EST. May 16, 2011

One year ago today, the Law Office of Matthew T. Marcellino opened it’s doors for business.

There have been many moments that I have stood by Matt as an extremely proud wife, but this one takes the cake! So a few weeks ago I started working on a surprise anniversary gift {which is really hard to do when you share a credit card}. Using one of the pictures from his website photo shoot, I decided to write out all of his accomplishments {that I was aware of} in his first year of business to frame. By the end of the list, I had tears streaming down my face. Not only was I extremely proud of Matt, I realized how blessed we’ve been this past year.

A few nights ago, Matt and I celebrated early with a delicious dinner at our favorite restaurant, Zada Janes. Halfway through our meal, the perfect moment arrived for me to pull out the small wrapped gift from my purse. Curious and excited, Matt opened the box to find the picture of his accomplishments. When he got to the bottom of the list he looked at me confused and said “1 official shirt?” I motioned for him to dig further into the box, where he found…his first official shirt! He absolutely loved it, and for a moment I was concerned he was going to change into it right at our table out of excitement. Thankfully, he waited till the next morning to wear it…


I am so proud to be your wife. I know I tell you that often, but I honestly think you are so humble sometimes that you completely forget how awesome you truly are. Taking a leap of faith to “hang up a shingle” was a huge risk, and I am so thankful that everything has worked out much better than we had even hoped for. You are more courageous than I will ever be. Thank you for putting in the hours to provide for our family. This journey has brought us so close together, and I promise to continue cheering you on for all of the new challenges and triumphs to come as you continue to pursue your passion! I love you with all my heart. Happy anniversary!





  1. Tamara @ T {times} Three
    May 16, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Wow! That is so exciting… congrats to you and the hubby!

  2. Katrina Hutchins {come+together}
    May 16, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    I love everything about this! Congrats Matt!! xo

  3. May
    May 16, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    So proud of Matt! Congratulations to the Marcellino family 🙂 All my love!

  4. P!nky
    May 16, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    SUCH a cute idea! Congrats to your hubby, I'm proud too ;)xoxo

  5. KTBFerg
    May 16, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    This gave me chills!! You're so sweet! Congratulations to a wonderful first year! My husband's father started his law firm like that when he & my MIL were 1st married. They now have 10 attorneys & over 50 employees. It's neat to think they started like this too!

  6. Amanda
    May 16, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    What a great gift! Congratulations on his first year in the practice 🙂

  7. Celeste
    May 16, 2012 / 1:34 pm

    This makes me tear up – you are such a strong, supportive, Godly wife! And your husband is such an amazing leader and Godly husband! Congrats to both of you on this wonderful accomplishment!! I can't wait to see what God has in store for both of you! AND I am obsessed with your gift – how thoughtful, sweet, adorable and so wifey of you! You are the best little wifey!

  8. Shannon Marie
    May 16, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    This is one of the sweetest posts I've EVER read. Congratulations to Matt, and also to you!

  9. Rachel Stroup
    May 16, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Christina this is SO sweet. I worked on the other side of the office and it was evident every day how hard Matt was working. I wish the two of you all the best! Such a sweet, sweet heartfelt post.

  10. Jess
    May 16, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    GO MATT GO! What an AWESOME accomplishment! Woohoo!

  11. Pamela
    May 16, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    AWW! So sweet & exciting!! Congratulations 🙂

  12. Mel (Northern Lights)
    May 16, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Congrats Matt!!! I still remember the day last year when we got the email annoucing that you were opening your own practice! So happy for the two of you!!

  13. Dee Stephens
    May 16, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Love it and so creative! Love that he's reading Our State too! 🙂

  14. Kaity
    May 16, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Aww…congratulations to you both! What an accomplished hubby you have 🙂

  15. Sarah Elizabeth
    May 16, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    awh so precious!!! love that looks like a billboard ad!!

  16. Faith
    May 17, 2012 / 12:38 am

    This is perfection! Love everything about this post! Congrats to you and your hubby!

  17. Megan@TwoDelighted
    May 17, 2012 / 3:03 am

    That's wonderful. He sounds like a fantastic husband and you are obviously a great wife. Congratulations!

  18. Jen
    May 17, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    Aw…this post brought tears to my eyes! My husband is graduating from law school *today*, and your post has given me so much hope for our future! What an awesome accomplishment for your hubby… it sounds like you have such a supportive relationship. Congrats!

  19. Channing
    May 17, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Love, love, love it. Congratulations to the two of you. May God continue to bless you, Matt, and Charlie!

  20. charlottetravis
    May 17, 2012 / 1:14 pm


  21. Britt @ The Magnolia Pair
    May 17, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, I feel so silly! I was logged into my other gmail account and didn't realize I already follow you– I'm such an airhead, sorry about that confusion ! I feel like a complete goober now !

  22. Kayln
    May 17, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    that is so sweet of you Christina!!! happy anniversary 🙂

  23. Lindsey @ be pretty
    May 21, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    So sweet, C! And congrats to your cute hubby, Matt! I got a little teary eyed over what you wrote to him. He's equally just as lucky to have a sweet wifey like you! Can I get a koozie signed by this famous little fella?

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