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22 | Happy Birthday Colby!


Happy Birthday Colby!

Today is a very special day and I am so lucky to be sharing it with you all. Today is my sweet man’s birthday and he turned 22 this morning!

If you haven’t learned who Colby is yet – he is my fiancé and soon-to-be HUSBAND!! Can you believe I get to be with this sweet man for the rest of my life?! Because I sure cannot understand why I am so lucky to be doing such a thing.

I cannot believe that this is the FOURTH birthday of his that we have spent together! Time is seriously flying y’all and I’m just loving being right by his side. This man is seriously incredible. He is a Full-Time student at Virginia Commonwealth University, he is in the military, and has TWO other part-time jobs! It amazes me that he is able to conquer such feats, but knowing his personality, it’s completely believable for someone with his talent to conquer anything. Colby came from a military family and moved around quite a bit, but his family finally decided to settle down in little ole’ Virginia and I am forever grateful for that decision.

Colby is such an amazing being and I love SO many things about him. Whether it’s the fact that he can genuinely bring a smile to anyone’s face – when I say this, I’m not kidding. And if you know him, you know exactly what I mean. He is just a happy person all-around and looks for the best in every person and situation. He never complains about anything – I don’t think there’s ever been a time when he just wants to quit and give up or sit around and be upset about his life. Every single day, he reminds everyone how thankful for everything he has and how happy he is to have us all. There have been some seriously trying times that we’ve been through and if it wasn’t for his optimistic and positive outlook, I don’t know where I’d be without him.

He is obsessed with movies and gets so excited to see them every time…even if it is the 30th time he’s seen it… When he is truly interested in something, he goes head-first and doesn’t give up until he’s made it to the end. He is forever reminding me every single day of how lucky we truly all are to be on this Earth. He is kind, sweet, and such a positive influence on everyone around him.

Colby, I will be forever grateful for having you in my life and I’m jumping for joy at the thought of saying “I Do” to your precious soul and committing to a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness right by your side.

All images taken by the ever-sweet and amazing Nikki Santerre Photography.

April 13, 2016

  1. Candi

    April 13th, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Happy birthday! Adorable pics!!

  2. Kat

    April 13th, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    These portraits are so fun and fresh! I so adore his freckles too!

  3. Mindy Fluhr

    April 13th, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Love the photos of you two! Happy 22nd Colby!

  4. Nichole Meredith

    April 13th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Colby! These portraits of you two are just the sweetest 🙂

  5. Cinnamon Wolfe

    April 13th, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my gosh you guys are the cutest!! Happy birthday Colby!!

  6. Jamie

    April 13th, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Happy birthday, Colby! Love!

  7. Ashley Durham

    April 13th, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Happy birthday!!! Love these portraits!

  8. Adrien

    April 13th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Sweet images! Love how these images capture your relationship.

  9. Mahlia

    April 14th, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Happy birthday! That flower crown us so dreamy.

  10. Christina

    April 14th, 2016 at 11:53 am

    You guys are too cute!! Happy Birthday Colby!!!

  11. Jenny

    April 14th, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    What a sweet post! Happy Birthday and best wishes on your up coming wedding!

  12. Meredith

    April 14th, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Awww . .so cute!

  13. Misty

    April 14th, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Happy birthday, Colby!!!

  14. Leslie Lejcar

    April 15th, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    WAY CUTE!!! Hope it was a great day Cody!

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