So, last year , was the FIRST time that Matt and I officially got IN FRONT of the camera for a FULL session of JUST us since got married! (The only other time we had was, of course, with our fav, Katelyn, for our coaching session and some of those are now on canvases in our house!) Matt and I were talking last night and he informed me that we are coming up on our 15 year dating anniversary (WHAT?!?!?) and it just got me thinking. Not only are we coming up on our 15 year dating anniversary but we are also one year out from our 10 year wedding anniversary!! I can’t believe we have gone through all of these years and haven’t documented us! Us as a couple! The foundation of our family and where it all began! It is so easy to put us on the back burner as parenthood can definitely consume our lives sometimes but it is so important for us to stay strong as a couple and be in love and more than the day we got married! And then I remembered that I had never shared our session with another of our fav Kaitlin’s!! I continue to look back through these images…pretty often actually, and I find myself loving them more and more each time I look at them!! Seeing us together…seeing our love through these images…and Kaitlin just capturing US perfectly…these mean soooo much to me and I am so thankful for Kaitlin and these images she captured of us last April! It was Cherry Blossom season in D.C. and it just happened that Kaitlin was planning on doing sessions down near the blossoms and we thought, hey, what better place than D.C. as it is just outside of where we both grew up and grew up going down to see the cherry blossoms when they came out each year. And if we ever do move out of VA, these will always remind us of the beginning years of our marriage…living right outside of the city!
And with that, and Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would share a few of MY favorite and forever Valentine! Through almost 15 years of being together, of course, we have had our ups and downs but at the end of the day, babe, I am so thankful to have you next to me and support all of my crazy dreams and be able to “kiss you anytime I want”. You are my world…and whenever I’m not with you, part of me is missing. You are a piece of me, my other half and I cannot imagine doing life without you! And with our little valentine’s, to see them light up when they see you and run to the door yelling, “Daddy!!! Daddy’s home!!”…um, you got me…my heart is melted. To the most incredible husband and father to the girls of my life, we couldn’t think of anything better than having you by our side and our hearts filled with your love! Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you!
I love you and your nook, and it’s my favorite place to be! :-)