3 years ago today Chuck and I were married! Wow, life has changed a lot in these past 3 years and even more in the past 10 years that Chuck and I have been together. Instead of writing another sappy love letter to Chuck telling him how wonderful he is and how much I love him (because I’m sure you all are sick of those), I’ve decided to share our vows that we said to each other on our wedding day. These vows are framed and hang outside of our bedroom door and I love to read them. I think these were the best part of our wedding.
My vows to Chuck:
Chuck, the night you first kissed me I made you promise you would always be my best friend. Today, you are not only my best friend, but you are the love of my life, my confidant, the man I want to grow old with, and my soul mate.
You make me happy when I am sad. You make me feel safe when I’m scared. You encourage my dreams and comfort me in times of sadness.
Because of you I laugh, I smile, and I live life to the fullest.
I love you for your kindess, your compassion, your intellegence, your sense of humor, and the way you make me feel so special.
I promise to make you laugh everyday.
I promise to help shoulder our challenges, because there is nothing we can’t face together.
I promise to try to learn to cook one day and to let you win in Jeopardy every once in a while.
I promise to be the best mother I can be to our children.
And on top of all the other vows I have made to you on our wedding day, I also vow to always appreciate how lucky I am to have someone who makes me feel the way you do and to continue to try as hard as I can to make you feel as special and loved as you make me feel forever and ever.
Chuck’s vows to me:
I’ve always known that there was someone out there that I wanted to share my life with. Someone to see the world with and someone to stay home on a Saturday night with. Someone to raise puppies and babies with, and someone to grow old with.
Soon after we met, I knew that person was you. But you’ve brought more to my life than I ever could have dreamed.
Your cookiness makes me laugh out loud, and just seeing you makes me smile until my cheeks hurt. And just when it doesn’t seem possible to love you anymore, I find myself amazed at how my love for you has grown. Thank you for letting me love you, thank you for loving me back, thank you for the seven years we’ve spent together, and for the lifetime to come. I love you baby.
I still haven’t tried to learn to cook (see, I didn’t write that I WOULD learn to cook one day. I wrote I would TRY to learn to cook one day), but I’ve pretty much kept all my other vows. It’s always hard to imagine that you could possibly love someone else more than already do, but I know for a fact that my love for Chuck has grown over the past 3 years. He has become such a remarkable man, husband, and now a Daddy. Just seeing him with his little “mini me” makes my heart melt.
So, Happy Anniversary Chuck! I love you more than fountain cokes, cookie dough, and chocolate ice cream combined! Whoa. That’s a lot
And what’s a post without a picture. These are the world’s most unflattering pictures, but I love them because they are us. Taken this past weekend at Crystal Cove with hoods on because the beach makes my hair frizzy.
He always does this when we take self portraits and I always forget it’s coming!
And I can’t end without saying a VERY Happy Birthday to one of my BFF’s, Christy. Yes, we got married on her birthday because it was the closest Saturday to the day Chuck and I officially met in Maui. Hey, I got her a cake at our wedding! Brayden and Hauggy wanted to wish Christy a very, very Happy Birthday! We love you Christy!