Ok this is something that has been literally three years in the works and I'm so so excited that I've finally been able to finish this project (so now I'm going to share it with you!) Mike and I went to Utah and San Fransisco for our honeymoon. It was a bit of an unconventional trip but everything we could have hoped for (I've never shared anything on this blog about our trip to Utah but I think I might have to at some point. It was SO SO beautiful there!) We did a bunch of really cool things while we were in SF but one of the highlights of that trip has to be the fact that when we were at the Giants game, we got on the Kiss Cam!!
Today is our three year wedding anniversary. Today it's bright and there are perfect clouds in the sky. On our wedding day it poured rain the minute we finished taking our pictures! I loved our wedding day. I wish I could do it all over again. I wish I could sit here and write out all the ways in which I've grown and changed since we've been married - but I have two small kids who are calling for me, so it's not the season for that. It's the season to keep our heads above water, to get each other's backs as we parent and to be the one who is our best outlet when 8pm comes around and we're so tired from the activities of the day. And for the record, there is no one id rather be exhausted with.
A couple weeks ago when my parents were visiting, Mike and I snuck out for our first two hours *ALONE* together since Flora Grace was born. You can totally tell I'm a second time mom because I really didn't hesitate when they offered. I remember the first time we left when June was a little bit older then she is now: I was so nervous and worried the whole time. it helped that we went to see Van Morrison live but I was still glued to my phone the whole night waiting in trepidation to hear from my mom. It could be the second time mom thing, it could also be the fact that I just really, really needed to sit alone across from a table from that handsome face up there, but either way, we managed to totally check out for a couple hours and it was so therapeutic.
a few weeks ago i got rear-ended when i was driving home from work. i had been working overtime so i was already grouchy, grouchy and hating the commute home.... and then as i was parked and waiting for a string of cars to make a left, wham. the fact that i was hit wasn't great. but the worst part, if i'm being honest, is how i reacted. i got out of my car and yelled and yelled at the woman.
It absolutely poured on our wedding day. Like poured, poured. It rained so hard at some points you couldn't hear much of the speeches because of the rain on the tent. It also poured on the day June was born. And it poured on her first birthday this past June. And since then, we've almost entered into drought status here in Ottawa. But today?
I figure if there ever was a publicly acceptable a day to tell a romantic and sappy story, it would be today. Fortunately, since Mike and I got engaged I'm not gonna have to reach too far. It's a nice thing when you've got a lot of love going on in your life, I'm not gonna lie. And planning a wedding together and dreaming about our future plans has really just made this winter the best one I've had yet….
It's my first year in this house and my first shared Christmas with Mikey. Many firsts. Also, it's my first time picking out and erecting a real live Christmas tree. I've watched my parents put up a real tree my entire 27 years.