Happy 1st Anniversary to my husband! One year ago, we said I do! Honestly, I can't believe it's been a year already! It truly feels like it was just yesterday!
People always say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. But with Nick, I didn't find that to be the case at all. Yes, we've had a few bad hands dealt to us, but we've grown together and handled them all relatively well for newly-weds (if I do say so myself, LOL).
We've had a lot of things happen in our first year of marriage. I wish I could include all the pictures we have from this year, but you'd be scrolling through them forever! All in all, it's been an amazing year...I'm so blessed to have Nick by my side throughout the every day hum-drum, plus the extra crap thrown our way. And I know this is only the beginning!
As I sit here reflecting on our wedding day, it occurred to me that I absolutely love our anniversary date. It both ends the year that just passed and begins the new year coming up. It gives us a chance to reflect on our past year together, as well as plan our upcoming year. And this year is no exception. We have accomplished so much in our first year of marriage, and we have big plans to continue growing together in every way possible!
From saying I do to family vacations to buying our first home together, this year has been full of surprises! We've had the excitement of two positive pregnancy tests only to have the disappointment and sadness of miscarrying both babies. And of course, we're still in the process of getting everything tested so we can hopefully have some answers and move forward with as much information as we possibly can. We're hoping 2020 brings good news on that front!
We also got a new puppy this year, a pug-beagle mix named Sabre. He is 9 months old and so full of energy! Definitely a change from our grumpy old man, Gizmo! They've been settling in nicely together (finally!) and adjusting to our busy schedules. Thankfully I'm able to be home a lot with them during the day, so to say they are spoiled is an understatement!
We went on three vacations this year, which doesn't seem like a whole lot, but for us, it was! We went on a mini vacation to Williamsburg early in the year, then to my mom's house in Florida in August (which flew by way too fast, per the usual), and we just recently got back from a week at Disney World. That trip was one of the best I've been on in a long time! We experienced so much and even got cool Disney pins celebrating our one year anniversary! I didn't even know pins were a thing, but you can have one for celebrating your birthday, one for your first visit, one for celebrating anything, and then of course, for anniversaries. Talk about cool!
We also competed in our first CrossFit competition together. I've seen many couples work together in competitions that doesn't end so well. But Nick and I worked so well together. Our communication was perfect and honestly, we know how to communicate without even saying a word. We didn't podium in that competition, but we had so much fun working and working out together. We'll most likely do more together in the future.
Oh...and how could I forget?! Nick started his own business with SandMeDown and has been doing so amazing with it! I'm not surprised at all, because it's definitely a neat little tool for people to use! It's super easy to carry with you and use whenever you need it. Seriously, if you haven't heard of it or checked them out, clink the link here and see what you're missing!
My businesses have been booming with Rodan+Fields, health coaching and personal training. I definitely can't complain! I'm able to be home with Malachi while still helping our family financially. Definitely a win-win! I truly can't wait to see what 2020 brings for both our businesses!
We also just celebrated our first Christmas as husband and wife. It was pretty low-key this year, but we had a blast celebrating together with our family and friends. We didn't put up a tree this year for two reasons: 1) We weren't home a whole lot between Thanksgiving and Christmas and we knew we were celebrating Christmas elsewhere, and 2) We didn't have a tree, LOL. But we are prepared for next year! We bought our first Christmas tree together the day after Christmas :) I love taking advantage of those post Christmas sales!
Nick, I love you and I'm so thankful for you. I am truly blessed to have you by my side and that we have survived our first year of marriage! Here's to many more, my love! I'm excited to see what 2020 brings for us and our family!
To everyone else, have a beautiful day and be safe as we ring in the new year! May 2020 be all you've been hoping and dreaming for, and then so much more!
With love and wellness,