A few weeks ago, Nick and I took our 3-year anniversary pictures in Central Park! We took them with Basia, the photographer who shot all of those amazing wedding photos I’m always sneaking into my blog posts. I want to share allllll of the pictures from our anniversary session soon, but first I want to share a story from that day that I keep thinking about and laughing to myself.
Basia is all about getting natural photos, so she’s always telling you to talk to each other, whisper jokes, and just relax.
Basia (from a distance): “Whisper to her your favorite date.”
Nick: “I really liked when we went away for the weekend before we left Hawaii.”
Me: “Oh, me too! I read two books!”
Nick raised his eyebrows: “Yeah, that’s how you know you’re having a good time….”
We both started laughing and Basia caught it like the magician she is. It’s one of my favorites from the whole day.
I thought that this was hilarious because Nick understands that for me, reading two books on the beach is my idea of a good time, especially when he’s sitting next to me. But yeah, not many people would think of that as their most romantic date with their husband. Sorry, babe. It’s who I am.
I’m so thankful for a partner who not only gets me, but encourages me to be unapologetically me. I don’t have to worry about anything when I’m with him. It’s a comfort like no other. I can wear my Harry Potter headbands and my sweatpants. I can talk about my nerdy theories and my hopes and dreams and my crazy ideas. I can sit on the couch reading my book and know that he’s just as happy sitting next to me reading his.
I’m so thankful that I found someone that I can be so comfortable with, whether we are having a serious conversation, hiking in the mountains, cooking dinner, laughing on the couch, or reading books together on the beach.
Being yourself can be one of the hardest and most liberating things you will ever do, and I’m thankful for a partner who embraces my quirks and encourages me to be me.
That’s how you know you’re having a good time.