Sunday, June 20, 2010

Year One!

I really don't know where the past year has gone. Man, it has flown by so fast! This time last year we were preparing for our wedding and for the reception. It was seriously the most amazing, fairy-tale day of our lives! It was so perfect...everything...nothing major went wrong and it was just what we had hoped for and more.

Last night Daniel and I went out for our anniversary dinner. We did the sames things we did on our very first date, and we had a blast. We went to the Jefferson Hotel for a drink first. Over our martinis (yum!), we reminisced of the past year...we moved into our apartment together, I got a couple new jobs, our niece-Lily was born, Daniel's brother Scott got married to Erin in October (lovely wedding!), we got another pug, Zoey, our nephew, James was born, we bought our first house...and now are working on making our house a home. After our martini, we went to dinner at Mama Zu's...a super delicious Italian restaurant in Richmond. We went here on our first date...and believe it or not, we ended up being seated at the same table as we sat at on our first date (the restaurant was packed and this was the only table left for two---we didn't plan this!), and we ordered the same things as our first date! How crazy is that? Daniel had the pork chops (amazing) and I had their Eggplant Parmesan (yum!). We told our waitress that we came here on our first date and that now we are married and celebrating our 1st anniversary...she thought it was the cutest thing ever and loved the story.

It has been a busy, yet wonderful first year of marriage. I know that life will not slow down from now on...but I am happy with this and very blessed with such a wonderful life. Daniel has been such a strong, loving, smart and most of all...hilarious (always gets me laughing) husband. He helps so much around house...with the dogs...with cooking (sometimes, he's good at it though!) and he's always there for me when I need him the most. The first year of marriage is an adjustment, but thankfully we make a good team, work well together and couldn't be happier. :) I love you, Daniel!

Also...Happy Father's Day to my Dad and to my father-in-law! What wonderful father's we have in our lives...we are so lucky to have such great role-models who love us, care about us and are always there to offer advice. We love you!

And more exciting best friend (and Maid of Honor at our wedding!) got engaged last night!!!!!!!! I couldn't be happier for the two of them. I am still smiling in excitement for Charlotte and Ty. What a great couple they are, and I am looking forward to celebrating with them and helping Charlotte with wedding planning. CONGRATULATIONS...enjoy every moment. The day we got engaged is still fresh in my mind...that day and our wedding day were the two most wonderful days of my life. :)


  1. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like y'all had a fun time celebrating. I can't wait to spend time with you and the seems like it has been forever!

  2. Happy Anniversary, seeing the two of you together makes my heart happy. All I've ever wanted for my children is to find love and happiness and for them to be a positive influences in life. With you in Daniel's life I see many dreams come true!