marital bliss

I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. Today is our anniversary. Instead of being sad because we weren’t able to spend it together, I thought I would walk down memory lane. I don’t have any pictures before this of us. We weren’t really together, nor did I have a digital camera. This is in the stone ages, you know.

2007.
I am pregnant with Kate. He always liked to put his hand on my pregnant belly. In this picture, we are in Arizona. He had to go to Tucson for work. I was a flight attendant, then. So, I flew down (for free) to stay with him and see the sights for the week. We had a lot of fun.

For those of you who don’t know, we did everything out of order. We weren’t saved. We were living for our own pleasure and however the wind blew. Brian and I were really good friends who got pregnant. He did the honorable thing and took care of me. He eventually began to love me.

2008.
Happy and in love, here. I think. My sister was moving away. So, we had a luau type going away party for her. It was a lot of fun.

2009.
This picture totally cracks me up. We were getting some pictures made in our wedding finery. I wanted him to look at me with adoring eyes as I leaned against the tree. This is what I got. Adoring eyes. See them? He finally did marry me. Thankfully. Because at this point in our lives, we had just had another child. Isabel. She was a month old on our wedding day.

2010.
I like this picture a lot. I am not sure if it’s the angle of the camera or what, but my face looks way huge compared to his. But, I still like it. We had a baby sitter and were able to go out to celebrate our one year anniversary. It was fun. We went to dinner, got ice cream, and probably went to Walmart. If I remember correctly. I mean, isn’t that what you do on your dates?

(I think I need to buy my husband a new shirt. It looks like he only owns this blue one with the white stripes. Did you notice that? Go back and look at those pictures again.)

2011.
My cousin took some family photos for us last year. This is my favorite one of us. He is saying stuff like, I hate this, I look stupid. Push you in the swing? Really? How dumb. And look. It turned out absolutely adorable. He is a laugh riot. I’m newly pregnant here, just pregnant enough to look fat and gross, so I cropped it out. Heehee.

2012.
This is at the airport, right as he was leaving this past time. I always take a picture of him and the girls. Then one of me and him. I have to get one last picture before he goes, just in case he doesn’t make it back. Morbid, I know. But, I do it anyway. I like this picture a lot, too. I should print it out and put it by my bed. That is a good idea. I think I will do that.

Well, even though it is only our 3rd marital anniversary, our family is older than that. So, I don’t really like to count it as 3. It is more like 6. But, this is our special day, set aside to celebrate our love. 10-10. Brian chose that day, so he wouldn’t ever forget the date. If you want to read the post I wrote about our wedding day, click here. It is a good read. It just might make a tear come to your eye. It does mine.

Happy anniversary to my best friend, Brian. I sure am thankful for you. You are a wonderful husband and an amazing daddy. I am blessed beyond measure. I love you.