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Then and Now, An Anniversary Retrospective

In March of 2005 Eric and I sailed to Catalina with our friend Ryan. Eric and I had been dating for about three months.

March 2005, Charlotte 25, Eric 26

A year and a half later the same intrepid crew made the trip again, this time on our own boat!

May 2006, Charlotte 26, Eric 27What's up with the faces Eric? Okay, the next one will be a super handsome one of him. Our next visit to Catalina was to get married. Surrounded by family and friends we said, "I do," on a perfect November day in 2008.

November 2008, Charlotte 29, Eric 30Our recent trip to Catalina was our fourth time there together. We celebrated Thanksgiving quietly on our boat but we also celebrated two years of marriage and six years of being together. I'm so glad I married this man!


March 2005Now:

November 2010, Charlotte 31, Eric 32, Cora 4 monthsThen:

November 2008


November 2010


November 2008Now:

November 2010

Life is good! Happy Anniversary Eric.

Reader Comments (12)

This is so sweet! I love it Charlotte!!!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaria :)

Love the recreation of the photo on the bench!! You should make that an annual tradition! Happy Anniversary!

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterboatbaby

Yes next year there might be another one sitting there!! LOL! Congratulations guys. Catalina Island, what a wonderful place to get married and spend Thanksgiving every year...

December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Hi Char,

Agreed! Love the recreation of the pics! Happy Anniversary xo

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKK

Love, love the recreation of your wedding photos with sweet little Cora. <3

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCIdnie

Thanks friends! It makes me so happy to look at those photos, especially the last one!

December 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterCharlotte

I love that you went back and got these shots again! It makes me want to go back and get a few of us. Boy how things change over the years! Beautiful pictures.

December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

maybe I'm a sap (actually, there's no "maybe" at all), but these made me a little weepy. lovely sequence, thank you for sharing!

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbehan

Happy Happy anniversary! to you both!!

December 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkim

These are amazing!! The then and now idea is fantastic!

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

Thanks Autumn!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Just recently found your blog. I'm really enjoying reading it. You write very well and are so insightful. I especially enjoyed this post. You have a beautiful family.

April 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRandy

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