Mal and I celebrated 12 years of marriage yesterday. It was our 12th anniversary on July 12th aka our golden anniversary, right? 🙂 It was a fairly low-key celebration, but still really nice. Plus, now we can add “celebrate an anniversary during a pandemic” to our relationship! Mal and Quinn slept in super late, but I was up and at ’em making a special breakfast. We had croissants (from Trader Joe’s), bacon (obviously, Niman Ranch),…

Today is quite the special day. Ten years ago, I married my best friend. And it’s safe to say that I am damn lucky! Mal is truly the greatest partner, and there’s no other wonderful (and kind of weird) person I’d rather spend my life with. We recently got to celebrate this milestone when we were in Oregon last week. We took advantage of our very kind family, who watched Quinn overnight, and took a…

Celebrating 9 years of marriage with Mal was a lot of fun! I was up and at ’em taking the 5:15 AM class at CrossFit, so I swung by Coffee Shack on the way home to get Mal and me a couple of iced coffees to kick off our special day! I went with French toast iced coffee and got Mal a “plain” (not “regular”) iced coffee with a shot of espresso. Fun side note: Around here,…

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my better half!! Tomorrow, July 12th, marks NINE years of marriage – and Mal and I haven’t killed each other yet! Kidding, kidding! Mal and I actually get along really well and, as cheesy as it may sound, we are truly the best of friends. We share the same vision and goals for our life together, and we have the same outlook and views with regard to a lot of things. We’re also both Geminis, so we…

Mal and I celebrated 8 years of marriage today! With all of our recent celebrations and travel, we decided to keep things simple this year. We went out to lunch at East Bay Grille, bought each other cards, and it ended up being the perfect anniversary celebration! Lunch started with drinks! And then cards. Mal gave me the sweetest card ever. It’s definitely a keeper! We talked about getting each other traditional anniversary gifts like last…

Mal and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary over the weekend, so I thought it would be nice to highlight some of the reasons (6 reasons for 6 years) why I think we are the perfect match. We are equally laid-back and neurotic The fact that Mal and I are equality laid-back and neurotic makes our relationship work. We both have things that we are “particular” about, but the other person seems to balance and mellow us out. For example,…

Five years ago today, I married my best friend. And it’s been a wonderful and amazing adventure ever since! I honestly can’t imagine some of the best moments of my life without Mal by my side. He’s the greatest guy and, boy, do we have a lot of fun together! With that said, here are our (Mal helped me brainstorm) favorite moments from our first five years of marriage! Welcoming Murphy into the family. I…

Our fourth wedding anniversary was last week, but Mal and I celebrated today (since I traveled 3,000 miles away from him on our actual anniversary). We planned to celebrate with a late lunch in Cambridge, so we exchanged cards before we started driving to the restaurant. My card, the one with the pugs on it, said: “After all our years together”¦ that look and those eyes still get me, doggone it! Happy Anniversary!” Mal and…

As cheesy as it may sound, four years ago today, I married my best friend. Mal rules for a lot of reasons, but my favorite is that we always have so much fun together””whether it’s doing CrossFit, traveling, drinking beers, or simply making up spur-of-the-moment games to play together””we always manage to make each other laugh. And (also important) we somehow balance our equally neurotic personalities quite well, so living and spending a lot of…