Our anniversary is June 14th, but since we will be away celebrating in Sarasota Florida, I wanted to take the time to post this before we go so it can give it the attention it deserves.

I sit here in shock and awe as I realize that Captain Awesome and I have been married TWO YEARS! Yes, I know we have been together for 9 years total, and 2 years is small compared to that, but I still can’t believe I have been married to the love of my life, and my best friend for two whole years. How did I ever get so lucky? We have been together since I was 20 years old, and now that I am turning 30 this year I am left to reflect on how much growing up together we’ve done over the past 10 or so years. And looking back I’d say we both did ALOT of growing up. The partying sorority girl, and the partying fraternity guy are now going to be entering their biggest growing up challenge of all….we are going to be parents! See…isn’t it amazing where 2 years can bring you?

Each one of the two years of marriage have been completely different, but no matter what happened I knew I had a partner through it all. I wrote about my first year of marriage last year in my post titled “One Year Down, Many More To Go“. Basically, I felt our first year was pure newlywed bliss. Life wasn’t much different than before we got married, but we really spent alot of time enjoying each other’s company. 

Our second year of marriage started off on an amazing note and quickly turned for the worse. We spent our anniversary in Newport Rhode Island, and there the two of us held the secret that I was carrying our first child. It was an amazing anniversary. But soon after we found out that we were going to lose the baby, and that really began the journey that was our second year of marriage. I hate to define the second year as the year of the miscarriage, but it was such a huge part of our lives for so long that unfortunately it is what it is. What I can say, is that this journey showed me even more of the man that I had married. In the better’s and worses of marriage…we were forced to see some of the worse. But it reminded me how much I truly need Captain Awesome in my corner. We held strong together through it all, and I took comfort in knowing that he was my rock. He was there for me through the sadness and tears of that time. Don’t get me wrong, we had good times too, but the fact that we were just as far away at becoming parents as we were the year before just brought down our spirits. Together we faced 7 months of Trying to Conceive, and I gotta tell you, if you don’t know what that’s like, it’s extremely trying, and certainly not as fun as it may sound. But as each negative home pregnancy test came out, and my spirits dropped, my husband was always there to lift my spirits. Most of the time offering food (like a Friendly’s Cyclone it’s amazing I’m not HUGE right now).

I think it’s in the harder times that we really see people’s true character. And I saw in my husband the most caring, comforting, strong and loving man. I am truly blessed to wake up next to my best friend every morning, share my life with him throughout the day, and fall asleep next to him every night. He takes care of me and for that I am truly thankful.

So as we begin year 3 of our marriage we again have so much to celebrate. Little Pooh Bear is on the way, and together we get to have many new adventures. I can’t wait to share them with my man. Happy Two Year Anniversary Captain Awesome! I love you more than words can say!

I know I always post this but check out this fun video of our wedding!