Put it on the boarrrrrrrd, yes! We’ve tallied year 7 into our story book, and what a year it’s been! My matron of honor recently shared the quote, “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.” Well, Steve definitely made sure we put some big dreams ahead of us this year with our move to Germany, selling a lot of our things, saying goodbye to friends, and then looking at me in the car on the way to Dulles Airport and saying, “You know, for the first time in our marriage, you’re really stuck with just me!”
I wouldn’t want any other man to walk (or get stuck) with in this adventure, or during any boring times either! In fact, Steve and I quite like those boring days of sitting at home doing nothing.
While Steve will leave here at dawn for another round of helping the USAF during Combined Endeavor, thus, not getting to properly celebrate our anniversary, we’ll be getting a great gift here in a few days…
We leave for a visit to America on Saturday!! Steve and I will be dropping off the kids in Chicago so that we can attend my cousin’s wedding in Telluride, Colorado. Alone. For five days. Our first vacation for more than a night since Briana was in utero! Seeing how Steve swept me off my feet and proposed in under 100 days, and then we had Briana a year later–our opportunities to get alone time were very few. So we are going to miss our babies (ok, I already have two books sitting to be packed so I can read through them without stopping to change or feed someone!)….and then we’re going to party like it’s 2007!
My mom gave me a picture frame when we got married that says, “Let the adventures begin…”
(the picture in the frame)
I knew Steve was the man for me the weekend I met him. I knew we’d live a life different than I had ever known–just to be with him after we were engaged required me to leave a condo I had JUST bought, drive across the country, and live in a new state with a new job! But I have loved every minute with him–he makes me laugh daily, roll my eyes pretty often at his silliness, and even has me movie quoting more than I ever thought I would. But he kisses me every evening when he walks through that door, bear hugs me even more, and always makes sure he’s told me he loves me before he leaves for work in the morning. What more could a girl ask for? I ask for 70 more years of THAT.
And I hope that one day, our picture above looks like this picture:
My Grandma and Grandpa Tufano will be celebrating 67 years together next month. A lifetime of love, working together, and friendship–a wonderful model for Steve and I.