Friday, September 9, 2011

Loving the Married Life {Happy Anniversary! Post}

Race and I have been married for one year {and six days, our actual anniversary was September 3rd}! Our marriage isn't always perfect {is anyone's?} and it isn't always easy but it has been the most wonderful thing for both of us. This past year has been INCREDIBLE. {I'm speaking for Race but I'm sure that he agrees!}

On our anniversary mini-vacation  Race and I talked about all the things that we love about being married. Here are some of the things we came up with:

  • We love cuddling all the time, giving each other "bum squeezes"*, waking up next to each other every morning. 
  • We love seeing TONS of movies together {we got to basically every midnight showing}, finding new shows together, reading books together. 
  • We love decorating our home{s} together, cleaning together {let's be honest we don't love cleaning but together is better than alone}, and moving from apartment to apartment together {and eventually into a home}. 
  • We love celebrating holidays, birthdays, and accomplishments together. 
  • We love planning for the future while enjoying every moment of the present. 
  • We love  supporting each other 100% in all that we do. 
  • Most importantly, we love that we never have to be alone and we always have someone to talk to about the good, {the great!}, the bad, and the ugly in our lives.
One year has flown by. {Less than} a year from now we will both be graduated with our Bachelor's degrees and trying to figure out where we're headed next. Graduate school? Law school? Jobs? Babies? New town/city? New car? New home? There are so many unknowns but we can't wait to plan and change plans as our lives change. And the best part is we get to do it together! I love being married to my best friend. And I love that it is for eternity.

Here are some fun pictures from the last year of our marriage!{Also, in trying to find posts about things that we did this past year I realized that I didn't post about SO many things! I might have to write a list of posts to catch up on so that I can have these memories somewhere other than in a folder of pictures on my computer.} Sorry for the picture overload. Oh, and I don't think any of them are edited {other than some Instagram} because my computer decided not to save my edits...Oh well. Also, they are not in chronological order although I did try to somewhat organize them...

September 3rd, 2010

We enjoyed lots of kisses in the past year.

We made lots of goofy faces! 

 We enjoyed going to church together {in various wards since we rarely stayed in town on the weekends}

We enjoyed nature together.

We enjoyed date nights.

We enjoyed moving into and decorating two apartments together.

First TINY apartment:

Second larger apartment. :]

We enjoyed romantic dinner dates at home and at restaurants.

 We enjoyed dressing alike {okay this probably really only happened this once}

We enjoyed being silly together.

We enjoyed celebrating holidays and birthdays together and carrying on traditions as well as creating our own traditions.

We enjoyed vacationing together. 

We enjoyed welcoming lots of cute nieces and nephews to our family.

We enjoyed going to midnight showings of movies together.

That was a weird one to end on but it was hard to get those all organized so that's the way it's going to stay! So I'm sorry for the TONS of pictures. I hope you weren't too bored. There are so many more that I want to post but I think I'll just split them up into posts of things that I missed writing about in the past. Anyway, enough rambling! I love looking back on our year and seeing how much fun we have had together. Having someone to do big and small adventures with all the time is the best! I'm excited to see what this year brings and can't wait to share all of our adventures with our new blogging friends. :]


  1. Happy one year! I love seeing such happiness and fun in a beautiful!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

  2. Definitely get excited because it is LOTS of fun! :]

  3. this is so cute! it makes me so excited to be married one day :)

  4. ummm you guys are just really kinda of totes adorable. i love this.

  5. These pictures all made me smile. Your wedding dress is gorgeous!

  6. I am still trying to figure out if I like it. I think that I'll give it a week and see what I think at the end of it.

  7. Thank you Gentri!

    I live in AZ {Flagstaff} so I probably won't be making it to that blogger meet up. I have never been to one before but one of these days I'm going to travel somewhere ridiculous just to go to one! I don't know many Flagstaff bloggers.

  8. Thank you! And I can't wait to see your anniversary post! {It's in December, right?}
    P.S. What temple did you guys get married in?

  9. You'll have to let me know if you get this reply...since I'm assuming you posted as a guest...

    Anyway, life does go by so fast! And happy meeting anniversary! Do you two celebrate little anniversaries? Sometimes I wish that Race and I did but it gets hard to remember all of them! Haha.

  10. Ohh myy gooodnessss! This was such a cute post... Crazy how fast life goes sometimes... Aaron and I just had our one year anniversary of the say we met! (Sept 5!)

    Also, (random) this is my first comment since you've started using DIQUS...

  11. Aww, happy anniversary! i'm so excited to celebrate mine and look back at all the good times!

  12. HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! :D I loved all the photos. Especially the giraffe ones! I hope you have a fabulous day with your hubby!

    And I'm not sure if I mentioned it to you before, but we're going to be having a Blogger Meet Up on October 7th in either Salt lake or Utah county! I'm not sure where you live, but you should definitely come!!

  13. Happy Anniversary!!

    P.S. When you first asked about DISQUS I had no idea what you were talking about. But now I do and my two cents is that I never really liked it that much, but I can't give much of a concrete reason why, except maybe I'm still listed under my old last name.

  14. Y'all are adorable! I love the many! Happy anniversary :)

  15. Happy Anniversary!! You guys are adorable!

  16. Emma!
    One: Such a fun year! you guys seem like the cutest couple! :) Happy Anniversary!
    Two: SMALL WORLD! You are Ashley and Kayla Johnson's cousin?? They live across the street from me, were(are) in my ward and I've known them for like 8 years! :) random, huh??
    That's all.
    And I probably comment way too much on your blog, but I can't help it. You're too cute haha.
    Have a wonderful day! :)
    Oh and this is Chelsey Baker from don't know how this new thing works lol, so i don't know if it came up with just my name or email address.

  17. In reply!
    1: Thank you! This year has been a blast!
    2: I have actually never met Ashley and Kayla in person. They are my dad's cousin's kids but I want to meet them so bad! I only had one girl cousin {on my dad's side} who was right around my age growing up so Ashley and Kayla's mom decided we should all be facebook friends and someday actually get to meet each other. It is a small world though!