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  1. Mellissa Rose
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Happy 9 year anniversary! :)

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  2. Susan
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous couple you are! Congratulations on 9 years of marriage. Wishing you many, many more together.

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  3. Sandi
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    Happy Anniversary, Victoria and Paul!

    I love your story (read the whole thing last year and adored it) and wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors. Because, well, you KNOW there’ll be more!

    Enjoy your vacation!! :)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 13, 2013 @ 10:20 am

      Paul threatened I will be killed if I so much as say the word “blog,” this week… so if I go missing, you know what happened.

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  4. Jude
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Awww, congrats. Ain’t love grand?!

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  5. Enya
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Congrats – and here’s to many more ahead!

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  6. Jennifer
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    just cute then and now

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  7. Brenda
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Congratulations!

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  8. Anne @ Planting Sequoias
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    Your dress is so perfectly twirly!

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  9. Natalie
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    This makes me want to get married again. :)

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 13, 2013 @ 10:49 am

      ME TOO!! It’s hard for me to even watch our wedding video… it almost kills me with nostalgia.

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  10. SSdGJ
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    since I’m at work I couldn’t listen to the audio in your video, but I do have my own classical music playing in the background all the time… so, when I clicked PLAY on your video to watch without sound, you danced along to Claude Debussy (orch. Andre Caplet) Clair de lune playing at the Aspen Chamber Symphony… IT WAS SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Happy Anniversary

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 13, 2013 @ 11:47 am

      That music is actually not too far off! Although, I thought about choosing Tom Jones… but resisted in favor of not making everything I ever do a total parody.

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  11. Karyn
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    Thanks for sharing the photo’s and video- I loved them! Congrats on nine years of wedded
    bliss :-)

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  12. Lawanna
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    So sweet ~ Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Nicki
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    Happy Anniversary! Paul is indeed a man amongst men-perfect men are a rare breed indeed (I have one as well-and 40 years worth!)
    I always knew deep down that you were a twirly girl!!
    Again, happy 9th, and wishing you another 90 to go with it! 😉

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  14. Danica
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    What an awesome video! Happy 9 Years, I bet Paul is really hoping Happy 10 years will include an kitchen re-do 😉

    Have a great vacation!

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  15. Crystal
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Aw…congratulations!!! Loved the video. The two of you are truly elegant in all you do….despite the dust and glares. 😉

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  16. Eric
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Congrats! this one is my fav:

    Nine years of him leaving me notes that say:
    Dear Hoarder Victoria, I love you—now get your shit out of my garage.

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  17. savannah
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Marvelous! I wish you both many more happy years together! Happy Anniversary!

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  18. Mary Engelbreit
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I love your posts! And I love Paul. I don’t think it’s fair you got someone who can do all that handy stuff AND dance. But happy anniversary to both of you! Have a wonderful time!

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  19. maggie b
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Awe that is so sweet I felt tears welling at the corners of my eyes!

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  20. Dixie
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Reading your description of the first 9 years of marriage made me realize why I love reading your blog so much… We are the much older, slightly pudgy, dance less version of you and Paul… Okay, the part about all your chattering and clutter of stuff… That’s exactly like “us”… Congratulations on your anniversary. Wishing you many decades of joy, happiness and slight disfunction… Blessings, Dixie.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

      Love, love, love this:
      Wishing you many decades of joy, happiness and slight disfunction…
      xo

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  21. John @ Our Home from Scratch
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Happy Anniversary!

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  22. Scottiev
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I could SO write this post about my husband and I. Disappointed I didn’t get to meet you at Haven this year… I SO hope for next year…

    Best Wishes for many, MANY more happy (and hoarding) years!

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      August 13, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      I am FOR SURE going next year… reading all the wrap-up posts killed me with envy. Like being forced to sit in the corner while everyone else went to the best party ever.

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  23. Kiki
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – I quite thought for a moment you were talking about Hero Husband and me…. :) Same story here – sometimes I wonder why I love him so incredibly much, as 99.99% seem to pass unheard and unnoticed – then I realise usually within 20″ that He is truly the Best Thing that happened to me in my Whole Life :)
    Shall now take a pause to watch your wedding video – my special treat! I am SO happy to have found you and can rely (relay? – sorry, don’t know enough English) to nearly 100% of what you tell us… Much love, Kiki

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  24. Kiki
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Oh my – your video is a killer – have tears in my half-blind eyes….. tooooooo overly über maxi-beautiful and touching! thaaaaaanks

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  25. Emily @ Two Purple Couches
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Happy, Happy Anniversary!

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  26. Patience
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Happy Anniversary! Your wedding dress was gorgeous!

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  27. Tracy stewart
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more joyful years. Have a great vacation:-)

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  28. Liz C.
    August 13, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Happy anniversary, you guys! We’re only a little ahead of you on the anniversaries timeline, and far less accomplished on the dance floor; may your year ahead be the best so far, but only half as good as those to come!

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  29. Tommye
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Even those stairs look good when you dance in front of them and then dip! Maybe that’s the solution?

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  30. Sara La Rue
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    AWE! I loved this. Tears on my cheek. You two are precious. Happy nine years together =)

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  31. Robynn's Ravings
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    This might be the most beautiful wedding venue and bride and groom I’ve ever seen. Exquisite! And your post is a spot-on summation of marriage, as I know it. Congratulations on nine years of what wedded bliss ACTUALLY is – love and getting the other’s *$#+ out of our proverbial garages!

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  32. Linda S. Montgomery
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Oh my, what a wonderful post to wake up to Victoria!

    Congratulations.

    I sent Dan your post today and said “Watch the video too. This is how I want us to be”. There are so many similarities and yet the one thing I aspire to have as a couple that you do have is the comfort to say things like” 9 years of wondering if he listens to a word I say” & “Dear Hoarder Victoria, Get your shit out of my garage! Love, Paul”
    It is a great gift to be this trusting with each other and in the midst of a renovation (which we are doing too) even more important to find the levity in as much as possible.
    Thanks so much!
    I hope you celebrate in style.

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  33. Vicki Wolf
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the giggles while allowing us to enjoy a glimpse into that beautiful day. Absolutely stunning!

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  34. Sherry
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    Happy Anniversary! The dancing video was wonderful, and I teared up at the end. Happy vacationing!

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  35. Janice Beeler
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Happiest of Anniversaries filled with time….moments of cherished time to reignite the spark and refuel the fire that it may burn within you both and light your way to walk together for a lifetime. If that is too intense…then Ya’ll Have Fun!

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  36. Jackie B
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Wow beautiful photos and videos. I’m assuming a professional photographer/videographer? Just stunning. And pretty cute the updated video too.

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  37. Babs the Elder
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    Wonderful posting. Love, love the video. You make me laugh. Congratulations and I look forward to many more anniversary postings. You two are too much!!

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  38. Garden, Home and Party
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I hope you are having a glorious vacation with your charming and talented husband. What a great tribute to Paul. Wear sunscreen and have fun. I can’t wait to hear the account of you without a kitchen…doing dishes in the bathroom, microwave everything, you’ll tell it like no other.
    xo,
    Karen

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  39. Kate
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Wonderful wonderful!!! I am not surprised that you love to twirl– totally fits the rest of your personality!

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  40. Laura in Canada
    August 13, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    O

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