Sorry to interrupt the regular blogging for a minute, but I just wanted to take a moment and acknowledge one of the most important and amazing people in my life: my wife, Jenn.

Today’s our ninth anniversary, and I have to tell you, I’m a lucky man.

Not many people are fortunate enough to say they married their best friend, but Jenn is exactly that: my best friend, my favorite collaborator, my business partner, my confidant, my muse, my tag team partner, my (much) better half. All of that and more.

Is it perfect? No. But what is? Every day is a learning experience. Every day brings a new revelation. Every day is a new adventure.

I know that you’re supposed to follow a set of guidelines when you give gifts each anniversary, but we don’t do that. That’s just not who we are. Instead, this year, I did something that I’ve been meaning to do for a while; I got our wedding video edited. The final product was delivered to me as three videos, and I want to take a second to share the first: the story of how we met.

We’ve been together a total of twelve years this November. I’m a little heavier, a little grayer. She looks like she hasn’t aged a day.

Thank you, baby.

Thank you for being mine and for agreeing to join me on this crazy journey we call life. I think you’ll agree that, despite the occasional bump in the road, it’s been fun so far. I’m excited to see what the future holds for us.

Also, thank you for agreeing to celebrate our anniversary with me in San Diego this year. I know it wasn’t exactly your first choice, but I really appreciate us being here and having fun together, especially because you’re letting me take you to the strip club for our anniversary dinner. 😉

I love you.

Nine down. Here’s to ninety more.