a year of love


tomorrow is our 
one year anniversary!!!!!!! 
it has been so much fun this week to highlight our love and 
think about what an amazing first year of marriage we’ve had. 
{our 2012 year in review highlights a lot of it too!}
today i’m giving husband a little anniversary gift to start the celebration
since the first year tradition is “paper”…i decided to make a little list of
365 reasons why i love him…one for every day of the year!

June 1, 2012- June 1, 2013
How do you measure a year?
…in 365 reasons why I love you!
{because i truly fall more & more in love every day, so here is proof of that…}

I love the way your hand always finds mine.
I love how you come up behind me and put your arms around my waist when I’m cooking.
I love your light blue eyes.
I love when we laugh our heads off at old episodes of seinfeld & friends.
I love grocery shopping with you.
I love listening to you talk about the gospel.
I love seeing you interact with our little nieces and nephews.
I love when we dance in the kitchen.
I love it when you say ‘I love you.’
I love telling people about you.
I love how much you love going out to get pad thai together.
I love what a good writer you are {especially of love notes}.
1I love whispering with you at night.
I love the way you hold my hand every single time we pray.
I love your back rubs all through church.
I love when you speak Spanish {even when I can’t understand it}
I love when you let me rest my head on your shoulder in the car.
I love when you randomly tell me how pretty you think I am.
I love it when you bring me flowers.
I love it when you pick out my outfit.
I love cuddling up on the couch with a blanket and kettle corn.
I love running my hands through your hair.
I love how you love when I wear glasses.
I love how you will do anything for others.
I love that you’ll go running and sign up for races with me.
I love how much you like eating the food I cook and lunches I make.
I love how you make me feel gorgeous even in my grey striped pj’s.
I love listening to you bear your testimony.
I love how generous you are with your friends.
I love how you refuse to go to sleep before I do.
I love how you twitch while you’re sleeping.
I love how motivated you are.
I love your work ethic.
I love falling asleep on your arm on the couch.
I love listening to you sing..in the shower, in the grocery store, while driving, while i’m going to sleep, while running, everywhere :)
I love how important family is to you.
I love how your middle initial is just “T”.
I love how we always call each other during our lunch breaks.
I love kissing you.
I love the way you treat me.
I love how often you show me you care about me.
I love how you make me feel safe.
I love how much you loved and still love serving the Lord.
I love the way you put my hand on your face.
I love it when you kiss me and I’m not expecting it.
I love when you tell me you miss me.
I love your strong defined jawline.
I love the way you make me smile, all the time.
I love how you give the best hugs and just wrap me up.
I love how you put your hand on my head when we’re cuddling.
I love your sense of integrity.
I love how you say “I love you” every time you leave.
I love how you always try to do the right thing.
I love how you treat my family and friends so well.
I love when you can guess what I’m thinking.
I love when you braid my hair.
I love your generosity and how much you love to give.
I love watching you when you don’t think that I am.
I love it when you call.
I love knowing that you’re always going to be there.
I love talking about the future with you.
I love getting to know you better all the time.
I love it when you notice little things.
I love the person you make me want to be.
I love our date nights.
I love decorating our apartment together.
I love finding myself smiling just because I’m thinking about you.
I love the person you are.
I love our life out here in California.
I love that you love to travel.
I love that you have the best taste.
I love when we go into stores and you always find the cutest clothes in there for me to try on.
I love how you are so efficient with your “outsourcing” :)
I love how well-rounded you are.
I love how creative you are.
I love that you love number 7 and 4 like I do.
I love seeing you comb your hair every morning.
I love your long boy eyelashes.
I love your buff chest & arms.
I love how you can always find a good deal.
I love how you spoil me.
I love how you know so many random facts and can answer every jeopardy question.
I love how you are obsessed with Alcatraz.
I love that you are a Polo Ralph Lauren boy through and through.
I love that you are a Utah man.
I love that you already got into law school a year ahead of time.
I love that you are the cutest math teacher.
I love how you make me take medicine when I’m sick.
I love how you brag to other people about me.
I love your love of the South.
I love that we both love a good hole-in-the-wall Mexican taco joint.
I love our emails.
I love that you’re a dog lover.
I love how absolutely loyal you are.
I love how you are a problem solver.
I love when you get home from work and come straight to hug me.
I love how savvy you are.
I love that you bought us a cute portable dishwasher.
I love that you can do a Kermit voice just like my dad.
I love that you love history.            
I love that you bought the same exact moped my family had growing up.
I love that you always drive us safely, {probably thanks to my warnings and cautions!}
I love that you make us your first priority.
I love that you have become a fix-it man.
I love that you are so close with your mom & dad.
I love this stage of our life together.
I love dreaming of our future house together.
I love how you surprise me.
I love how you think through decisions.
I love how you’re always striving to be better.
I love how good you look in your Ray Bans.
I love seeing you all dressed up in a suit & tie.
I love how you help me with the WTW.
I love how good at photography you are.
I love how good at filming you are.
I love how I can ask you // tell you about anything.
I love how you proposed to me in the perfect way.
I love how our wedding was perfect.
I love your love of sperry’s.
I love how whenever you buy new clothes, you always have them cut the tags off so you can wear them out of the store.
I love how you LOVE going to movies.
I love how you’ll do yoga with me…and hot yoga! :)
I love how you’ll play tennis with me.
I love that we both love washington DC and lived there.
I love staring at the perfect ring you gave me.
I love the crazy story of our ring being found.
I love how we laugh at all the same things.
I love watching funny youtubes with you.
I love having deep discussions with you.
I love when you watch me cook.
I love how you do the dishes all the time.
I love how you always stay up when I can’t sleep.
I love how you always support me.
I love how you would buy or do anything for me.
I love going to Costco together and trying every sample a few times.
I love watching you from across the gym.
I love when you teach me things.
I love how you want the best for us.
I love that we have the same taste.
I love that you will watch New Girl with me while I laugh my head off and you just smile and shake your head (I know you are laughing inside!)
I love that we have both met Phil Dunphy.
I love watching you light up when you tell a funny story.
I love how outgoing and fun you are.
I love how you’ve helped us make so many new friends.
I love when you get tan and freckly.
I love how you are good at ironing.
I love when you do our laundry :)
I love carpooling to work with you.
I love how you still rub my feet all the time.
I love how you made best friends with your barber.
I love how you always ask me if your outfit looks okay.
I love how you have made this place our home.
I love celebrating little things with you.
I love celebrating big things with you.
I love how you never forget special occasions.
I love how you keep me honest ;) hehe
I love how you make connections with so many people.
I love that you bought us such a good new lens for our camera!
I love that you will watch any shows with me.
I love how you whistle to yourself all the time.
I love your pocket tees.
I love how you help me keep things in perspective.
I love that you were such an amazing missionary, and still are!
I love your handwriting.
I love that you came with such a perfect smile that you didn’t even need braces.
I love the captions you put on photos.
I love when you tackle me onto the bed and tickle me.
I love how nothing worries you too much.
I love your confidence.
I love your patience.
I love your hair.
I love how much you love a good old-fashioned bowl of cereal.
I love how you read/eat/sleep/study/watch movies in the shower.
I love how you have an obsession with airplanes and especially 747s.
I love how giving you are.
I love that you are so good at researching things.
I love how everyone who meets you likes you instantly.
I love your sense of humor.
I love your family.
I love how you could survive on pb & honey sandwiches.
I love how you never worry about money.
I love your perfect hands.
I love how you know all my favorite things.
I love that you are honest.
I love that you are so up to date on the news.
I love how good you are at surprising me.
I love how adventurous you are.
I love that some nights you will just let us stay in and cuddle.
I love how the timing of our relationship worked out perfectly.
I love that you are always looking for homes for us to buy.
I love that you have perfect taste in homes.
I love driving down Cherry Avenue and picking out our favorite houses.
I love when you are my personal trainer at the gym.
I love your oreo shake-making skills.
I LOVE your twitter account called @itweethuluads
I love our inside jokes.
I love how you watched Parenthood with me every night until we got through every season.
I love how you sing in the shower.
I love how you always leave voicemails.
I love how you celebrate every little thing, like our month anniversaries.
I love how you treat me with respect.
I love when you plan our date nights.
I love that you put up with my “front-seat driving.”
I loved living in L.A. with you.
I love living in the Bay with you!
I love that you will drink my green smoothies every morning.
I love that you can “always eat more” and are “never too full.”
I love how you went through a quarter-life crisis. :)
I love that you waited to marry me.
I love that you love Jackson as much as I do.
I love being in a new place with you.
I love that you are so thoughtful.
I love your charm.
I love that you will come to random gym classes with me sometimes.
I love your neon running shoes.
I love how you are particular about what color the pony is on your polo shirts.
I love that we have spent all of our Macy’s credit on Polo shirts :)
I love how you make me feel.
I love that we took a dance class together.
I love how you leave me notes on the mirror to wake up to.
I love that you always want to cuddle first thing in the morning.
I love how you are never mad when I wake you up in the middle of the night because I can’t sleep.
I love that you and I are going to 2 new continents this year!!
I love your commitment.
I love your blue eyes and blonde hair.
I love how much you love Seinfeld.
I love watching our shows.
I love our tiny TV on the stool.
I love watching football and any sport with you.
I love that you can quote all the classic movie lines…Tommy Boy, Billy Madison, Dumb and Dumber…
I love what a good memory you have.
I love what a hard worker you are..and your eventual goal of a 4 Hour Work Week..hehe
I love that you didn’t get mad when our car was broken into.
I love that you bought renters insurance the same day our car was broken into.
I love how in tune you are.
I love listening to you pray.
I love how lucky I am to have such a good guy.
I love that you always call me when it’s raining.
I love how much you LOVE hot tubs.
I love that you are 2 years older than me.
I love that you’re about to turn 25.
I love when you bring me treats.
I love when you request meals/treats I’ve made before.
I love your goals.
I love that we have the same last name.
I love that I can’t even remember life before you came into it.
I love that you know little facts about my childhood, like my horse’s name or my elementary school.
I love that you have such grand plans for our life.
I love that you are going to the U Law School.
I love when you “troll” AKA mess with people on instagram and think you are hilarious.
I love your good taste in music.
I love your extensive knowledge of rap.
I love how you always make the kiss sound because you hate silent kisses.
I love how much you care about your family.
I love your ideas.
I love when you do the hahhh sound to make fun of something
I love when you listen to me.
I love how observant you are.
I love that you want a library in our house one day.
I love how you call everyone on their birthday.
I love thinking about what a good dad you’ll be.
I love that you write in your journal.
I love that you know what’s important.
I love that you’ll take care of me.
I love how excited you were when we discovered our favorite Mexican restaurant in Oakland.
I love when you order us pad thai takeout.
I love seeing you pull up to pick me up from work.
I love watching you tie your tie.
I love how you always wait for me to go to bed with you.
I love how you love to learn.
I love how interested you are in so many different things.
I love when you look at me from across the room and know what I’m thinking.
I love that you have a former rap career.
I loved being in Europe with you.
I love knowing you’ll take me back to Europe again and again.
I love how excited we get about Its-Its.
I love g chatting you during the day.
I love how you can find any TV show/ movie we ever want to watch online.
I love how you love Kona pup.
I love that you can water ski.
I love that you can snow ski.
I love that you can do gainers..but you’re not allowed to anymore!
I love your dance moves.
I love how you love American Express.
I love how you’re very loyal to Delta Airlines :)
I love that you love the Utah Jazz so much.
I love your strong, perfect legs.
I love how principled you are.
I love what a good team we make.
I love when you write on the “I love you because…” sign in our kitchen.
I love how you make me things.
I love how you always ask for milk with your cookies.
I love how you make dinner when I’m sick.
I love how handsome you look in the morning.
I love your golden scruff.
I love that you’re going to be a lawyer.
I love reading conference talks together.
I love how you clean the bathroom.
I love being woken up by a kiss from you.
I love that our anniversary is always the start of a new month.
I love that we can argue about political things but still be in love :)
I love that we were college sweethearts.
I love that you know how to cheer me up!
I love how you are obsessed with shirt collars.
I love getting sample cinnamon sugar pretzels with you.
I love that you admitted the almond pretzels are even better!
I love how much you LOVE costco snack bar food.
I love that you are obsessed with cotton candy but don’t eat it too often because of all the sugar.
I love how your arm muscles feel after you’ve just been lifting :)
I love that you are so tech-savvy.
I love that you are so good at graphic design.
I love your obsession with Segways.
I love how you pay attention to things I like and get them for me!
I love how creative you are.
I love that you are a “go-getter.”
I love that you’ll talk about baby names with me years before we want kids.
I love making paninis together.
I love when you grab me to dance in random places.
I love how you never get embarrassed.
I love your hands.
I love that you are a sigma chi.
I love that you’re a good planner.
I love how you always set up lots of options to fall back on.
I love when you ride your moped and come in smelling manly like gasoline.
I love holding on to you during our rides on the scooter.
I love how you peddled us to the gas station when we ran out of gas on the scooter downtown :).
I love how you do ANYTHING you set your mind to.
I love your attitude.
I love how you promised me we would have perfect weather on our wedding day..and we did!
I love that you know how to change locks now.
I love how you hold my hand every time we take off in a plane.
I love that you love Apple products.
I love when I call and you go, “Who is this?” like Jerry on Seinfeld.
I love that you are loyal to hotmail but use your gmail address in it.
I love what a sweetheart you are.
I love our dating journal that we passed back and forth.
I love our memories.
I love how you help me document our lives.
I love all of our fun pictures and videos.
I love taking pictures with you.
I love that we go together.
I love how you can always calm me down.
I love our midnight snacks.
I love falling asleep on the couch with you.
I LOVE your back rubs that put me to sleep at night.
I love waking up and seeing you next to me.
I love how you make sure I wake up and leave for work on time on days when I am being lazy.
I love eating breakfast together and watching the Today Show.
I love how you are the biggest fan of Matt Lauer.
I love how happy you are.
I love that you picked me.
I love how you took me apple picking.
I love being in the rain with you.
I love our traditions.
I love that we’re just at the start of our love story.
I love that you know the words to so many songs.
I love listening to the radio with you.
I love how you have my back.
I love how you ask what you can do for me every day.
I love how you keep things in perspective.
I love how you hold me.
I love the person you are.
I love that this list could go on and on and on.
I love that I fall more in love with you every day.
I love you.
XO



'a year of love' has 8 comments

  1. May 31, 2013 @ 1:47 pm Rachael Claire

    This is adorable! Congratulations you guys!! and Happy Anniversary!

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  2. May 31, 2013 @ 4:10 pm Kimberly Bonham

    This is so cute!

    Congrats!

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  3. May 31, 2013 @ 5:59 pm Mara and Jae

    so i’ve been gone for a week and haven’t looked at a single blog (including my own!) the whole time. i’m trying to catch up on ones i want to see, and i clicked on yours first :)

    LOVING all the love you’ve been sharing this week. happy happy one year to you and chase! time flies – seriously. enjoy your weekend!!!

    xo.

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  4. May 31, 2013 @ 6:21 pm Kirsten Frank...*

    Oh gosh. Adorable.

    Reply

  5. May 31, 2013 @ 6:29 pm Steph G

    Sweetest thing ever. Happy Anniversary!

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  6. May 31, 2013 @ 6:51 pm Morgan Faulkner

    Happy Anniversary! Your gift is precious! Love it!

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  7. May 31, 2013 @ 8:42 pm The Indie

    This is super cute! I love it! You guys are such an inspiration. I can’t believe it’s been a year already, time flies. Happy anniversary, may you be blessed with many many many more :)

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  8. June 1, 2013 @ 5:40 am Kim Bird

    Adorable! Happy Anniversary to the both of you! We just celebrated our 4 year yesterday! After you hit one year it just seems to fly by!
    Hope you get spoiled :)
    xo

    P.S.-LOVE your dress!

    Reply


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