Last year (our 5th) I commissioned a portrait by TL's very own Glider! THANK YOU! :D
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Traditionally wood gifts are given to celebrate, I figured charcoal on paper was close enough.
I'm not much of a blogger (my previous, and only, use of this space wasn't quite a blog). Normally I would be spending my time differently on this occasion. However, my wonderful wife has a night shift tonight and is sleeping in to prepare for it. I'll talk more about that soon- I want to do this chronologically.
We met eight years ago when she got hired at the place I worked. I was immediately captured by her beautiful smile. We worked at a 911 (emergency) dispatch center working 12h A/B shifts so unless you worked on the same shift you only other employees at BOS/EOS. However, if you worked the same shift, you were with people for a quarter of
We dated, moved in and became engaged (the portrait is of the first picture my dad took after she got the ring). Now, I really believe that you shouldn't "dip your pen in company ink". We
We got married six years ago today (depending on your time zone - in fact when I started writing it wasn't yet midnight on the pacific coast). It was an amazing cliff side wedding on California's central coast. The clouds parted and the sun lit up the water just before the wedding. She walked down the aisle to the same song in the video (a piano solo of Journey's Faithfully). It was beautiful - I nearly cried.
Our honeymoon was to the country of my birth, Finland. We visited my mother's family, saw the country and relaxed at a summer lakeside cottage. All conveniently during the only two consecutive weeks of summer the country gets! She loved it and I've always dreamed of someday living there.
Both of us wanted more than our dispatch jobs. She had ambitions towards being hands on in emergency situations and I just wanted something else after losing out on the promotion. Moving to Finland allowed us both to study. I'm still in school for Electrical Engineering. She has become fluent in Finnish (apparently one of the hardest languages to learn) and is eligible for Finnish citizenship! She also graduated last winter and is working her dream job as a trauma nurse! Which brings me back to why she's stuck working a night shift tonight and I'm up writing a blog about us. :D