Isla is now the same age that we were when we first met, and it probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that she has a little crush on a boy in her class. Although she’s pretty quick to shut us down on the topic, she does look at us like we’re crazy when we tell her that her mom and dad her her age when they first met.

I don’t think I’m going to have to start wedding planning for her anytime soon, but Kyle and I’s history of togetherness has allowed me to believe that perhaps, just maybe, true love does exist.

Who would’ve thought when I met that silly boy with the glasses and bear country shirt that we’d one day be married. I couldn’t ask for a better partner to do life with, and I appreciate every up and down that has be thrown our way. Our love has only grown stronger over the past seven years, and I know it will continue to do so as we travel down whichever path life takes us on.

Kyle, I’m so glad you proclaimed all those years ago that you were going to marry me some day. Thank you for never giving up and showing me what it means to be strong, have courage, and love unconditionally. Thank you for showing our daughters what being a good man looks like. I couldn’t be prouder to be your wife. Happy Anniversary, my darling, here’s to so many more <3


To the man who …

… Tells me I’m beautiful, even when I’m feeling down on myself …

… Shows so much love towards our two little girls, even when the chaos is sometimes (most of the time) absolutely unfathomable …

… Works his ass off every day so we can live the best life possible, even though some days I know push him to his breaking point …

… Has shown me what determination truly looks like, and that you can accomplish damn-near anything you put your mind and heart to …

… Knows exactly how beige I like my coffee and how “done” I like my eggs, and who will go out of his way to make sure I’m taken care of …

… I love with all my heart: Thank you for being the most amazing husband over the past six years. You make everything in my life so much better and I’m so happy to have you all to myself.

Happy Anniversary, Kyle. I love you!



Five Years

“So tonight I’ll ask the stars above,
How did I ever win your love?
What did I do? What did I say,
To turn your angel eyes my way?”
                            – Jeff Healy Band


Today marks five years since we took this stroll down the aisle as husband and wife. Five! It seems like just yesterday that we were a couple of teenagers driving around in your car because there was nothing else to do, and now look at us – kids! Dogs! Houses! While we grew up together we’ve also grown together. We strengthen each other weaknesses and make the other one a better person.

There really aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe how lucky I feel to be married to the most incredible man in my life. All I can say is that the past five years have been the most rewarding ones that we’ve spent together, and I cannot wait to see what the future brings to us.

I love you, my dear. Happy 5th Anniversary!!