...to my sweet husband on the day of his birth

Dear Craig,

I love you more than sleep.


I'll let that sink in.

You can thank your Mom for this fantastic collection of the evolution of you.


[Only you can truly understand the magnitude of that statement.)

You mean that much to me.

Cute little one-year-old Lila... I mean, Craig.

I love you because you're funny. You make me laugh at least 3 times a day.
I love you because you're committed, steady and true. You do not waver.
I love you because you never do anything half way. You give 100%.
I love you because you're selfless. You constantly put us first.
I love you because you're honest. Your name should have been Abe.

I love you for so many reasons.

Two-year-old Craig.

Most of all, I love you because you're you.

I think quite a few women marry their idea of what a man should be. They figure they can change them along the way.

The senior picture that started it all. "I want to meet that guy."

I married you because I liked loved you


Before we met, you had already celebrated 18 birthdays and it makes my heart smile to say that today, I've now celebrated 18 birthdays with you.

Ah, life.

Soon we'll be in one another's lives longer than we were out.


Yup. This is us around 1998 when "baggy" was clearly in. (Love your necklace.)

Here to 18 x 18 x 18 x 18 more birthdays together, sweet man.

I love you, craig ross.

...and I'm not the only one.

You're the best.

We are so happy you were born.

We love you to the moon and back.


You're our favorite man and we think you're beyond super today and always.

3-year-old Craig

Happy Birthday.

Your ladies

In case you want to reminisce about your birthdays of yore:

Birthday post from 2012.
Birthday post from 2011.
Birthday post from 2010.
Birthday post from 2009.
Birthday post from 2008.
Birthday post from 2007.
Birthday post from 2006.



  1. yay for birthday posts and old photos and sweet words and celebrating Craig! i hope you have a fantastic b-day, Craig! :) xoxox.

  2. Happy Birthday Craig! (Great and wonderful pictures)


  3. This was so great. I've loved you as a couple for a loooooooooong time. Happy Birthday, Craig.

  4. This post has SO much awesomeness in it I don't even know where to begin?!?!

    I guess I will just say I hope Craig had a wonderful birthday, and you are totally awesome!!


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