We’ve been really fortunate through our first year of marriage. Sure, we struggled… A LOT, at times… we’ve had difficulties thrown our way – some we just blindly walked into and some sacrifices that we decided to make. We were apart those first couple months while I started a new job in Dallas before T was able to transfer offices down here. We’ve been through death, sickness, health scares and a couple sprained ankles. We’ve had family drama and we’ve been homesick for our friends/life back in DC. We’ve cried. We’ve yelled. But through it all – we have overcome and we’ve succeeded. And we are still VERY much in love and in my mind, when you have love – you have it all.
We’ve also been SO BLESSED. We’ve traveled to new places and explored together. We’ve learned that being married to your best friend is the greatest thing we’ve ever known. We’ve spoiled each other rotten during Christmas and on Birthdays… And on random Wednesdays when Tyler brings home a bouquet of flowers for no reason. We’ve turned our apartment into a home. We have learned that we don’t need all that much – especially when we have each other.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to get all sappy on you, but our first wedding anniversary has meant so much to me. I have a few posts I could write about our anniversary, but I’ll start by answering the obvious question “what did you do to celebrate your first anniversary?”
On our honeymoon, I made my husband of only a few days promise me that every year we’d take a trip around our anniversary… Call it a “second honeymoon” or an “anniversary trip” if you’d like – but my intentions were to make sure that we always celebrated our marriage and that we went out and explored the world together. So, for our “second honeymoon,” we decided to go to Las Vegas for a long weekend! Vegas might not be the most romantic city in the world, but like I just said, we’ve learned we don’t need much in the ways of romance – we always remember that we bring our own romance.
Our first day in Vegas was literally was a blur… Perhaps it was a blur from all the free wine the flight attendant kept serving me on our way down there – or maybe it’s just because there’s so much to see and do in Vegas. We had an amazing room at the Palazoo and woke up each morning gushing over all of the extravagence Vegas had to offer.
We ended up seeing a show each night we were there. Our first night we saw Absinthe and we had the best time. If you are in Vegas and can only see one show while you are there, then you HAVE to go see Absinthe. It was seriously funny and seriously impressive – I think it’s technically call it an “acro-cabaret variety show.” We sat in the THIRD row and was literally 4-ft away from the performers during their acts.
We saw O the second night and were still thoroughly entertained… But, honestly, after seeing Absinthe our first night, O failed in comparison.
We ate some good food, gambled a little bit (I was up $30 in slots the first day – only gambling $10 – while Tyler gambled $20 and lost it all in the first 10 minutes! Ha!), people watched – A LOT, and just overall enjoyed each other. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I have the most amazing husband.
One year down and a lifetime of anniversaries left to go.