Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

guest post: Forest House Blog

I’m guest blogging today over at Forest House blog (go check them out). Forest House Lodge is where we got married!

Hi Forest House readers!

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My name is Kaitlin and my husband, Jason, and I married at Forest House Lodge on October 10, 2010 (10.10.10!). A little about us: I work for the state of California at CalSTRS (the California State Teachers’ Retirement System) as an Associate Analyst and Jason works for Alldata (an AutoZone company) as a Technical Editor. We have a daughter, Coraline, who was born December 27, 2012. We can’t believe she is already 5 months old. Time is flying by! I am so excited to be guest blogging for Forest House. I loved every minute of being a Forest House bride, and cherish my memories of my wedding and wedding planning.   

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 Jason and I met in September of 2008. We were introduced by coworkers; Jason’s supervisor at the time was dating one of my coworkers. We exchanged a few emails before meeting in person, but when we had our first date; it was definitely love at first sight. I remember thinking when the evening was over, ‘that was the last first date I will ever go on.’ And I was right. We quickly became inseparable and I couldn’t remember ever having such an easy, comfortable relationship before.

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Jason proposed on October 24, 2009. His proposal is just an example of why he is the perfect guy for me. Jason had suggested a trip to San Francisco for the weekend before his birthday to go see the Sea Lions, eat at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Factory, and visit Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square. I was very excited about this, thinking that this is how Jason wanted to celebrate his birthday (wrong) and what a perfect way to do so. Jason also suggested that on the way into the city, we take a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge lookout. As I had never been, I was looking forward to it. Jess and Kyle (Jason’s sister and brother-in-law) were supposed to go to San Francisco also, but Jessica found out that she had to work last minute (or so I thought). We got up early to drive into the city. We reached the Golden Gate Bridge lookout a little before 10 am. It was so foggy that we couldn’t even see the bridge. One other family was at the lookout,; however they left quickly, leaving us alone in the beautiful setting. Standing alone in the fog, Jason started to tell me how much he loved me and how important I am in his life. Then he dropped down to one knee and opens a jewelry box that has somehow appeared in his hands and says the magic words: “Kaitlin, will you marry me?” I didn’t hesitate at all and my happy response was “Yes!” (at least I think I answered before I grabbed the ring, but I can’t be certain). Jason did a wonderful job surprising me. I had NO idea the proposal was coming. I didn’t even understand how he could have possibly slipped away long enough to have purchased a ring for me, let alone my dream ring. The story soon came out though, and I learned that the weekend before, when Jason’s Dad, Kyle, and Jason were supposedly hauling wood to the dump, they were actually buying my ring at the mall in Sacramento. Meanwhile, I was shopping with Jessica and Jason’s mom at the mall in Roseville.

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 Our wedding was fairytale perfect and we had a fantastic time on our honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 🙂

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I blog over at babydmakesthree.wordpress.com. I started blogging just a few days before finding out I was pregnant with Coraline. I thought blogging would be a fun way to document the journey to becoming pregnant, not realizing I already was! I documented the pregnancy, with weekly updates, and other random posts. Since Cora’s birth, my blogging has been a little bit more sporadic, but I’m getting back in the swing of things, and I always update at least once a month with her monthly stats and pictures. So if you are interested in reading about my pregnancy, or my journey into mommy hood, head on over there.

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dear husband

 

dear husband,

2 years ago today, you and I said “I do” in the most beautiful place I could imagine, surrounded by family and friends. 2 years ago today, I became the luckiest girl in the world because I became your wife. 2 years ago today, we became a family. and now our family is growing.

I love you more today than I did on that day. I did not think that would be a possibility. every day I find a new reason to love you more deeply, more fully. you are such a kind, strong, patient, and dedicated man. you make each day fun, and I often find myself giggling at random times because I’m remember something fun you did just to make me smile. you are my best friend, my soulmate. God made us for each other, and then brought us together in his time. I am so thankful for that. 

I cannot wait to celebrate every year that passes by with you at my side, holding hands, and taking chances, loving and laughing our way through life.

Happy Anniversary, my husband. I love you with all that I am.

love,

your wife 

*photos by Pin Up Weddings.

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