21, 2012 / 4:17 pm

    Congratulations on your three year anniversary. I really like your montage of professional photos. They are something you can always treasure.

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