Friday, October 8, 2010

My Sweetest MAN

11 years ago today, I married my best friend...

I have often thought I was the luckiest woman alive to have such a great man in my life. He has been so wonderful that I worried I was just living in a dream and would someday wake up. He has always been there for me. He picks me up when I feel down. He holds me up when I feel weak. He makes me laugh when I am sad. He calms me down when I am mad. He is my best friend. We can talk for hours on end and enjoy being in each others company. He is also an amazing father. He always gets down and plays with the kids. I often joke that I really have FOUR boys. He puts his family first, often at the expense of himself and having "guy time". He always pitches in where ever he is needed and takes over when I need a break. He treats me like a princess and takes care of my tired, aching mind and body. He gets up at night to check Bryce's blood sugars, so I don't have to. I couldn't ask for a better partner, a better friend, and a better dad for my children. I am madly in love with him...each day even more. He may think he comes last in our family but for me, he is always #1.
Happy Anniversary Baby!!

We met the end of our Senior year at the University of Oregon. His fraternity was having a winter formal and he needed a date (crazy to think that hottie needed a date!) His frat brother's girlfriend was in my sorority and she asked if I was free to go. I was always up for a good time so I agreed. Turned out we had a lot in common and have been together ever since. Yes, a blind date that worked!!

We graduated from University of Oregon in 1997 and moved up to Portland together. We got married in 1999, had our first son in 2002, second in 2005, and third in 2008.

It sure has been a sweet life!! To many, many, many more years!!


  1. awwww, I love hearing stories like that. Congrats on 11 years and here's to many, many more

  2. Happy Anniversary!!! That is a great love story!


    Your dress was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Such a beautiful bride ... and a stunning family :)

  4. Congratulations!! Happy Anniversary!!
    What a beautiful family. :)

  5. What a gorgeous bride you were and still are! Happy Anniversary!!

  6. Happy anniversary!!!

    It's so nice to read a story like that. As you said, to many, many, many more years!