We did it! We graduated from the newlywed club! Actually, this post comes on a bit of a delay... our anniversary was last weekend, whoops!
Despite the late post, we did celebrate, or tried to anyway. In the name of romance we attempted an early dinner (our anniversary fell on a Sunday this year) at Mangiamo - the place where Jeff and I had our first date and where we ate dinner the night of our engagement. However, we were surprised to find Mangiamo doesn't open until 4pm on Sundays. Bummed, we went to plan B and grabbed a table at Roses on Reed's Lake instead - another favorite spot of ours.
They say your first anniversary is the year of paper. We didn't exchange gifts this year - we've never been too keen on love notes. But we did both eat cheeseburgers which, in my opinion, totally trumps paper.
So here we are, one year (and one week) later. I don't know how else to put it, marriage is awesome. Love... is awesome.
And so far it's been pretty easy - tell your friends. He's patient cause I'm not. I clean because he doesn't like to. He listens and I talk, a lot. We challenge one another's thoughts and support each other's passions. We're a team and being part Jeff's team is a feeling like being 'home.' We laugh a lot and goof around - him way more than me. "Why aren't you ever serious?" I say to him and he replies, "Do you want me to be serious all the time?" And he's right... I definitely wouldn't. This one time we argued about who's responsibility it was to refill the car with gas - it's his. So is making the bed but only because he's the last one up in the morning. This year he wrapped my birthday gift by putting it in his briefcase and handing it to me. We worship together. We serve together. We made a baby together - which was fun.
I'm happy and grateful for Jeff. Happy Anniversary Husband.