10 years ago today I married the most awesome guy in the whole world: Mr. LBB


He’s an amazing husband, a doting daddy and a loyal friend. He’s caring, loving, honest, hard working, loyal, respectful and fun. Boo says she is going to marry him when she gets older (I go along with it now or she gets too upset that he’s already married to me….).

Boo helped me pick out photos to represent every year we’ve been together:

He’s my best friend and Boo’s hero.

He does most of the housework. He wakes up early with Boo. He takes a Dora lunchbox to work if he has to. He brings me donuts and Dr. Pepper. He always drives. He takes out the trash and feeds the dog. He does just about everything and never complains. Oh, and I think he’s totally hot.

He never gets enough thanks or praise….and he doesn’t care. I forget his birthday or how old he is (only because I can’t remember how old I am either)…..and he’s forgiving. I’m really bad at gift giving or surprise parties (he’s thrown me two….I’ve never surprised him with anything).  He always mentions in passing that he wishes that he had learned to play the guitar when he was younger… I went and bought him his first musical instrument and lessons to go along with it. Boo’s going to be so excited…..he’ll have to share it until we can get her one of her own. It’s so cool and Johnny Cash-like…

Happy 10th anniversary Mr. LBB! I love you!



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    oh, that made me cry. what a wonderful man…and you both look even more beautiful in your photos together…like you bring out the best in each other.
    happy anniversary! excellent gift!! can’t wait to hear how “ring of fire” sounds on the new guitar : )

  2. 2

    Happy Anniversary! Love the collage of years together!

  3. 3

    SO sweet, Ashley! I love seeing all the old pictures. He sounds pretty darn amazing… two are lucky to have found each other. I married my high school sweetheart (we met when we were 17) – it’s very special to have a long history with someone. Good luck on the guitar playing…….what a thoughtful gift……..he will LOVE it!!

    Happy Anniversary,

  4. 4
    Patricia says:

    Congratulations to both of you!
    Your post was fantastic…I could have written the exact same one about my husband.
    How’d we get so luck :)

  5. 5
    Theresa says:

    Okay, that made me cry…you have a keeper! Congrats to all of you! :)

  6. 6
    Bridgette says:

    what a wonderful tribute to your 10 plus yr union… two are a regular barbie and ken :) happy anniversary….he sounds like a keeper for sure!! and here’s to 10×10 more!! and LOVE that gift idea!!

  7. 7

    Sounds like you (and Boo!:-) found yourselves a keeper!! Congratulations, Ashley!!

  8. 8
    Carol F says:

    Congratulations to you both! That was the kind of heart-felt pick me up I needed to hear today. I can’t wait until the 20 year collage comes out! ;-)

  9. 9

    Wow…ten years! Congrats to you both and to Sienna. She is a lucky girl to have you both as parents. I hope you have a super day and Happy Anniversary:)

  10. 10

    Congratulations! He’s def. a keeper. I loved reading this. It reminded me of my own husband, constantly being a best friend & life saver. I’m sure he’s going to love the guitar!

  11. 11

    Congratulations on 10 years! He sounds like a great guy and I’m sure you are both very lucky to have each other. The guitar and guitar lessons is a great gift! He’ll be seranading you in no time, I’m sure!! :)

  12. 12

    Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful husband you have and yes, he’s pretty nice on the eye too ;-) Wishing you plenty more years together

    kindest regards

  13. 13

    Aww! You are such a fabulous couple and so blessed to celebrate 10 beautiful years together!! Congratulations to both of you!! Love the guitar and bet he will be so excited!!

  14. 14

    Congrats on your Anniversary!! It is mine, too. 16 years today. Awesome day to get married!!

  15. 16

    You are both amazing (and so is Sienna) I am so proud of you – it just gets better every year!! Love you! kash

  16. 17

    Congrats on 10 years! :)

  17. 18

    Haaaaaaaaappppppyyyyyyy Anniversary!! 10 years is a real milestone. I celebrated our 10 year anniversary all year ;)

  18. 19

    You are my anniversary twin! I was married 10 years ago today as well, to the perfect man (for me.)

  19. 20

    Aw…so sweet! Looks like you got a good one!

  20. 21

    Congratulations, Ashley!! I just love the photo collage ~ what a good looking family! :)

  21. 22

    Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary! The collage is just BEAUTIFUL! The guitar and lesson combo is an amazing gift! Have a wonderful day ;)

  22. 23

    How sweet! And congrats on your anniversary. I don’t know you or your hubby personally but I am sure he is all the wonderful things you say he is. The one thing I can attest to is….you’re right – he is hot… But he’d have to be to snag such a beauty as you! Here’s to hoping you two have many many more anniversaries to celebrate together!

  23. 24

    your amazing, i love everything about the post. i love the montage of photos, i love that he also wants to take guitar lessons (so does my hubs) and your making it happen!

  24. 25

    Wishing you many more happy moments that will become cherished memories forever!

  25. 26
    Natalie says:

    You are such a lucky duck to have a wonderful husband like him. And he is very lucky to have you too. Happy Anniversary!!

  26. 27

    I love the way you esteem your husband. It’s so wonderful to hear all about your supportive husband and your accomplishment of being married for 10 years. Tell your husband thank you for being so supportive of you because then it allows you to share your talents with the rest of the world and continue to inspire a mom like me to be creative.

  27. 28

    Happy anniversary to the LBB’s!

  28. 29
    Linda Lincks says:

    Congratulations LBB’s! What a beautiful family! Isn’t it wonderful to be married to your best friend? Mr. LBB is going to LOVE your gift! Wishing you many more happy and blessed years.

  29. 30
    Molly Hyde-Caroom says:

    You forgot to mention that he’s a Red Sox fan. Now that really might make him perfect! Thanks to your husband for all his support of you so we can benefit from your creative genius and happy anniversary to both of you!

    Beautiful pictures and GORGEOUS guitar!


  30. 31
    TDeHof says:

    BIG Congratulations on 10 years to the LBB’s!! That is awesome!!!! I *love* your beautiful tribute to your best friend, husband!!!! It *is* the best gift we can be given to be married to our perfect match! I’m certain Mr. LBB does all he does for you and Boo out of the love and happiness he has in his heart, and doesn’t even give it a second thought. I have that kind of Sweet Honey too (for 30 years now!).

    I bet he was blown away by the beautiful words you wrote, the gorgeous collage, and the amazing guitar and lessons! What a perfect little family!!!

    We thank you for what you (with the help of the assistant LBB’s) provide for all of us!


  31. 32

    Happy Anniversary! It’s amazing how God lines up the perfect men for the perfect women. I feel the exact same way about my guy :)
    You look the same by the way. That’s kind of not fair at all.
    Did he freak out about the guitar??? What kind did you get?

  32. 33

    I know i’m coming to this post a bit late, I just found you through pinterest, BUT I did the exact same thing for my husband on our 10 year anniversary. We celebrated 15 years this past March. Congrats and great blog.

  33. 34

    What an amazing family! You and Your family are in my prayers.

  34. 35
    Sharon Standifer says:

    Whenever I hear the Shania Twain song I can
    see the both of you dancing at your wedding.
    Much love to both of you, Aunt Sharon

  35. 36

    Ok, so I’m a year late… LOL! Looks like you 2 got married 2 weeks after I did. So, we all just celebrated 11 years. YaHOOOO!


    I LOVE your year-by-year photo collage! How did Mr. LBB enjoy his guitar?



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