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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28th 2010, Nine Years and Counting

Have you been properly introduced to my man?


He's on the taller side of life, which is exactly right because my head fits perfectly into the nook of his neck. He's quick to laugh, and even quicker to extend a hand. He's loyal to the ends of the world.


He thinks his face is crooked, but I disagree. I think it's full of mischief. But he does have a terrible poker face - the twinkle in his eyes gives him away every time. His fingers are a bit knobby - back from the days of basketball and busted knuckles - but they are all man. His neck is always tan. He has a scar on his stomach from a barbed wire incident as a child. He's always had sexy calves, you know, those good looking soccer-esc man-calves.


The man loves mustard and salami, classic mustangs, t-shirts and jeans, West Side Story, camping in the deep woods, fishing with a flask in hand, dinning out (multiple restaurants in one day are no foreign concept), Irish whiskey, practical jokes and baseball. And games, GOOD LORD does he like games. Of all kinds, of any kind. I think his love language might be the playing king of hearts. Plus he's terribly indulgent when it comes to photoshoots.

When we met, all I knew was I wanted to ride in that red Jeep with that cute boy through the hot valley summer, wherever we might end up. Little did sixteen year-old me know then that place would be here and now. Little did I know that he would be my rock of strength and my featherbed of safety, that we would change and shift and grow like two trees planted close whose branches intertwine and whose roots share the same wellspring. Little did I know then that I had already met my soul mate.


And now, Nine years after we said "I do" I still wouldn't change a thing about him.

I love you forever and always and to the end.



BC said...

Ewwww.... Internet displays of affection.

I love you too babe. Always and forever.

(Don't go telling people this made my eyes sweat - just a little)

Lizzy Derksen said...

Oh I love this. I've been with my husband since I was 16 too, though we're only 2 months married!

It is my fervent hope to be able to make a post like this, nine years down the road.

RosyRevolver said...

Not even sure what to say, except that I'm a touch watery over this post. Congrats, you two. You're that couple that makes other couples want to be better couples. Yeah.

Shell (aka Songsmith) said...




No go and have some Tepanyaki!

kerin rose said...

looks like you forgot to mention, he is a great dancer too! :)...

happy anniversary to you both!


jordan said...

sweet. UBER sweet. and i was 15 when i started dating my sweetheart, who just so happens to ALSO have wicked sexy ex-soccer player calves (and thighs) ;). you're a lucky lady umber, but you deserve all of it!
love to you two on a special day!

Snailentina said...

Congratulations! You guys are freaking adorable. There's something so amazing about finding one's soulmate so early in life, I met my hubby at 17 :) You go through so much and yes... growing together is the best. Thanks for sharing this silly photo shoot with us. BC is a great man indeed!

Cassie said...

What an awesome and romantic tribute to your man. You guys are so sweet and blessed to have eachother! xoxo

John said...

Guys, I forgot we share a wedding year until this week... 2001... what a time. You are lucky to have found each other so early in life; we're each others' first love too and isn't it great to know there's nobody else who could fill those shoes? THAT is the definition of peace. Happy 9th anniversary. Have one on us.

The Noisy Plume: said...

I love you together.
So much.
Miss you friends! Happy 9th!

mme. bookling said...

those photos were STUPID cute. pretty sure they should be blown up and framed. esp that first one.

UmberDove said...

The number of young loves here! AMAZING!

Lizzy - you will!!!!

Rosy, Shell, Cassie - MWAH! (that was a big internet blown kiss)

Kerin - That video! Oh my gosh! It just surfaced in the interwebs the other day... heehee

Jordan, Snailentina - Ladies, ladies, we are blessed indeed!

John - 9 years and holding firm, now go kiss that woman of yours for me!

Joyful said...

You guys are a delight. I love to see loving displays of couples young and old. May you both grow old and beautiful together :-)

UmberDove said...

THAT is one of my deepest wishes.

BakedLauraBean said...

Love, love, love this!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, you guys are super cute! :)

Mum said...

So very, very sweet!
It's about time somebody did a tribute to my beloved son-in-law!
I love you both so much.
The best is yet to come!!

thebearaffair said...

Happy, happy anniversary. You are a beautiful couple and I wish for you many more years of love and devotion:O)

Sunny Rising Leather said...

The very happiest of anniversaries: you are such a pair of aces.
and then some
to grow on :)


Anonymous said...

gorgeous love!

love and light

resolute twig said...


This is beautiful... :)

Carri said...