Our 9th Anniversary

9 years is…

too busy to remember to buy a card.

too on a budget to exchange gifts.

time flying too fast to remember to plan any sort of actual date plans for when the babysitter gets here today.


but more importantly – it is feeling so fulfilled with family, marriage and life to care about any of the superficial stuff above.


9 years is…

tag teaming life and business and kids.

knowing at the end of a whirlwind day – your person will be right next to you on the couch.

not being insulted when that person falls asleep with their head on your lap at 9pm for the 3rd night in a row.

feeling like we just met but also like we have known each other our whole lives.

disbelief over how time has flown and shock over how much has changed so quickly.

feeling safe.

being loved even when you don’t believe you deserve it.

knowing you have each other’s backs no matter the bumps in the road.

picnic dinners on the living room floor.

family walks after dinner.

considering 6:30am sleeping in.


9 years feels like such a good place to be. It has me even more excited for what is to come in the next 9… 10… 11… 20… 30…. 40 years to come?!

9 years is us. 9 years feels just right.

Happy anniversary, love. <3



(Oh, and 9 years is you STILL pinching me on the cheek like this and me trying to dodge it. How is this still a thing?! haha)

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