Before bed, I will often pester John to retell me a story from our favorite romantic comedy. These are those stories. Our stories.

They feature the uncomfortable introductory moments, the challenging ordeals, and the not-so-typical relationship milestones.

I hope that by providing a space for these memories, they will be preserved and appreciated by more people. After over five years together, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like without each other. Even the most mundane errands become adventures, because much like peanut butter and jelly, life is sweeter when we are side by side.

Dining at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

John and me in South Africa