August 17, 2013

Birthday boy.

This summer marks a decade from when Emery and I first met and started dating. Holy moly, 10 YEARS you guys! Whoa. They aren't kidding when they say time flies. I realize that I am a bit young to be able to say that I have been in a relationship for a decade (we met when I had just finished tenth grade and was a mere 16 years old) but hey, when you meet the person that you know you're gonna marry, age doesn't really matter. 

We have been through so much over the last decade; many trips, many adventures, many challenges, and so many laughs. I took the above photo in Los Angeles in one of the few authentic tiki bars left in America. (For those of you interested, it's called Tiki-Ti and is definitely worth a visit.)

Hands down one of our favorite things to do together is travel and explore new places. I was looking through some of our old photos and the majority of them were taken in different cities during our travels throughout the years. I started to feel a little nostalgic so I thought seeing as how it is his birthday today I would take you guys on a little trip down memory lane through our relationship history.

Minneapolis, Minesota. 2008.

Mesa, Arizona. 2008.

Our engagement party. 2008.

Our honeymoon. Marseilles, France. 2009.

Our honeymoon. Barcelona, Spain. 2009.

Our honeymoon. Naples, Italy. 2009.

Our honeymoon. The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, France. 2009.

Bisbee, Arizona. 2010.

One year wedding anniversary. Montreal, Quebec. 2010.

Erin's wedding. 2010.

Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011.

Kuta Beach, Bali. 2012.

Currently, 2013.

I just want to say a special happy birthday to the love of my life. Who knew that ten years ago when I met you as an eighteen year old kid that we would be where we are now. It's pretty incredible to think about. I can't wait to see what the next decade brings.

So much love my darling,
XO, Stef


  1. Aww this is adorable!! I've known my husband since I was 14 but we didn't get together until I was 23. I think you just know when you've found 'the one' without being cheesy :) Your going to have very cute babies one day hehe!

    Lulu xx

  2. This is such a sweet post, lovely photos! You are very cute together :) x

  3. This is beautiful, and I can relate. My husband and I started dating at 17, we had a few years off in between, but we've known each other 10 years and happily married for 5 of those years. I loved your photo spread and how the years have been spent traveling, loving, snuggling. Cheers to the next decade!

  4. This is adorable! My husband and I started dating when I was 15 and we've almost hit out ten year mark as well! Happy birthday to your husband, I'm sure you will have a wonderful time celebrating!

  5. This is great!! I hope my boyfriend Steve and I can say this in 5.5 more years. Hopefully I won't be calling him my "boyfriend Steve" at that point.


  6. Happy Birthday to your husband and Congratulations to you both!! It's kinda funny but I have a very similar story about me and my husband :) We too just celebrated our 10 year anniversary of being together and it's incredible how fast those year have gone by! Cheers to you both, long live young love! ;)

  7. <3 <3 <3 <3


  8. Love the pictures! What a journey the two of you have had!

  9. how special and lovely! congratulations, and happy birthday to your man!

  10. all these photos are adorable! happy birthday to Emery, this was such a sweet post :D xx