A couple weeks ago Katie and I spent a Sunday afternoon hand stitching triangles on Emma's dress. She snapped this photo and I'm so thankful. This dress was such a labor of love. It was made by (at least?) six of us over the course of a month. It's a really happy memory and Emma looked absolutely gorgeous in it! See her finished dress here.
My sister took these photos of us back in December. I forgot to post them. December is crazy, so I'm not surprised.
It's amazing how fast the seasons go by. One day it's winter, the next day it's spring... then the next day it's winter again.
I've been thinking about writing down our love story. I don't have a journal of our first years together except what I wasn't too shy to post on my blog or flickr, which wasn't much. It's funny because the more time passes the harder it is to remember little things. Jeremy tells our stories different than I do, that's just how it goes. We talk all the time about how memories are kinda like cassette tapes because the more times you play them the fuzzier they become.
Friday nights are usually date night for us. Sashimi is one of our rotating favorites. Last night we had a good long date night that included lots of raw fish, a new bottle of scotch and wine and, later on, an episode of Arrested Development in bed. Life is good!
This week is Emma's wedding week so life is insane. I am so happy for her, so scared of forgetting something important and just trying to soak in the happiness in general. She and Trey are our besties and our family and there's just something very romantic about seeing people you love be in love. It's contagious!
Just a couple selfies I sent Jeremy before date night. I know it's dorky, but I think that sending selfies is a sign of being in love and I hope we do it forever. I never wanna stop. Go ahead and make fun... It's cool. ;)
And a photo from earlier this week when I had just arrived home from a weekend of travel. We've both been so incredibly busy lately that every time we get to even have coffee or a meal alone together it's just wonderful.
I often get comments about how perfect my life seems. Yikes! They always stop me in my tracks and leave me wondering... "do people really think that?" Years of blogging have instilled certain habits in me. I don't take many photos when our home is messy, at nighttime, in bad lighting or of myself when I'm wearing my gym clothes. It's just a natural reaction to pull out my camera when, say, my house is looking awesome or my dogs are being cute or I'm having a good hair day. I think this is how most of us feel. We're not purposefully hiding anything... it's just easier to take photos of pretty things.
It's really sad to think that sometimes we browse around the internet and feel like other people have a prettier life or a cleaner house or this or that. It's not true. So this is just a friendly reminder that nothing's perfect. Don't fall into the trap of believing that anyone else has an easier/better/more beautiful life than you do. We all have bad days, hard weeks and messy parts of our lives. They aren't as fun to share, but they are there.