Four years

It’s amazing to think that four years have passed since Kyle and I tied the knot! We’ve grown and learned so much all the years we’ve been together. There’s been a bit of this:

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We’ve been through a lot during our fourth year of marriage,¬†from family members passing to miscarriages to the “usual” marital spats about petty things, but we’ve always managed to pull through. The good days outnumber the bad, and for that I am truly grateful. We’ve been able to laugh and be in love with each other and our growing little family.

I love the fact that I can honestly say that I married my best friend. He’s my voice of reason, my rock, my person. It’s safe to say that I’d be a little more than lost if I didn’t have him in my life. As cheesy as it sounds, Kyle completes me, and I like to think I do the same for him. If anything, he’s my calculator and I’m his spell-check.

Happy Anniversary, my love, and here’s to many, many more <3

Three years

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When people ask me how long I’ve been married to my husband and I respond with three years, I wish I could dive deeper into the question. For us, it’s been so much longer than just three years of marriage; behind that there were eight years of dating, and even before that, there were years of friendship, both on and off.¬†Today, I don’t know what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken the chance and told him that I wanted to kiss him – and if he hadn’t jumped on the opportunity to do so.

No one ever before has had such an amazing affect on my life in such an amazing way. While we will always have our moments of frustration and anger, I’m certain that our true love can really triumph over all obstacles. He gets me and I get him.

I couldn’t be any more lucky to be married to the best guy in the world. I love you, Mister. Happy Anniversary!

Happy Birthday to my Husband

Dear Kyle,

Today is your birthday. Words cannot describe how thankful I am that you graced the world with your presence 28 years ago. While things haven’t always been smooth sailing, you have always managed to make the best out of any situation and that’s something that makes me so proud to be your wife.

Isla is so lucky to have you as a dad. I can see it in her eyes how much she loves you: from the way she lights up when she hears you come home from work to the way she hugs you when she’s having a rough day. You make her laugh and help her strive to be the very best at whatever she wants to be. (Even if it’s a cook scrambling air eggs.) You’ll always be her hero, even when you threaten any boyfriends she may bring home.

And me? I’m so glad that just over 11 years ago I took that leap of faith and became your girlfriend. It was the best decision I’ve ever made because it lead to some of the best times of my life. I can’t wait to grow old and grey with you, and to yell at the kids to get off our lawn. You’re the perfect balance of goofy and serious, you show me tough love when I need a reality check but still amuse me when I have a crazy idea (like twine-wrapping wine bottles). You’ve helped me grow as an individual but ground me when life spins out of control. I cannot express how much you mean to me.

So my love, here’s to you. You may be a little bit older today, but you’re still the most amazing husband and dad I know.

Happy 28th Birthday, Kyle. I love you!