:Brady and I after our special anniversary dinner:
On June 14th, Brady and I celebrated our 2nd year of marriage. We went to dinner, just the two of us which is always nice since we don’t get to do it that often. The following weekend we mustered up all the courage we could and left Harlo over night. I stressed about it for WEEKS, so much that we almost canceled the trip. Of course once we were gone, Harlo never even asked for us! Auntie took such good care of her and she even had a fun trip with the Miller clan while we were gone. It was way harder on me than anyone, but I’m glad we did it. It was important to reconnect and spend some time together before the baby gets here. It’s funny, we were all excited and ready for all the freedom we could handle when we got to the hotel. After about an hour at the pool we were like… “what’s next?” haha, I honestly don’t know what we did before we had kids.
Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary seems like quite an accomplishment. They say the first 2 years are the hardest, so making it through that feels amazing. Being married to Brady feels even more amazing. Marriage really isn’t an easy thing, and add a couple pregnancies into the equasion.. could be a recipe for disaster. I definitely feel like the first year was the toughest, we learned SO much about eachother that first year but I still would never trade it. I have grown more as a person since having met Brady that I would take any hardship to be where I am now. With him. After our first year, we had learned a lot. I had recently given birth to Harlo, so my crazy pregnant hormones were at bay. Brady had figured out that bringing me home a pepsi basically cured everything, as did a simple “thank you for dinner”. I had figured out that Brady taking a couple hours to golf could be good for everyone. I remember when Harlo was new I said “I feel like I’m Brady’s girlfriend and I just happen to have his baby” meaning, I loved him and Harlo dearly, but our “family” just felt so new. FAMILY? could we really use that word to describe us yet? We still seemed like a couple of crazy kids. This year, I feel like we’ve grown into our roles amazingly well. Brady is everything you would imagine a good husband and father to be. He’s respectful and funny, he puts my wants and needs before his (well… mostly. Maybe by 3 we’ll be a lil’ better ;) He knows what I like and what things I get excited about. He’s amazing with Harlo. I’ve said it before, when I was pregnant with Harlo I thought I was totally going to be the parent who had it all together and I’d have to teach him how to do things. Boy was I wrong! I learn so much from watching Brady interact with Harlo. Watching him as a dad teaches me so much about being a mom and the type of mom I want to be. Lucky doesn’t begin to describe how I feel. Blessed doesn’t even touch it.
Although it’s not always easy, the past 2 years have been the very best of my life. Everyday I am thankful for this beautiful life I live.
Two years and two baby girls. What could be better than that?