Friday, January 8, 2010

Bobby Glenn! Bobby Glenn! (in your best southern accent...)

Ah, look at him. Doesn't he look like he just stepped off the set of That 70's Show, but in a totally great way. Ah, swoon. Trying unsuccessfully to get him to go back blond. But he's outgrown that phase. At least he thinks. This was my Jager shot buddy. And somewhere along the way, years later, somebody said, What? You didn't know he was into you??

Huh? NO. WAY. That's weird. No. Im-poss-iblay. Then I called him out on it and he caved. And I was all OK. Time for a re-think. Ok, this could work. And boy did it ever. :)

Two years later we were scouting out the perfect place in Laguna to tie the knot.

And after a bit of drama with the Parks & Recreation Department due to some "cliff preservation and renovation," dad did the honors overlooking the Pacific, and we got hitched in the most laid back and awesome wedding ceremony (in my biased opinion, of course) in front of about 20 of our closest family and friends.

You would not believe the sheer volume of pictures we have of that day. Both of our best friends are photographers. And I'm not kidding, we had over 600 photos to sort through after we got home from our fabulous and slightly hilarious honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. (Seriously. Have you SEEN the video?? You'll notice the lack of a link. HA! That one has to be seen in person.)

I've gotta say, and really I'm finally getting to the point here, I am most thankful in my life for a few things. In life, there are game changers. Things that if you were without them, you'd be a different person and have a totally different experience on this planet. My game changers have involved my family and upbringing, the educational experiences I've been fortunate to have, and my marriage. And while all these have been uber-important in my life, at this point in time I have to say I am MOST thankful for my marriage.

I've seen my share of broken relationships and spirits and lives as a result. Most of us have. For most of my young adult years, I was pretty sure I didn't want to chance it with marriage. Too much of a risk for me to take. I hadn't seen many people experience the reward. And wow what an incredibly scandalous but awesomely memory-making mid-twenties did that allow me to have. You don't EVEN want to know. (Ok, I'm getting off track here...)

But then P came along. And he was a game changer in and of himself. And I'll spare you all the gory details, but let's just say we've both worked through our share of stuff. So much so that from the very beginning we've been very open and up front about talking through things and speaking up when something in our relationship seems to be veering slightly off-track (which honestly doesn't happen all too often). Consequently, it's made for a relationship that is hands down one of the best experiences of my life. When we got married, I promised to support him and encourage him in his dreams for his life and for our relationship. He promised me the same back.

And I couldn't ask for anything more.

Love you, P! :)