Friday, July 19, 2013

One Year (& 5 days) Later

July 14, 2012 - 
Things looked a little bit like this:

Morning Of: The Greased Watermelon Caper

Moments before the Ceremony. Tsk, Tsk!

The Ceremony

The Reception - 1st Dance

Because life happens as it does, this post is coming about 5 days late.  Luckily, this is a reflection of the fact that on our actual anniversary we were living life, enjoying some lovely weather and generally flubbing about (I don't know what 'flubbing about' means, or even refers to, or if it's even a thing anyone says. But it feels accurate, so there you go).

We were lucky to spend more than a week in London with family and friends leading up to our anniversary and so spent many happy hours wandering about London taking in the sights and eating the tasty foods (post forthcoming).  During our time there we walked and walked, had talks reflecting on the year that seems to have flown by, all the changes, struggles, successes and happenings that made up our first year of marriage.

How do you measure a year? (or 525,600 minutes for you RENT fans out there)
I do it like this (Bullet points. Shocking!):

  • Backpacking in the Rockies.
  • Cookie Making. Cookie Eating.
  • Hike, upon hike, upon hike, upon glorious hike.
  • Gathering Visas for the UK.
  • Denver to Reykjavik to London.
  • Waiting for "The Box".
  • Relearning how to to cycle and drive.
  • Pizza. Beer. Pizza. Beer. Pizza. Beer.
  • Hugs. Kisses. Hugs, hugs, hugs.
  • Finding jobs. 
  • Finding grocery stores.
  • Finding everything.
  • Relearning currency. Forgetting about conversions.
  • Missing friends. Missing Family.
  • Making new friends. Video Chatting with Family & Friends.
  • Living with very little stuff. Very little cash.
  • Living in abundance with lots of love and laughter.
  • The Canary Islands, Spain.
  • The Great British Bake Off. Being inspired to make home-baked bread.
  • London, London, London!
  • Slackline in the Park.
  • Cycle rides in rain, sleet, snow and finally SUN. ("Full Conditions!")
  • Seeing Passion Pit. Lord Huron.
  • Pub nights. Pub quizes.
  • Longing for burritos. Nachos. 
  • Punting on the Cam.
  • Walking through the countryside.
  • Gathering and eating berries along the paths.
  • Climbing 69 stairs to get to our flat. (On lazy days, taking the lift . . .)
  • Adopting words like "flat" instead of saying apartment.
  • Learning to cook on an electric stove. Bleh.
  • Missing our Wok. Loving our Electric Kettle.
  • Hugs. Kisses. Hugs, hugs, hugs.
  • The Peak District.
  • Doughnuts.
  • Falling in love with seasons again.
  • Chips. Ale. Chips. Ale. Chips. Ale.
  • Smash. (Think: One person is a beached whale, lands on the other person = Smash)
  • Love and Love and Love.

Thank you for a wonderful first year of marriage Devo. 
May we share many, many, many more doughnuts together. Big and small.
"A balanced life, seasoned with adventure . . . "

(P.S. Shout out to our friends and family who loved and supported us through it all!)

Traditional 1st Anniversary Cream Doughnuts

July 14, 2013 - One Year!