My Life Changed, For Logistical Reasons


It was either February or March.

The date on the calendar is a blur but the details are not.

We talked of health insurance, bills, and other important matters.

We were still adjusting to life together in our new house in Sparks, Nevada.

The subject of marriage came up.

For “logistical” reasons.

(No, I was not pregnant).

We agreed it would be best.

There was no ring or bended knee.

Just words.

Words that changed our lives.

It’s been 5 years now since we talked of marriage.

I wouldn’t change a thing.


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76 Responses to My Life Changed, For Logistical Reasons

  1. Leigh Ann
    Twitter: latorres

    Happy anniversary! What sweet photos. It doesn’t have to be all sunshine, roses, and bended knee for it to be right.
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  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    Twitter: AlisonSWLee

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    We decided on the date we’d get our marriage registered, after checking my busy work schedule and whether I could take time off to travel to Australia.

    It’s not always about the ended knee, the ring, the romance. Sometimes, it IS about the logistics.

    And look at how far you’ve come :)
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..Why My Toddler Is Awesome

    • Jessica Torres says:

      Logistics worked out in our favor for this which I’m sure made my supply chain husband very happy. ;)

  3. What a beautiful picture of you two! Swoon!
    Christine@TheAums recently posted..The Curiosity Cycle – A Book Review

  4. Aw, love this, Jess!! You two make a gorgeous couple!
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  5. Galit Breen
    Twitter: galitbreen

    Happy anniversary, stunning you!
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  6. marie says:

    I just have to say you look so beautiful in both of those pictures. Like truly glowing from happiness on the inside that it manifests itself all over your face beautiful. Happy Anniversary.
    marie recently posted..Just like my kids

  7. Kimberly
    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro

    Happy Anniversary! It’s not always about the romance and bended knee. It’s that other “real” stuff that matters.
    Kimberly recently posted..Just Me and My Baby

  8. Bridget
    Twitter: Twinisms

    Happy Anniversary! Marriage is great. I really think it’s the best way to live:)
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  9. Maggie S. says:

    Congratulations. An anniversary is a thing to be proud of. May your love always be bigger than the logistics.
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      Thank you Maggie. The logistics helped us decide to get married but it’s not the reason we have lasted through the years.

  10. Jackie says:

    Happy anniversary!! We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary this year too!
    I hope that you have many, many happy years together!
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  11. Denise
    Twitter: acctodenise

    Happy Anniversary! There is no need for flash, just love :)
    Denise recently posted..Stress is no fun

  12. Kir
    Twitter: thekircorner

    Happy Happy Anniversary you two crazy kids!! Look at how happy and beautiful you looked and still do!

    Someday I’ll tell you the story of my own engagement …and how I wish I could go back andnot be such a goof about it. Logical reasons are just as good as romantic ones and just as special!

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  13. Karin @Mommy's Paradise
    Twitter: mommysparadise

    Happy Anniversary! It’s not all about the romance, it’s about the reason behind, the lasting love, isn’t it? I wish the two of you many many many and more years to come as a married couple.
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  14. Barbara
    Twitter: babspinfrance

    Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding picture. You two are gorgeous together.
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  15. Jessica@Team Rasler
    Twitter: teamrasler

    Happy anniversary! It’s crazy how much can change in just five years…and how much stays the same. That second picture is absolutely gorgeous.
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  16. Amanda Austin
    Twitter: Amandaaustin

    Look at that gorgeous bride :) We started talking marriage way soon after we started dating, but it was another year till he popped the question. Life changing convos for sure!
    Amanda Austin recently posted..T-R-O-U-B-L-E

    • Jessica Torres says:

      It didn’t take us long to start talking about marriage or to actually get married but I guess when you know, you know.

  17. Kimberly says:

    You two are absolutely beautiful.
    I mean…you’re beautiful and he’s handsome…my husband would get mad if I said beautiful. He’s a knob like that. But I love him.
    Happy Anniversary
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      Ha! I think we should start calling guys beautiful instead of handsome and see how they react. It would be a fun experiment.

  18. Jennifer
    Twitter: jlweinberg

    Happy Anniversary! You’ve got the real thing, and that surpasses bended knees :)
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  19. John
    Twitter: daddyrunsalot

    Happy Anniversary! My proposal was just a really sweet “you mean the world to me” type speech, that I decided that I needed to give before we moved to her hometown, where we’d be living, together. I did it after brushing my teeth, before bed.
    John recently posted..Where I share some insight on making marriage successful

  20. Mad Woman behind the Blog
    Twitter: madwomandiary

    Oh happiest of days to you both! Congrats.

    My husband’s proposal: in the Walmart parking lot with $10 rings we bought 2 days before a civil ceremony at City Hall. It came after I said, “its funny, we’re getting married in 2 days and you never proposed.” It wasn’t funny….then.

    But your happy faces today, MADE my day.

  21. Nicole says:

    Happy anniversary – what a gorgeous bride!
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  22. Ali
    Twitter: suitcasetricks

    Hubba hubba! I want to see more wedding pictures. Happy 5-year-talking-about-getting-married Anniversary!
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    • Jessica Torres says:

      Maybe one day I’ll share more wedding pictures. We didn’t hire a professional photographer but John’s uncle had a camera so he played the part (for free).

  23. Mirjam
    Twitter: applesndroses

    Aaaaw happy anniversary! The two of you seem to be perfect for each other..
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  24. My Inner Chick
    Twitter: krrobi

    —****Happy Anniversary***

    Oh, My,

    You are both gorgeous !!!
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  25. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    Twitter: FarewellStrangr

    Happy Anniversary! I love those photos – both of them. The first is so cute – I love the smiles – and the wedding picture is just stunning.
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  26. Carri
    Twitter: carribrown

    Happy Anniversary! I want to see a FULL picture of your dress, though! :)
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  27. Elena
    Twitter: elenawollborg

    Happy {Belated}Anniversary to you both! I’m so sorry I missed this earlier this week. You guys look awesome all decked out in wedding wear!
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  28. By Word of Mouth Musings
    Twitter: ByWordsMusings

    hey, i want to see the BIG picture!!!
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  29. Tonya says:

    Logistical or not, it’s a day to remember and celebrate in a big way! All the best. xoxo
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  30. I can’t imagine how anything else can possibly be any sweeter than that! Marriage proposals are all about sincerity, even without all the shebang. Congrats and more years together for you and your hubby.
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  31. Natalie
    Twitter: corp2domestic

    Awww Happy Anniversary to you guys! Simple is the best way :)
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  32. Practical Parenting
    Twitter: katiefhurley

    I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! It doesn’t matter how it happens, as long as it leads to happiness :)
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  33. Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful}
    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer

    What a gorgeous couple! You two look so happy, it seems to have worked out just the way it was supposed to.

    I’ve learned, it’s not always about the magic words and teary eyes. The end result is the same, and it sounds like you’re right where you should be!
    Sharon {Grumpy, Sleepy, and Bashful} recently posted..Monday Listicles

  34. Stasha
    Twitter: NorthWestMommy

    Happy anniversary!! We got hitched much the same. You make a beautiful bride Jessica!!
    Stasha recently posted..Monday Listicles

  35. XLMIC says:

    Belated happy anniversary! You two are adorable together…then and now :) You are so pretty!
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  36. Yay! Happy Anniversary. I love the story. It’s so perfect for your both.
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