– Est. 1981

About a girl…

In 2008 I met a girl in a red Tardis. I thought she was really neat and I was at a point in my life that I really needed a neat girl who flies a red Tardis, I just didn't know how much. We spent a lot of time together during that first year. We went on a spur of the moment cruise, we went to the Ringling Museum... you moved in with me. My parents made us wear silly glasses and go on a scavenger hunt. We were both coming off of previous relationships and said we weren't looking for anything serious right away but it happened anyway. You can't stop yourself from falling in love. Try though we may, and I did. This girl I met made me fall for her...

My girl who waited.






Sometime in 2008 we decided it would be a good idea to buy a house together. We were moving very quickly and I didn't have any reservations about it. We had our ups and downs but we knew one thing was certain at this point. We both found a great team mate in life. We agreed we would stay in our new home for 5 years, until we started a family.

We made our new home ours... we had fun painting and decorating and *cough*remodeling*cough* but mostly we grew together and learned a lot about ourselves and each other during this time frame. It's almost as if we knew we were going to create the perfect little family... but sometimes it seems like nothing comes easy. There was some heart break, some tears... but then...


Bentley came...

And slept...

And grew up... but still slept.

And did the thing where he puts his head in the log and stares at us...

He truly became our little boy and he quickly became part of our little family. He grew up in our first home. He ran around the back yard, we all went for walks together. You and I grew closer, like magnets.. sometimes they repel each other but they always turn around and when they do, they're a perfect fit.

We grew closer still on our trip to Oklahoma. We went to visit family, we came home without the fear of forever. Being with each other forever. Sleeping in the same bed forever. Struggling through downs forever and enjoying the ups forever. I can pinpoint the exact moment it happened. The moment I decided I wanted to marry you. It's the picture you're looking at now that did it to me. Not the moment the picture was taken but the moment I was reviewing all of our photos from that day and I stopped at this one and it made me smile, but I smiled differently. It was deeper, more meaningful and knowing.



It's this smile that I fell in love with.






Then... one day, we kissed on a beach in a foreign country surrounded by poverty and roaches. And beautiful sunsets, bottles of champaign, best friends that turned out to be strangers (or strangers that turned out to be best friends), crystal clear waters, amazing french doors with a view of the ocean, private balconies, and each other.

We danced in the street with strangers watching and taking pictures of us. We danced to no music. Then we danced to Bob Marley and your dress got wet and dirty.

It's a shame our friends and family couldn't be there with us.

Just kidding... :)



Without hesitation, 9 months later at the end of 2011 our suspicions came true. We were going to create perfection and you delivered her into this world and shared her with me. Hazel was born.

You were more beautiful in that moment than you were any time previously.

Hazel Marie Foister

Thank you for being 90% of the reason for this.

2012 was a crazy year... we learned that we are perfect together and that we agree where it counts, we also disagree where it counts. We learned that we are great parents together and apart. Hazel became a lot like you and a lot like me.

Which means she may at some point learn the balance between eating corn on the cob in perfect circles and eating it completely at random.




In December of 2012 we put a Christmas Tree on the kitchen counter...

We discovered Hazel has a high midichlorian count and she built her own light saber at a year old. She hunted down the Bounty Hunter Boba Fett on her own.

And we found that we have perfect lighting for photos in our master bathroom.

The only photos we have ever taken in that room were of you and Hazel...

The lighting would be jealous.

 In 2013 we did so much, and so much of it revolved around our little family. We spent 2013 creating an orbit for ourselves, we are very tight now. I am more in love with you now than I have ever been and you are more beautiful than you have ever been.

Hazel learned what a pumpkin is. The three of us carved one together.

Hazel met Mickey Mouse. But mostly you and I were star struck. We talked about him for days.

Sorry about failing to hit record.

It won't happen again...

2014 is still new and so many good things are happening already. We've started a new adventure together...

I'm looking into the future we have created for ourselves and I like what I see. Our adventure is still so young and we have accomplished so much together...












There's a girl I met in 2008... she became my wife, the mother of our daughter and our little dog.

And I love her.

Happy Valentines Day, Suzette.

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