20 May, 2012

One WHOLE year

One year ago today, May 21st, 2011, I said "I do" to my best friend in the whole wide world. It's so hard to believe it's been a whole year since our fabulous wedding already.

Some days, I feel like it was just yesterday that we were planning and getting ready for our wedding. I can still feel the hot Bahamian sun like we went on our honeymoon yesterday. Some days it's weird to think of myself as someone's wife and to call him my husband. But then some days it feels like we've already been married a million years. It's hard to remember what it was like not being married.

I won't lie. It hasn't been an easy year. We've struggled being a young couple, trying to find our way. I'd be lying if I said we've done that. We're still working on finding where we both belong individually and together. Like one of my favorite movie quotes says above, "it isn't easy," marriage takes a lot of work. But that's the beauty in marrying your best friend. You can talk about everything and anything. My other half makes everything more fun. He never fails to make me laugh(even if it is just because he's trying to hard, and i'm laughing AT him ;) (Just kidding!)

I find myself looking over at him and Natty cuddled up at night and thinking I'm so blessed. God has given me much more than I deserve and I am so grateful. I love being able to say I married my best friend. He has my back and I have his. He is always trying to make me happy, and I hope I can do the same for him.

Not only am I so grateful for such a wonderful husband, but I am so blessed to have so many other wonderful people in my life. I'm so grateful to my parents for alway loving and supporting me. Without them I wouldn't have been blessed to have the wedding I dreamed of my whole life last year. Especially my wonderful mom, she really made my dream wedding possible.

We're both blessed with wonderful families and friends that love and support us unconditionally. I smile when I think of our incredible wedding party that stood up on the altar with us last year. All of our friends and family gathered just to celebrate us and our love this time last year and that had to be the best part of the whole experience!

To celebrate we're heading to the beach tomorrow night to have dinner at Hemingway's, the restaurant on Pensacola Beach where we were married last year. After dinner we're spending the night at the beach in the same hotel where we were engaged 2 years ago.(You can read both our engagement and wedding stories by clicking on the "Our Story" tab above!) I can't wait to cut into our cake topper we saved and toast with a little champagne and just enjoy a little fun in the sun all day Tuesday with my wonderful hubs!

I promise to be a better blogger from here on out and not disappear for months at a time. I'll actually take pictures to share here when we get back from our 2 days at the beach.

In the mean time here are some pictures from our wonderful wedding and our first year as a married couple!


  1. Happy 1st Anniversary. That was so long ago for us....35 years in Oct. I am working on a post to share in Oct. that will feature our wedding photos and my dress. I recently got it out of the box I've had it stored in for years. Glad I did since the paper had turned yellow that was inside the sleeves. O dear. It was so fun to see it again. Have a fun anniversary and keep on loving and growing and working it out. Believe me it's worth it! Loving my hubby as well after all these years! Hugs!