Why yes I was a child bride, thanks for noticing.

We went to a resort on our honeymoon where anyone under 21 had to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Good thing we were so deliriously in love that I wanted to be accompanied at all times.

Thanks for knowing that when I’m 9 months pregnant and I trip on a book and yell “I CAN’T POSSIBLY HAVE A BABY WITH ALL THESE BOOKS LAYING AROUND!” that the right thing to do is take me to a furniture store to order book shelves (that won’t be in ’til the baby is 2 months old).

Thanks for coaching kids’ soccer teams, even though you don’t know anything about soccer.

Thanks for going on field trips and riding the smelly bus.

Thanks for indulging my need to make stuff and telling me that I’m good at it (even if you’re making it up).

And, perhaps most importantly, thanks for taking the poop covered kid still strapped into his high chair out into the backyard and spraying him off with the hose so I didn’t have to deal with it last night.

THAT is true love, folks.

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  1. Happy anniversary! It's always wonderful to hear/see people talk so lovingly about their partner. I wish you two many more wonderful, loving years together!

  2. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    Love isn't pretty, is it? Happy anniversary.

  3. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    That IS true love! Happy anniversary! Am I to guess that you celebrated on Saturday? I called Nat to babysit and she was going to be busy at your house. I tried to talk her into cancelling on you…can you imagine how mortified I would be, if she had, and it was your anniversary dinner?!?Did you eat yummy things?

  4. Happy Anniversary! I love the wedding pic. You two were made for each other! Hopefully your anniversary date went better than mine – we (really Ammon) set up a fantasy football draft the same night and had to have a speed date in order to make it home in time – yep no one got lucky that night ;)

  5. Your cool friend Cheryl says:

    Happy anniversary!

  6. You always make me laugh! You and Brian go together like sardines and crackers!!! LOL Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  7. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Happy Anniversary Char!!

  8. Congratulations! The photo is beautiful!

  9. He's a keeper.

    Happy Anniversary!

  10. You're a lucky girl. Seriously. Good job Bryan. We all know it hasn't been easy!

    Kidding! He's just as lucky as you, Char. Happy Anniversary!!

  11. porter family says:

    that IS true love! happy anniversary nerds!!

  12. You've got a winner, there! Happy Anniversary.

  13. The Harding Hive says:

    Great post Char. I think I love it so much because I am in the exact same stage of life as you with thirteen years under my belt and I practically have the same life as you. Including the poop this weekend. Gracie took off her diaper, pooped on her white carpet (Who puts white carpet in a kids room? Who puts white carpet anywhere?), then she put her flip flops on, stepped in the poop, and continued to walk around the house until I finally found her, 10 minutes later, being the fine mother that I am. So I love all your stories because I am right there with you. Except you are less one child. Get busy!

  14. The Harding Hive says:

    AND Happy Anniversary!

  15. Happy Happy, you two.

  16. LuciaMorris says:

    That's what it's all about! Happy day!

  17. Happy 13th, you are more than half way to 25!
    Love the wedding picture, love that Bryan takes such good care of you, Love that he still makes you smile. Love that you are still in love after 13 years.
    That is enough love for one comment.

  18. Happy 13! You two are just adorable!! I hope you had a fabulous day!!

  19. You guys are a perfect balance for each other!

  20. Aw, as a fellow child bride, congrats…well, i was 19 and turned 20 20 days after marriage, but that is just rationalizing it, now isn't it? Happy Anniversary!

  21. Hapyp Anniversary!! You are 1 year, and 1 day behind us. :)

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