Friday, March 1, 2013

11 years!!!

To my sweet, strong, thoughtful and hunky husband,
Today marks 11 years of total together-ness for us! Can you believe you have stuck with little old me for 11 years now? Today I'm going wayyyyy back to our first date. You were an awesome senior getting ready to graduate and I was not, but that didn't stop me from dropping big hints that I wanted you to ask me out. You finally asked me out and we went to dinner at good old Applebees and then you took me ice skating. I secretly already loved you when you asked me to go ice skating and I knew we'd have to hold hands since I'm not the best ice skater (or at least I pretended not to be.) We skated the night away and then ended up heading to the Mason Heights playground swings to talk. We talked so long that I ended up being out past my curfew, which freaked you out because you didn't want my parents to not like you. That would have been impossible...they loved you from the start, as did the rest of my family.

I treasure that we have so many shared memories together and that you have known me through so many phases of my life. You knew and loved my childhood dog Charity and then the many dogs and cats to follow,  you knew me when I was part of that "annoying girl's softball team" who cheered you on at all your baseball games, you knew me as the honor student who did her homework as soon as she got home, you knew me as the spandex wearing volleyball player with bruised up knees.

We watched each other graduate from high school and then from college. We attended the same church, served in Africa together and then I got to see you get baptized. Now we are old married people with two cats, a house and a lot of love to show for it.

No matter how much (or how little) we have, I look at you and feel so blessed. You are one amazing man and I am one lucky lady to get to spend the rest of my days with you! 11 years and counting and I wouldn't trade any one of them for the world.
Love, 
Your Allie Girl


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26 comments:

Jennie said...

congrats on 11 years! Thats amazing!

Betty said...

Aw! Such a sweet post. Happy 11 years!

Kelsey Eaton said...

Awh! This post is so sweet. Congratulations! Wishing you many many more years!!

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Halie Renee said...

This is so so sweet :) And 11 years really is an amazing amount of time to be together! So happy for y'all!

Brittany Kyte said...

Congrats on 11 years!! You two look way too young to have been together for so long :) Love it!

Morgan Liti said...

Awe! Happy "togetherness" anniversary!!

xo
See Mo Go.

Melissa said...

So cute!!! Congratulations!

Legally Lovely said...

Congratulations!! I didn't know you two have been together that long. How neat to be able to experience all of that together!

Susannah said...

This is so precious. I can just feel the love through your letter. Congratulations on 11 years!

Kelly said...

Congrats to you and the hubby!
Stopping over from Friday Letters! Great letters, have a great weekend!

Sally said...

Congrats!! And great pic!!

Shio Waline said...

Awww, this is too sweet!! And wow, 11 years, that is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing your sweet story of when you fell in love :) You two make a very lovely couple! Happy Anniversary Allison!!

xoxo,
Shio

Allison Boutwell said...

Congratulations on 11 years! And Happy Anniversary :)

p.s. I'm Allison too!

Kira said...

So sweet! Now, when are you going to have some babies? I'm positive you guys would make super cute ones.

meg mcilvaine said...

sweetest post ever. seriously, love it. congrats on 11 years!!

Allison said...

So sweet!!

Veronica @ Passion, Pink & Pearls said...

oh my goodness this was SO precious!

Erin said...

Allison!! I just love this post WAY too much :) Congrats on 11 years of love, memories and happiness! Jared and I's 'date' is Feb 28th, so we're awful close in the date-iversary department haha… except ours was just 5 years!

Amanda said...

Isn't it crazy how fast the time goes? You guys are cute! Congratulations!

SH said...

That is amazing!! Happy anniversary :)

Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
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Sienna said...

congrats on 11 years! that is an adorable pic

Jessica @ Dream Mo(o)re said...

Aww such a sweet post!! Happy anniversary to you two!!

Natalie said...

Aww! Congrats!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my, what a sweet sweet letter to him! I love this! It is so sweet that you guys have been together since high school. I love everything about this. :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh! And CONGRATULATIONS on 11 years! :)

Devon said...

How did I miss this? Happy 11 years!!! You guys are awesome and I wish you lived closer to us so we could hang out.

I love your first date. It's so cute and classic.