My Sweet Brandon

Most people would say something like this:

"I'd love you even if we were horribly poor and lived in a tiny basement apartment with a window so small and so low to the ground that light rarely found it's way in."

but not my sweet Brandon.


He says:

"I'd love you even if we had lots and lots of money and lived in a big fancy house and had really nice things and drove ritzy cars."

My Brandon is something else.
I think he's one of the few people in the world who's got his head screwed on right.

He doesn't love fancy cars.
He loves me.
He doesn't like nice things.
He likes me.
He doesn't want money.
He wants me.

I'll be the first to admit that I can be rather petty at times.
But HE gets me back on track. NOT by calling me out. But by his example. He is happy in the most simplistic ways. He's rubbing off on me. And it's changing the way I view the world.

The world is so much prettier, happier, and hopeful with him by my side.

Dear Brandon,

I JUST love you. You've saved me from my self destructive ways :) You are my calm and my peace. You are my constant source of encouragement and happiness. I love your little isms! I love the silly faces you make and the Nicholas Cage impersonations (that I pretend to hate). I love our picnic dates on the living room floor. I love our wild sunflowers in soda bottles. I love our dancing to Big Band music. I love resting my head on your legs while you play around on the guitar. I love your sweet nothing whispers. I love you playing footsies with me during dinner and sneaking "i love yous" during the prayer. I love how you are so sweet to me even when I'm mean and bridezilla to you. And even when I over-react and get upset over silly things, you say "I love you anyway". I love how you love me even when I completely forget to take my advertising test and therefore fail it. I love how you have an opinion about this wedding of ours! And that you tell me what to do (when i give you permission) so that I don't have to make every-single-silly decision myself. Oh gee I am so excited to marry you! I'm so excited for this list to grow each new moment I spend with you.

I just love you.

your Claire

living room picnics :) complete with bubbly, plastic champaign glasses, and cottage cheese.
we are super classy people.


  1. edamame! you're so cute, Claire. Even cuter in love. :)

  2. Oh, my Claire. How I love you!

  3. lol first picture, you guys are such dorks. i love you.

  4. YOU TWO HAVE BEEN KEEPING YOUR EYES OPEN AND WHISPERING DURING THE PRAYER??? That's it. You are no longer allowed to sit by each other.

  5. Claire! You are seriously the cutest. It's always so great to see you. Sorry if I wasn't too talkative tonight, haha it was just one of those days. I am so happy for you and everything that is going on in your life!