One Year of Unicycling

Long time no see, hive! Mr. Unicycle and I recently celebrated our one year anniversary, and I couldn’t believe it had been so long since our wedding.


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography


Photos by Jennifer Shaffer Photography

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

We broke out the top tier of our wedding cake and a bottle of champagne we never drank on our wedding night, and of course we had to use our special champagne flutes and cake serving set for the occasion. I also broke out the ol’ cake topper because it wasn’t doing anything constructive with its life.


Mr. Unicycle bought me a canvas print of a wedding photo, which we used for an official one-year photo, sort of like this anniversary photo idea that’s sweeping Pinterest. Only we didn’t use a professional photographer and I didn’t bother to do my hair and makeup. Oh well, by the time we get to our 10th anniversary or so, you won’t be able to see my face in this one anyway.


I got him a “yearbook” I made via blurb about all the things we did during our first year of marriage.


I know, I should really be a graphic designer.


And then we took a weekend trip to Chicago for touristy sight-seeing. We did an architecture boat tour, ate at The Purple Pig, saw a Second City show, and stayed at the Hotel Allegro, who upgraded us to an off-the-chain suite FO’ FREE.


I wish I had some sort of wisdom to bring you about married life, but it honestly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since we tied the knot. I’ll come back when we’re golden oldies and then I’ll have some advice for you. Until then, you can reach me at my blog, Karisa Tells All. I just announced some good news, so stop on by and say hello!

What are you going to do on your first anniversary?


Mrs. Unicycle

Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012
The Post-Wedding CHOP!
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  1. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:08 am

    Happy anniversary! Keep on cycling! 😉

  2. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 8:22 am

    Happy anniversary! I haven’t made any plans for our September anniversary yet.

  3. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:25 am

    Congrats Unicycles!! I just made Mr. W a yearbook too for his birthday, and got a TON of wife points.

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    Cheap Wedding Dresses, Guest @ 8:33 am

    Happy anniversary!

  5. campfire Member
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:36 am

    I told Sparky yesterday that I want to go to Greece for our first anniversary. His response: Let’s get married first. Bah, practicality!

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    Mrs.HMBucks 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:49 am

    I ADORE your writing. It cracks me up! I’ve been missing it on here so fo sure i’ll be following your blog from now on! Hannah x

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    adventurer 209 posts, Helper bee @ 9:27 am

    Congrats on your anniversary AND your book! How awesome!! <3 And the Hive will be able to say they knew you when. :)

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    elysion 3813 posts, Honey bee @ 9:30 am

    Happy Anniversary! Glad to see an update, I’ll be visiting your blog too!!

  9. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 9:33 am

    Looks like a great way to celebrate one year! I love the idea of a photo yearbook! I will have to bookmark that for next year as Mr. C is hard to shop for when it comes to sentimental gifts.

  10. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:50 am

    Happy Anniversary, Unicycles! I hope the future is just as stellar for you both. :)

  11. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 10:08 am

    Sounds like fun! Mr. Genie and I went to San Diego for our anniversary, which was our “gift” to each other. Fun, but I think he just used it as a cop-out.

  12. airplane Member
    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 10:37 am

    Happy Anniversary! It’s been great keeping up with you on your blog!

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    missgoldfish 454 posts, Helper bee @ 10:39 am

    Happy Anniversary, Unicyles! And congrats on your book! That’s amazing news! :)

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    spotted_giraffe 312 posts, Helper bee @ 11:08 am

    I miss you, Mrs. Unicycle! Your posts are so entertaining. Congrats on one year!

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    lolo7835 645 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    We took a family picture in front of our house and at our favorite place in the town we live in(although we skipped the holding a picture of a picture thing). We’re going to do something similar every year on our anniversary adding in dogs/cats/kiddos/grandkiddos once they arrive. I think once we get 15 or 20 of those pictures, I’ll do a gallery wall.

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:06 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary. It is fun to look back at all the ups and downs, the silly things and stuff learned as a couple. The best part is still dreaming of the future and loving every minute with your spouse.
    Many happy years to you

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 1:06 am

    I love the idea of a yearbook! Going to steal it!

  18. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:38 am

    Happy Anniversary Unicycles!

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