Saturday, August 29, 2015

Seasons Change, So Do Cities

Los Gatos, 2009

Six years ago today, Max and I were in California, saying I do. I had no idea that six years later we'd be living in Alabama. And you know what? Max didn't either. That's the amazing, fantastic thing about marriage: you get a partner in life. Every challenge, every opportunity, every joy, every decision over these last six years, we've shared. And put most simply, my husband makes me happy. There is no one I'd rather be with, whether we're on a boat in the ocean or sitting in traffic on a freeway. His intelligence keeps me on my toes, his humor makes me laugh, and I'm floored every day by the way he takes care of me and puts me first. It's humbling, it's flattering, and quite often I wonder what I did to get so lucky.  

My favorite Carrie Bradshaw quote starts: "Seasons change, so do cities..."
I've alway's taken the "seasons" as referring to the seasons in life. When Max and I met, we were both in our own respective young twenty-something seasons, living in California's Bay Area.


San Francisco, 2008

It was a beautiful season, as were the newlywed years. Hopping on a last minute flight to Vegas? Check. Scuba diving with sharks? Check. Sleeping in on the weekends? Double check. But, "seasons change and so do cities" - we moved from the Bay Area to Scottsdale, and from Scottsdale to Huntsville. And boy has our season changed; we're in the New Parent Season. The "we don't get nearly enough sleep" season. The "look at each other and burst out laughing because our toddler is being ridiculous" season. It's not as relaxing, we definitely don't have the freedom we did before, but somehow this is the best season yet. Becoming a parent with my husband, and sharing life as a family is amazing in ways I'll never be able to describe.


Scottsdale, 2013

I can't tell you the number of times we are stopped by older people when we're out and about with our son, always getting the same advice: to enjoy this time because it goes by fast. Most of the people doling out this advice have kids in college, and I can see the sadness in their faces about the fact that their babies are grown. The New Parent Season is tough, for sure, but it's incredible and I can already tell it's fleeting - and just like those people giving us advice, I'm going to miss it terribly. Our little baby is somehow already two! I think Max and I are both acutely aware of the fact that this season will be gone in a blink, so we treasure every snuggle, every giggle, every story time with our sweet little man.

Huntsville, 2015

To my husband of six years: thank you for making me a wifey and a mamma! Happy Anniversary! 

8 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! I love y'all's story! Cheers to many more xoxox

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  2. This is awesome...So sweet!! Happy Anniversary!!! Enjoy the day!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! This is such a cute post :) I love the new parent season so much and it's going by far too quickly.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to look at life :) (AND I love that yellow dress you have on in the last picture!)

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  5. What a beautiful family! I am in the same season as you, except my son is almost three. We have been sleeping pretty great lately. And we are about to start the newborn stage over with baby #2. I think I miss sleep the most during this season, but I agree that it is the best season yet. :) Happy anniversary!!!

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  6. Oh my gosh, Happy Anniversary!!! Such a cute, cute family!!!!!

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  7. Hi! Just found your blog, what a sweet post! Happy Anniversary :)

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