How I feel about Anne Taite

6 years ago, I met a woman who was breathtakingly beautiful, exceptionally smart, personally driven and laughed at my jokes. 2 years later, I moved her 300+ miles to live in our first home together. A year after that we were married in front of 12 of our closest family and friends (and 2 dogs). Less than 6 months later, we were in our second home together, on a new continent. We traveled the world together for 2+ years and then decided we missed our first home and came back.

So here we are 6 years later, and I love that beautiful woman more today than ever before. We've grown together as much if not more than we have as individuals. She makes me both proud and excited to be her husband, and the best part of my day is waking up next to her.

This website is both a story and a collection of how I feel about my awesome wife for our 3rd anniversary.

We met innocently enough one night at the deli

I see her through the window and on the inside I was like...

But I had to play cool, so on the outside I was like...

Of course at first she was a little like...

But we ended up hitting it off pretty well. That combined with a little liquid courage...

A couple weeks later, we had our first date, where she noticed I kept a bottle of Liberty School wine in the fridge...

But that faux pas aside, she came out with me the next night, which was new years eve, and I introduced her to some of my friends and they were like...

A good evening was had, so we decided to see where this new relationship would take us. Unfortunately, Anne Taite lived over 300 miles away in North Carolina.

We would visit each other on the weekends. The drive wasn't too bad, but every now and then the traffic could be a little...

Of course when she came up to see me, she would get to my apartment and ring the buzzer and I would...

I loved our weekends together. I would spend the majority of my time trying to impress her anyway I could.

And she usually spent her weekend mornings.

The downside of our weekends though was always sad sunday.

During the early days, we would send each other iTunes playlists of our top 5 songs on a topic. We were both big fans of High Fidelity.

We ended up finding "our song" pretty early on.

Despite how cool I might have been playing it, I loved Anne Taite very early on.

So when we started talking about us being serious I was like...

Fast forward a little bit to her moving from North Carolina to Richmond so we could live together...

It was our first home together, and I was excited that the first place we lived together, we picked out together, but…

We learned a lot about each other the first year we lived together. I learned who was in charge.

She learned how awesome I can be first thing in the morning after a hot chocolate.

I learned what happens at 11pm sharp during the week, no matter what.

And we both learned how to communicate with each other.

Jump forward another year, and I had finally built up the courage to ask Anne Taite to marry me. Before I asked her however, I went and asked her parents for permission, and they were like...

When I got down on one knee and asked Anne Taite, I didn't really set it up well, so she didn't quite get what I was asking.

But she eventually caught on to what I was trying to ask her.

And after a little bit of thought.

She said yes!

And a few months later, we were married. I can still remember seeing her walking towards me.

She was absolutely beautiful!

But our adventure was just getting started. 2 days after we got married, we got a call to interview for a job in London. It worked out, and a few months later, we were there.

I wasn't as easy of a transition as we thought, but once we had our cat sammy, all was right in the world again.

We spent the next 2 years traveling the world together.

I love our adventures together, but I love how we can still sometimes just hangout at home and be silly.

(Notice "sammy" asleep in the box?)

Of course, sometimes you might not like hanging out with me as much as I like hanging out with you.

We moved back to the states not to long ago, and this year, for the first time, we get to not only celebrate our anniversary in the states, but we are also going back to the place we got married. It's going to be awesome!

That was a simplified version of our story, but how I feel about Anne Taite is even simpler. I love her more than I can ever say. She's the best thing that ever happened to me, and I'm stoked every morning to wake up next to her. But incase that didn't fully clarify what I mean, these should help.