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A Thank You to my Best Friend

  • Our 11th Valentines Day

This is our 11th Valentine’s day together. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember EVERY Valentines we’ve shared… but I remember a few. There was that year that I was a junior in high school and Michael was in college. I was having a tough time and he knew that. I missed him and high school just wasn’t the same without him. I remember walking through the halls that day and seeing everyone with flowers and bears and chocolate. Girls were talking to their boyfriends as classes would change and I just wanted the day to be over. I never understood how annoying Valentines day could be until my “Valentine” wasn’t around anymore.

I walked out of school that day at 2:32 when the last bell rang and headed towards my car in the student parking lot. I unlocked my VW Bug and when I opened the door, there were a dozen roses in my seat. I was shocked and as I looked around to see who delivered these, I saw him in the back of the parking lot. The flowers weren’t delivered by a florist, Michael delivered them himself. He drove home from college in the middle of the week to bring me roses.  Not only did he bring me roses, he had rented this romantic movie that had JUST come out…. it’s called “The Notebook”, you may have heard of it. :) We watched the movie and hung out all afternoon until it was time for him to go back to school.

Michael has always been good at surprises… and those surprises continued throughout our engagement and now our marriage.  He surprised me with breakfast this morning and for lunch we’re eating our first meal in our new house…. Chickfila on the floor! :) Tonight we’re going somewhere… again, it’s a surprise.  He spoils me…. and not only on Valentines day.  I’m so thankful for him, more so now than ever before. I couldn’t imagine doing life without him…. or running with business without him.  So today, on our 11th Valentine’s day, I’m so thankful for the husband God has given me and I’m excited for the many Valentines days to come!!

Thanks to Jessie Smith for taking this pic before we were even engaged!

29 Comments Personal
  1. Katie reply

    Aw!!! This is such a sweet post:) Love how you guys love each other.

  2. Julie @ Table for Two reply

    gahhhh you guys make my heart so happy. happy valentine’s day, katelyn & michael!! xoxo

  3. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    I’m a puddle. This was just so sweet. You both are so lucky in love. <3

  4. Tori Watson reply

    you guys are SO cute. happy valentine’s day! :)

  5. Kacey Wolters reply

    Awwww, well shucks! That’s the sweetest thing. Michael is amazing. Happy valentine’s Day to you two and enjoy your first meal in your new home. So exciting!

  6. Ashlyn reply

    Aww, this is so sweet. :)

  7. Sabrina reply

    Y’all are adorable! What a blessing you are to each other!! Have so much fun today!

  8. Kristin reply

    Love it!

  9. Kat reply

    So so sweet!! Happy valentine’s day you two :)

  10. Mallory reply

    So sweet!! Hope you both enjoy the day together!! And have fun eating your first meal at your new house!!! ;)

  11. Abby Grace reply

    I love this! I went back and read some of your older blog posts last week so I knew exactly where that image was from as soon as I saw it :). Hope you’re both having an amazing day!

  12. rima reply

    Oh you two are so cute…

  13. Sarah Adams reply

    I love that you are having Chick fila for your first meal in your new house :) So sweet. Happy Valentine’s Day to the Alsops!! :)

  14. lindy reply

    eel! i love it.

  15. Gabrielle C reply

    This is too sweet! :) And I LOVE the whole eating in your new house thing. Too cute. Thank you for the wonderful example you two are of a God-fearing couple, it inspires me in my marriage. :)

  16. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Such a sweet post! That picture of you two is absolutely beautiful! May God give you many, many more years together!

  17. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    I love your story and your history together. Happy Valentine’s Day!! :)

  18. Annetta reply

    Such a sweet story, and Happy Valentine’s day to you both!

  19. Carrie logan reply

    love that picture :) happy valentine’s day you two!!!!

  20. maggie fortson reply

    How sweet! Have fun eating in the construction of your home :) And enjoy your valentines evening!

  21. Kristen Beichler reply

    Your story and love is so inspirational! Thanks for sharing a part of your life!! Enjoy your sweet day together! :)

  22. molly stillman reply

    this is the cutest ever <3

  23. Jen Jar reply

    Happy Valentine’s Day you lovebirds :)

  24. Rebekah Carter reply

    That’s amazing that y’all have been together so long. Actually my husband and I have been together almost 11 years also (married 1.5 yrs). People always act like we must be crazy when they find out how long we’ve been together. I’m glad there is someone else out there my age (or very close) who has had the same guy for so long. I say when you are with your best friend, why would you ever want to leave?

  25. Kristina W. reply

    What a cute photo of you and what a great story about the Valentine’s Day in high school…. Aww! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  26. Lindsey McClennahan reply

    Haha I saw this photo and was thinking ” OH my gosh they are babies” then you said it was taken long ago ; ) You two are precious may god continue to bless your family : )

  27. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Love the romance you two share!!

  28. Caroline reply

    I love you guys. So awesome to see how the Lord continues to bless you :)

  29. caroline reply

    PS…I love that this was your “pretend” engagement shoot ;)

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