September 30, 2011

A Story About Love

Happy Friday friends! To kick off the weekend, I thought I'd talk about LOVE.

Epic love stories are the best. I prefer ones with wonderfully happy endings, I just can't help myself. The above photo is of my grandparents on my father's side - Eugene and Doy Weber. Aren't they the sweetest? (Sidenote: check out grandpa's snappy suit and glasses - geek chic, I'm telling you...)

While Matthew rediscovered Mr. Foxy in our excavation of the basement, I reopened a box of Polaroids and came across this gem. I love how grandpa has his arm wrapped around grandma and how they are so visibly in love. It makes me think about what Matthew and I will look like decades into our marriage, and what we'll have experienced at that point. Kids. Jobs. Travel. Homes. Love. We just celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary and I know I'm going to sound like a naive kid - but it feels like forever! 8 years into knowing my guy and I couldn't be happier.

Matthew and I met our freshman year at college. Westmont is a tiny liberal arts college in Santa Barbara so small that you are guaranteed to meet every person in your graduating class - if not the whole school. Still, I remember the day I officially met Matthew Roy at a dorm BBQ. He was playing hacky sack. He wore Harry Potter glasses. He was a music geek. I was in love.

We talked for hours, went on endless adventures, and became best friends. We graduated from college. He proposed on top of a mountain in the Eastern Sierras and I said yes. We got married at the Dana Powers House in July with our family and friends and danced all night. And I'm sure I ate something, but I can't remember what. We cut the wedding peach and loganberry cobbler - and that was good. 

The last four years have been so full - we've moved multiple times, I lost my dad, we both started our own businesses, added a black lab pup to the family, traveled across the globe, made new friends and changed a great deal.

And although we don't quite have the epic love story just yet, I am in love with my best friend who continues to love, support, bestow grace, and make me laugh like no one else in the world. It is a story that I love to remember, and tell.

Check back tomorrow for an October Desktop freebie download - can you believe it's the last day of September?! Hellllllllo Fall. :)

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