Year 3: 15 Things I want my husband to know on our anniversary

May 9, 2018

Today, Adam and I are celebrating 3 years of wedded bliss. While that time doesn't seem long enough to encompass life and the things we've been through, it also feels like time is flying. Three years ago we were just fresh-faced little buns ready to start their life together. We had no damn clue what we were getting ourselves in to, but we knew whatever it was, we were going to do it together.

I love wedding/anniversary recaps. They are all so special to me and I love recapping the love we shared three years ago and the love we're living in now. If you're interested, year one and year two are here.

This year feels extra special. Over the last last year we've grown in our love in a totally different way than I thought possible. With the anticipation of a new baby in this year, it makes everything feel different, in the best way.

This year it's all about things I want Adam to know.
Even though you joke about knowing nothing about babies (like giving them water to drink), I know you’re going to be the best dad because you’re literally the best person I've ever known and you love bigger than anyone.   
I love you even though you turn the toilet paper roll around and make it come out underneath. And even though you're not the best at loading a dishwasher. I appreciate you for helping me. 
When our daughter is 15 and we fight, because we're mom and daughter, promise you'll have her back while reassuring her that I really am a cool mom.
I promise to put our marriage above it all. Before our baby, before our dogs, friends, family because it's you and me babe. We made this enormous vow before God and if we’re strong, all those other things in our life will be even stronger. 
I hope our daughter gets your insane work ethic, kind spirit, gentle sarcasm, enormous capacity for love and full head of hair (even if its blonde!).     
I cry at everything. Thanks for handing me tissues or laughing at me because I'm laughing at the dumbest Apple commercial. 
I love that you love country, so to borrow some words from our boy Jason, 'You're my sunshine in the darkest days. My better half, my saving grace. You make me who I wanna be. You make it easy.'
Watching you paint our daughters room pink, all day on a Saturday, when playoff hockey was on, made you even sexier. And, watching you build her crib was the cherry on top. 
We've had some scary moments in this thing called parenthood and we're not even to the scariest part. From the miscarriage, to 8 weeks of bedrest, thank you for being the rock. I know this has been so hard on you too, but thank you for letting me fall into you time and time again. 
We're always going to have dogs. I know they make our life crazy, but I love that you love our dogs so much.  
Being your wife is one of my greatest honors, but thank you for not letting it be the only thing that defines me. Thank you for encouraging me to chase my dreams, work harder than ever and find my passion. You've been the best source of encouragement, even when it's scary and unknown.  
Thank you for not judging my love of weird TV shows like American Idol, obsession with Carrie Underwood, needing to talk to my best friend for hours on end or my Snoogle. Instead you embrace my weird and I love you for it. 
You are damn good looking. 
I love our basic life. Let me explain. I love that we cook dinner together every night and go to bed together every night. I love that we would rather do things together than apart. I love that we love doing mundane things together. I love that we have our routine that works for us. I love that we have found our basic life, but it doesn't mean we have basic love, because our love is one for the books my love. 
The quiet moments we share are some of my favorite moments. Laying in bed right before we both fall asleep or when we're reading on the couch, or both singing in the car. These are the moments I know I found my heart. 
Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary my love. I can't possibly describe how much I love you so I'll tell you. You're the best human and husband and you see this world, including me in a way that no one else does. There's no-one in the world like you. I'm the luckiest all because you asked me to be yours. 

The Details: 
PhotographyStephanie Fay Photography
Planner and Coordinator (and basically my life coach)Ashley Gain Weddings
VideographySerendipity Cinematography
VenueEl Chorro
FlowersThe Flower Studio
Band Shining Star Band
Makeup : Glam Lounge
Linens La Tavola Linens
Cake Ruze Cake House
Dress Mariee Bridal 
Paper Alexandra Bruch / F
leurish Letters


  1. Such a cute, touching post - Happy Anniversary, this is certainly going to be a very exciting year for you! :)

  2. Happy Anniversary! You defintely found Mr. Wonderful and I know he would think the same of you! I hope you have 1 00 years together!! Love you!

  3. Happy anniversary! This is such a sweet list. Our wedding anniversary is coming up in June and this is such a sweet list. I might have to give my husband a similar list.

  4. Omg Kristen this almost made me cry at my desk!! So beautifully written & the love you two have for each other is amazing! Happy Anniversary & can't wait to see what a cute baby you two make!!

    xo, B

  5. Oh I cry at everything too, wish my husband was hear to pass me a tissue. Great post it sounds like you have an amazing marriage and you guys are going to make amazing parents! Happy Anniversary

  6. Happy anniversary! Everything you said is so beautiful. You two are such a cute couple!


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