We have been through a lot together these past four years. We've been through eight moves (two states, one international), We purchased one new car, new winter tires for both cars, and practically new everything for the other car. We welcomed a puppy into our lives as well as a beautiful little girl. We've survived ample amounts of paperwork for all the moves, a car loan, a birth abroad, Canadian healthcare, new jobs, and closing on a house. We've vacationed in 3 different countries in four years (12 if you count all the little countries on our caribbean cruise). We made it through one big job changes, countless small job changes (on my end), and crazy work schedules and long hours on the job. We paid off all our financial debt! We made it through the destruction of Maximus Orelius and his puppy years. We made it through colic, acid reflux, and postpartum anxiety.We have survived hours on end of long distance relationships and phone calls. You've eaten through my "one new recipe a week in a year" and even ate the bad ones. We've learned a lot about each other. We've learned to really rely on each other. We've made it through a lot and as I look back on it all I see is the happiness, laughter, and wonderful memories. I have them all stored up and treasured in my heart. Today we celebrate year number four. We celebrate all three years behind us and the two and a half years before. I love you Brandon Michael and am looking forward to the next 50+ years ahead of us together.
Thank you for the best anniversary present ever. I love our new house and can't wait to move in to it with you this weekend.
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