Monday, July 14, 2008

365 Days of Smiles

Smiling for our first Christmas card.

At this very same time, exactly 365 days ago, I was spending my morning with friends and family for the last time as a single girl.

I had no idea what life would be like from that evening on. All I knew is that I was preparing to marry my best friend, the man who makes my life sparkle (boy, does it sparkle!) and gives everything I do a deeper meaning and purpose.

Smiling during our wedding kiss.

Thinking back on our wedding day, I realize how blessed we were to be completely surrounded by those who love us so... our "water buffaloes." In my mind, no part of the day could have gone any better, and I relive it in my head more often than I care to admit.

Smiling on the dance floor.

Everyone says that the first year you are married is the hardest, and let me tell you...

It. Was. Hard.

But, it was hard because of circumstances beyond our control - not each other.

Smiling at a restaurant at the base of a volcano.

And if this will be the most difficult year together? Then I think the fact that I would be willing to live it over and over again, as long as it meant being together, is definitely a good sign.

We have made it through this first year, and even though it has been the most difficult-tearful-torn-up-lonely-aching-physically-painful year of my life, my relationship with G has been what has pulled me through it alive. Not just alive, but with a giggle and a smile.

He makes me glow.

Smiling in a waterfall at the Tabacon Hot Springs.

G, the smile that you put on my face is worth millions to me.

The security and love that I feel when you wrap your arms around me? Worth gajillions.

I love us, and I love my life with you, and I wouldn't trade it for all the money (or shoes) in the world.

Smiling in Avignon.

I love you with all of my great big happy heart. Feliz Aniversario, mi amor!


Jennifer said...

You two are going to have really cute babies.

Anonymous said...

What a great post. I love reading stuff like this! You guys are adorable together.

Regardez Moi said...

Ok, I'm all misty at my desk at work. That was one of the sweetest things I've ever read. Happy Anniversary. You are a gorgeous couple.

twelvekindsofcrazy said...

I wish you both many more smiles!

Sneaky Chic said...

Congratulations! To a lifetime of wonderful, happy, glowing years together.

Did you actually have TWO dresses? You are the coolest person I know!

You guys look perfect together. Really. :)

Anonymous said...

I think you are G. are quite possibly the most adorable couple i've met. I'm so glad you came into the store so many months ago and told me "i'd like to get an application, for my husband." I've loved you two ever since.

I hope you had a great day! I'm absolutely positive you did.

Also, thanks for joining us on Friday for Gabriels going away party. Can't wait to see you again!

Jessie Cacciola said...

You guys are too cute. xo

Ashley said...

jessie, that was so great! I recently got engaged and cannot wait to share my life with my man. congrats on your first year together... one of many!

Jessie said...

Thanks thanks thanks, everyone! Geez - you're all so sweet!

And yes, Sneaky, I had two dresses! :)