Happy Anniversary

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary.
Thank you for teaching me that although I CAN do it all;
I don’t HAVE to if I share the load with you.

Thank you for giving me a front row seat, every day, to witness the power of your patience
Thank you for rising to every occasion
Thank you for entering my crazy, wild life and not walking running away
Thank you for greeting me at the door with a kiss every evening when I get home, whether I’m being , ahem, “difficult” or not
Thank you for filling up my gas tank so that its one less thing for me to worry about
Thank you for treating our children as the precious treasures they are
Thank you for not being an “I told you so” even when I deserve it
Thank you for emptying the dishwasher every morning before I get up
Thank you for your smiling face, lively spirit and your funny dancing
Thank you for being open to new things, new people and new experiences
Thank you for putting toothpaste on my toothbrush every night
Thank you for being a gentleman
Thank you for finding humor in the things that I, at first glance, find hopeless…and for showing me that laughter really is the only way out of it

Thank you for dropping whatever you're doing to ride bikes, fly a kite or throw the ball with our son when he asks you to play...no matter how tired you are

Thank you for being so kind to our neighbors, your coworkers, the gas station attendant and everyone you meet
Thank you for your gentle nudging as I learn to loosen the reigns on all that I thought only I could do (right) and slowly allow you to be my partner and do them your (right) way
Thank you for supporting me in each and every endeavor I embark upon

Thank you for telling me that my dreams are important
Thank you for crawling around the floor on your knees and hiding in plain sight just to hear our daughter squeal in delight when she “finds” you
Thank you for making me feel secure that you will always be by my side
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for being a wonderful son-in-law to my parents
Thank you for our daughter and for being the very best father our son could have ever hoped for
Thank you for being so good to your mother
Thank you for letting me love you
Thank you for the honor of being able to call you my husband
Thank you for being my partner
Thank you for sharing our days together
I never knew what equal meant before I met you

I never knew I would love being married.

Happy 3rd Anniversary, JR!


  1. Happy Anniversary! Very touching post.

    Congratulations on finding each other.


  2. Wow...that left me teary and smiling big for you!
    Happy Anniversary to two gorgeous people and wishing you forward a incredible and happy life with your prince!


  3. What stunning images of that day 3 years ago. Congratulations to you both, may you have many more years of love and laughter together!

  4. Happy Anniversary, D! You two couldn't be a better match :-)

    Bug Hugs to you & JR!

  5. You two look like the Prince and Princess at the end of a fairy tale.
    Such a lovely post filled with much love.
    Happy Anniversary my friend.


  6. You are such a beautiful glam couple! Congratulations on 3 years!
    I sent an e-mail. I cannot send out the kaleidoscope bow, the ribbon is completely sold out in our area. Would you like to choose another, or I can refund the cost of that bow. I have all of your others ready to go.
    Eli is taking his Cars backpack with wheels to China, so we will be bringing Sophia's little backpack for the journey home. It is just darling, thank you for it :)

  7. I am speechless......the pictures are absolutely STUNNING!!!! And you my sweet girl, are the most beautiful bride I have ever seen! ;)


  8. Oh my word girl!!! These pictures are absolutely fantastic.....they look like they are straight out of a fairy tale....and you, OMG....so gorgeous!!

    What a beautiful post and tribute to your handsome hubby.....you two are quite a couple!!

    Happy Anniversary:)


  9. Happy Anniversary (a day late!)!! What a beautiful post....and wonderful words about your hubby!
    I am so happy you found each other! I hope your day was everything you wanted and more!


  10. Happy Anniversary!
    What a loving, amazing, wonderful story of your love for your husband. You have a GREAT family! The wedding photos are fabulous (because you two look fabulous together!).
    My hubby does many of the same, gassing up my car, making coffee in the morning and emptying the dishwasher.... all before AA gets up each morning (I leave for work at 5:30 a.m.). We hit the jackpot (me for 23.5 years!)!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  11. Happy Anniversary,
    What beautiful photos. You are breathtaking and such a beautiful couple.
    Your words to your husband touch my heart. Enjoy