Cheers to you, Andrew!

For those of you that have met my better half, Andy, you know that he's a pretty humble guy. He doesn't enjoy a lot of attention, so I'm can imagine how much he’s cringing knowing that I put this blog post out there.  He doesn't feel the need to do anything out of the ordinary for his birthday, and he certainly doesn't want all eyes on him for any occasion. However, seeing as this man has committed to spending the rest of his life with me, you know damn well that I'm going to celebrate this guy!

Twice now, we've spent the Day of Andrews birth together, which seems so miniscule compared to the number of things that this guy does that are worth celebrating. Whether it's replacing the faucet at my house, or doing a full kitchen remodel, or knowing how to magically create the master bedroom closet of my dreams, he is one Handy Andy. He’s an amazing road trip copilot, an incredible dad to our fur babies, and a wonderful life partner. During these two trips around the sun, I’ve gotten to know just how patient, compassionate, and loving this wonderful human is. He's one of my biggest cheerleaders and I can always count on him to lend a listening ear when I need to talk business, or run an idea by him, or just want to celebrate something. He grounds me while keeping me wild, he dreams with me while still having his feet on the ground, and it doesn't hurt that his big brown eyes make me melt all the time.

I am so honored and privileged to have this man by my side. He's funny, quick-witted, intelligent, down to earth, and the kind of person that makes you smile and feel recognized each time he sees you. I am so thankful that life brought you my way, Andrew James. You are my greatest adventure, I am so thankful that you've chosen to put your time, energy, and love into this relationship with me, and I love you to the mountains and back. Happy birthday, handsome, and here's to many more.

Andrew's Birthday Celebration, National Park Photography