Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our First Anniversary!

Tomorrow, Nate and I officially celebrate 1 year of marriage. Wow! This past year has flown by so fast. We have had a wonderful and fun first year together, filled with laughter, memories, and learning. And I believe we have laid a solid foundation for our marriage that will last the rest of our lives together. God is good and He has blessed us immensely.

Nate, thank you for choosing me to be your life partner and for putting up with my many faults and sins that you see day after day. Thank you for loving me, for making me laugh and for dreaming with me about our future together.

In honor of our anniversary, here is a look back on our relationship…from day 1 to the day we tied the knot!



Our second date, at a coffee shop in Chicago. October 13, 2007


The photos we took in Chicago right after we started dating that soon became our profile pics on facebook, as we announced our relationship to the world! :)


In New York City, during Christmas of 2007 when I took Nate home to meet my family...just a few months after we started dating!


A trip with friends to Las Vegas in February 2008, where we went hiking in a canyon.


Road tripping from MN to Chicago, when Nate moved to Illinois to be close to me in April of 2008.


Participating in a friend's wedding together a few months later.



4th of July 2008 at the Taste of Chicago.


August 2008 - We got engaged at Oak Street Beach!



Engagement photos...



Christmas 2008 in Atlanta with my family...eating burgers at The Varsity.



Our Wedding Day - April 18, 2009







Adventures on our Honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico.