Any name I use for him is a good one. This man, y'all. He is the best gift in my life. Friday, we celebrated our second anniversary together. So much of what I wrote in this blog post a year ago is still true. The car door? Still hasn't gotten old. :) The military commitments remain and still rule our life. However, other things have changed. Most weekends are spent together in some way (besides once monthly drill weekends with the National Guard). We have two to four kids most weekends. That has been the biggest transition we've made over the past year--having our children come together.
Since Wednesday night is our date night each week, we designated last Wednesday as
our night to celebrate and had a romantic night out. It could not have
been a better night. Friday night, we drove to pick up 11 and 15 an hour and a half away and had dinner with them on the way home. We exchanged gifts before we left (love my infinity necklace!) and he sent a gorgeous arrangement of flowers to my classroom during the day.
I truly love any time I get to spend with Rob, even if it is just driving in the car. We laugh so much together. He is really quick witted and loves to say random stuff to catch me off guard too. We have been having more home dates lately on Wednesday nights. He grills and we watch movies with the dogs. It's perfect. I don't need big romantic date nights frequently. I just need him and our time together just us.
Our schedules with the kids are off over the next few weekends so we don't have them together much. My girls absolutely worship the big girls. Sadly, I think there is only one night in all of October that all six are together. This weekend, we had the big girls. I was gone with some friends to Oklahoma City for a day trip on Saturday to visit a friend, but I spent the day with them today. We took the girls to an arts festival. My favorite moment was when 11 excitedly called me over to the jewelry she was looking at, showing me a necklace in the shape of a heart that said "I love my family of 6." She happily said "You need this because that's our family!" My heart could not have been happier. Rob and I looked at each other and smiled. We've come a long way. Trust me on that.
Two years and so many things are better than ever. We've been through a lot together; some tough times, hard emotions, obstacles that felt too big at times. We've created some really terrific memories along the way. We've loved each other more and stronger than I knew was possible, and we've supported each other through everything. No doubt in my mind, he is my best friend.
I'm a better person because Rob is in my life.
Happy anniversary, Chief. I love you so much!