Wednesday, March 16, 2011

8 years and counting

The thing about being married eight years is that you really begin to forget how life was before marriage. It's foggy. I can remember parts but they seem so distant and fuzzy. I never could have dreamt a few short years ago that I would be HERE, living this life, with two wavy haired boys and one hunk of a bald man exploring the world together. These boys who make up our lives, literally, have such distinct traits of their parents; their looks and personalities are so us. Sometimes its like looking in a mirror at the mishmash of Nate and I as one. We worry about certain traits, we commiserate about others, we live in joy at how vividly we see each other in our boys. Is there really a greater gift in a marriage?




For our anniversary this year, we revisited one of our favorite locations: Boracay. Just a hop skip and a jump (and a 45 minute flight) from Manila is where the powdery white sand meets the clear blue ocean which blends into the crisp blue sky. It's truly heaven. We spent 5 days in this blissful location with our little family and some help from our friends (Yaya Carol) at an amazing villa at the Shangrila.

Happy 8 years to the man who makes my heart beat a little bit faster when he enters the room, the amazing father to our beautiful boys and the one who makes this amazing life that we live possible.






2 comments:

Julie said...

You two are a really great couple. I'm glad I've gotten to know Nate a little bit over the last few years. And I'm glad you are so happy together. It makes every bit of difference in the world to have a best friend to navigate it with.

I love that picture of Finn. What a naked bandit!

Team AC said...

Melissa, I've missed your blog... forgot to check it for ages now, but your posts always make me smile! Congrats on the 8 years (even though it's a while ago now), and very funny travel stories with the boys, as always!
~Corinna