29 October 2013

cheers to more years

Last week marks Jay and I having been together for a year and married for 6 months,
and what an amazing, growth-filled, happy year it has been.
We went to Park City last weekend for a romantic dinner (steak, of course)
and came home promptly because that is our very favorite place to be.
Call us what you want, but we would rather be home and cuddled in a blanket than most anywhere.

Seeing that it's been a year, we reminisced on what we've learned and our favorite moments.

Hands down, our wedding day was the happiest day on record.
Of course there have been plenty of perfect, happy moments since...
but April 27th as a whole was just moment after moment of pure happiness.

I love that day, and the boy and family and friends who I got to share it with.
Looking back on the last six months, I feel like I've grown exponentially.
I've learned that communication is more powerful than I ever realized,
and that there are some things that matter less than you think.
Consequently, some things matter more than you thought.
I have learned that the Lord knows me, and knows what I need.
I know that because he sent me Jay, who is not what I had planned,
but is so much better than anything I knew was out there.
I have learned that what they say is true-marriage can be work,
maybe even hard work sometimes,
but being married to Jay has brought a whole new level of happiness I never knew existed.
I have learned that my husband is the funniest person on earth,
and is the only one who can make it all better.

That's how I knew it had to be him, at the end of the day.
If I was off, if something was wrong, if I didn't think I could do it anymore:
he was and always has been the only one who can make it better.

Happy six months, my blue-eyed boy.
It sure has been happy, hasn't it?


  1. I can't believe you've been married six months!!! That flew by!

  2. This...this is adorable. YOU are adorable. And I miss you.

  3. This, this is the happiness a mother prays for! I am so glad you found happiness for eternity. :)

  4. You two are so incredibly darling! Seriously. Happy 6 months!! :)


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