One day each year is reserved to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life. Your wedding anniversary is filled with memories, emotions and excitement. One thing you might not be excited about is the stress of buying a gift. … read more
Four years ago it was was pouring rain in my mom’s backyard in Brockville, and I was sitting outside by myself, sheltered under the gazebo, eating cold pizza crusts, staring at the outdoor setup for our wedding, and hoping the sun would find its way to us. Hours later, the seats had dried, the sun peeked out from behind the cloud cover, and we were married in the glow of daylight—light that stuck around and fended off the rain for the rest of the ceremony and into our reception. It didn’t rain a single drop more.
And now I’m here in my house in northern Ontario. My mornings look a lot different these days. There is no leisurely pizza eating. It’s usually a whirlwind of trying to evict our almost-three-year-old out of her bed, or OUR bed, scheduling showers and scarfing cereal and packing preschool bags and crossing my fingers that I can throw some coffee into my mouth before I have to navigate the strange circle that is the childcare drop-off parking system because people don’t understand physics at 8:30 AM.
I can hardly believe I’m back on the ‘Bee writing our one-year anniversary post—time has surely FLOWN by for Mr. C and me since last September. The proverbial “they” say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, and while year one packed a few solid punches, I’m happy to say we came out on top. The genuine friendship, love, and respect we have for one another is stronger than ever, and, well, life is the best when you’re living the everyday with your best friend.
Just as quickly as our wedding day came and went, so did the first year of being married! Mr. Walrus is not an emotional type of guy, and the fact that he looked at me this morning and said “Damnnnn, Dayna [in his Damnnnnn Daniel voice], we’ve been married a year today. Time is flying.” Just a year ago Mr. Walrus and I were standing in front of our friends and family and promised to love one another for the rest of our lives.
So far we’ve done a pretty good job at living up to our vows. I live every day with a high regard to the fact that it’s not just “myself” anymore. Decisions are now made together, which is sometimes difficult for a gal like myself who has never really had to answer to anyone since graduating college and moving out on my own.
Wow, we’ve been married a year. Sometimes it’s truly hard to believe. We spent so much time and effort planning our wedding and making sure everything was coordinated and building our decor and making sure we got all the invites out on time and everything else. We had exactly one year to plan from the day we got engaged to the day we got married. It seemed like it took forever, but seemed like it flew by at the same time. But that pales in comparison to how fast the actual first year of our marriage seems to have flown by. Last year, I took a look back at our wedding and provided some immediate hindsight on things we were glad we did and things we wish we would have changed. But now I thought I’d share a little bit of how we look back on things after a full year of reflection.
#HereComesMcBride – Grand Exit
1. Skip the videographer. To be honest, we don’t even look at our wedding pictures all that often, let alone have a desire to watch a video. We made an amazing wedding-photo gallery wall and created an album on Shutterfly for ourselves and our families, but we don’t actually look at the photos much. I think that the photos will live on and will be something we can easily pull out and look at ourselves and show our children, whereas a video is unlikely to be seen again. Who knows if DVDs will even be compatible in 10 years?
Today is our first wedding anniversary! It seems like it’s gone by in a flash, yet we’ve been married forever, if that makes any sense at all. Today I wanted to throw it back with some of our favorite photos of the day.
Hi hive! Wow, a year already. Does time move faster once you hit 30, or is it just me?
While I’ve missed blogging for the ‘Bee, I must say it feels like I never really left. Aside from keeping up with the current bloggers, the network of past bee bloggers is amazing. I definitely didn’t realize the level of support and camaraderie I’d be gaining when I started here as Miss Squid (even beyond the wedding), but now, I’m grateful to be able to count them as friends.