Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary!

Jeremy and I did it.  We made it through our first year of marriage!!  (insert thunderous applause here)  One year ago today, we walked down the aisle at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, CA and then partied the afternoon away at the Orange Hill Restaurant in Orange, CA.  Awww, let's get a little reminiscent, shall we?  WARNING:  I couldn't just pick one or two pictures that summed up our wedding.  Our photography took about 1300 pictures, so picking just a few is impossible. Plus, you only have your 1st anniversary once, and therefore I think I can post as many pictures as I want. :)

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My favorite pic of the guys!

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Having fun with the girls.

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The long walk down the aisle.

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Jeremy's reaction to seeing me.

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My daddy, giving me away.

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Phew, the hard part is over!

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How can a year have gone by already?!  We honestly cannot believe it...but apparently we've survived "the most difficult" year of marriage.  Our overall consensus is that it was a pretty good year.  The first six months were...interesting...as it took a bit for us to get used to each other and accustomed to being around the other one 24/7.  However, after that, it was fairly smooth sailing.  We had our carefree days that felt like we were dating again...and we have also had our days where we couldn't stand each other!  :)  But most importantly...we made it through it together and we have many more years to come!

So, you're probably thinking, did we do anything special for our anniversary?  Of course we did!  We actually celebrated the special event a week ago.  It's a bit of a long story but to sum it up:  I was supposed to be in San Antonio for work this week, but my trip got canceled.  Since I was going to be gone, Jerm had time off from work and decided to make plans on going to California for a few days, to see family and friends.  When my trip got canceled, I didn't want him to have to cancel his trip!  How often does he get to head back to The O.C.?  Plus, most importantly, he's picking up our FREE one year anniversary cake from the bakery that did our wedding cake!  So, he's in California right now and we decided to celebrate early.

For our anniversary celebration, we decided on a WONDERFUL evening at home!  We ordered take-out, ate it on our Fine China, drank sparkling cider, watched a movie and exchanged presents!  It was so fun to spend a night together at home and a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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Table set for dinner.  3rd time in one year that we've used our Fine China.

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Take-out from Chili's.  (We're so high-class, aren't we?)

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About to watch "What Happens in Vegas."

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Sparkling Cider...just like at our wedding!

So, now you're probably thinking, what did you get each other as anniversary gifts?  The traditional gift for the 1st year of marriage is paper and the modern gift is a clock...so, we worked with this a bit.  I got Jerm a new watch (the clock/modern gift).  Plus, I got him a sweater/sweatshirt and a video game.  Jerm got me two things.  The first was a video game that I've been dying to come out: Fable II.  Yea, that's right.  I'm a 25 year old female and I play video games...that and the fact that I can cook are probably the reasons Jerm married me! :)  The second thing that my fabulous husband got me was....TICKETS (the paper/traditional gift) TO SEE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IN LAS VEGAS!!!  Yay!!  I'm so excited!  I've been wanting to see this show in Vegas for years!  So, on December 30th at 9:30pm, don't bother me...I'll be Vegas with my Jerm and the Phantom. 

What a great first year together!  Thanks to all our family and friends for the love and support that you've given us this year.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ahh that is sooo cuteeeeeeeee.
HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY you two.
Love you both,
Mom

Reeni said...

Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more! Thanks for sharing, loved the pictures. You had a beautiful wedding.

mommytiffany said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE WHERE THE TIME WENT. I WISH YOU BOTH THE BEST. I LOVE YOU SARA. THANKS FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE!

Emiline said...

Congrats!

Thanks for sharing! You look gorgeous, by the way.

Meghann said...

I just found your blog through the comment you left on mine and I have to say you have an amazingly cute blog!

congrats on your wedding anniversary!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! You guys make a cute couple. P.S. I am currently reading City of Ashes and City of Bones. I hear they are really good(I cant confirm I just started them)