Cheers to 4 years!

“New year is living life in a new and fresh time on the same path of destiny” – Mohammed Abad Alrazak

4 years

Last night Jamie and I celebrated 4 years of being together. It is kind of crazy, I feel like I was just writing this post last year….
I was thinking today on how significant 4 years really is, even though in some aspects it’s not long at all. I was thinking back on the past 4 years and everything we had done and everything Jamie has been by my side for.
I was barely 18 when we started dating. He was there as I graduated high school (in spirit, because we were still ‘new’ and my parents didn’t meet him yet).
He was there as I dragged him across the border into the US to get vanilla coke after spending the day in Niagara Falls.

He was there as volunteered for the sexual assault centre. He was there when I would be up at strange hours answering phone calls.
He was there as I started college. When I contemplated switching my major, he was there when I ultimately did switch.

He was there when I turned 19. He was there as I went into a casino for the first time; he was there when I proudly got to use my ID.

He was there when I lost all the money I bet. He was there when I bought alcohol for the first time with my ID.


He was there to wake me up for the second year in a row NYE after having a little too much to drink.


He was there when I finished my first year of school a week before starting my second year (Note to self, never condense 3 years of school into 2 years).


He was there when I completed my second year, went hardcore knitting while being off, and causing permanent nerve damage.
He was there when I went to the Hockey Hall Of Fame for the first time, and had to endure that.

He was there to pick me up after Shannon and I would decide to day drink and craft all afternoon.

He was there to see me start this little blog of mine, and he was there to watch me fall in love with, and talk about all my new friends.

He was there when I graduated college.


He was there when I had the daunting task of finding a job.

He was there when I went to my first ever hockey game.


He was on the other end of the phone when I got to pet my first donkey.

He was there to make sure I would stay awake after donating blood, passing out, and being told I cannot go to bed before 10:00

He was there when I got a job.

He was there to get up with my and make me breakfast and dinner before and after work.

He was there for any momentous moment in my life for the past 4 years. He is still there.

He is there to give me a Monster and chocolate when I had a bad day.


He is there to text me if it is past 9:00 and hasn’t heard if I made it to work on time.

He is there to tell me not to put wet towels on the bed.

He is there to make me go to the gas station with him so he can fill the air up in my tires.

He is there to listen to me talk about characters in a book, or a show like they are real people.

He is there to remind me to be a better person.

He is there to drive me around the country to take pictures of cows.


He is there to teach me about sports, even though I really don’t care.

He is there so I can vent about traffic, gas prices, and the damn cottagers who insist on coming home with me every week.

He is there to make me laugh when I really need it.

I don’t know where or who I would be if it weren’t for Jamie. He keeps me grounded, teaches me patients and kindness every day, and shows me how to be a better person.

So here is to another year of memories and of firsts.


22 thoughts on “Cheers to 4 years!

  1. i LOVE this and i think you two are one of my favorite couples in all the land! seriously it seems like you guys have such a great approach to a healthy relationship. i like that you don’t pretend like every moment is rainbows and butterflies, but that the good moments outweigh the bad and make it all worth it. cheers to you both!!! and to smokey because i love smokey.

    • Hahaha thank you miss!!! I don’t think anything or anyone is perfect, but I think there are certain people who are perfect for you despite their flaws. I think the best thing is remembering the other person is not perfect and that they will piss you off.
      Smokey is doing well! Just loving life as always. I think he and Gatsby would make amazing friends.

  2. Love this! Sounds like what a healthy relationship should be! Isn’t 4 years crazy?! I remember when Joel and I celebrated 4 years. Although that was our last full year together that will NOT happen to you haha. But it’s a proud moment. Reaching those milestones with someone special. I’m so happy for you two! I’ll have a drink in your honor today! Cheers! Xoxo!

  3. I adore this! I think my favorite one was “he was there on the other end of the phone the first time I got to pet a donkey”!! bahaha you crack me up! Congrats to you both! XO

    • Hahaha, I swear they are the most under appreciated animal ever. I neglected to say I pretty much shoved a 4 year old out of the way.. Nothing came between me and Pedro! (That was his real name. I hunted down the Zookeeper to ask)

  4. Aw! Four years is so, so impressive. Like, seriously…and I’m jealous. I’ve been far from lucky in the dating world. You two are absolutely adorable! Congratulations. 🙂

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