A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Year 2 Day 32: Our First Anniversary!!
This, folks, is what you call a joint effort to celebrate our first year of wedded bliss! We decided that with both of us getting over some form of 'creeping crud' we should stay in today, first of all. Some time later in the month we'd like to return to Dunsley Hall, where we had our gorgeously delicious wedding dinner, for a nice meal.
Initially, we had planned on making one another a simple card rather than spend loads of money (that we likely don't have) and pictured is the result of our card-making, super-power skills combined. We included individual messages for one another inside, but felt it would be symbolic to do the card together since efficiently working together is how we got to where we both are today. We are a team, after all. Plus, I'm pretty sure 'paper' is the gift for the first wedding anniversary.
Admittedly Matt was a bit intimidated by my history of craftiness (I do alright), but I'd like to think the finished product reassured him that it's the sentiment behind it all. Plus, I rather like his style because it is unique to him and part of what I love.
Our day was pleasantly uneventful, which is exactly what we hoped for. Upon waking, my dear husband looked lovingly into my eyes, wished me a Happy Anniversary, and made the comment, "One year honey and we haven't killed each other yet." Awe, bless him! But also very true since it hasn't been all puppies and rainbows. The fact of the matter is we leaned on one another for strength, made it through, and both agree that we are a stronger couple as a result and even love one another that much more. Exactly what a marriage and partnership is all about in our minds.
::passes sick-bucket to any readers in need::
Later in the afternoon I managed to order some groceries online from Asda for delivery tomorrow and depending on the result, I may never have to set foot in there again -- goodbye Pay & Display car park, goodbye crowded aisles...goodbye self-service checkout and cashiers 'over-exerting themselves' SITTING ON STOOLS as they scan! HA!
Matt also picked up our ever-so-tasty Sunday dinners from Em & Daz's and we're both hoping and praying that this is the last week we have to operate that way. I'm going through niece-withdrawl for crying out loud!
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!