04 October 2010

did i hear a niner in there



happy anni to my best friend, my husband and adventurer, dan. we've been married nine years today. we reminisce about years gone by and it feels like we've built a history together; countless memories to recall. the golden days when we chit chatted over the counter at the bakery where i worked feels like a fairy tale beginning. ever since our first meeting, i felt completely at ease with dan. we just get each other. on our second date he took me snow shoeing and brought a charming thermos of hot chocolate. then and there–in those snowy mountains–i knew i could talk his ear off for a hundred years and listen to his stories forever. i fully intend to.

the best thing about being married for awhile is having the privilege of watching someone grow and change and take on new roles and responsibility and fulfill accomplishments. seeing someone inch closer to their true potential is a wonderful thing. together we've seen some of our dreams develop, uncertainties unravel into realities, and goals shift with new perspective. we've celebrated good times and dealt with disappointments all along the way, it is such a blessing to have a constant to lean upon day in and day out. gaining a deeper friendship and knowledge about each other is what the journey is all about. i love that we're on this road of life together. i know of no better travel companion for the adventures ahead.

happy october fourth.

dan and me hiking calf creek falls circa 2006

30 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Sending you the happiest of anniversary wishes. The daughter of my oldest and dearest friend is having her 4th birthday today - a good day indeed. Hope it's a lovely day.

bethany said...

Happy, happy anniversary! As a single gal with some qualms about marriage, it's so heartening to see two individuals who are strengthened and loved by one another after nine years. :)

Many well wishes and hopes for decades to come!

Hil said...

Happy anniversary to one of the most adorable couples I know!

Miranda said...

Happy happy happy anniversary. Such lovely words to make the occasion.

Eeny said...

Happy anniversary to you and Dan.
xo.

Megan V said...

Happy Anniversary!!
It's so great to have a best friend for life, isn't it? :)

ashley maureen said...

happy anniv, mart! here's to many more to come.

holtkamp said...

you two are so wonderful together...happy anniversary!

Julia Wade said...

happy happy nine year together marta. :)

kylee said...

happpy anniversary! i hope you two have a fabulous day together.

Hannah said...

Happy Anniversary, D&M. You sound like the perfect pair.

BlondeShot Creative said...

so awesome, happy anniversary!

Cherish Stockdale said...

Happy anniversary!! Celebrate!

Pink Panda said...

Happy 9th! We are on our 9th as well! What big plans do you have for your tenth? We are hoping to do a cruise, as long as I am not eight months pregnant or there's a wee one in my arms!

Cat said...

Happy 9th to you both! You make such a great couple.
What is the big plan to celebrate?
I'm sure you thought of something original as always!

Amy said...

i am a better person because i am married to my best friend and it always warms me to know that other people get to be the better versions of themselves because they are married to theirs.
congrats on 9 years!

Amy said...

p.s. sorry for the super run on sentence comment :)

katrina lauren said...

i loved reading this...hearing about your love, respect and support for one another! wishing you a beautiful anniversary....
xo.
k

Travelin'Oma said...

You are so wise! Knowing you are happy, and married to such a wonderful man is a comfort and joy. Congratulations on discovering that marriage is not a chance you take, but a chance you have. You're awesome!

brittani c. said...

Oh, that picture in front of Calf Creek Falls does my heart good. (The very place where my husband popped the question) Happy anniversary :)

Truly Smitten said...

awww! Happy anniversary to you and your hubbie! Such a lovely couple pic =)

Kayla said...

Were you calling from a walkie-talkie?


(happy anniversary. :) )

Allison said...

Marta, I think I first really fell in love with your blog when I found a link to the post you wrote after Dan graduated law school. I love how you write about your relationship and marriage; you have such an amazing, inspiring perspective. Thank you for sharing that with your readers.

And happy anniversary! May you be blessed with many, many more!

Anneliese said...

happy anniversary! nice post title. it is one of those quotes that gets stuck in your head :)

*Dream Weaver* said...

Congratulations and happy anniversay and may God bless you and your family abundantly.

It is indeed heartening to see a happily married couple who continue to remain in a "happy bubble" so many years into their marriage :)

talesofahummingbird said...

congratulations marta and dan. happy 9 years of memories and many many more to come!

Amber Lee said...

no, really? you were working at a bakery? that is so romantic.

happy anniversary!

Ronda said...

Happy Anniversary to very special people. You guys are very special to Scott & I. Hope you had a great anniversary.

Abby said...

Happy anni! You two really are perfect together. You are both so lucky to have found the other. And we are so lucky to have an addition as great as Dan to our family.

Any big plans for 10???

HereBeDragons said...

That IS Calf Creek falls. You must not have hiked on a super hot day.

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