Kyle’s Birthday

My husband turns 29 tomorrow.

29.

How is the man I love 29 years old…!? I think it’s absolutely insane that I knew him at 19. We weren’t romantically involved, but we were friends. And now he’s 29. Almost 30! Life is weird.

When we confessed our feelings for one another K had just turned 20 and I was 16 and a half. There’s nothing weird about 25 & 29, but 16 & 20 tends to raise eyebrows. Fortunately, we weren’t foolish and my parents knew that I had a little crush on Kyle. Our time together was spent going for ice cream or watching movies in my living room or taking walks. After six months of flirtatious day-dates, three days after my 17th birthday, my parents gave me the ok to “date” Kyle.

Best birthday present ever.

A four year gap doesn’t work for everyone, but K knew that I had big plans: graduate high school, attend college, find a job. I also threw him for a few loops with a crazy schedule (thanks, drumline!) and a month-long trip to India. He never said, “no.” He never said, “don’t do it.” And if he had, we wouldn’t be the people or the couple that we are. Less than a year before we got married he said he was thinking about starting a company. And I said go for it.

We’ve been Kyle&Audrey for so long. I’m reminded of the Zits comic when I type that.

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But oh how I admire half of that equation. The “Kyle” part, if you’re wondering. He’s a crazy cool guy. He’s patient and hilarious. He’s a little arrogant but admittedly very talented. He’s so damn creative. He has a huge heart that’s encased in a fortress of sarcasm. He’s loyal to a fault but he’s strong enough to walk away and bite whatever bullet needs bit. He’s unique and intelligent and wonderful.

Though I may be bias.

Is it annoying to read about one’s love for another human? Sorry. I mean, it is his birthday so…… Long story short, I feel like the luckiest person alive to have K on my team.

We don’t always agree. We’re not always on the same page. But he’s the best. And tomorrow he’ll be 29. And I can’t wait to celebrate tomorrow and 50 years from tomorrow.

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20 thoughts on “Kyle’s Birthday

  1. Elyse March 11, 2016 / 5:21 am

    Yay! Happy Birthday Kyle!

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  2. Rebecca Jo March 11, 2016 / 10:22 am

    you are so cute. I love love. & love seeing others in love πŸ™‚
    So glad you got the OK from your parents for that date πŸ™‚
    happy birthday to your main man.
    (& side note – 4 years is nothing – my husband is 10 years older than me… talk about a weird issue when you’re 20) haha

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    • Louise March 11, 2016 / 2:59 pm

      Thanks, Rebecca! When I was 17 it was a little unmatched but now I don’t notice an age difference! 10 years is definitely a little different than 4! We’re so lucky to have such wonderful men, whatever the age gap!

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  3. Heidi March 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Happy Birthday, Kyle! And it’s totally appropriate to brag on your main man.:)

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    • Louise March 11, 2016 / 3:00 pm

      Thank, Heidi! And I’m so glad you don’t mind!! πŸ™‚

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  4. shelldbell March 11, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Happy Birthday to Kyle!! We have a 4 year age gap here, too πŸ™‚

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    • Louise March 14, 2016 / 8:18 am

      Thanks! Ha, I think it’s the perfect span of time πŸ˜€ haha!

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  5. Mattie March 11, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Adorable! Happy birthday to Kyle!

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  6. chelsea @ the new wifestyle March 12, 2016 / 11:02 am

    awww YAY! happy birthday kyle! love that you described his heart as having a fortress of sarcasm as well – good imagery!

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    • Louise March 14, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thanks, Chelsea! I think his DNA is actually 70% sarcasm πŸ˜‰ haha!

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    • Louise March 14, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thanks, Emma! I think maybe we did πŸ™‚

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  7. chelseajacobs March 13, 2016 / 11:50 am

    You guys. This is the cutest. I hope you have had the best weekend celebrating him!

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    • Louise March 14, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Thank you, Chelsea! It was a really fun, relaxing-yet-busy weekend! Just right for us!

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  8. christineeveryday1 March 16, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I didn’t know you were on drumline! Cool!! My husband and I have an 8-year difference. Doesn’t matter so much since I was 21 when I met him, but if I think too hard about it, it definitely seems weird. Haha. Girls are always more mature than boys anyway! Thanks for linking up to Love the Everyday.

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    • Louise March 16, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      I did drumline in high school and then marched an independent line my freshman year of college πŸ™‚
      It’s so odd to think about the difference in age. I mean, I usually find myself attracted to older celebrities but I totally don’t notice the age gap between myself and my husband.

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