Tuesday, February 15, 2011

3 whole years.

Something oldSomething new
Something borrowedSomething blue

Tomorrow is our 3 year anniversary. Wow. Has it really been that long? Has it really been that short?

One of these days I'll write our "story" down... pretty disappointing I still haven't done that.

It's pretty crazy to think about how we thought we were in love then. We were just little babies and not to discount the love we were in, but...it's just so much better now, so much deeper, so much more secure, and so much sweeter, more...tender.

And I'm sure it will just keep on getting better with time and that is truly something to look forward to. I have this irrational fear of getting old. Like it stresses me out more than I'd like to admit, but, when I look at Gar it calms my fears. I am blessed to grow old with this man.

If you know Gar and I you know we are pretty different...OK really different (just read my side bar). But, turns out, that's one of the things I love most about Gar. It's what makes our relationship so fun! He makes up everything I lack (which is a lot my friends). And he makes me so much better. We've brought each other experiences we never would have had otherwise and loved every minute of it.

Sometimes Gar and I talk about the beginning...and we laugh at our different perceptions. And we talk quietly about how it maybe almost didn't happen and the little bumps a long the way. And the opposition we got from a lot of people around us.

Sometimes I think about how much work Gar was to get. Turns out, he's a star at playing hard to get. I think I even tried to give up...but he was just kind of irresistible. And, what's that saying? Nothing worth having is easy...? something like that. Well, it's most definitely true and Gar was worth every angry girl moment he caused (Thank you Alanis).

When we were dating and I was weighing out the future I knew that if I walked away from him it would be the end. I would lose him forever and I knew I would always regret that. I knew I didn't want to live without him.

I love him.

So I snatched him up and never looked back! :)

Happy three years to the man better than my dreams.

Monday, February 14, 2011

what you've got boy is hard to find...i think about it all the time

Picture of the dreamy Mr. on our honeymoon 08'
Happy birthday to my handsome man. There are so many reasons to be grateful for him and celebrate him everyday. I'm just glad there is an official day for someone so sweet, kind and important to me.

Gar's birthday makes me think of a lot of things and appreciate a lot of things. Like how fragile and special life is and how drastically different (and horribly awful) it would have been if he hadn't made it. (Gar's one of those miracle babies, did I ever tell you that?). I am constantly convinced that I could not have married anyone but Garret and could never have been this happy with anyone but him. He's my best friend in the whole wide world and goodness I'm one blessed girl.

So...my love, happy birthday.

I love you more than a fat kid loves cake, more than hawaii, more than bugs, more than shoes (!), more than crafting, more than all of it...

I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow (just like that wedding band says).

Friday, February 11, 2011

my happy thought

Summer 2009...ish. Can you see the fiery heart around us!?! Oh my heck it's true love!!!
Today while looking for something in my email I came across a little list from almost two years ago. I wrote it to send to a dear friend who had started putting happy lists on their blog.
It was one of those things, like finding old pictures you completely forgot about...and that sort of nostalgic feeling in your tummy. Well, at least, that's how it made me feel.

The fun thing was, all those things still make me so happy today. And it's always nice to be reminded of the things that make you really happy especially after a really loooooong week that got extra extra long because I am sick.

So, because it's the weekend, because the sun is out!, because spring is around the corner, because it's a birthday weekend at our house!, because it's lovers day on Monday (that is kind of crappy though), and because maybe it's love week at our house with a special extra day to celebrate true love just for us, and just because I feel like it-- I give you my happy list.

1. knowing he and i are for eternity
2. the ocean in the early morning
3. the sand under my feet as the water pulls it away and buries my toes.
4. a secret, only for me, from my love. sealed with a kiss.
5. the first flowers of spring
6. finding sand in my sandals or swimsuits long after i've been near a beach
7. grandma giving me things that belonged to her mother
8. kisses that make it all better
9. prayer
10. dancing when no one is looking and still being able to do the step

I should do this weekly to give me a boost!

What's making you happy this weekend?