wedding day photos via Jason Lee of JWL Photography
Over the weekend, the hubs and I celebrated our first year of marriage. I debated whether or not to post this since I'm usually not a great storyteller when it comes to personal anecdotes, but I couldn't help but dedicate this to the man in my life who has supported me and guided me through some of the toughest days and has made me laugh and made me blush on some of the brightest days. It makes me happy to see my first post as a married lady here and puts a smile on my face to see my ode to my wedding here.
We both remember our wedding day to be one of the best days of our lives. We were surrounded by the ones who care about us the most and the ones who supported us throughout our relationship. The tiny things that made us feel stressed on the day of our wedding were long forgotten. We smirked at how quickly the first year went by and smiled at how fondly we still look at our relationship. We reminisced at what we have learned in our first year...
Top 5 Lessons Learned:
- Look each other in the eye and say "I love you" on a daily basis.
Sounds like a "duh" statement, but we get so busy day to day that stopping to look each other in the eye and say a meaningful "I love you" can really make the heart swoon.
- Things are the same as before...but not really the same as before.
Say what? We lived with each prior to being married so we worked out our quirks of merging things, living habits, cleaning habits, getting ready habits and quiet time moments. But, actually being "official" has given us this meaningful promise that we will work together through everything...good or bad. I wasn't the girl who grew up dreaming of the "forever ever after" but now that I am living that promise, I realize that I make an extra effort to work out kinks between us and that I want to ensure we get to "forever."
- Let it out. Laugh it out. Move on.
The honeymoon period is great, but it's not all smiles. It's good to get the "fight" out, talk it out and then move on. We have learned not to dwell about how or why something didn't get done, especially when something else happens and we are fueled up again.
- Enjoy time together and time apart.
It's easy to become that couple that only meets with friends together and signs emails together and are together...all the time. But, remembering that we are individuals in a relationship is healthy. Doing things individually...whether that be running errands, going out with friends or just being in a separate room from each other...is smart and is needed.
- Surprise each other spontaneously...not only on the special occasions.
Since we have been together for a while, we know each other's habits and we know how each person may react to something. Keeping the spark alive is much easier when we do things spontaneously and we are not saving those surprises just for special occasions.
Thanks for reading!
The moment promises were made for our future
An ode to our baseball teams
49er Game for a record breaking win
Decadent meal filled with yummy dessert, gifted Boudin sourdough bread and heart-shaped foam hot chocolate