A year (and a month and a few extra days) of our first year of marriage completely flew by! To say we have been busy is a complete understatement as we have both accepted new jobs (Me in April and Ryan in July), we are continuing to take running too seriously, bought a new house and of course enjoying every spare minute we can with Bodhi. Oh and enjoying time with each other too!
Before we both landed new jobs and bought a house we had planned on going to Chicago for a weekend getaway. The Chicago trip was thrown out the window with the changes in our lives so we opted to celebrate in our hometown…for a few days.
An Indians game, multiple days of going out (Momocho, Pier W, Platform Brewing to name a few) and running in a local race was how we choose to celebrate our first year of marriage.
Remember how we had beer shipped down to the Bahamas with us? Well Ryan gave me some for our first anniversary! As well as tickets to the Newsies!!!!! I got him tickets to Matt Nathanson. Clearly we think a like when it came to the topic of paper for the 1st wedding anniversary.
We have yet to have time to look through wedding photos or videos. I’m so glad we didn’t have a videographer at our wedding. I knew we wouldn’t watch a wedding video. We do have a couple snip bits of videos from our friends iPhones and that’s good enough. However, I am still slightly obsessed with our wedding photos.
The one anniversary tradition we kept was eating the year old wedding cake. Big thanks to my Mom for packaging that up and keeping it “safe” for a year. By safe I mean, it survived being transported in a slivo box, was turned on its side, was put at the bottom of a deep freezer and had heavy items on it all year and then held down a tarp on the back of a truck when transporting some furniture.
As weird as this sounds, year old wedding cake was a tradition I have always looked forward to. I imagined it would be freezer burnt or moldy but it was none of those things. It was delicious! We ate the whole thing…over the course of a few days 🙂
Sadly I don’t have any good marriage advice since I’m only a year into this. However, shortly after Ryan and I got married we went to a wedding where the priest said “today is the day you will love each other the least. Every day together your love will grow and you will love each other more.” That is 100% true as I can honestly say everyday I spend with Ryan, I only love him more.