Monday, June 8, 2009

One Year, Wow How Time Flies.

Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary. It just blows my mind how fast this last year has gone by. They say the first year of marriage is the hardest. Moving across the country to start a new life, was definitely a difficult time for our first year of marriage, but our relationship NEVER faltered. If anything this move has made us grow closer together and our bond has only become stronger. At first I thought that this move would be so hard on our marriage, but I believe it was best thing for our marriage and friendship. I never thought in a million years that I would have the opportunity to visit Europe, let alone actually live in Europe. I can only imagine what other exciting adventures I will get to experience with my husband. I thank God everyday for the amazing gift he gave me, by bringing Jon into my life.

God has blessed me in so many ways, with a wonderful family, wonderful friends, my health, the health of my family, etc. etc., but mostly an amazing, loving, honest, caring husband with an incredibly good soul. Marrying Jon was the best decision I have ever made. I look forward to spending the rest our lives together. For everything God has blessed me with, I am so very thankful.

"That my heart may sing praise to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever." Psalm 30:12

In honor of one year of marriage, I wanted to share the last year of our adventures with everyone through, that's right you guessed it, PICTURES!!! Come on you guys know me, I'm a sucker for pictures. So without further ado, here are:

The Adventures of Jon and Steph, year number ONE.
I posted them into little thumbnails so that I could cram as many pictures into one post.
You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

June 7, 2008

July 2008

August 2008

September 2008

October 2008

November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

Our weekly weekend update:
For our anniversary, we left for a day trip on Friday for Colmar, France. It is a beautiful little town near the border of Germany and was only a three hour drive. We lucked out and had incredible weather that day and were able to walk around the town for hours seeing all of the sights. I took over 250 pictures which I will be posting tomorrow!

Saturday we returned home to rain in Germany. (Surprise, surprise.) But we weren't too upset about it because we were actually looking forward to a day like this so we can spend it watching the Sopranos. We actually finished the first season of Sopranos on Saturday, while bundled up on the couch drinking wine and eating stir fry.

Sunday was also rainy, so we ran to the grocery store and the movie rental place and rushed back home. We rented Taken.

AMAZING film guys, if you haven't seen it, please rent it. It's great!!
We actually watched it twice ;)

We also watched Ghostbusters and believe it or not, I coaxed Jon into watching The Notebook. Ya, ya I know, I've said I'm not a chick flick kinda girl, but Jon had never seen it and I thought why not watch it. Of course I cried and Jon said it really wasn't as bad as he thought it was going to be. He said he actually liked it! After watching movies all day and relaxing on the couch we called it an evening. That was our lazy weekend in a nutshell!

How was your weekend???

Being away from blogger for almost a week, I definitely have a lot of catching up to do, sorry for the lack of commenting on your blogs, but I will be back to reading and commenting today!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!


LWLH said...

You guys are such a beautiful couple...happy anniversary sweetie! : )

Chase said...

awesome. Happy Anniversary, again :)
you guys are rad.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Yay! Congrats!

Gleatie said...

Girl, you didn't just move across the country! You moved across the WORLD! Congrats on one year! I am so excited for y'all!

Casey (@ Chaos and Cardboard) said...

Congrats guys! We found that moving here strengthened our marriage as well. With no family around we rely more on each other. We have learned a lot and have grown a lot. Hopefully you guys will continue to see it this way too. :)

Mrs. Southern said...

happy anniversary fellow 06.07.08!!! :)

we went and saw taken at the cheap movies a few weeks ago and it was so good! i jumped out of my seat twice!

d.a.r. said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a fabulous and busy year you two have had!

Kelley said...

yea! happy anniversary! I loved your picture collage! It sounds like you had a great weekend!!

kadler said...

So glad you're back - and happy anniversary!!!

Megan said...

Happy anniversary! I love all of the pictures! You two have done so much in one year!!

Lindsey said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a great couple you make!

msprimadonna67 said...

I love all of these pictures, especially the one of you two at the Eiffel Tower. Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Happy 1 Year! Love the pictures!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

You guys look so cute together, I love all the photos!! (I'm a huge sucker for pictures)

Your weekend sounds wonderful! I'm so looking forward to a weekend like that once P gets back in a month!

In This Wonderful Life said...

sweet post :) glad you guys had a great first year!! love the pics as always!

Jen McCrady said...

happy anniversary!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Happy belated anniversary! And for some reason I always have to look the spelling of that word up:p Y'all have definitely had a very full and fun year together! Heres to another year just like it, if not better:)Cheers!

Unknown said... it completely ridiculous that I cried reading this post?!? haha! Happy 1 Year Anniversary!! :) You two are sooooo beautiful and I loved reading what you had to say about your move to Europe! We will be moving to Alaska in January and spending 3 years there, so the move across the world def. hit home to me. I'm so excited to read and know that you guys are stronger now because of it! I swear, you two are just the sweetest thing! I have missed catching up with you on a daily basis..and of course, seeing your amazing pictures!! :) So glad to be back! Happy Anniversary friend! Here's to many more fabulous years to come to Jon & Steph! :)

JennyLee said...

Great post! Happy Anniversary!!!

jlc said...

Ahhh Happy 1 YEAR!!!

And to many many more!!!

And as always i love your photos... every. single. one!


Abbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! I loved taking a visual trip down memory lane!

I can't wait to see your pictures!!!

Kris Norman said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so jealous of how many pictures you have of the two of you together - Hubs and I have barely any :(

Kebi Cedawna said...

What a wonderful post. You two really are a pair made in heaven and it shows in every post you write about your marriage. Congrats!!!!

(I love the pic of you two where you're wearing the green scarf and Jon has on the orange-red beanie. The colors and everything couldn't be more perfect.)

lola said...

Oooh! I love the anniversary picture post! :)

And Taken? So good!

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary!! :)

All of your pictures are amazing, I'm jealous of your worldly adventures! Ours are much more local haha

J.J. said...

Congratulations!!!!!! That is so great...the years to come are even better :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I know I'm a couple of days behind but congrats!!!