1 Year


“I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been”

Today marks one year with my best friend. If you haven’t seen my post about our history together, you can see that here. This is the story of today, in pictures. It was wonderful.

Image^Strawberry love


^Breakfast ingredients


^Cuppa with whip


^Bacon master


^French toast and bacon


^ It’s me!


^ Behold the beauty of strawberry and whipped french toast


^ For dinner, we each made what the other was craving. Mike made me butter chicken on rice with naan.


^ I made him perogies with onions, bacon and sour cream.



My heart is filled with gratitude for this man who has been such a blessing in my life. I never have to pretend to be something I’m not with him, and he is the most honest person I know. He tells the same jokes as my dad and he is kind and great with kids. I thank God that he aligned our paths in this life.

I got us tickets to go see the Lumineers this month, I’m very excited about that. Mike had an even bigger surprise for me however this morning after breakfast. He gave me a promise ring. It’s a big step, and I haven’t stopped grinning. I’m so in love.


A Visual Reflection


In 3 days, I will celebrate one year of dating my best friend. I have known Mike for most of my life, from kindergarten or grade one we’ve been in the same class or at least the same school. We had our first slow dance with each other in grade 8. We went to prom together (only as friends!) in grade 12. Three years out of high school, here we are together. 

Our journey to this point has not been smooth or easy, but I have never been so grateful to be exactly where I am in this moment. Mike supports my dreams, treats me like a princess and can make me laugh harder than anyone else. He appreciates my gifts and abilities, and encourages me to pursue my passions and be true to myself. 

I am very in love with this man. He has my heart. I will probably do another post on our actual anniversary, but here is a little collection of pictures to show you a bit of us. 


^Mike is Santa, I’m the reindeer on the right. Our friend Martin is the other reindeer. This is grade one, I believe so it would be around 1997. 


^ At our graduation ceremony in 2010. 


^ At our prom in 2010. 


^ On a day trip to Whistler Village, we were outdoor skating in this picture.


^ Mike took me up for a flight in the Cessna 


^ collage of selfies. 


^ Mike and I on my 21st birthday BBQ this past June (2013)


So thankful for this man in my life.