on each other's team


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I feel awful when I neglect this space, and want to thank everyone who sent us sweet notes about being reunited. I thought that only we would think it was a big deal, because we were fortunate enough to fly back and forth nearly every other month while apart. I didn't want to seem whiny about the distance when it's hardly a real problem... but feeling lonely is never fun. For the last several months in Montreal, I was working hard, from the moment I woke up to the moment I fell asleep, and was driving myself crazy. 

A lot of people say "everything happens for a reason". It's not a mantra I've ever subscribed to because it hardly seems rational. Although, the headaches and heartaches we've dealt with have seem to have caused a domino effect where everything suddenly fell into place in a way far better than we could have ever imagined. I tend to feel very guilty when good fortune comes my way so I'm trying my best to embrace and enjoy these nearly perfect days. 

We started dating 10 years ago this week. 10 years! It's perplexing how so many things can change and two people can grow together and remain best friends for so long. I'm glad to have a teammate in this crazy life. 

The photo above is from Mexico City in 2009, one of the first places we visited on our honeymoon. We decided to meet there for my birthday, back in January. I have a bunch of images from Mexico, around San Francisco, and we're headed back to New York this month! I'm hoping that I can find time to share some of the photos and experiences with you soon. Thanks for sticking around, pals. - Mina  

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  1. I'm glad you are reunited!


  2. Candace5.5.14

    I'm happy you guys are back together too! I've been waiting to see your Mexico photos patiently! I loved the ones you posted on Instagram, Mina!

  3. We were apart for seven years so I know how horrible that can be... Glad you are together now! It's OK if you don't update the blog more often... It means you are enjoying your life together!!! :)

  4. Happy, happy, happy anniversary! I can only imagine how difficult the past few months have been but cheers to you both for sticking it out. Bask in the love of now. xo

  5. My husband and I are going to be celebrating 10years of being together this summer, and it's crazy and amazing how much we've grown together.

  6. Congrats on the 10 years, guys. I remember when you first started going out. Doesn't seem that long ago.

  7. Wow, congratulations on the 10th year! It's okay if you hardly update your blog, seeing your lovely IG pictures is sufficient as well! Take care! - Nurul

  8. Anonymous11.5.14

    Congrats on 10 years!

  9. I just found your blog today, but I already really like it. Your video in the about-section is so cute and creative! And congrats on the 10 years!

  10. living in SF?! wow! where have i been? congrats on hitting the decade mark, that is a big deal.

  11. Love this post. And I've loved reading about you two and your life together. I haven't had to deal with being separated from my husband yet (although it will happen in the future, I'm sure), but it just seems so, so hard to me. So I commend you! I'm glad you're back together again and congrats on the ten years!

  12. Congratulations on 10 years!! I remember what long distance was like (no fun) so I'm happy to see that you two are reunited once again. :) Wishing you many more adventures around the world together!