Wednesday, June 26, 2013

one year

525600 minutes (I sincerely hope at least one of you sang that lyric from RENT in your head while reading)
365 days
52 weeks
12 months

1 year.

That's right, I've been a Mrs. for exactly a year as of five days ago.

As most of you know, both of us had a violent flu on our honeymoon.  We spent most of our first days as husband and wife holding each other's hair as the other threw up, cleaning out buckets and watching the Newlywed Game on TV.  Sounds super glamorous, right?  However, it did give me a great perspective.  I mean, it could really only go uphill from there.

To celebrate our first, we decided to return to that sweet Bed and Breakfast we had our honeymoon at and actually get to enjoy the trip.  About a week before our anniversary, JD got the flu.  Yes, seriously.  Then I got the flu.  Yes, seriously.  We both had the flu, AGAIN, right before our trip.  It's a curse.  Clearly, we are not supposed to celebrate any life event ever...Thankfully, by some miracle we were both better before we left for Salt Lake City on our little mini getaway.

We went to the Anniversary Inn, location on South Temple in Salt Lake City, UT.  (If you are looking for a getaway in the Northern Utah area, I HIGHLY recommend them.  The staff is friendly and wonderful, the breakfast that gets brought to your room is delish ((seriously, best cinnamon roll of my life)) and it's the perfect romantic ambiance to enjoy your partner's company.)  The first night I was dying and craving Jimmy Johns, so we went to our favorite sandwich shop and picked up some sandwiches (or unwiches for those like me who are gluten intolerant) and went back the hotel.  The next day we finally got around to going to the City Creek Center.  You guys, IT'S SO HUGE!

And we loved it.  So much to see, so much to look at, so much to buy!  I even got a little spoiled and the hubs had me pick out jewelry for his anniversary gift to me.  (P.S. It was from Tiffany's.  P.P.S. It's not diamonds, because I picked it out.  I can't handle the pressure of a Tiffany diamond at this stage of my life.  Seriously.)  I got him an iPad mini, which he hasn't put down since it was purchased.

We finally got to see Man of Steel in theatres.  Seriously, SO GOOD.  We're thoroughly obsessed and so happy to finally see a Superman movie that doesn't suck.  (yeah, I'm looking at you George Clooney)  We ate more yummy food and headed for home the next day, after shopping at my new favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's.  FINALLY THEY OPENED ONE REMOTELY CLOSE TO ME!!!

Day One, June 21, 2012

Day Three Hundred Sixty Five, June 21, 2013

I have tried to avoid being all sappy, but I have to.  I mean, we're still newlyweds, right?  I am so grateful everyday that I made the decision to marry that man, and I am so thankful that he made the decision to ask me to marry him.  He's sweet, caring, loving and I am better because of him.  I am so grateful I found my love and better half in life.  One down, eternity to go.  Oh how I love that sweet man.  

"Love is like oxygen! Love is a many splendored thing, love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is love!" -Moulin Rouge!


  1. How fun! All of your pictures are amazing! It looks like you both had a wonderful time! I am with you- We will be newlyweds forever and ever! And, I totally thought of Rent as soon as I landed on your page! So fun! Thanks so much for linking up with us and sharing your anniversary! Happy Anniversary!


  2. OMG, that is not a fun way to spend your honeymoon. But life happens, right? I'm so glad you recovered from the flu and were able to enjoy it the second time around. Rick and I have been in that same situation on vacations and one of us gets sick. You just have to go with it! Sounds like you did great. We will have to get back up to Salt Lake, just went through there last week. Happy Anniversary - beautiful photos. Kim

  3. Oh my gracious! You poor newlyweds on your honeymoon being all sick...that's so sad! I'm glad yall both recovered from the second round enough to enjoy your anniversary!
    Yay for a tiffany's purchase! How exciting?! I'll have to let the husband know that is on my wishlist for one day :)
    Looked like you guys had a lot of fun!
    Thanks for linking up! :)


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