Christmas 2016


For months, I had been anticipating Christmas day. Scarlett still does not quite understand what Christmas is but we wanted to make it a special day for her non the less. We set up the playhouse we got her on Christmas Eve while she was in bed and had a blast playing Santa. This was the first year Chris and I had ever spent Christmas together. Normally, he is away at work but this year he was able to be here and we were so happy to have him home.

Scarlett woke up at 5am on Christmas morning. Chris brought her into bed with us where I attempted to put her back to sleep. However, someone else was just a little too anxious to get up and start our day. Chris (a morning person) eventually dragged us out of bed and we got to watch a very surprised Scarlett check out her new playhouse. With each present she unwrapped she was overcome with excitement and it was absolutely heartwarming to watch. Scarlett made our holidays so magical and we were all so caught up in the moment that I didn't even think to take many photos.

After everyone was done unwrapping presents, Chris gave me one last box. I unwrapped it and opened the box to find another wrapped box. Inside that box was yet another wrapped box. By this point I thought Chris was messing with me but I was still intrigued. I opened the very last box to find a jewelry box inside. Inside was the most beautiful diamond ring I had ever seen. I could barely hear what Chris was saying to me because I was trying so hard not to cry and was so overwhelmed with love and joy. It was the most perfect moment and couldn't have planned it better myself.

Chris and I have been together for about 5 years and we have been through it all. We met at a difficult time because he was leaving for work and I wouldn't be able to see him for a while but I knew that he was special and that I had to get to know him no matter how long I had to wait to do so. I had a feeling in my heart that he would make a huge impact on my life and when he came back I found out that this feeling was true. Our love grew rapidly and soon we were inseparable. My life with Chris has felt like a fairytale, as if I am always dreaming. Looking back on it now I can see that it was fate. Five years later, our love is still stronger than ever. He is my rock and every obstacle we have faced has made us stronger. I love him more than words can possibly express and I am so excited for this new chapter in our lives. How lucky am I that I get to marry my best friend?!


Christina xo.