One Wife + One Husband + One Year”¦

Hey, hive! Monday marked our one year anniversary, and we celebrated the same way as we did on our wedding day: at Bouchon Bistro. After dinner, we made it a point to take photos in front of the sign, like we do each time. Here’s one version of this year’s shot:

Surprise! At the same time that we are transitioning out of being newlyweds, we are beginning the process of becoming parents. Our son is due in a little over four weeks. We couldn’t be more excited to meet him. (Seriously. Let’s get this baby out.)

Overall, this has been a year of growth for us—as individuals, as a couple, as a family. We adopted Tina, our second greyhound; we traveled both domestically (NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee, Vegas) and internationally (Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, Sydney and Melbourne); we bought two new-to-us used cars; we earned job promotions and raises; and we made new friends and spent more time with family. We celebrated the ups, as well as worked through the downs, together. We worked together as a team.

Our wedding day marked a new starting point in our lives, just like our first date did or our son’s birth will soon do. Our wedding day was a meaningful day—but so, to some extent, is every day that we are lucky enough to have together. After all, it’s what you do every day that makes a marriage, that makes it thrive. Remember to hold hands, to go on dates, to talk, to give time and space, to say thanks, to respect one another.

On a lighter note, remember to celebrate the milestones! Traditionally, the gift for the first anniversary is paper. Digital photos can end up printed on paper, right? So we ended up deciding to hire a photographer for a couples photoshoot—both to document this amazing time in our lives and to have some professional shots where we aren’t wearing a wedding dress or a suit. We only have one teaser so far, but I love it. Ultimately, I will combine these photos into a photo book for us.

Photo by Meghan Christine Photography

I cannot wait to see what the next year brings.


Mrs. Mole

Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Wedding Date:
January 2012
Wedding Dress Decisions
Wedding Burn Out

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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:28 am

    You two look lovely! Looking forward to your latest family member arriving. :)

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    Ms.Bookworm 215 posts, Helper bee @ 6:13 am

    Congrats on your soon to be new addition! That teaser photo is wonderful and you look beautiful!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:24 am

    Awwww :) Congrats! You two are the cutest.

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    AstoriaK 1562 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:19 am

    Congratulations on the baby!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:23 am

    Happy anniversary and congratulations!

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    Inoyou, Guest @ 9:31 am

    CONGRATS MRS MOLE!! I’m so happy for you and your family. I always enjoyed reading your blog post, you were one of my favorite bees.

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:52 am

    Congratulations, and happy anniversary!

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    nightcheese 1836 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:00 am

    aww yay!! congratulations!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:01 am

    Congratulations Mole! Here’s for hoping your second year is even more blessed.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:38 am

    Ahhhh! Congrats Mrs. Mole! I too am a huge fan of you and your family and am SO excited for you to have a new addition! :) Yay!

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:27 am

    Yea!!! Congrats!!! So Exciting!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 11:43 am

    Congratulations on new baby Mole! He is going to be soo cute! :-) Best wishes for a safe (and easy!) delivery!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:05 pm

    Congratulations Moles!! Happy Anniversary!!

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    Jessica, Guest @ 1:31 pm

    Oh, Mrs. Mole – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How I’ve missed your posts and what wonderful news this is. Many blessings to you and your family. Happy Anniversary!

  15. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 6:37 pm

    Congrats! I can’t believe it has already been a year! You look so beautiful :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 6:54 pm

    I loved reading you’re entire wedding planning process and it makes me so happy to read about your happily ever after!

  17. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 pm

    Awww what an adorable baby bump you are sporting! I hope the next four weeks go quickly. Congratulations to the both of you!!

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    FromGtoZ 80 posts, Worker bee @ 10:47 pm

    Congrats to you both!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:22 am

    Happy anniversary! And congrats on the Little Mole!

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    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:04 pm

    Thanks so much, everyone! We had a fantastic year, and we are hoping that this year is even better. I hope that all of you are having a wonderful 2013 as well.

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