These are some of my favorite photos of you. They’re from months ago, when we froze our tails off shooting a proposal. But these snowy images show off who you are – someone who sacrifices a rare day off to stand in the snow while I work. And who does it without thinking twice about […]
“I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me.” We’ve been married for 12 years today. Twelve years ago, we stood, facing each other, holding hands, and we promised each other forever. We were babies. Just kids. Unprepared, naive, and so unaware of what the next chapter of […]
Happy birthday to the one who makes us his everything. Your first birthday with her in your arms, and I think it’s your best birthday yet. You have been everything and more since she joined us last year, and I’m more thankful for you today than ever before. I love you.
“I was crazy about you then and now the craziest thing of all, over ten years have gone by and you’re still mine…” Marrying you 11 years ago was the second best decision I’ve ever made. The number one best decision I’ve made is saying yes to you every day since. For ten years, I’ve […]
I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet, I know I will tomorrow. -leo christopher I’ve said it every year that I’ve had the privilege to celebrate you – there will never be words. You are more than I’ve ever been deserving of, and to love and celebrate you […]
10 … “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Poe I wish I had original words to say what my heart feels, but as cliche as it is, I don’t. These past ten years have been more than I would have ever expected or imagined, and I am more and more thankful […]
your life is my life’s best part. this is the 15th year I have celebrated your birthday, and every year, I’m reminded that it’s my favorite. YOU are my favorite. a birthday wish from few of years ago… a couple of years ago… and last year. every year is better than the last.
9 years with you. This 9th year has been, in a word, INCREDIBLE. But we both know it’s been so much more than that. There isn’t a word to accurately say it; there isn’t a way to accurately describe it. 9 years ago, I stood, holding your hands, committing to a life I would have never […]
For your birthday, I’ve been wracking my brain, trying to come up with any words. But I can’t… they don’t exist. At least, not yet. Maybe, one day, when we’re gone, someone great will pen what was ours. This life we share, maybe it will be written down, and then, new words will describe the way […]
The word EIGHT. It just doesn’t do it justice. Year 8 was HUGE. So big. We moved (story of our lives, quite literally). We found family we didn’t know we were missing. We grew appreciation we didn’t know we didn’t have. We BOUGHT A HOUSE. A HOUSE. We loved each other fiercely. We loved on […]
every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me a HUGE happy birthday to the boss – hands down, the world’s cutest.
Lucky number 7. 7 days in a week 7 wonders of the world 7 continents in the sea 7 colors in a rainbow 7, as in Seven Costanza 7 spots on a ladybug 7 digits in a phone number 7 stars in the Big Dipper 7. This year is year 7. Year 7, and life […]
my heart is full. I have just had three-ish of the BEST DAYS EVER. Remember the baby that pretty much changed my life but I hadn’t had a chance to meet? WE MET HER, AND IT WAS AMAZINGLY INCREDIBLE! Meeting her was a double blessing – obviously because I can’t contain how much I love […]
Me: Hey, you’re pretty cool. SW: [kind of chuckles, nods head] Yeah. Me: …….. Me: I mean, I like you, you’re pretty cool. SW: [looks at me, smiles, goes back to whatever it is he was doing] Me: ….. !!!!!!! …….. Me: um, HELLO?! SW: [alarmed, now, jumps away all of my crazy] What?! What […]
my guy. so cute. seriously. I thought I’d write you a sweet, loving little something, but the thing is, you’ve heard it all before. You’ve heard how I love you to death. how I couldn’t do life without you. how you are more than I could ever ask for or deserve. yada, […]
it’s really not a big number it’s only half of 10 and 10 is really only a big deal when you are 9 years old 5 it’s now OUR number year one: we had no idea what we were doing. we rented an apartment, and just lived day-to-day. no plan, no agenda, and no budget […]
We dated for a little over another year after I graduated high school. At that point, we had been together for 5 years. It was Summer, and we were both working and living away from home, and we were spending time together as adults, rather than the pimply high school kids we had been. (yeah, […]
He missed me. Huh….. Well, good for him because I MISSED HIM LIKE CRAZY. So, when he sent me that email that said he wanted to talk about trying to work things out, I almost jumped out of my chair. We talked. We apologized. We reconciled. Aaaaaand, we were dating. Again. Oh, young […]
The first time I ever actually went somewhere with my new boyfriend was after the Parent Night band performance. We had been dating for a few weeks, and, up until this point, all of our “dates” had been band performances. We’d ride to and from the performances on the bus together, hang out with each other in […]
The next day, when I came into the band room, I was actually looking forward to my day. I didn’t know why that was until I wasn’t greeted by my newfound pal. I didn’t realize until then that I WANTED him to say hi. Needless to say, I was rattled by my attachment to him and his […]
I came back on Tuesday in a bit of a better mood, seeing how I had [surprisingly] survived the day before. (I was secretly hoping I wouldn’t have. I wanted to be able to tell my mom, “I told you so. I told you I wouldn’t live. But, nooooo, you had to make me go. And now […]
I was in band. And I [thought I] hated band. I wanted so badly to quit, but no one would let me. I tried everrrrrything. And all to no avail. Being a member of band meant… (cue horror-themed music) BAND CAMP. And as much as I hated band, I dreaded band camp even more. It […]
In the 8th grade, I was “in love” with a few different people… first, there was the boy in my class. I had “loved” him for YEARS by the time I was 13. I was just certain he was the one I would marry one day. I mean, why not? We had been in school together since […]
Last year, for our anniversary, I wrote our love story out on paper for the first time. I really enjoyed reliving all the little moments that brought us to be who we are now. I always meant to post it in blog-world for others to read, but I never found a good enough time to […]