2 Years

“This complicates my plans,” Andrew explained to me as he finished putting the spare tire on my car.  “I was going to stop and get you a card and flowers on the way home.”

And then I realized: it was the night before our anniversary and I had forgotten to get him a card.

Instead of getting Andrew a card – despite being in no fewer than three stores that sold cards – I had spent my last,  blissfully child-free afternoon before our anniversary running around, collecting bits and bobs for a bridal shower gift.  Somewhere between the stress of trying to cram a zillion errands into one afternoon and dealing with a fussy baby, who was cutting 6 teeth at once, I had forgotten to get Andrew a card.  Which is so unlike me. Because I love cards.  All that Hallmark crap really gives me all the feels. The more obnoxiously oozy […]

By |May 28th, 2014|Love, Marriage|1 Comment

One Year

Monday was our first wedding anniversary.

We both took the day off work and celebrated by pampering ourselves with a couple’s massage at Aru Spa (thank you, extended medical benefits plan), had lunch at the golf course where we hosted our wedding reception, saw The Fast and the Furious 6, and finished with dinner at Chop.

The past year has been a whirl-wind adventure. I feel so blessed to have Andrew as my partner in crime. Here are the highlights:

 

We tied the knot:

 

We honeymooned in Mexico:

 

We swam with dolphins:

 

We settled into life together:

 

We tried some new looks, but they didn’t stick:

 

 

We hosted our first family Thanksgiving:

 

 

Andrew took me to his family’s lake house for the first time:

 

I started a new job in this awesome historic building:

 

We got a huge surprise:

 

We decorated a Canucks-inspired Christmas tree – all blues and greens.

 

We saw our baby for the first time:

 

We learned that baby Janzen is a […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Family, Love, Marriage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on One Year

Mrs.

Our whirlwind romance flourished into a new, exciting engagement in just 5 months – an engagement which dragged on for a painful 14 months. And then, on the most perfect day this May, McDreamy and I tied the knot.

The wedding day passed so quickly, I don’t think I truly appreciated the day until I sat and looked through the pictures for the first time.  We floated through the day, buzzed on surreality, overwhelmed with emotions. At the end of the day, after we had climbed into our getaway car, it hit me that I would never go home alone again.  Goodnight no longer meant a long, lonely drive or hesitant moments before finally hanging up the phone.  I would start and end every day with my McDreamy.

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By |August 23rd, 2012|Marriage|0 Comments

The Wedding

 

Without further ado, a glance at the biggest day of my life:

By |August 23rd, 2012|Marriage|0 Comments

Mrs.

Our whirlwind romance flourished into a new, exciting engagement in just 5 months – an engagement which dragged on for a painful 14 months. And then, on the most perfect day this May, McDreamy and I tied the knot.

The wedding day passed so quickly, I don’t think I truly appreciated the day until I sat and looked through the pictures for the first time.  We floated through the day, buzzed on surreality, overwhelmed with emotions. At the end of the day, after we had climbed into our getaway car, it hit me that I would never go home alone again.  Goodnight no longer meant a long, lonely drive or hesitant moments before finally hanging up the phone.  I would start and end every day with my McDreamy.

I don’t think anything truly prepares you for what it means to be a Mrs.  You can read every book, attend counseling sessions, get […]

By |August 23rd, 2012|Life, Love, Marriage|1 Comment