Today is Seth and I’s one year wedding anniversary!
And let me just tell you how fast this year has gone by.
I feel like it was a month or two ago that I was walking down the aisle, but then again when I look back on everything that has happened this year it feels like we have been married forever.
I usually don’t write posts like this (non food/DIY related), but I wanted to do it for Seth and for myself to look back upon in the years to come.
So this post is just a simple tribute to my amazing husband – seriously the best man I’ve ever known. I feel so crazy lucky every day to have found such a great guy.
I have been sitting here trying to find the words to perfectly describe our first year of marriage…but rather than words or descriptions popping into my head, memories are what come instead. Memories from these last 365 days that embody the image of our first year.
There are the big things like going on our first vacation together to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and living in pure bliss for 10 days.
Moving into our first apartment and loving all the tiny things that came with living together – waking up next to each other, buying groceries together, making dinner every night, falling asleep on the couch watching a movie, him coming home from work and his home being with me.
Getting our first puppy together, which (when you don’t have kids) feels almost like your first baby.
Moving across the country, further away from home than either of us have ever lived before, and getting our first house together.
But when I think of our first year of marriage, I think more of the little memories we have made…
Randomly dancing in the middle of the kitchen when our first dance song from our wedding came on Pandora.
Seeing how hilariously obsessed he and Boone are with each other.
Simple post-it love notes stuck to the front door.
Coming home to a clean kitchen when he got off work early.
Laughing until we cry at the stupidest things the other person does.
Listening to Seth’s absolutely unwavering support of me starting a food blog and pursuing it as a career.
Pushing each other when we both want to quit.
Making “forts” and watching reruns of Parks and Rec and New Girl for hours, laughing so hard at episodes we’ve seen five times already.
Talking for hours about dreams we have for our future.
Laughing until my stomach aches as Seth rewrites lyrics to songs on the radio as if Boone was singing them.
Hanging out every second for days and then missing him when he leaves for 20 minutes to go run an errand.
Getting baptized together.
Our deep road trip talks.
His constant silly, goofiness that is probably my favorite thing about him.
Inventing a new version of rock paper scissors which from that point on would literally be our way of deciding every single thing – who takes Boone out, who runs out to get something we forgot from the grocery store, who puts in a movie, who goes and puts the leftovers away, etc…
Wavering between being annoyed and laughing so hard at how bad Seth is at folding t-shirts.
His kitchen creations which always seem to include apple cider vinegar and horseradish.
Getting a line from our vows tattooed on our arms in each others handwriting – a way to further symbolize our love and commitment to one another.
Seth reading out loud to me at night when I can’t sleep, and feeling so relaxed by the sound of his voice.
Coming into our living room to find him hiding under a pile of laundry so that all I can see are his eyes.
Learning to love and find humor in his idea of “clean,” like when I asked him to put a new roll of paper towels out…
Him making me crack up laughing with his cute faces when I am so angry or upset.
The adventure that has been our first year of marriage. In one year, we have lived in three different states, traveled to one foreign country, and driven through North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kansas.
This has without a doubt, no question in my mind, been the most amazing year of my life. Marrying Seth was the best decision I have ever made, and I can’t wait for the next 50 years we spend together.