Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our First Year of Marriage

Sunday is run day. Despite our crazy 7-mile hike yesterday, we pulled ourselves out of bed this morning and threw on our running shoes. Scout wasn't thrilled we woke him up, but he didn't have eight miles to run.

We ran up to campus and looped around ("the perimeter"), then ran home. My hips were super tight from the hike, and a lot of the run included small hills. We managed to keep up a good pace (6.5 mph average) and stretched plenty afterward. Eight miles ain't easy, but next week we get to "rest"--only sis miles! 

Last week, we celebrated our first year of marriage. And it was such a wonderful year! This was the year we started our own little family, the year we became husband and wife. I thought I'd share a few snapshots from our first year as Mr. and Mrs., plus the best pieces of advice we've heard:
  • Put each other first. Everyone else comes second.
  • Don't argue over the things that don't matter or won't matter very long. 
  • Don't go to bed angry.
  • Forgive each other.
  • Don't count and compare the things you do and the things your spouse does (around the house, etc.).
  • Try new things together.
  • Travel as much as you can now, before you have children.

It's been so fun learning about each other, even after five years of dating. Marriage didn't change the day to day for us, but it brought us closer and changed the tone of the conversation, so to speak. 

And now, our year of marriage:

Our little family


Lots of delicious food

This year, we each found a hobby that inspires us. 

Diver Terry

Started my blog

We spent time with our close friends.
Fun with friends

Hosted a Friendsgiving

...and our kitten.

Scout's 2nd birthday

We started making our way through our LA bucket list, which we need lots more time to finish. 
Venice Canals

Our attempts at giving Scout a bath
We traveled. A lot.

Day trip to the aquarium

Wine tasting in Solvang

San Francisco


Caribbean Cruise




We traveled to Europe for the first--and second--time in our lives.

Honeymoon in London

Honeymoon in Rome

Honeymoon at the Amalfi Coast

Christmas in Paris

We are so lucky to be married, and it's been an incredible year. The first week of year two was also awesome. Yes, we go through tough stuff, too, but overall we're feelin' pretty good about things.

Hope you're geared up for a great week!


  1. congratulations on the first year! looked like it was awesome :)

  2. What a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of things you were able to do together this past year. You two are absolutely adorable. It's so easy to see the love you to share for one another just by the pictures. I cannot wish you guys the very best for your 2nd year of marriage <3.

  3. I totally agree with not comparing how much either one does. When I feel like I'm doing more work, I just think of all the stuff I didn't have to do because he did it, and it really all evens out in the end.

    "Looking back" posts are so much fun, thanks for sharing!

    1. It was such a great piece of advice! And it made me realize how much Terry does around here. Thanks for your comment!

  4. Congratulations! You two are a super cute and inspiring couple. I didn't realize it was your first year. Cheers to many, many, many more exciting years!