Yesterday, Michael & I had our 6th wedding anniversary. I always forget about how wonderful it is to be married to my best friend. Certain days like yesterday remind me!
We met when we were practically children... I was 12 & he was 13! We went to church together, but his sister was friends with my usual ride home, so we were frequently the "little kids" at post-youth group hang out. We had fun together, but were just really great friends!
I remember the day that started to change about a year later. I just looked at him differently one day & thought (at 13- lol) "he's the kind of guy I want to marry".
I have these snapshots of high school in my head. We had SO MUCH fun just hanging out... well, in our spare time. I didn't have time to think about what "could be". I was too focused on God, school & cheerleading to think about anything else. We also spent all that time with our other best friend, Hope. The summer befor Michael's senior year was the best 2 months EVER! She was leaving for college, which meant the 3 of us naturally had to spend every waking moment together. However, it was inevitable that as she went off to college, we'd be sort of forced together.
2 weeks before Hope left, he took me home one night (I had just turned 16, but he lived right by our house) & we had the conversation that started it all. It started with "soooo... yeah. We need to talk". It was the game changer!
3 years of dating, 6 years of marriage & 5 kids later... I have never had so much fun with any one person! We laugh A LOT! Perhaps that's the key! Laugh as much as you love!
When we were dating in high school, both of us had part time jobs, but they were across the street from each other. So, whoever got off first would go leave a note on the other's windshield. Seems silly now, but I have each note still & despite the silliness, it's part of our story!!
Ha! No time for love notes now, but we sure do like to text! :) So, to remember those silly times, here are 5 "notes" I wrote to my hubby recently. Michael, I hope they help you remember how all this craziness started... with these kind of notes (ha! Sort of!!) I love you!!!
1. I just changed the 10th diaper of the day! Hope your day is less "poopy" than mine!! :)
2. So, maybe later we can put on our sweat pants & put a pizza in the oven! I think we have some shows to catch up on. (How romantic!)
3. Can you stop by the store on your way home? We're out of the usual. Love you!!
4. I. Need. Coffee. Please!!!
5. Hey good lookin... where did you put the plunger? Oh! & thanks for putting diapers in the dryer before you left! You are THE BEST EVER!!! XOXO
I am a mommy of SEVEN (yes 7) beautiful kids! They are amazing, wonderful, hilarious & the greatest babies I could ask for! I am married to my best friend & high school sweetheart, Michael.
I love to craft. I love to decorate. I am passionate about natural living & natural birthing. Sometimes I write stuff. I plan parties like my life depended on it. My favorite color is pink. My house is definitely NOT taupe. I typically cannot keep plants alive. I am only allowed to have dogs as pets because all others tend to have the same end result as the plants. Luckily my track record with kids is pretty good! Also, I drink a lot of coffee. And I really like tacos.