Wednesday, August 4, 2010

3 years and Ask Declan

Today is a super special day for us over here. Three years ago I married the love of my best friend, the best.guy.ever.

And while I don't want to make this one of those posts with a million of my wedding pictures that no one wants to see [and if you do? You can see them here], I would like to be mushy for 2.5 seconds. If you don't like the mushiness then look away. Riiiiight now.

I have absolutely loved being married to Declan. Each year truly does get better and better. I am in awe of the selfless person that my husband is. How much he loves and provides for us. How much he does on top of his long work week. He is truly one amazing man. I've had the great privilege to watch him become a dad. Oh ohmygosh you guys, he's the sweetest.

So finally...[Oh my goodness, I've been trying to get him to do this for a YEAR!]---in honor of our 3.year.anniversary, you get to hear from him.

I know, exciting, right??

But first, you've gotta ask him the questions.

What would you like to know from Declan's perspective? I'm sure you're all just dying to hear just WHY does he do the laundry, right? How the heck does he handle my lack-of-kitchen-diva'ness, and how does he choke down my dinners? I did not just say that. The secrets to keeping me happy...I know you're dying to know that, right? right? I kid, I kid. Or is there something you think he'll dish on ME? Like, how disgusting my side of the sink is in comparison to his? Oh, yikes. Please don't ask that.

But seriously...ask away.
[I promise, this is probably the only time you'll hear from him, and I'm not sure how I even got him to agree to this. And hurry! ask away! before he decides to back out on me...]

So, happy anniversary to me! to us! to our little family! We'll be out celebrating today (he took a half day of work, and then my mom is watching Emeline tonight!), and enjoying time together.'ll be dropping some extreme...thought provoking questions for my dear Declan. Yes?


  1. We've heard a lot from you about how wonderful Declan is and why you love him so much. So my question for him would be, "What do you love the most about Katie? Tell us what makes her an amazing wife and mother."

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Congrats!! My question is: How has parenthood changed your relationship? What is your greatest memory from the past three years?

  3. Aww... happy anniversary!! And I went back to look at pictures (I love weddings) and you were gorgeous! Loved your hair!

    Anyways, my question would be "what is your favorite part about watching Katie be a mom?"

  4. Hi Declan! Thank you so much for the shirts for my boys. I heard you were a big help. :) What are your thoughts on Katie's involvement in the blogosphere...becoming friends with people she's never actually met? My hubby can't quite wrap his brain around about you?

  5. Happy Anniversary! Question: What do you admire most about Katie? (I was actually going to ask the same one as Gina because my hubby really doesn't get it either).

  6. Happy Anniversary!!!!

    My question is..... In this new little family and routine of yours, what is your favorite time of day with them and why?

  7. Happy Anniversary!!! Loved the wedding pictures!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful picture!

    Declan: What is your favorite part of being a dad?

  9. Happy happy anniversary to you two lovebirds :) I HAD to go take a look at all of your wedding pictures. Beautiful and looks like y'all had an absolute blast!

  10. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your day together.

  11. Happy Anniversary you two! I hope you have a wonderful evening together!

    1. What is your favorite thing about being a Dad?
    2. What is your favorite quality about Katie?
    3. When did you know you wanted to spend the rest of your life with her?
    4. What do you like to do in your spare time?

  12. Happy Day for you guys! I remember the days of being mushy. Now I'm only semi-mushy. Haha!

  13. Happy anniversary!

    Questions for Declan-

    1. Do you read Katie's blog?
    2. What was the most unexpected part of pregnancy/labor/delivery from your perspective?
    3. What is your favorite book/movie/song?

  14. Happy Anniversary! I went back to look at your pictures, they were lovely...and your cake looked delicious!

    Question -
    What is Declan's favorite thing to do with Katie?(PG-13 version - ha ha)

  15. Oh my goodness, cute! Happy Anniversary!!! :-) You two are so incredibly cute together!

    Declan, what is your favorite thing about Katie (minus her as a mom! :) )

  16. Happy Happy 3rd Anniversary to a super cute couple!! My question for Declan what's your favorite thing about being a dad?

  17. Oh my word, just looked at your wedding pictures for the first time. AMAZING!!!!! Happy anniversary, friend!!

  18. Happy Anniversary to you guys! Your wedding pictures are beautiful! You guys seemed to have a blast!

    My question would be:

    If you only had once chance to show to Katie how much you love her, what would you do?

    How has being a Dad changed your life?

  19. Happy Anniversary! I was looking back at your beautiful wedding pictures! You were a gorgeous bride (love your dress) and all the details were so neat! Have a wonderful celebration!

  20. Happy Anniversary! I took a quick look at your wedding pics and wowza you two are one attractive couple! Congrats on 3 years!
    Question: What is the worst meal Katie has ever made? Did you eat it or make a sandwich after Katie went to bed? (No offense at all, Katie. I'm the worst cook in the world so I know it had to be better than mine :)
    Enjoy your baby-less night out!!

  21. Happy Anniversary! As a somewhat new follower I hadn't seen any of your wedding pics...gorgeous! I loves all the colors and flowers....gerbera daisy's are my fave!

    As for Declan.....I want to know what he considers to be his all time best and worst husband moments.

  22. Happy Anniversary!

    Declan- How long did it take you to always remember a straw to go with the ice water? It took my boyfriend 2 years to realize that if he forgot it, he'd have to make a second trip into the kitchen.

    2nd question- We all know what Katie orders when you two go to the diner, what do you order? Same thing every time?

  23. Happy Anniversary!

    My questions for the hubby:

    1) How many kids do you want?
    2) What would be your dream vacation?
    3) What is Katie's most annoying habit?

  24. Happy Anniversary!

    It is funny that your hubby didn't want to do this because my hubby has been DYING to guest post on my blog and I haven't let him yet. Not because I don't think he would be great but I am not sure my audience would appreciate his sense of humor or somewhat extremist views.

    My questions are:

    How many children do you want?

    What did you think when you first met Katie (what made you fall in love with her)?

    What is your favorite part of being a dad?

  25. Happy Anniversary!

    One of the things we love about Katie is how much she shares - are you a self-confessed over-share-er too, or are you more quiet? What's a typical night like in your house? What's your favorite memory of Katie before Emeline and after?

  26. happy anniversary!!!! love love your wedding photos! you can post as many as you want...they are amazing :)

  27. Happy anniversary guys!

    My question is who's your favorite sister Dec? Lol, just kidding!!!!!!!!

    For real question: who do you look up to most as a role model while becoming a husband and now a daddy and how have they influenced your life?

    What is your passion and desire for your family, and where do you see yourself in 10 years!?

    Ok... I like the deep questions but you don't have to answer if they sound stupid. I just wanted to really tell you guys happy anniversary! Love you!

  28. Happy aniversary! Yours is the day before mine:-)
    question : what is your favorite thing about being a dad?

  29. Happy Anniversary you two! I love that wedding pic and I will go click to see more! You look gorgeous!

    My questions for Declan...
    What is a surprising fact about Katie that we might not know?


    What do you and Katie do to keep your marriage strong even with less sleep and a precious little one in your life?