3 Years of Manfriend

Non-horse related post!

Manfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary this past weekend. Which is kinda crazy to type out- the only thing I’ve ever done for three years at a time before has been go to school. And I had summer vacations from that.

But honestly? He’s the coolest. An absolute lunatic weirdo, but the coolest.

He paid real money for this photo

You know what he got me as an anniversary gift?

A grooming tote. With a scrubby mitt, other brushes, and fly spray in there. HE GOT ME FLY SPRAY FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY. GUYS. FLY SPRAY. He gets it, he really does.

He’s also prettier than I am with his stupid face UGH

He has been so incredibly encouraging and supportive of the horse thing. Even though he’s allergic to Frankie and standing in the indoor makes him sneeze, he still comes out to the barn because he knows it’s my happy place.

A stolen moment between sneezes

He’s now located two hours away from me due to work, so we really only get to see each other on the weekends. There has been more than one time where I’ve said, “I can’t drive down to see you, I have to be here so I can ride.” And without hesitating he has said, “No worries, I’ll drive up to you.”

How do you make a 17.1h WB look small? Toss a big ol’ 6’3″ man up top.

I’ve apologized to him for not having any money for date nights, and he’s immediately started listing all the fun things we can do together for free. I’ve shown up at his place covered in sweat and muck and horse hair, and he still calls me beautiful. I’ve excitedly talked about all these different dreams I have that all involve NEVER HAVING MONEY EVER AGAIN, and he’s never paused in rooting me on as I chase these crazy pie-in-the-sky goals.

He knows how to lean real cute

Of course he has infinite other good qualities than just “he doesn’t mind the crazy.” But I am so SO grateful that he’s cool with the crazy. He makes me laugh ’til I cry on the daily, eggs on my weird obsession with lizards, feeds me when I’m hangry, is a constant source of fresh clean drinking water, and recognizes the necessity of having a jacket with you at all times. He’s the best.

I actually really hate cheesy corny romantic gooey stuff (despite how this post may make it seem), so I gotta stop now and save the sap for Francis. I’ll have to balance this out by using finger guns instead of hugging him for a month or something obnoxious like that.

Here are some pictures of his stupid annoying face UGH HE’S THE WORST.

Our 2nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball back in 2015
I told you he’s prettier than me WITH HIS STOOPID FACE
Two days before I signed the check to buy Frankie. Poor guy had no idea what was in store.
For someone who’s allergic to horses, he sure is willing to go to lots of horse-themed events (Gold Cup 2016)
3rd MCBB!
He’s also exceedingly valuable as a bartender
Our first Christmas tree together! Manfriend wore that hat for a month. He LOVES Christmas.
Getting out of the house/barn for a New Year’s hike
Wine and cheese and selfies. Standard Saturday.
Guaranteed looking at a dog here.
Anniversary dinner date!

I’m thinking it’s time to coerce him into another blog post soon so he can chime back in with his lunatic thoughts. ‘Til then, we’re going to keep leaving each other voicemails of screeching for 7 minutes straight, sending each other dat boi memes, and generally doing weird stuff.

15 thoughts on “3 Years of Manfriend

  1. Allison Stitzinger 03/03/2017 / 8:59 am

    Happy Anniversary! Y’all are too cute! My husband is also prettier than me and it’s terrible.


  2. Teresa 03/03/2017 / 9:02 am

    Happy Anniversary. Handsome, dedicated to his country AND he gets horses?
    What a find! My son is in the airforce. I’m hoping he finds a girl like you…. 🙂


    • hellomylivia 03/03/2017 / 9:09 am

      I’m a very lucky girl 🙂 My daddy is ANG! Love those airmen ❤


  3. Centered in the Saddle 03/03/2017 / 10:39 am

    Hahahaha “is a constant source of fresh clean drinking water” is the best quality you listed here. 😉
    Congrats on 3 years! You guys are adorable!


  4. CallyJumps 03/03/2017 / 11:13 am

    Happy anniversary! Having a supportive other half is so helpful when you’re horse crazy, and he sure looks like a winner on that front. I’m super jealous yours poses cute for pictures; mine makes dorky faces when his picture is being taken, so the only cute ones I ever get are ones I sneak when he thinks I’m photographing the dog LOL


  5. Zea 03/03/2017 / 11:27 am

    Happy anniversary! My husband is also allergic to horses and a sniffly mess, but still comes to the barn with me. We have good ones 🙂


  6. Nicole Sharpe 03/03/2017 / 2:47 pm

    YAY manfriend! It sounds like he gets you. I am personally a big fan of the weirdos, being a huge one myself. 😀


  7. Stacie Seidman 03/03/2017 / 2:48 pm

    Happy Anniversary! You guys are adorable!
    I’m allergic to horses too. (Though I insist it’s the hay and not the horses, but doc seems to disagree… what does he know?) But Claritin works wonders if manfriend wants a little relief.


  8. Heather 03/03/2017 / 7:25 pm

    Happy anniversary! I’ve definitely done the “I can’t visit you this weekend, I need to ride” thing, and it’s a real bummer but hopefully y’all won’t have to do it for too long!


  9. Laura 03/06/2017 / 8:37 am

    Happy anniversary! Cute manfriend in a uniform? A gal can’t beat that! Good to hear that he is 1) a weirdo and 2) supportive of the horse stuff even tho allergic!


  10. Micaylah Strukelj 03/09/2017 / 11:45 am

    Oh my gosh stop that! You have A MORE BEAUTIFUL FACE THAN HIM. I WENT THERE. Y’all are both gorgeous!! Happy anniversary!


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