Erik is 30!

Today is a big day in our house… it’s Erik’s 30th birthday! It amazes me how fast time goes by. I still remember the first time I met him. We had biology class together in high school and he sat behind me. He was a grade older than me… and I was a little intimidated by him! I can’t believe we met when he was 16 and I was 15.


This is his senior (my junior) prom!

It’s been an incredible journey going from teenagers trying to figure out who we were, to navigating our early adult years, to now entering the next phase of life! I couldn’t be happier to share the journey with him!


This was my 18th birthday dinner

When we got engaged I posted our story, so you can read all about it here! ←You should read it and get a better idea of who he is! 🙂


In honor of Erik turning 30 today, I thought I would share 30 fun facts on why I love him! I’m leaving out the obvious (he treats me well… etc) because those are a given!

So here we go!

I love Erik because he…

1. loves my family

2. sits and talks with my YiaYia, even though they speak different languages

3. brings me flowers for no reason

4. is the hardest working person I know

5. would give the shirt off his back for a complete stranger

6. embraces my religion and was baptized Greek Orthodox

7. randomly will throw out Greek words at the perfect time (I didn’t even know he knew them!)

8. is a man’s man

9. can also sit and gossip with the girls

10. can build anything I find on Pinterest


11. taught me my love for outdoors (when I thought I hated them)

12. is beyond supportive with my celiac disease

13. chooses to eat gluten free with me…just to support me!

14. in the morning when he wakes up he checks: his email, CNN, ESPN and TMZ! Ha

15. puts gas in my car without me asking

16.has become type A

17. sets his clothes out on the dresser the night before!

18. is the ultimate grill master

19. does the dishes after I cook without me asking

20. watches the Bachelor with me…and covers his face when he gets embarrassed for them!

21. explains all the details of sports and replays to me, even though he’s trying to watch

22. has become a Red Sox fan! (I’m still working on the Patriots)

23. can fix just about anything when it breaks

24. color codes his closet!

25. can look at me in an awkward situation and knows exactly what I’m thinking

26. pushes me out of my comfort zone in new situations

27.  has never made me feel bad about having celiac and missing out on certain things

28.  took ballroom dance lessons for our wedding and took them serious (video taped them and practiced!)

29. always puts things into perspective for me when I worry about things that don’t matter

30. he just gets it!


I can’t wait to see what the next 30 years bring!


  1. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders says:

    Happy birthday to your sweet husband! That’s so crazy to think that y’all have known each other for almost half your lives! My husband and I met when we were 19, and when I tell him stuff like that it always freaks him out lol! I hope y’all have a great time celebrating!

    • msmodify says:

      It’s funny because when I see young teenagers together, I’m always like “You’re too young!” but I forget that was me once!

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