FRYday : Emily

I think each of us says this every Friday, but it bears repeating: Yay! It’s Friday!! There are plenty of reasons to be excited (sorry to those of you who work retail, I know this statement is bogus, I’ve been there!) the biggest being that it is Russ’ and my eighth wedding anniversary this Sunday! Man, is that a substantial chunk of time or what? October 20th proved to be the most beautiful day to get married I’ve ever seen. Perfectly warm, with just a hint of bite in the air, after the ceremony we walked through rows and rows of orange and red trees, with crazy butterflies and bright-eyed excitement at all we had ahead of us. I can still hear the sound of our feet shuffling through the dry fallen leaves. That sound will forever remind me of our wedding day.FRYday : Emily


As each year passes, we layer on new memories, and new faces, new heartbreaks and new triumphs. Each year right around this time I feel it all swelling up, and can’t help but feel massively grateful. No matter where I look the evidence is there, up down, and all around: life is beautiful.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and get to celebrate your own good fortunes! Our honeymoon was centered around a rock and roll concert and somehow through thick and thin, broke and really broke, we’ve made the anniversary concert tradition stick, eight years running! So we’ll be heading to see a couple of our favorite bands, and I’m excited to see what surprises Russ has up his sleeve, as I’ve got a few of my own, too!




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  • Jessica Eraso
    October 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Emily! You are such an incredible writer. & I love your concert tradition. I hope you had a great anniversary.

    • Small Fry
      October 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you Jessica!! Are you coming to Pretty Little Liars tomorrow? 😉

  • Alicia
    October 31, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    My anniversary is also on October 20. 7 years for us. I totally agree that it is the most beautiful day to get married!


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