Five years ago today, I ventured to Florida to soak up the sun, spend time with my bff, and dip my toes in the sand. Five years ago today, I met a boy ... in a bar ... on my last night of vacation ... in Florida ... after dipping my toes in the sand. It only took one look, one conversation, and one unforgettable smile to know that I wanted more. Looking back now, I have no clue how it all came together, how we did the distance, how we afforded the flights, how I had the courage to get up and move across the country, how he put everything into making Baltimore feel like home for me, how we stood by each other through many ups and downs, how we've gotten through this last year and how we are where we are today.
Our first photo - Washington, D.C. metro station, '09
Life is a wonderful ride and even better when you meet that one person you've been dreaming about while on vacation ... in a bar ... on your last night of vacation ... in Florida ... after dipping your toes in the sand. Mike, these have been the best 5 years I've known and I can't wait for many more.
I laugh (a lot). I ask more than I should. Thursday is my favorite day. I am blessed with the most giving and supportive family. My best friends are so close, even when we are separated by a million miles. Someday I hope to have my own stationery line. I decorate in my dreams. I imagine a lifetime surrounded by love.