I have a husband. He is wonderful.
We met many years ago while helping to run an intern puzzle-solving competition at Microsoft. We started dating in 2005.
In 2007, in front of about 125 people who shared our geeky puzzle-y interests, he asked me to marry him.
I was so surprised that it took me several seconds to respond.
We were married in March 2008, with a couple dozen friends and families to bear witness.
As a tip of the hat to a Montana girl gone west, Mother Nature gifted us with a surprise snowstorm.
The California guy handled it with flair.
I think he’s a very handsome fellow. He’s a full foot taller than me, and his eyes crinkle up when he smiles.
Most days you’ll find him wearing a t-shirt and jeans, but when he wants to, he cleans up real nice.
He’s a great husband. He does things like wash my car as a surprise when I’m out with my mom and sister, and buy me pistachios when they’re on sale just because he knows I’m addicted to them. True, he’s not always great about picking up after himself (but then, neither am I) and sometimes we get into arguments about stupid things. But he shows me love in so many ways, like being consoling when I’m taking days to work through a tough decision, and listening to me, and remembering the little things that are important to me.
He puts up with my occasional stress-induced spazz-outs, and he takes care of a lot of vital household tasks that I often overlook and forget to thank him for.
On top of that, he’s a great dad to Kiddo. They play together, they read books, they enjoy being around each other.
Kiddo is continually amazing us with how quickly he learns things, and he gets plenty of love and praise from his dad whenever he shows off a new talent.
I love him (both of them) so much.
Happy anniversary, dearest husband. Here’s to many more wonderful years together.
Photos 3, 4, 5 and 9 copyright 2008 Rathbone Images
Photo 2 courtesy of Jan Chong
March 29, 2011 at 10:53 am
Awww, such a sweet post. Can’t believe it’s been 3 years already. Congratulations!
March 29, 2011 at 11:06 am
Thank you! And it’s coming up on three years for you two as well. Doesn’t it feel like it was much more recent than that?
March 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm
In some ways it feels like it was yesterday and in others it feels like it’s been this way forever. A lot has happened since then!
March 29, 2011 at 11:10 am
What a great pic of you swinging in the breeze. I love it so much!
March 29, 2011 at 11:43 am
Our fabulous photographers Bob and Priscilla Rathbone get the kudos for that idea. The snow started while we were having dinner and we knew we had to take advantage of it!
March 29, 2011 at 11:28 am
Happy Anniversary! I’m so happy for the both of you. And may 3 years turn into 30 which turns into 300 (if we all would only get to live that long.)
March 29, 2011 at 11:40 am
Thank you! I have great faith in medical science to get us there. 🙂
March 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm
Maybe kiddo is the first step in getting to 300.
March 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm
March 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm
Thank you so much!
April 6, 2011 at 10:50 am
Congratulations to a very happy couple. It makes a grandpa (and father) proud to see a daughter happy enough to brag about her husband.