And I Said Yes

We had decided to take a break from unpacking our new apartment.  It just seemed like we were barely making a dent in eliminating the sea of boxes stacked up everywhere.  So, instead of getting ourselves even more overwhelmed than we already were, we decided to make it a family movie night!  Thank goodness the public libraries here have a great movie collection because the cable people hadn’t yet come out to hook everything up.
Anyways, we set Moo up to watch The Muppets in the living room (JJ was asleep) and then we watched Red Tails and Horrible Bosses in the second bedroom.  It’s right off the living room and I could watch Moo to make sure she stayed on the couch.  The Mr and I don’t get tons of time to be alone.  So, despite the mess around us, it was nice to snuggle and have a little romantic moment.
Anyways, we’re watching Red Tails.  By the way if you haven’t seen this movie definitely see it.  I give it two thumbs up.  It’s about the Tuskegee airmen (African American pilots) who were finally given a chance to really serve our country in Italy during World War II.  Add this to your list of movies to watch during Black History Month.
We’re watching the part of the movie where one of the characters, Lighting, proposes to his Italian girlfriend, Sofia.  It was a really sweet moment because of course he’s kind of portrayed as being a ladies man.  So, I wasn’t expecting him to really settle down, but hey love can change you.  I won’t spoil the movie and tell you what she said, but here’s the conversation the Mr and I had afterwards.
The Mr: “Would you marry me?”
Me:  “Umm…. I’m pretty sure I already did that.”
The Mr:  “I know that. But would you marry me again?”
Me: “You don’t want to get married again.”  (Our first attempt at planning a wedding was a disaster.  He hated everything about the whole process except for the food tasting part.)
The Mr:  “No, I’m serious.  I want us to renew our vows.”
I still thought he was kind of joking but he kept talking about and finally I realized he was serious.  
The Mr:  “So, do you want to marry me? Again?”
Me: “Yes!”
This mama is one happy bride-to-be again!  I’ve always dreamed of having an actual wedding and to finally have him want that to is exciting beyond belief.  We definitely won’t be doing the wedding this year because our wedding anniversary is less than a month away, but I’m looking forward to possibly walking down the aisle the next year to exchange vows with the love of my life again.  This time around, I’m not trying to plan something huge.  I want it small, intimate but grand and elegant.  We’ve overcome a lot and I think renewing our vows is the perfect way to celebrate our victory.
I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on everything as we go along!
Would you marry your spouse all over again?

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38 Comments

  1. Kita

    August 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Congrats to you….the 2nd time should be even more beautiful. I don't know if I would marry the hubs again he didn't really ask me the first time he just threw the ring on the bed and said we gon do this no knees or nothing I should have said no and demanded better lol

  2. Kim Porter

    August 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Aww that's sweet! Yes, I would. We didn't have an actual wedding. We do plan on having something maybe for our 5 yr anni.

    Best of luck in planning 🙂

  3. Unknown

    August 14, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Aww that's sweet! Yes, I would. We didn't have an actual wedding. We do plan on having something maybe for our 5 yr anni. Best of luck in planning 🙂

  4. Baby Teems

    August 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Awwwwww that is so sweet. And exciting we had a wedding but we our proposal story needs a do over. Haha I would definitely renew our vows. As much as I hate my new place I am considering extending until we get a house. This last move was draining.

  5. Unknown

    August 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Awwwwww that is so sweet. And exciting we had a wedding but we our proposal story needs a do over. Haha I would definitely renew our vows. As much as I hate my new place I am considering extending until we get a house. This last move was draining.

  6. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    August 15, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Awwww!! This is the best post I have read in a while, congratulations!! I would totally do it again. We were supposed to have a renewal last year but financial constraints got in the way. Enjoy being a bride again!

  7. LeTroy Cooke

    August 15, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Aww…beautiful! Congratulations on forthcoming “re-nuptials”. 🙂

  8. Thriftanista in the City

    August 15, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Aww…beautiful! Congratulations on forthcoming \”re-nuptials\”. 🙂

  9. Shelly

    August 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    How sweet! I totally want to remarry my husband again. January 2014 will make 20 years of marriage so I think by our 25th year, I wanna make it happen! Congratulations 🙂

  10. Shelly- Mom Files

    August 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    How sweet! I totally want to remarry my husband again. January 2014 will make 20 years of marriage so I think by our 25th year, I wanna make it happen! Congratulations 🙂

  11. Tia

    August 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    This has got to be the sweetest thing I've read in a while! Please blog about your renewal ceremony planning. I LOVE all things wedding and I love seeing a couple in love. Congrats to you both!

  12. Mrs. Pancakes

    August 16, 2013 at 2:12 am

    oh that is soooo sweet! and yes i would definitely say yes again!

  13. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    August 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Awh, this is so sweet. I popped in on you right on time. Congratulations! Can't answer your ?, still trying to get down the aisle the first time :)!

  14. trininista

    August 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    awww. how lovely. congrats…again.

  15. Kimberly H. Smith

    August 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful post. Yes, I would marry my husband again. Our wedding was beautiful and more than I could have asked for, but I'd love to renew our vows.

  16. Being A Wordsmith

    August 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful post. Yes, I would marry my husband again. Our wedding was beautiful and more than I could have asked for, but I'd love to renew our vows.

  17. Cam

    August 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    That is super sweet and made me smile! I would totally marry my honey all over again. Looking forward to your “I Do” Part Two. 🙂

  18. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks! Well, I'm hoping that you get your proposal redo.

  19. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks! Well, I'm hoping that you get your proposal redo.

  20. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks! That would be a great way to celebrate your 5th anniversary.

  21. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks! That would be a great way to celebrate your 5th anniversary.

  22. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Moves are definitely draining. If I loved our new neighborhood a little bit more, I think we would stay longer, but I don't. So, another move is certainly in our future.

  23. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Moves are definitely draining. If I loved our new neighborhood a little bit more, I think we would stay longer, but I don't. So, another move is certainly in our future.

  24. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Well, hopefully you all will get your vow renewal ceremony next year! I think reaffirming your love and vows is such a necessary thing for couples.

  25. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Well, hopefully you all will get your vow renewal ceremony next year! I think reaffirming your love and vows is such a necessary thing for couples.

  26. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    20 years in January?! Wow, what a blessing. Looking forward to reaching our 20th wedding anniversary in the future.

  27. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    20 years in January?! Wow, what a blessing. Looking forward to reaching our 20th wedding anniversary in the future.

  28. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I am planning on doing just that. I love all things wedding and love too! What can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic at heart.

  29. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I am planning on doing just that. I love all things wedding and love too! What can I say? I'm a hopeless romantic at heart.

  30. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Hmmm… So, we could be seeing a Mr & Mrs Pancakes vow renewal in the future huh?

  31. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Hmmm… So, we could be seeing a Mr & Mrs Pancakes vow renewal in the future huh?

  32. YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    You will get there! It does take time, but when it happens it'll be the best feeling ever. Thanks for popping over.

  33. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    August 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    You will get there! It does take time, but when it happens it'll be the best feeling ever. Thanks for popping over.

  34. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    September 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Thanks. I'm hoping that our vow renewal will be everything that we dreamed of too.

  35. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy

    September 5, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Glad to hear it! It says a lot when a couple is willing to reaffirm their vows again. Some times we get caught up and forget why we got married in the first place.

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