3 Years Ago Today…

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I married my best friend and the love of my life. It was the most special, best day of my life and everyday since then has been better than the last…

I absolutely love this picture…my most favorite one from that day πŸ™‚

Todd and I have been together for a total of 8 years, we were just babies when we met, me at 21 and him at 26. I’ll never forget that day I spotted him in the gym and instantly had a schoolgirl crush on him…little did I know he had his eye on me too πŸ˜‰ And I’ll never forget the night we met…it was a typical night out with my sister and girlfriends at our local lounge bar, I instantly spotted him walk into the door and my heart skipped a beat. Our eyes met from across the room, he so suavely came by with a round of shots, left them at our table and so coolly said “thought you ladies might enjoy these”, and walked away. Butterflies were swirling through my stomach and I knew I couldn’t leave that bar without meeting him. Through the help of my wonderful sister, we nervously met and instantly hit it off, chatted and danced until midnight, and I knew from that very moment he’d be my husband. I couldn’t imagine my life without him and I can’t wait to see what this next year will bring for us, I have a feeling it will be a very special and exciting one indeed πŸ™‚

Happy Anniversary
When years are passing by like days,

and in my hand your hand is placed,
a knowing smile crosses your face,
a simple touch can still make my heart race.

When I can see my soul in your eyes,
and you see your soul in mine we realize,
that a love so deep can harbor no lies,
where our only tears shed were happy tears we’ve cried.

I love you as much now as I ever did before,
if possible, I may even love you more,
all starting from a feeling we did not ignore,
a feeling of connection we chose to explore.

I don’t know what it is that you saw in me,
what I saw in you was the utmost happiness
that can ever be,
even more so on the day when you and I
became “We”,
I can still smile and say with love and
truth Todd, I love you…Happy Anniversary…xoxo, Shayla

Our weekend was spent celebrating this very special day…Saturday we went over to my parents house for dinner and we were gifted with not only delicious, amazing food cooked by my wonderful sister and her boyfriend, but also with very special Anniversary cards and gifts. I truly have the best family in the world…

I spy Puffins!! πŸ˜‰

...and there’s The Good Life on hubby’s arm πŸ™‚


Blogging action shot…and the hubby thoroughly enjoying his wine πŸ˜‰

A look of shock when the hubby planted a shrimp in my mouth!

Action shot of delicious wine a flowin’

My handsome daddy

My beautiful mommy


My dinner

Hubby’s dinner

It was an awesome night spent with loved ones and I couldn’t have asked for anything more πŸ™‚

It’s a busy one here at work today so I’m going to save what we did Sunday for tomorrow’s post. It was such a wonderful, special day so be sure to come back here to see all the fun we had in S.F.! πŸ™‚

What weekend fun did you have?
How did you meet your significant other?
How many years have you been together with your S.O.?


17 thoughts on “3 Years Ago Today…

    Shanna like Banana said:
    September 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Happy Anniversary lovely!!!

    It looks like a fabulous weekend πŸ™‚

    I met my hubby 9 yrs ago last Friday!

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks girly! πŸ™‚

      Awww happy dating anniversary!! πŸ˜‰

    Sherri said:
    September 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    We met at the bank I worked at. Your Dad the handsome fireman, was the late Friday night (5:55pm) bank customer and I was a teller. July 29th was our 38th wedding anniversary.
    It’s always a great weekend when we are all together!

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      Love that story mom…so so cute πŸ™‚

      And 38 years is so special…to many many more to you wonderful parents!! Love you lots and thanks for such a great weekend celebrating our special day! πŸ™‚

    Amy said:
    September 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Happy anniversary. You guys are so precious.
    I met my hubby online, something I was totally against doing but a friend played a trick on me and posted my pic on a dating site. I went on there to take it down and said “oh for fun I’m just going to see what freaks emailed me”. Well me and the freak have been married a little over 9 years now and I can def say I married my best friend in the whole world.

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Amy!

      What an awesome story and congrats on 9 years!! Nothing feels better than knowing you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend…:)

    Lauren said:
    September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Anniversary! 3 years is so great. I don’t have an anniversary right now…

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks girl! And you’re time will come…enjoy being single and have fun!! πŸ™‚

    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said:
    September 26, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Happy anniversary! Hope it was a great one! πŸ™‚

    Life is Good Girl said:
    September 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Happy anniversary! Just found your blog. It looks like the “good life”
    My hubby and I are high school sweethearts, and we met 12 yrs ago. We’ve been married 9 years. Time sure does go by fast!

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

      Thank you!! And I am loving your blog title and motto…life is definitely good πŸ˜‰

      Awww I love high school sweetheart stories…congrats on your 12 and 9 years, that’s awesome! And yes, time flies by so fast it’s crazy πŸ™‚

    sarahsmodernbites said:
    September 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Happy belated anniversary! LOVE your story… amazing when you just know, right?? You have such a lovely and thoughtful family!

    Jordan Cab = ❀

    My boyfriend and I have only been together for 7 months but I couldn't ever imagine being with anyone else. He brings out all the fun, humor, and youth out of me. I haven't smiled and laughed this much in years ❀

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

      Thank you Sarah!!! And I just love your story too…hearing how you talk of you and your boyfriend just makes my heart melt. It sounds like you have such a wonderful, loving relationship and I wish many many more months and years for the two of you πŸ™‚

    e@thisnotedlife said:
    September 27, 2011 at 9:15 am

    that is the most beautiful photo! it looks like the kind you get in a picture frame! Congrats on another year & many more!!

      Shayla @ The Good Life responded:
      September 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

      Awww thank you so very much, that’s so very sweet of you!! πŸ™‚

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    September 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

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