Reasons I’m Going to Marry Brian

Brian and I are getting married on September 16. For those of you not interested in mathing that out, it’s approximately 4.5 monthsย  (or exactly 142 days) from today.

We had our engagement photos last weekend, and they were ridiculous,ย  just like us. For those of you not following on social media, here’s a sneak peek:

adorable engagement photos at a playground

Photo credit: Being Joy Photography

That guy right there? Is my favorite. And soon, he will upgrade from handsome boyfriend to handsome husband. Here’s why:

  • He makes me laugh. So much. If you can believe it, he’s actually way funnier than me. And he can keep me laughing all day long.
  • He keeps me grounded. I was out with some girlfriends last night and we were talking about how WHEEEEEE!!! Out of control we can sometimes be, and Brian can bring me right back down to earth when I need to be there. But he also holds on tight as I flutter free(ish) in the breeze. Never let go, Jack Brian. Never let go.
  • He’s so fucking smart. I learn something new every day. He also understands things about the world and can try to rationalize them for me when social injustices make me cry.
  • He’s so generous.ย He lets me warm my cold hands and feet with his human space heater body…at night. When he’s trying to go to sleep. And then he laughs with me (see the first bullet).
adorable engagement photos at a park with board games

Photo credit: Being Joy Photography

God, he’s the best.




Are you married? Got any marriage advice? Why do you love your partner or best friend? Is your person as awesome as Brian?

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  1. This was really nice. I hope I can have that some day. I tried the marriage thing once, and I’m not sure I’d ever do it again, but I never say never.

  2. We had fun engagement photos too – I think my husband’s constant stand up comedy is the biggest reason why I love him so much. Well that and he’s adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats <3

  3. Hey hey hey wait a minute…. September 16 is our wedding anniversary…… We are sixteen years this year so I say it is a lucky day

  4. Adorable photos. Congratulations. My husband and I celebrate our 25th anniversary this year. Or as I like to say, we just bought our third mattress. One of the pieces of advice I would give is to be on the same page regarding finances. Money problems can be a big reason for marital discord. Communication, transparency, setting goals and budgeting don’t sound romantic but can go a long way toward creating wedded happiness. Can’t wait to see the wedding pics!

    • Congratulations on 25 years! I’m actually an editor for financial services clients at my full-time job, so we are (and have always been) very blunt on money matters. You are totally right about financials being one of the most important things! And thank you!

  5. You guys are amazing. I love the pics. And yes, all things being equal, my hubs is just as awesome as your hubs to be.

  6. He sounds as wonderful as you! I’m so happy for you. Everyone needs a Brian.

  7. Congratulations!! I saw your pics last week, and I fell in love, too!
    Hubs and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary in May – we are going to Minnesota to watch baseball and eat at every dive restaurant we can find.
    Wishing you many years of happiness and laughter.

  8. I love that you two are such a lovely match in so many ways, and that you both know you really, REALLY want this. I think you’ll do wonderfully ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  9. Y’all are adorable!!! Can’t offer any marriage advice, but I’ll bet you won’t need any.

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