Wedding Day, 1997

I have known my husband since high school, 1986, so it seems like we have known each other forever sometimes. And I mean that in the best sense of forever. He has known me through a couple of decades of hair styles–from hot rollers to spritz to blowouts. That’s a long time ya’ll.

All kidding aside, I cannot imagine spending my life with anyone else.

Here are 14 things I love about my husband in honor of our 14th wedding anniversary today.

(With a little help on these from the girls…)

He is very handsome.

He works very hard.

He never gives up.

He has a great sense of humor.

He is very strong.

He loves to hike and be outdoors.

He is an amazing daddy to our dogs (oh and our human children, too).

He is an adventurous cook, while I am timid and resigned to actual recipes.

On that same note, he loves to make pizza with the girls (this one is straight from the 8-year-old).

He loves to travel.

He is very even-keeled (he puts up with me and my flighty bird nature.)

He makes great margaritas (OK this one is definitely from ME.)

HE IS WONDERFUL! (from the 6-year-old, who stressed the importance of all-caps.)

And, lastly, he is an old soul and a hopeless romantic.

I love you babe.

And next year?

The girls say we should go to the Bahamas and I am totally on board with that suggestion. Ahem.

Here’s to 14 more amazing years together.


  1. Kerry says:

    Congrats on 14 years! We celebrate 15 next month and we will be going to the Bahamas – on our cruise! We can’t wait! You should really plan it for the next one.

  2. Liz says:

    Awwwww, this made me all teary-eyed. Yes, maybe it’s hormonal. As sweet as this post is, probably not. Am so borrowing this idea for our anniversary in August. Now, to come up with 21 things for St. Garth (not his real name) should be easy — I mean, the man is STILL married to me, right? Congrats, my friend!!!

  3. Eileen says:

    THAT is a wonderful testament of love from you AND the kids. You are a lucky girl, as he is also lucky to have you all. I’d be sold on having a hopeless romantic who makes great margaritas and is a good dad. The rest would just be gravy! LOL!

  4. Rosanne Morrison says:

    It is great that you still see all the positive in your husband. I heard once that in the first 10 years together we only see the good and in the next 10 years we tend to see the faults. I’ve been married almost 35 years and it’s good to still look for the good in our husbands

  5. Elena says:

    Happy Anniversary! You are so happy. God bless you.

    I am happy to find your blog on Google, I learn so much from you and your family.

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