Six years ago today, I said "I do" to this man.
I had a mushy post written about how much I love him and all that.
But, I think you can get that by just looking at these pictures we took last year for our fifth anniversary.
Let me tell you what it's really like to be married to Mark.
Mark is a deep sleeper, but sometimes he will just wake up, jump out of bed and (this is where it gets weird) basically sleepwalk to the kitchen and start eating. He's not exactly asleep, and will talk and everything, but he'll go right back to sleep afterwards. He'll just walk into the kitchen or pantry, grab handfuls of whatever or chug a drink, and then walk back, get right back into bed and then start snoring again. He always remembers everything and is probably awake, but it's just a weird thing of his. And I know this isn't healthy, but he rarely does it anymore, so we haven't really worried about it. You know, 'cause ignoring something is way easier than taking care of it, right?
One night in the last year, he got out of bed and I figured he was just doing his night-eating thing, and I went back to sleep. A couple of minutes later, I hear the door open and then the unmistakable sound of a metal spoon clanking against a cereal bowl. I was so groggy and I remember thinking,"this is a very bad idea...is he really attempting to eat cereal in bed ?" I feel back asleep without saying anything, though.
Some amount of time later, I hear more spoon/bowl clanking, then him gasp loudly and jump out of bed. The man had fallen asleep mid-cereal eating and then spilled it all over his side of the bed. He didn't say anything, but I heard him cleaning things up, trying to be quiet. He laid towels down on the bed and went back to sleep eventually.
The next morning, we were talking and I asked him,"So, had some trouble with some cereal last night?"
And we both burst out laughing.
I love that kooky cereal-in-bed-eater. And he loves me.
And man, do I love the family we've created together.
I am just so grateful to be married to such a loving, supportive, kind man and father. He's one of the good ones, and sometimes, I still can't believe he chooses me, day after day.
You can more pictures from this super fun 'Wreck the Dress' photo shoot we did here.