Today is our anniversary. I love anniversaries. I love reminiscing with Ross on so many wonderful dating and wedding day moments, and in the process, every year I seem to discover a new favorite memory of his that I've nearly forgotten. I think someday I'll write it all down-- can't bear the thought of forgetting a single moment involved in falling in love with this man.
Last year, on our three year anniversary, I made this video for Ross. It starts with dating and goes through Sophia's birth. So it's missing a year, and it's 14 minutes, far too long to watch... but I'm posting it anyway because it's my anniversary. I won't be quizzing on it or anything, no pressure to watch- although the weight fluctuations and bad hair stages make it rather interesting. (Warning: full frontal pregnant belly shot- the morning of her birth... belly size: huge; shock value: high.)
A few things we've done over the past four years:
-Learned to cook and eat; food is even better together
-Lived in one apartment in Provo where our mattress (thanks Christy) was on our living room floor so we could watch "Friends" re-runs at midnight.
-Worked our first real jobs out of college- me as a Marketing Executive for Marriott Vacation Club, Ross for Merrill Lynch. His stuck of course.
-Lived in our second apartment in Palm Desert and loved it, went swimming every night
-Bought our first house when the market was goooooooood.
-Did way too many home projects on our first house- laid the floor, baseboards, mouldings, painted walls, cabinets, furniture- learned tons. Hopefully we won't have to do it all again.
-Went to Europe (my first time)- Paris, Switzerland, Venice, Florence, Rome.
-Had mold problem in new home and moved into hotel for three weeks RIGHT before Sophia's birth.
-Had Sophia. :)
-Took plenty of trips to San Diego of course, Newport, Florida, San Francisco, Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii.
-Livin the good life- me, home with Sophia, Ross building a true business. We just might be in this "oasis" for a while.
How wonderful to know so surely that the last four years have been beyond the best of my life. That our lives aligned just long enough for us to fall in love and thanks to that, we have this beautiful little girl. How wonderful that I get to know that we'll be together for the rest of the years and beyond. I thought Eternity was kind of a terrifying concept until I knew I'd be spending it with Ross... now I just feel like the luckiest girl alive. Happy Anniversary bebe-- I love you.