The Siberian American: Ten Year Dating Anniversary: A Decade of Just Us

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ten Year Dating Anniversary: A Decade of Just Us

I love fall. Even though it doesn’t cool down in Texas until November, it feels like a season of change and renewal. For the last ten years, September has also been the month Chris and I got to celebrate the beginning of our story.

Christopher and I started dating on September 20, 2007 after what is still the most confusing conversation I’ve ever had in my life (you can read more of that story here). We had both recently turned 18, were freshmen in college, and still had a lot to learn about what it is like to be in a serious relationship. Even so, we fell for each other very quickly, and I definitely remember how crazy my friends thought I was when I started telling them this was a forever kind of relationship.

When we first got married (about two years later), I could have never imagined that we would spend the first decade of our relationship as “just the two of us.” Honestly, though, it has been good for us. We’ve experienced so much growth in the last ten years, both individually and together. I was able to support him from the beginning of this crazy medical journey, and we were still able to make time to go on many adventures together. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’m so thankful to have Christopher by my side.

Now, a little over a month until my due date, we celebrate all the amazing times we’ve had and are so excited to start this new chapter! Here’s to us, Christopher! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us (and our son!).

PS-Sorry I’ve been so MIA this week, friends. I brought home a cold as a souvenir from the conference, which is a little rough at 34 weeks pregnant! Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up on all of your blogs soon!


  1. Congrats on ten years you guys! You and Chris started dating the same year Dan and I did...isn't it bizarre to realize it's been an entire decade?! A whole third of your life?!

  2. I love that you guys have been able to spend a decade as "just two." K and I are celebrating 10 years together next month (Oct. 21) and I'm just so blown away that we've been "us" for so long :) It's crazy!
    Congratulations and happy original anniversary to you both! That's so special!

  3. Hope you feel better soon! Congratulations on 10 years together! KC and I were 10 years in January. :) It seems like we got married around the same age as you guys did as well, we just dated a bit longer first. But we were younger when we started.. if that makes sense. I always like knowing others who get what it's like to marry someone you've known so long, but to still be pretty young. hehe :) Sometimes people look at me like, "WHAT?! You're 27 and you've been with him for 10 years?!" LOL So exciting that you'll be a family of 3 soon! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  4. Happy 10 years and many more fun times to come! I hope you are feeling better soon. xo, Sierra
    Beautifully Candid

  5. Happy dating anniversary! It really is crazy how fast time flies, and how much can change in a short or long amount of time! I hope that you and Chris have many more happy years together!

  6. Happy dativersary! Sending you all the *hugs* to feel better soon <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. This is so sweet!! Can't wait to see the next chapter! Feel better soon, friend! xo

  8. Congrats on 10 years thats absolutely awesome!

  9. You guys are adorable!! 10 years! That's amazing!! PS... love that red on you!!

  10. Ten years together, that is awesome. I love this. Happy decade to you! :)


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