Today I celebrate 9 years of marriage to my best friend, Stephen. This post is personal and fair warning, the images are different than what I usually share but I think they are hilarious and well done and I just can’t stop smiling when I look at them. If you don’t like the hint of nudity or humor, please ignore this post.
I met Stephen at work when we were both working at a call center. I had gone out on dates with people I worked with quite a bit there and I vowed never to do it again and then I met him and was like, “okay just one more time”. Ya know what, sometimes just one more time is all it takes. Things with him have always been easy and natural. We click and we adore each other. He makes me laugh. So. Hard. All. The. Time. I remember early on in our relationship, I was still living with my mom and Stephen and I were hanging out in my room and he was making me laugh. I remember exactly what he was doing that was making me laugh but it wouldn’t make sense if you weren’t there kind of thing. But anyway, later on I was talking to my mom and she told me that someone had come over to the house to visit her while we were upstairs and they were distracted by our laughing. I felt a little bad about it but she said she loved how happy I sounded and that he made me laugh so much. And even after all these years, he still does.
This man of mine had the idea to grow out a mullet. I don’t know why but hey, I’m supportive of whatever, so let’s give it a shot. I’ve googled “how to grow a mullet”, “how to style a mullet”, and “how to cut a mullet”. He didn’t want to go to a salon and ask them to do it so I figured out what to do and started shaping it for him over the past few months. It’s gotten nice and thick! You can see some of the progress over on his website. But he decided it was time to part ways with the magnificent mane but he wanted to do one last photoshoot.
This leads me to these special, weird, hilarious images. We were going for humor, a little George Costanza Christmas picture, mullet focused, odd pictures and I think we were successful. Hopefully you enjoy learning a little more about us and my photography style through these odd images.
I can’t believe how lucky I am to have found such a great guy. I’ve heard people say that if anyone tells you marriage is easy, they are lying. I hate that. Relationships are different and guess what? Things with Stephen and I have always been pretty easy. Not every moment but it’s just right and I wish that for everyone in the world who wants it. I don’t think it’s bad if other people struggle or have problems different than we experience but marriage looks different for everyone and for us it’s just easy. But I’ll tell you this parenting BS is hard A LOT OF THE TIME. I have no idea how either of us had single parents raise us; I cringe to think about doing bedtime alone one night, let alone anything else! Anyway, today is a happy day and I love to think about how our family started and how far we have come.
Warning, things are going to get a little more weird from here, you’ve been warned.
I love you, Stephen. Happy Anniversary!