3.15.2009

a girls guide to love....

What you see above are love letters. I have them bound and wrapped, tied and kept in a little bundle, and my little Lola came across them the other day as we were going through boxes. They were all written by this boy...






I met this boy, when we were oh so young. I had just turned 20, he was 23 and fresh out of university and in the lovely little town of Vail, Colorado on his first night in town. He begs to differ. He claims it was not his first night, but what difference does it make.......I was the "fresh catch of the day" , and he was the "hook, line and sinker".


He was in Vail for the "season" to ski, have some fun, and little did he know, to fall in love.


At the end of the ski season, just like he promised he would, he left. He did send me postcards over the summer, and then summer turned into Fall, and then Winter began all over.



The boy came back to Vail that winter.



We married young, me a mere 23, him a mere 26.


One of the hardest truths in marrying this young is we had to grow together, and not knowing what life is or would ever be like without each other.


I truly love this boy. I know he truly loves me.


We fight. Who doesn't?
He grew up with a stay at home mom, I grew up with a career mom.
He wants me to be a stay at home mom, I struggle with being a stay at home mom.
I'm lucky. I get the best of both worlds, I get to "run my business at home, while still
balancing raising my kids".
We fit.
We balance.

We Love.
I'm the dreamer, he's the realist.
He lives for the future, I live in the moment.


This is the boy I married.

















56 comments:

Lissa said...

Lovely, lovely post. Sooo romantic. For me there is no higher calling than being a stay at home mom. But boy do I understand your struggle! Believe me! I'm so touched I want to write more but I can't find the words!

Tammy said...

I love romantic stories. Actually, a love story that has a happy ending. I have yet to experience that happy ending. Maybe someday? At least I have my two beautiful little boys. I am a career woman out of necessity. I want to be a stay at home mom. I'm not able to. But I'm making my life work with what I have to work with and I'm happy that I'm alive and able to take care of my kiddos. It's so awesome you kept the letters and the cards that arrived with your flowers. So romantic!

Susan said...

What a beautiful post!!
...and a keeper.
love the letters.

C Maisy said...

My oh my, you two have to be one of the sweetest couples!!!!
I'm lucky to know both of you!!!!

jenjen said...

Oh how sweet! I love that you have all of the letters all tied up. I have ours in a little box. It's so fun to look at them and reminisce. We were young too - 21 and 23 and grew up together. I look back on the young couple that we were and smile.

Have a wonderful day!

Jen

Jeanneoli said...

I still have all my letters...they will always be a sweet treasure.

Jackie said...

So sweet!! I love happy love stories and even with everyday struggles it's always a blessing to know you're with who you were supposed to be with!

Tara said...

Very sweet Kasey...loving the love letters! Those are a treasure just like your hubby! Funny, I am the realist and my hubby is the dreamer..Happy Sunday!

The Johnstone's said...

First let me say, I'm new to your blog and I am so in love with it! You have a smooth, fluttery way to your writing and your posts that just draw me in and take me away to another land.

This recent post - romantic, and it made me all nostalgic! I had to comment because you said you were married young at a mere 23 and him 26. Well, I was married to my high school sweetheart at the age of 21 and him 22. We both can relate to being married young and growing up together. We too have hardships like everyone else but we are still deeply, madly in love.

Here's to the romantics out there!

Momovthree said...

Sounds like true romance. :)
~Michelle

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Kasey! what a fun post to read! True romance, and growing together. Have a great Sunday Night!

tracey said...

What a sweet, lovely little post! I'm all caught up on your blog postings now and it was such a pleasure to read each and every one of them. The pictures from the daddy daughter dance turned out absolutely wonderful. How adorable your family is! Glad to see the creativity and talent just keeps on coming...
T

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

such a great post!! love it! i met my husband in middle school and I have a box of "love letters" under my bed...but feel the need to do something with them now.
beautiful!

LuLu said...

Beautiful post! I'm a keeper of letters as well! Love is a wonderful thing.. thanks for sharing your "love" story.
LuLu

the wild raspberry said...

it makes me think of
'the notebook' and the beauty of young {true} love....i got married when i was 18 and my husband was 21
we were in college and completely poor and totally happy!
lovely.
chas

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awwww be still my heart! What a sweet love story~

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

This post just warms my heart. I can so relate. I made a scrapbook of our first ten years and oh how young and silly we look. I, too, have all of the letters and cards saved. Those were what wooed me. I really enjoyed this post. :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a wonderful post! And how sweet is that little bundle of love notes! The Hubby and I married when I was a mere 23 and he was a mere 26 also! I guess we have grown up together as well. But what a blessing to be married to my best friend!
Love that photo of the two of you. How cute are you?!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

sweet post! Its fun to come across the old cards and letters. I was married when I was 20 and my husband was 22. Talk about being babies!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How sweet - I have all my hubby's love "emails" printed out and wrapped up. My husband denies that he was ever that sappy - but I have proof. When we finally married, I was 23, he was two weeks away from turning 26!

Vana said...

dang girl...that is the sweetest post ever:) I have all my love letters in a little box next to our master. I love picking through them every once in a while. I miss those times:)

Jen r. said...

That is so fabulous! You look like a baby! You guys are a beautiful couple!

Reese & Marie said...

Oh man. That is really sweet and I am so glad you have kept all the letters. Yep, you two look like babies in that picture. Just adorable. How wonderful it will be to read those same letters 20 years from now. And I love that you tied it with a key!

Julie said...

This is so sweet and romantic...What a treasure...

Law Wife said...

My hubby and I were both 21 when we got married. I love to look at the whole "we'll never know what life is like without each other" as a positive thing ... we will have more years together in this life! :)

Jessica Haley said...

What I want to know is how did you get him to let you take his picture? An avid blogger myself, I've wanted to post my husband's picture, but he says he feel like a cheese ball and is camera shy... any tips?

paige said...

what a beautiful tribute to your handsome hubby. (i tell dan he could write for hallmark with all his mushy love letter writing!)

thank you for sharing such a sweet spot.
xo

Shannon said...

What a sweet sweet post! I love reading things like this. My husband and I sound like this too...we had complete opposite upbringings so we are total opposites but we are perfect for one another! :) We also married young, me 21 and him 25

Lisa said...

THANKS FOR SHARING

HUGS FROM MAINE

Brenna LaPray said...

Loved reading this. So very romantic and so honest. You fit together well. Love you both.

Paddywack Designs said...

What a beautiful post, thanks so much for sharing.

onesilentwinter said...

Lovely post! my husband and i have kep[t every letter tied with ribbon.

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

What a beautiful love story Kasey...thank you for sharing.
Hugs...
Cathleen

Laura said...

off to tie up my love letters in a beautiful ribbon!!!! How beautiful, and wonderful...

thanks for stopping by my blog...I am anxious to sit down tonight, when my 5798 children are sleeping, so that I can fully enjoy your beautiful blog!! I can not wait!

Chari said...

Hello Kasey...

Just wanted to stop by your place to say thank you for your visit to my blog and your very kind comments! This is my very first visit to your place! Ohhhh my, I love your blog and I just skimmed through the first page of it...but as soon as I finish my comment here I'm going back through and spending more time!!! I already added your blog to my follow list! So very nice to meet you...I look forward to your upcoming posts!!!

What a sweet, sweet love story! Thank you for sharing it with all of us! You & your honey are a beautiful couple! I live in north-eastern Colorado and have been to Vail a few times...it's a pretty romantic place...hehe!!! Love the pretty photo of your "kept" love letters!!!

Well my new found friend, I'm off to check out your blog! Have a marvelous Monday!
Chari

Jamie said...

That is so sweet! I loved this post! I recieved my package!!! Thank you, thank you! Love everything! Is it okay with you to post about it on my blog & use some pictures off of your blog?

goddessof4 said...

Such a sweet post!!!! It is great to see happy couples !!! It is an inspiration to everyone!!!

Sarah said...

Beautifully simplistic! I love it! You are blessed and I love your writing!

Cowgirl in the City said...

oh how sweet! I love your pictures!

23 and 26 isn't terribly young... I grew up in the Idaho environs, where when I was 24 and got married I was practically a dried up, withered old maid! ;)

Cowgirl in the City

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

i just realized that my cake stand matches all of your queen goodies in your shop!!!! I am in LOVE! I will be saving my money for some of your precious finds!!!

dolcechic said...

This is the sweetest story! Awww makes one really believe in true love. Love it!

shelbyisms. said...

Awe-inspiring. And the way you bound the letters is adorable.

Brandie said...

How sweet!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I love a good love story!
Bristol

Stink Bone Jones said...

I am so happy that I happened upon your lovely blog from another new blog. I LOVE your love story. It is just precious, as are your photographs. Thanks for sharing a part of your world.

Kris said...

A true LOVE Story. Thanks for sharing this post. I love that you grew up together and are still very much in love.

And they lived Happily Ever After.

Sweet!!

Kris

paperbird said...

Kasey what a lovely story, so very sweet.
My husband and I married young as well.
Still together 31 years, not always bliss but always in love. How long have you been married.
The picture you have of the two of you together is similar to our wedding announcement pictures!

shopruche.com said...

This is such a sweet post. You two are adorable and so is your little girl. I love your blog and your shop! We definitely have the same taste. =)

Sara said...

I love how well written and heartfelt this is....You made me imagine how it would be like for me and my boyfriend when I am 23 ( I am 21, he's 23)
We met young, and got together 3 years later...I love your post sincerely!
Sara

Kristin said...

Oh I love this post.

Beautiful blog. I found you long ago through my life long kindred friend Paige "Simple Thoughts", but first time I have commented. Trying to get better at this blogging commenting thing. Your blog is just lovely.

Shannon said...

oh this just touches my heart!! i love a good love story- espeically when it's someone i know! the picture of you both by the tree is so darling!!

gopg8r said...

Wow ... what a wonderful, beautiful, romantic love story!!! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke Ahana said...

I find this the dearest post and it inspires me to do one...my husband has made me some of the sweetest home-made cards - I sort of want to horde them to myself and sort of want to share them...

Mary S. said...

Love this- My fiance and I are getting married in November... I am 23 and he'll be 26... Love your blog..

La Table De Nana said...

Aaah...I love this post:)
I married young too.. 20..It's been 35 years..
You are balancing everything beautifully.
And you are a gorgeous gorgeous family~

littlebyrd said...

This is so sweet and wonderful - a perfect love story.