This weekend, Evan and I are finally taking a few days to celebrate US, together. We're going to stay in fun hotels in Downtown Columbus, eat yummy food, shop and relax. Why?
Well - the 17th is our one year wedding anniversary! Woo! We made it a full year!
Also, the 19th is "our anniversary". That is the day he asked me to be his girlfriend "officially". We were only 16 and 17 years old! That was 8 years ago. So we are celebrating our 8 years together and one year of marriage! Quite a success.
I have never told our story here on the blog. I guess now is a better time than any, right?
This photo was taken on our "first date". It wasn't really a date. Friends of ours told us we were going to this dance (yes, High School dance as first date!) together. Then they forced us into each others arms, as you see in the picture below. Well... you can't see our arms... but his arms are somewhere there around me.
After being annoyingly shy for what felt like decades (but was really only a month or so) he fiiinally asked me to be his girlfriend.
Here is actual documentation. Yes, here's what my blog looked like before it was a blog:
It was love lovey love from there on out.
We had art class together in High School. The teacher was awesome and always let us sit together. I think it improved our art.
Oh check out our awesomeness after Prom:
I moved away and began college. Here I am at college... rocking out on the guitar and getting smooched by Evan simultaneously. The collegiate type are known to multitask.
We spent four years doing that whole "long distance relationship" thing. It. Was. Awful.
I hated it. I can also say... IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH THE WAIT.
One year ago - we got married!
We knew after being together for only six months that we wanted to get married. We also knew that it was smart to wait until the time was right. Until we had matured and had real jobs and understood our relationship fully.
Many people say that marriage is hard. They say marriage takes work.
I don't know who these people are or who the heck they married, but being married to Evan is the easiest thing I have ever done in my life. Every day of our marriage I am thankful for him.
I appreciate what we have and I don't take it for granted.
I guess I didn't really go looking for it. The love just found its way to me!