May 17 13

Fifteen years ago today I could not even legally drink.

I was 19-years-old.

I was young and in love.

I was swept up in a very romantic story.

I had little girl dreams of a white dress and then, of course, a white-picket fence.

I didn’t care that we were still in school.

I didn’t care that we were just babies.

I just didn’t care.

I wanted to take that leap.

And here I am, fifteen years later.

Married to my best friend.

So ridiculously happy that I leapt.

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Today over on Yummy Mummy Club, I’m talking about being an Unstoppable Mom to my Unstoppable Girls (and Boy!). I have been incredibly moved by the messaging of this—when I heard it discussed at Mom 2.0, when I watched the videos, when I look at my children.

This was an important one to write, it’s an important one to read, it’s an important one to talk about. I’d love it if you’d do some leaping of your own today and leap on over there and give this one a read.


  1. Happy Anniversary, you two!

    Comment by Angella on May 17, 2013
  2. Happy anniversary! I want to have what you have one day! I hope I can be that lucky!


    Comment by Kristabella on May 17, 2013
  3. Happy Anniversary! Best wishes for many, many more wonderful years together.

    Comment by Tara R. on May 17, 2013
  4. Happy Anniversary!!! It’s my parents’ anniversary, too. (Thanks for the reminder.)

    You two are perfect together.

    Comment by Jen Wilson on May 17, 2013
  5. 19 is the legal drinking age in Canada! Or at least, Ontario! Or at least it was when I started drinking! 😉
    18 if you lived in Gatineau! (Crazy Canadians, I know.)

    Happy Anniversary, you two! xo

    Comment by Loukia on May 17, 2013
  6. Ah. yes. But we got married in Wisconsin…where the drinking age is 21.

    Comment by ali on May 17, 2013
  7. Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe how young you were!

    Comment by jodifur on May 17, 2013
  8. I know. I was a BABY.

    Comment by ali on May 17, 2013
  9. Congratulations Ali! What a beautiful bride! (and you still are 15 years later)

    Comment by Sharon on May 17, 2013
  10. Happy anniversary Ali! I got married that young too. I didn’t care one bit about anything but that. Even where I am today…I don’t regret it at all.

    Comment by Issa on May 17, 2013
  11. Happy Anniversary! I was 19 too when I leapt. So glad and so lucky I picked a good one. 🙂

    Comment by Amanda Brown on May 17, 2013
  12. I love hearing about other babies-getting-married success stories 🙂


    Comment by ali on May 17, 2013
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  14. Ali, who snapped that picture of you on your wedding day? I love seeing the twinkle in your eyes. Beautiful!

    Comment by Tamara on May 21, 2013
  15. I actually have no idea who took it—I wish I did! It’s just sitting in a giant box filled with old pictures.

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