Tuesday, April 9, 2013

10 years.

Ten years ago today, Chris asked me to be his girlfriend. I can't quite believe it's been so long, but at the same time it's hard to picture who we were back then. Awkward and newly finding love. Excited and yet still learning about relationships. It's funny to think that the two kids we were then now are married, live together and have two children. I am so thankful for these ten years and the growth they have allowed us. We have learned to communicate better, fight more kindly and express emotions more effectively. We've seen each other through lots of life changes and are better for it.

Chris has been out of town for the last week, far away in Berlin. Usually when he's away I feel so sorry for myself, having to juggle the kids on my own. This time I also realized part of why his traveling is hard is because I just miss him. For ten years now he's been my best friend. He makes me laugh pretty much everyday and as we navigate these early steps of parenting, we've learned how to work as a team. Things just don't work quite right without him, most of all me.

 So, happy ten years, honey. I love you.

Our first picture:

 2003

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2007
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2008

2009
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2010
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2011

2012

2013

8 comments:

colleen said...

that last part about "things not working quite right" made me tear up. congrats you guys - hope you have ten more!

Kristin W said...

10 years! D and I are on 8 and it's the craziest feeling to look back. You truly realize that it's about growing together. There's no storm I want to weather without him. Congrats on 10 years! It's funny how time flies...

Jodi Ann said...

You guys are really such a beautiful couple, both inside and out. I'm so happy that Chris is heading home today!

adellegabrielson said...

So true for us as well " Things just don't work quite right without him, most of all, me." Precious post!

basebell6 said...

I love the picture per year idea to look back! Congrats on 10 years!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Happy 10-years! Love all the pictures, you look exactly the same, you haven't aged a bit!

Kristin {Sea Cow Circus} said...

Love this post :) Happy decade o' love!

joyceandnorm said...

Great memories! :) Thanks for sharing them with us.

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