march 28, 2014 // 3 year anniversary

3 years ago today, Michael and I said ‘I do’ to each other! I can’t believe it, because these past 3 years have absolutely FLOWN by! In 3 years, we’ve bought a house, traveled to Italy (and so many other places), seen 4 of my other siblings get married, became an aunt and uncle to our adorable nieces and nephews, moved to Colorado, and so much more.

Since we got married before I ever started blogging, today I wanted to share some photos from our wedding with y’all! Also wanted y’all to be able to hear from Michael as well – so we’re both going to share 1 favorite thing about the other person!

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One of my favorite parts about our wedding – Michael and I did not see each other before the ceremony…but we exchanged letters around this door and held hands, and prayed together. Such a sweet momentlauren sims wedding lauren sims wedding

Lauren’s favorite thing about Michael

Obviously, picking the one thing I love most about Michael is tough. And honestly, my answer has probably changed (and will continue to change) through different season of our marriage. But if I had to pick…I would say my favorite thing about Michael is how selfless he is. The way Michael selflessly loves and serves his friends, family, and me is such an amazing and inspiring thing to get to witness day in and day out.lauren sims wedding lauren sims weddingwe were both total basket cases when I came down the aisle, clearly!

Ephesians 5:25 says “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” And I can honestly say Michael has never ceased to demonstrate this kind of love for me. He truly does put me before himself in all things. This plays itself out in so many ways in our relationship – he listens to me so well and so intently, always does the dishes, prays for me, always gets me pretzel m&m’s on road trips, rarely lets me drive on road trips, always gives me the better seat on the airplane, carries my bags…I could go on. He truly is such a servant – not only in our marriage, but in all of his relationships. For that reason and so many more, I truly feel so humbled and so blessed to get to call him my husbandlauren sims wedding lauren sims wedding

 Michael’s favorite thing about Lauren

It’s not really fair to have to pick out one favorite thing about Lauren. In fact that’s impossible; she’s the love of my life. There is no one thing. There are many different qualities and quirks that I adore in her. So here’s my loop-hole answer:

I love how passionate she is. It’s an amazing quality to get to experience first-hand and also observe. She is passionate about

Her passion for the Lord is sweet, humbling, and inspiring. It is the most important quality for both her individually and for me/us as a couple. We consistently pray that this platform she has been given will be used to present the Gospel of Jesus and further God’s kingdom. I LOVE seeing and reading her posts on what scripture she’s reading currently and how God is speaking to her and specific moments in life.

She’s passionate for her family and friends. I’ve never seen someone that gives so much time, energy, and emotion to their family and friends. She’s a daughter to two amazing parents, a sister to five other siblings, a wife to the luckiest guy alive, and a friend to many. It would be easy to give her time and emotions to just a few people, but she seems to be the glue that holds everything together. I honestly have no idea how she can be so emotionally invested into so many different peoples’ lives. She just loves people well.

Her passion for the blog and for all of you is very inspiring too. She will never boast in this, but she works EXTREMELY hard for this blog and her social channels. She sets an example for me in her hard work and dedication. If there was ever a girl boss, this woman is it! Yes it’s her job, but I truly believe she loves getting to interact and help the women that follow her. Every day she tells me of encouraging things y’all tell her. So from someone who loves her very much, thank you for the support and love that you give her. It means a lot to both of us.

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All photos by Mary Fields Photography


13 Comments on march 28, 2014 // 3 year anniversary

  1. Lisa
    March 28, 2017 at 8:55 am (3 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, tears!! Lauren, you were such a classic, beautiful bride, and that picture of you walking down the aisle is magic. Your marriage is so sweet and inspiring–I bet these thoughts were so much fun for y’all to write (and read!). Happiest anniversary!! xo

  2. Carrie this fit chick
    March 28, 2017 at 8:56 am (3 months ago)

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You looked absolutely stunning on your wedding day – what a special moment for you two. Loved how you held hands and exchanged words without seeing each other before hand.

  3. Michelle
    March 28, 2017 at 9:16 am (3 months ago)

    I read your blog consistently and have never commented, but I had to for this one! This is so sweet and I love the love you two have for each other:) Thank you for being such an inspiring example of what it means to live out God’s word!

  4. Lauren
    March 28, 2017 at 9:40 am (3 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! The love you have for each other is so inspiring, I hope I have such a loving, Godly marriage like this some day!

    xo, Lauren

  5. Chrissy
    March 28, 2017 at 9:41 am (3 months ago)

    LOVING this post!!! So emotional and sweet! I absolutely adore you and love reading your blog. You have such a pure heart and it shines through in your writings. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life. You are so inspiring in so many ways and I love your love for God. Happy anniversary!!!! Here’s to many more ?

  6. Seema
    March 28, 2017 at 9:44 am (3 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary!!! We just celebrated 10 years on Friday, the 24th!! This was such a beautiful post to read. And these photos are priceless. Enjoy celebrating your special day.

  7. Davida
    March 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm (3 months ago)

    Ahhhhhhhhh omg I’m in tears! This was such a beautiful post! I’m getting married next June and I’m sure I will be a blubbering mess too lol. May God continue to bless your marriage and each other. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Clarice
    March 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm (3 months ago)

    Thank you for being a wonderful example of a godly couple! It’s so refreshing to read Lauren’s posts and to be encouraged in the Lord. Keep it up, and may God bless you as you continue to be faithful to the ministry He’s called you to.

  9. Mallory
    April 12, 2017 at 10:19 am (2 months ago)

    Happy Anniversary! I love this post! You two are wonderful together! Congratulations on 3 beautiful years!!!


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