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Wedding Anniversary – Year One

1 year ago today I married a man who is my friend, my workout buddy, and my partner in all things both nefarious and non. We met in high school, when he was a freshman and I was a sophomore, and dated for a year before going our separate ways. We got back together in December of 2007, and have been together ever since.

Our wedding was like us, non-religious, full of family and friends, and relatively unfussy. It was held in his parents’ backyard, with homemade mexican food, homemade bouquets, and a friend as a photographer. It was a perfect day, and the only party I can ever remember enjoying from start to finish (as an introvert, parties and I have a tenuous relationship).

For our first wedding anniversary, we decided that we would give each other a traditional gift (paper), which would by necessity reflect our tight financial situation. We also made each other homemade cards (made while sitting across from each other at the kitchen table and watching The Daily Show). We decided that a fun anniversary tradition would be to do something old (an activity we usually do), and something new (an activity we haven’t tried before).

Leo gave me a book I’ve been wanting for my collection, and the most hilarious card I’ve ever gotten. He also got a handmade card, and a guide to some of the best trail hikes and campsites in our area.


Card Front

Card Interior! I love it.

Then we went for a run (which we do all the time) to the new Crunch gym in Burbank! They let us participate in a group fitness class as part of a free trial. The gym was beautiful, and if I had the money for a membership, I’d be in there every day playing with the kettlebells and the nifty treadmills (you can go uphill, or downhill!).

At Crunch post-workout

We went to an “Ultimate Conditioning” group class, which used to be my mainstay back in college. I didn’t enjoy it as much this time, as I’ve gotten way too used to Crossfit style workouts, and this was way too high-rep, instructor speed. But We enjoyed working out together, and then ran home.

Bacon! And wine.

With a quick stop at Trader Joe’s first. Wine and bacon for dinner!

While not fancy or elaborate, it was the best first anniversary I could ask for, since I was celebrating it with my favorite person. Here’s to many more years!

First Dance at Sunset


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Getting Married!

On Saturday, that is.  People keep asking me if I’m nervous, and I am, but not about getting married. My OCD self is just worried about whether there will be enough chairs, and whether everyone will have a good time, and whether everything will get set up without people freaking out. The married part? No sweat.

Except for that whole “reciting vows on stage” part. Maybe I should practice those in front of a mirror.

I’ll post the ceremony text afterwards (no spoilers here!) because I know I used blogs extensively trying to find a good non-religious ceremony to borrow bits from. I think it turned out really well, but we’ll see how it goes over with everyone else.

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Internets win?

I can’t believe I just won something on the internet.  I am literally floored.  It’s a little ridiculous.

I won a Glo Paperless Wedding Stationary giveaway on http://apracticalwedding.com.  The giveaway is from http://glosite.com.

You should check them both out.  I’ve been reading A Practical Wedding forever, and other than Offbeat Bride (http://offbeatbride.com) it’s the only really sane source of wedding/marriage planning and advice that I’ve found on the internet.  Simple, realistic, and down to earth.

And Glo is amazing!  After working in offices for awhile, the amount of paper being used around the world is just staggering to me.  If our little party can reduce some of that waste, them I’m totally down.


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