Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Best Is Yet To Come: Four Years

4 years is such a teeny tiny time in the grand scheme of life that when I think about it, I count the years on my fingers like 5 times, just to be sure, because surely we've been married longer than 4 years. 4 years is so puny.


KC and I are not anniversary people. I like anniversaries in the sense that I like to acknowledge them, look back, look forward, compare etc etc. I don't really care for celebrating them, at least not in an obvious way. We are about to tackle a kitchen renovation and hopefully bathrooms if we can swing it, which means no extra expenses. Fine by me. Would much rather a new bathroom than a present or dinner out. Of course, a dinner won't hurt, and we're still eating out on the weekends, but not on a Thursday night.


Anyway. I'm rambling. There is no real point to this post today, just to acknowledge the anniversary. A lot has happened in 4 years.. but not really.

We bought a house... sold it... bought another house!


We became a 3 cat family.


Travelled to Vegas, Australia (twice!), Europe, Disney World & Universal, the Caribbean, NYC & New Zealand..


My favourite thing about the past 4 years is how much we've both grown and meshed together, if that makes sense. We rarely fight - when we first got together we definitely did, we were both pretty immature. We know when to back off and let the other person have their space. We joke around a lot, teasing each other at every opportunity, and most people are a little surprised/uncomfortable when they first see us like that because they think we are being serious. We have fun together whether we are doing something exciting like travelling or doing something not so exciting like watching a TV show together. He lets me be myself and accepts my weirdness, he indulges me and is way more selfless than I will ever be. He gives me socks, extra blankets and talks to strangers while I hide behind him. He's handy to have around and I think I will keep him.


and because I will never get sick of these lyrics:

I've been searching a long time, for someone exactly like you
I've been travelling all around the world.. waiting for you to come through.
Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you keeps me satisfied, s
omeone exactly like you.

I've been travelling a hard road, looking for someone exactly like you
I've been carrying my heavy load.. waiting for the light to come shining through.
Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you makes me satisfied, s
omeone exactly like you.

I've been doing some soul searching, to find out where you're at
I've been up and down the highway.. in all kinds of foreign lands
Someone like you makes it all worthwhile.. 

Someone like you keeps me satisfied, someone exactly like you..

I've been all around the world, marching to the beat of a different drum.
But just lately I have realised, baby the best is yet to come.


Someone like you.. Make it all worthwhile. Someone exactly like you.. Keeps me satisfied.. Someone exactly like you, someone exactly like you, someone exactly like you..

The best is yet to come. Oh, the best is yet to come.

Are you an anniversary person?

40 comments:

  1. So I was going to say that we're definitely not anniversary people but maybe we are. We'll get each other something small and go to a dinner to celebrate but other than that we like to look back and reflect on how far we've come and what is yet to come. I hope that y'all have a great time celebrating even if it's just chilling at the house! Sometimes those are the best!

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  2. I feel like you've been married longer than that!
    The first four years, honestly, probably moved the slowest and now they're flying by (we're at 8).

    Happy anniversary!

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  3. Happy happy anniversary!! You guys have traveled so much in four years and I love it! I love that you two get to be yourselves with each other and are such a good fit. So sweet!

    And to answer your question - we are DEFINITELY anniversary people. We love to travel so we always plan at least one of our trips to fall over our anniversary (even if it's just to go down to Destin for a few days). However, this year will be our first year since we got married NINE years ago to not go anywhere since we'll have a newborn. It will definitely be different, but an awesome different. We're planning to resume normal travel during anniversaries again in the future, though. :)

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  4. Happy anniversary to you guys! Isn't it crazy to go back through and remember all of the things you've done together?! It always makes me feel good to look through pictures and remember all the fun things we've done.

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  5. Happy anniversary! You should definitely keep him. He does have a good sense of humour and that goes a long, long way! Happy celebrating :)

    S and I never do anniversary presents, but we do try and go away if we can. Mostly because - any excuse! But if we don't go away then we generally don't do much at all. Some people have cute photo traditions and whatnot but we're just not that pinterest to be honest.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!!!!!! You guys remind me of chris and I. We'd rather celebrate at home with a dinner we make. And we always joke around with each other and just enjoy the every day things like watching tv or now playing with Zoe of grand gestures. Happy four years and cheers to many many many more!!!!!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you!

    My husband and I aren't big anniversary people. Typically, we acknowledge it, give each other cards, and go out to dinner to celebrate. That's about it. Every once in a while, we've coordinated a trip around the time of our anniversary. We don't do physical gifts because we'd rather spend the money on experiences.

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  8. Happy anniversary, beautiful girl! Marriage is a journey, and it sounds like you BOTH got a keeper! Here's to an eternity more <3

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  9. Awe, happy anniversary you two! This is so sweet. It's obvious how well you two go together, and I think it's most important on an anniversary to acknowledge how you've grown both as individuals and as a couple. There's a lot of accomplishment in that!

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  10. Awww, you are the cutest couple! Happy anniversary :-)

    Are we anniversary people? Hmm, I don't know. We don't have a WEDDING anniversary anyway, since we're not married. On our anniversary of being a couple I always get Jan a gift and he never gets me anything. Well, he got me flowers once. If it's on a weekend we might eat breakfast together at the table (usually I eat breakfast looong before he gets up and he eats in front of the TV). This year we went out for a meal, but only because I was too lazy to cook.

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  11. happy anniversary! you guys are too adorable together. here's to many more years of happiness *cheers*

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  12. You've got so much LIFE shoved in these few years already - your life time is going to full of so many amazing more.
    Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Happy Anniversary, my friend! You guys are building an amazing and happy life together and here's too many more wonderful years, full of love, laughter (love that you to still tease one another) and happiness.

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  14. Happy Anniversary!! We're at four years too, and you're so right that it seems like it isn't long enough! I can't remember what we did our our anniversary this year, but mainly because we were in the middle of our kitchen stuff, so that was our "gift" too!

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  15. This is adorable. I'm so glad you feel like you guys have grown together through the last four years- that's such an important feeling to have.
    I like to acknowledge anniversaries and we usually do something special. Next year is #5 for us so I'm trying to come up with a trip :)
    Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

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  16. You two are so cute and this is adorable. Love the lyrics of the song - beautiful words. You're always very modest, one of the reasons I think you're super btw. You both have done a LOT in those 4 years and I wish you even more blessings in the many years to come. Happy Anniversary to you friend.

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  17. Happy anniversary to you both!! I could take or leave them myself.... but I think a new kitchen/bathroom project is way better than gifts!

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  18. Happy happy anniversary to you both! We are definitely anniversary people, but we don't always get to celebrate around the time of our actual anniversary because July is medical new year. This year we got lucky and will be in Maine for our anniversary! :)

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  19. Happy anniversary! You guys have done and accomplished so much stuff in 4 years!

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  20. Happy anniversary! What a great 4 years you've had together. I just love your cats :) All those adventures you've taken together look like so much fun.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  21. What a year! Happy anniversary! You're such a cute couple!

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  22. Happy anniversary, my friend! You two are such a lovely couple and I'm so happy you found your person (and that he made you stay in America so we could meet and become friends, hah!) Congratulations on four years and many more

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  23. Congrats on your anniversary! Sounds like you guys had an awesome 4 years :) I know what you mean when you say it feels much longer than 4 years, sometimes I feel like I've been married forever too lol.

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  24. Happy anniversary you lovely couple! So many fun travel adventures together and many more to come! Happy Friday! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  25. Happy Anniversary to you guys! You've had a lot of fun and excitement in those 4 years! Here's to many more.

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  26. Sounds like your bond is growing stronger over time! Finding a guy that accepts my weirdness is a big one for me, too. Happy Anniversary!

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  27. That is so sweet Kristen! I wish you another wonderful four years (and more of course!)

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  28. So many fun travelings!!! I just celebrated 4 years in June, too! :)

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  29. Happy (belated) anniversary! We don't celebrate with gifts but we usually do a date night (or the weekend away like this year)...mostly because we don't get the opportunity as often as we'd like with the kids :) I think it's important to acknowledge it a bit even if it's just a post like this one! I love all these pics, you guys are so happy!

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  30. Yay for becoming a three cat family! And house projects sound the best anniversary gift ever!

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  31. I love this! I'm an anniversary person in the sense that I think it's always worth acknowledging that you've put in the work to make it another year. And look back at all the wonderful adventures you've had together!

    I'm so with you on the people aren't quite sure if we're joking or not bit. And also that Mr. Sass is way more selfless than I'll ever be!

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  32. Yayyy! Happy anniversary, love birds! We'll be celebrating four years this year too!

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  33. Happy Anniversary! (so behind on blog reading...) I feel like we've definitely been married longer than 5.5 years too. I have to go back and count as well. I feel like I want to be an anniversary person.. but I'm pretty happy just going to Target or watching a movie in practice... which is just like any other day. LOL. I'm glad you guys have meshed so well over the years! I always think we're "weird" but we just NEVER fight. It's so great, but everyone looks at me really skeptically when I say that LOL. Many more happy years to you! Xo - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  34. I was married here and it is a fantastic venue. The food, service and mostly the staff were truly amazing. Despite the pouring rain storm, constant emails requesting changes, and nervous energy, these guys from NYC wedding venues delivered the most enchanting night.

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  35. You've built a beautiful life together! Happy four years!

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