happy two years, my love

To my sweet husband,
I'm currently sitting in your cubicle with you, watching you work while our baby sleeps in the stroller next to us. It's sad to think that we just shared lunch at Pixar for what could possibly be the last time, but I'm overflowing with pride. Our second year of marriage has brought a lot of change and you have handled it like a champion. We finished school, got jobs, moved to a different state, changed jobs, and had a baby. It was almost as if life handed us a bunch of major life events this year and said "Here ya go!" There was a lot of uncertainty, incredible joy, adventure, and growth. But most of all, there was a lot of love.
There have been so many moments this past year when I thought my heart wouldn't be able to handle all of the love I was feeling, but somehow it did. Your reaction when you read that you were going to become a daddy, you surprising me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers after my graduation and seeing the pride on your face, seeing the majestic Glymur waterfall together, having your help through every painful contraction, watching Emi recognize your voice just moments after she was born when you sang to her, and seeing the way you work so hard to provide for our family...these are the moments. The moments that remind me of why I married you and the love that we share. It's been a big year for our family and I know we could not have done it without each other. Thank you for always loving me, Chris. Love you more than you'll ever know.
Your wife


One day I'll have a real Christmas tree!

The last week when we were walking to the bank, we saw Christmas trees for sale! We already have a little plastic tree but I wanted to smell that delicious green smell so Chris agreed to walk through it with me. The Christmas spirit definitely started to feel real as I got giddy seeing all the wreaths and trees! Having a little person that's never experienced Christmas before makes everything so much more exciting, even if it is just a quick walk through cut trees ;)

Growing up my family always had a real Christmas tree so it feels odd for me to not have one in my own home. When I told Chris we should get at least a little one, he reminded me that we still go to our parents' house for the holidays and that it would be depressing to come home to a dried out tree...so we passed and just took a few pictures instead :)

 ^^Her face haha!

Cheers to it being December and Christmas so close!!