Monday, June 1, 2009

Our First Anniversary!

Yesterday, May 31st was our first wedding anniversary! It was so special! We have always had grand plans of how we would celebrate this event. In our usual style it involved travel, either somewhere tropical or perhaps just a weekend away to a B&B or a spa~oh and of course champagne or perhaps our favourite wine. However, none of this was included in our day. It was still very special to us. Dr.J could not OK time away due to all the complications I had early on. We considered staying at a local hotel, or perhaps the casino but financially this did not make sense since we have a lovely cozy King size bed at home & of course I am still on pelvic rest.

So what did we do? Well we had a very sweet weekend, that was mostly just the two of us! On Saturday morning I woke up, got my breakfast and sat down with my favourite edition of the paper. As I always do, I turned to my favourite section, the announcements. This is where everything from births, to graduations, to weddings, etc are announced. How surprised was I to find OUR wedding picture there! My amazing husband put a very sweet announcement in for me! Have a look!

Afterwards we spent Saturday going to a mom2mom sale, where we bought the cutest little chicken costume for BB to wear this Halloween! Then we did some yard sales, where we didn't find too much. The rest of Saturday was spent relaxing & BBQing~just us!

Sunday we woke up, Les was up really early! And we were off to church, I was surprised by how many people remembered it was our anniversary! We received many well wishes as well as congrats on the baby. After mass we went for Dim Sum with Les' parents. They were VERY insistent on celebrating with us & were pretty upset that they were not included in our evening plans! After lunch we came home for a rest before our dinner plans. Les made the reservations at one of our favourite restaurants that we had not been to in several years. We had a really nice dinner, pasta for me & lamb for Les. After dinner we stopped at Starbucks for a treat to go with our thawed top tier of the wedding cake. We were both pretty upset to find that the cake was not good at all, it was sour, it smelled awful & the tiniest taste confirmed my suspicion that it had gone bad~I have no idea how/why this happened! I wish I would have known I would have bought us a small anniversary cake. We then snuggled on the couch & watched the Red Wings win!

We did a lot of reminiscing about not just the past year, which has been wonderful but all of our times together. Next Sunday will mark 9 & 1/2 years of being together. It sounds unreal. Because we started dating so young, at 16, we have a lot of special memories including proms, graduations, vacations, etc. Although this pregnancy has at times caused some strain on us, mostly because of the complications & restrictions I think it has also shown us just how strong our bond is. We are so excited to be become parents and to start another chapter of our journey together.

I have included a few wedding photos here. Our weddign was liek a fairytale. It was everything I imagined it to be. Les was very involved in the planning. We had an amazing day, thay went by far too fast. I have over 1200 photos from that day, it was so hard just to include a few!

This is the two of us after the ceremony in a city park. This is the picture Les put in the paper!
Here we are cutting the cake & of course enjoying soem bubbly! Our hall decor was very elegant, all white & silver.

Here we are with our weddign party. I had a vision of a perfect spring day filled with a rainbow of spring colours. My MIL was horrified, however even she agreed it turned out perfect!

I love this, it shows off the train & veil & shows how happy we were.

WE did it! Les seriously did not smile once thru the whole ceremony until we were done & walking out! When I asked him about it he said he was nervous & that he took marriage very seriously-so cute!

One last one of me. I like this photo because its very relaxed & candid.


Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

That was so sweet of him to post that in the paper & congrats on your 1 year!!

A Baby Peach said...

Congrats! We just hit our 2 year and have been together about 9 years as well - how funny!!!
Major points to your husband for that announcement - how cool!

Jillian said...

Happy belated anniversary!!!

Scullyhoyy said...

Happy Anniversary! What great Pictures!