Continuing in our series of celebrating 10 year + anniversaries of some of our former clients, we take great joy in getting to celebrate Anne & Greg’s 10th anniversary. Anne & Greg married in Charlottesville way back in May of 2003 and their wedding at the Boar’s Head Inn was one of our first events there! A lot of things have changed there over the years, but one thing that hasn’t, is our warm memories of their wedding day. We’re thrilled that we get to keep up with their adventures on FB and watch their cuties, Nora & Jason grow.
(Below; a few photos from their wedding in a collage that we used to put on the blog (yes, we started blogging back in 2004!) and as the first page in their proof catalog. Oh, yes, times sure have changed.)
We checked in with A&G recently to see if they wouldn’t mind giving us an update on what they’ve been up to and how married life has been treating them.
– What challenges have you both faced & how did you handle them &/or learn from them?
The biggest challenge we faced was when Greg was deployed to the Sinai Peninsula with the US Army for a year. It was shortly after our third anniversary. That year was a challenge. We both spent the year focusing on our individual careers and communicating with each other when we could, mostly through email. In the end, it made us appreciate each other even more than we previously had.
– Have you had any unexpected joys?
When we got married, Anne was a cat-person, and Greg was a dog-person. During our first year of marriage, Anne won the debate and we got a cat. Greg unexpectedly learned that he liked cats. A few years later, Greg wore Anne down and we got a dog. Anne unexpectedly learned that she liked dogs. And we both learned that it is possible to be both a cat- and a dog-person!
– Where has life found you since your wedding day? (career, home location, family status, etc.)
After our wedding day, Greg continued to serve in the U.S. Army as a physical therapist. Anne went to law school and became a tax lawyer. We have moved a few times, but now live in Richmond, Virginia, where Anne is a tax specialist for Dominion Resources, Inc., and Greg serves as a physical therapist in the U.S. Army Reserves and is also a stay-at-home dad. We have two kids: Jason (age 4) and Nora (almost age 2).
– What do you remember most about your wedding day when you look at your photos?
Above all, our wedding pictures make us feel very happy! They really capture the joy of the day. (And it makes Anne remember when she tossed the bouquet over the heads of all the ladies and it was caught by a tall guy standing behind them!)
– Have your children seen your wedding photos and if so, have they had any comments you don’t mind sharing?
They have seen the photos we have framed on the wall. No comments… but they do recognize us even though we look a lot different 11 years later.
The most recent photo I could find of all four of us (attached) was from last November! It’s hard to get the kids to pose for pictures right now!
Thanks so much for being so gracious with your time, Anne & Greg! We’re thrilled to celebrate your 11th wedding anniversary with you, but honestly, we don’t think either one of you look that much different! Bet it’s those little ones that are keeping you young. Or maybe it’s beautiful, genteel Richmond? Either way, it’s working. Congratulations to you both and it was great to hear from you!