Five Reasons I Said Yes

Five years ago today, a certain someone took me out for a picnic that ended with him asking me to be his wife. I can't believe that on that day we'd known each other for less time than has passed since then. Or that we've now been married longer than we'd been dating then. Time flies! I know, it's been a mushy lovefest around here lately, but as an ode to my Mr., here are 5 reasons why I agree to be his Mrs.:

1. His good looks. Let's just get that one out of the way. Tall, dark, and handsome (and nerdy ;)) is my type, and he fits the bill perfectly.

2. He is hilarious. And he thinks I'm hilarious. His laugh is one of his best qualities and made me fall in love with him after one too many late nights cracking up over The Colbert Report.

3. He's basically a genius. I love smart people and learning new things, and I couldn't marry someone who couldn't match me intellectually. We have the best conversations about all kinds of things (usually something one of us - or, more often, both of us - heard on NPR). I don't think a day goes by that I don't learn something new from him. I never get tired of talking to him!

4. He's hardworking. Ben is one of those (rare and super fortunate) people who was just born to do what he does. He loves his job more than almost anything. His workaholic tendencies can be annoying sometimes, but he does so much to provide for me and our family and that's pretty awesome.

5. I knew he'd always take care of me. From day one, all he has wanted is for me to be happy and to do everything he can to help me. He's truly one of the most selfless people I've ever met. I don't deserve it, but I love him for it.


  1. Awww another sweet, sweet post! Your ring is beautiful!

  2. so sweet!! i have a soft spot for tall, dark and somewhat geeky guys :)

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  3. This makes me smile so much :) Sounds a lot like why I love my husband (too bad you don't live closer-- I'm pretty sure we'd be besties :) )

  4. So so sweet! I love mushy posts. Happy 8 years together, by the way! Have a great long weekend!! =D

  5. Love it! I must have humor and I must have someone who will match me intellectually. I'm happy I found both and you did too!

  6. I love mushy posts!!! So sweet!!

  7. Aww this is so sweet! And I totally recongize that bench from the drill field :) it was one of my favorite reading spots!


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