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5 Years

Today, Hugh and I have been married for 5 years. Hugh is an amazing person (and its not just me who thinks that).

Hugh is competitive, but a good kind of competitive. Give him his skates, stick, and his Shellbrook Elk's jersey and he is fiercely competitive. He hates to lose and his favorite wins are the 10 - 2 type. If you know me, you know I am also fiercely competitive, but unlike me, Hugh knows where to draw the line. This summer we went canoeing while we were at the lake. I was taking more strokes than he was at one point and I started getting on him to pick up the pace. He told me it wasn't a race. What is the point of canoeing if you aren't going to see how fast you can go?

Hugh is caring. If you are a parent of one of the students he has taught, you already know this. I think that's why when students from his elementary school come to my high school I automatically have a soft spot for them. Hugh cares about every kid that he comes into contact with and he has this incredible ability to see the best in people.

Hugh is loyal. When we first got married he always would say, "we need to do what's best for our family." To me a family had kids and until he said that, I never considered two people a family. I am his family for life. Calder and I are the most important people in his world and will be forever. I know this without a doubt.

Hugh is loving. Tripp and Calder are both so lucky to have him as their dad. No one will love them more than him.

I am so fortunate to have him as my partner. I wouldn't want to do it without him.

Hugh and I give each other traditional wedding anniversary gifts every year. Year 5 is wood. I hate camping, but told him that next year, I will go camping with him in the woods. Camping season is almost a year away. Do you think he will remember?


  1. Congratulations on 5 years! I am a former colleague of Hugh's and was sitting a few rows back yesterday. Hugh happened to turn around and noticed me and smiled and said "Hi". I wish I was a "huggy" person because after all the speechs were over I would have given him a hug. I am giving you both a virtual hug instead. Thank you for inspiring me to attempt to write my own blog.


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