August 2, 2011

The best is yet to come

Though let's be honest, the here and now is pretty awesome as well.

My Grizzly Bear and I celebrated 3 years of marriage today! Feels like we've been together forever, really. I know you're supposed to say that I couldn't imagine my life any other way, but I'm one of those people who constantly worry over what ifs... especially when its late at night and my reason for existence is driving home and has the bad habit of forgetting his seat belt from time to time. In those moments, I'm glad that my life is exactly the way it is. I love Scott soooo much. And I like him too, which I think counts for something. We enjoy doing things together, and he makes me feel safe. We went out to dinner tonight and between Ellie tantrums over wanting out of her high chair, I asked Scott what 3 things he has learned over the course of our marriage. His list: don't mess with honey bear, kids are crazy, and the Lord blesses His children. And then I got thinking about my list: don't get in an argument when one or both parties are hungry, when I don't want his opinion don't ask (especially when it comes to decorating our house), and Scott loves me. Now you may be thinking "shouldn't you have learned the third one long ago?" and the answer is yes, probably. But for me its taken a while to really understand that he loves me for the long haul. Marriage is scary my friends for one main reason: when you get married, you are deciding to put all your eggs in one basket for the rest of your life. Scott holds my heart completely, and I wouldn't have it any other way, but at the same time that fact scares me to death. Or at least it used to. But in the past three years we've been through a lot. And even after the low lows and the high highs and all the monotony in between, he's still there. Everyday, loving me and my imperfections. So I decided its time to stop doubting him, stop worrying that one of my metaphorical eggs might crack in his basket, and just enjoy the journey (as corny as that sounds).
And now a photographic timeline of our relationship. Enjoy:
Dating, 2007

Engaged, 2008
Married, 2008
Christmas, 2009

Fall, 2010

August 2, 2011

6 comments:

  1. congrats to my favorite couple ever! :)

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  2. I love the three things you both said, so true! Great pictures!

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  3. What a great post. Love the pictures.Do you want to go on a real anniversary date without your beautiful child? I'll watch Ellie. I'm totally serious.

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  4. awww love this post. And look...I read your blog without a reminder from your facebook posts!! yay! p.s. I'm glad that a picture I took made the list! Those costumes were rockin

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  5. Great post. Love it, love you.

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