Seven Years Has Gone So Fast

I keep starting this post over.

There should be some pretty way to eloquently sum up the fascination of marriage & love, but my allergies have left my mind at a loss for a single polished thought.

This week was full of huge milestones for me.
I turned 28.
I had my 7th wedding anniversary.
This baby blog turned 2.

To quote one of my very first posts, “The kindest thing I ever did to myself was get married the day after my birthday.” The closer I get to thirty older I get, the more I appreciate that the focus isn’t on how many candles are on my cake (or where to find so many), but the years Rocky & I have been so fortunate to share together. The life we’ve built. The boys we’ve created. We were always two old souls & even though we married young, it suited us.

My only regret is that I didn’t realize the last seven years would slip by so quickly.

The last two have been especially brief.

When this blog was created, I was an apron clad wife baking elaborate dinners & decorating pretty cakes in my free time. As I became more fluent in the art of photography, that apron began collecting dust. Perhaps I can work on balancing it all a little better this year, especially for the sake of my dear husband {who has become quite adept at cooking for us}. He is a patient man. He definitely deserves a hot meal every once in a while.

This diary started as a way of sharing my images & stories with my friends & family. When I look back I feel a mixture of pride & sympathy toward my earlier work. I wear my posts like tattoos, that are public for the viewing & judging. I include my pictures and hope they mean something to the people I take them for. This little online journal is home to sweet stories & sometimes very honest confessions. It always waits patiently for me to come back & allows me a canvas to hang my art.

Thanks for being such a very big part of it. ♥



Now it’s time for me to work on my emails. This week has not been my finest hour, thanks for your patience!

*Yes, I love Green Day. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” has particular sentiment since Rocky left for a deployment in September of 08.

**Tonight though, my new favorite song is Willie Nelson’s cover of Coldplay’s “The Scientist” from the new Chipotle ad.
You can listen to the whole version on Spotify for free!

***My first tattoo was a “safe” one, I’d love to do something classic but more ambitious for the next round. I am in love with the look of painterly tattoos.
You can see all my inspiration on my Pinterest board.









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  • Jill Jensen - September 1, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Happy Birthday and Anniversary Andrea! I wish we could have met while we lived in Dayton – we have so much in common! Photography, cake decorating and my birthday is two days before my anniversary! Although I have to admit I am a bit older 😉 We moved to Mtn. Home AFB this summer so if you ever are here (I don’t wish it on you) look me up!

  • alli - September 2, 2011 - 5:49 pm

    Andrea, your blog and your writing is so beautiful, and you never fail to inspire. Happy birthday, anniversary, AND blog-iversary!

  • Andrea - September 4, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Jill, I would have loved that! I didn’t know that you had a birthday before your anniversary too! I hope you all are getting settled ok up there, I’m glad we can keep in touch! 😀 Alli, thank you so much! I’m so happy we met on here & have been able to work together on some amazing projects! I feel so excited for you & all the ways your creativity is being shared with the world!

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