Monday, August 22, 2011

Anniversaries and what-haves-you's ;)

Hello to all of Ali’s blog friends!  My name is Josh.  I’m Ali’s husband and author of this guest post.  Ali has asked me a few times before to do a guest post on her blog because, you know, it would be so fun!!!!  Clearly, our definitions of “fun” are as different as the warm, comfortable style of shabby chic and the geometric artistry of mid-century modern design.  Why is my mind filled with all of these terms that I really shouldn’t know about you ask?   Because Ali is always talking about the blogs she reads and about all of her amazingly talented blog friends.   So, in turn, I blame you all……thanks.

So, if you haven't guessed yet, I’m writing this post as a little surprise for her because 8 years ago (tomorrow), the hottest woman I have ever seen (she was way out of my league) walked down the aisle, stood by my side, and promised to be my wife forever.  

Eight years later, I still have no idea why she chose me when she could have had anyone she wanted.  Sometimes, I think she chose me because I’m just so damn sexy…

However, there may be an extremely slight chance that that’s not the real reason.  If it’s not, I hope it’s because she sees that I am so in love with her and that she has made me so incredibly happy since the day I found out I actually had a chance with her.  I hope it’s because she sees how hard I try to make her the happiest woman in the world.  But mostly, I hope it’s because she feels the same incredible love for me that I do for her.  She makes me so happy with even the slightest touch…

I would not be where I am today without the complete support and sacrifices she has given.  She never complains when I am gone (or too tired to do anything) because she knows it would just make things harder on me…

As a husband and father, I look at this picture and shake my head in disbelief.  I come home from work in the morning with the kids running toward me and screaming the same thing every time, “Daddy home!!!  Daddy home!!!”  Giant hugs all around and then a hug and kiss for the woman who gave me these beautiful, healthy, smart children.

Ali, I love you so much!  You’re my best friend and you make my heart so full.  For the rest of my life I will continue to try to make you the happiest girl on earth.  I want to be married to you forever and be the only man who gets to see how amazing of a woman you truly are! 
Happy 8th Anniversary, my love, and many more to come!
-Your Joshy

P.S.   I would also like to say Happy 1st Anniversary to Ali’s twin sis Lisa and her husband Josh (yes, also named Josh)!  Our anniversaries are just one day (and 8 years) apart.  Lisa knows me as well as Ali does and my love for her is very strong.  She knows how to make me happy and to put a smile on my face!  Lisa and Josh have their first baby on the way and my #1 wish is that she and Ali will go buy a bunch of baby furniture that they need my help refinishing ;)  Happy anniversary you two!


  1. Awww, so sweet! What a great hubby you have. Happy anniversary!

  2. oh that is the sweetest!!!!! happy anniversary, you two! may your lifetime continue to be as happy and blessed as the last 8 years!

  3. OMG!!!! I had no idea he was going to do this!!! My sis helped him hack into my blog late last night while he was at the fire station!! It's only when I read Jenna & Cassie's comments on my phone this morning that I knew something was up!! I am one seriously LUCKY girl! Actually reading that back, it's a true understatement! Lucky doesn't even cover it!!

  4. Impressive Josh. Very impressive.


  5. Woohoo!!! Time flies when you are having fun! Happy Anniversary sister and brother. I love you both SO much. xo

  6. OK Josh...I think we all know why Ali is madly in love with you despite you "being out of her league"....You are clearly the sweetest most romantic guy ever! How sweet...Happy Anniversary to the two of you and many more to come!

    Take care,

  7. How sweet!! Happy Anniversary to the both of you.

  8. Oh my goodness! So so sweet and thoughtful!! And I totally cracked up about your comparison of shabby chic and mid century modern! And let's not forget picture number 2...awesome. Here's to many more happy years for you guys! Happy anniversary!

  9. Oh I LOVE this! So sweet! Happy Anniversary!

  10. This made me cry, and then cry was so touching to read my son's love letter to his wife. (I'm starting to sniff again and Tom is laughing at me!)

    Happy anniversary to a wonderful son and his awesome wife who have created so much in the eight short years you've been married, not to mention the joy you've brought our family with Noah and Hayden!

    I love you both so much!

    you're both lucky to have each other and those two beautiful children, and it's so fantastic to see that you appreciate it and know it :)
    here's to many many more years of happiness for your family!


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