Motherhood is not always easy. Marriage is not always easy. Life is not always easy. This year was not necessarily easy. But thank goodness we have each other—our partners, our co-parents, our friends.
I don’t know how I’d fair on this wild roller coaster called parenthood without my ride or die and I’m grateful that he’s by my side every step of this journey together.
We shared a lot of love for our sweeties this year, mamas. And why not? They’re hot. They do dishes. They work hard. They support our dreams. They tell us we’re beautiful. They make us laugh. They fold the laundry. And they look really cute holding a newborn baby, don’t they? ?
Our love letters from 2017 praised, validated and swooned over our partners. Here are some of our favorites (maybe they’ll inspire you to write your own):
Partners in crime
We were , and acknowledged that we should let them know that more often. Especially because like us—they’re and are also about the kids and work and balancing everything. We’re all doing our best and thankfully, we’re doing it together.
Some days—after dealing with meltdowns and mini dramas all day—there’s nowhere else we’d rather be than on our couch relaxing with . Some takeout, dessert and Netflix? Those are what dreams are made of these days. And we’re all for it. (Just don’t forget that wine about earlier in the day. ?)
What really matters
Things may be different between us now that we’re in the trenches of parenthood. Date nights may be few and far between these days, we may not be able to finish a full conversation without being interrupted until we’re too tired and are drifting off to sleep, and.... But every day we’re learning that it’s the hundreds of that really count in this busy season of life. (But still, babe, let’s not wait for our kiddos to be grown to . More date nights in 2018. Deal?)
They wrote love letters, too
We got real
We may be . We may wish you could at times. Our from each other. We may get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we . We may hoist children at you the . We may not have the same . And we may tease you for “forgetting” to . ?
Soooo if you need us, we’ll be under the mistletoe. ?