Thursday, May 29, 2014

Our very first anniversary.

Caleb had quite a few adorable things up his sleeve for our anniversary. His original plans kind of got messed up, so he improvised. His theme for our weekend was to recreate pieces of our wedding weekend (aka - the best weekend of our lives thus far)!!

On Sunday, on our way back from hanging with friends in Columbus (separate post on that to come later), he stopped at the Outlet Mall and told me I had to spend this cash in his hand (ahem- my "paper gift") for a quick shopping trip! Heck yes! This is something we spoiled ourselves with the day after our wedding, and as it was a holiday weekend, I got a LOT for a very little amount! Once we got home, we finally exchanged gifts! Caleb said he loved the traditional gift item idea, but said he already had something else in mind...so I couldn't argue when I saw this beauty in my hands!
I got a Tom Tom Runner!! You can tell I was ecstatic. Seriously, he knew how badly I wanted a GPS watch, and would never buy myself one. I couldn't help but feel so giddy. I got him a fun Iron Man book (he's obsessed), a few cigars, and also a hobby box (aka, a huge pack of awesome baseball cards...his #1 love...you know, other than me)!

There's a story behind this... when I saw it, I HAD to buy it.
He told me we'd be doing more the next day, and I didn't mind stretching our celebration into another day one bit. So the rest of Sunday night we munched on yummy food and rented a Redbox. I love date nights in!!

Monday morning we woke up and he started cleaning our place right away. I'm 100% convinced that cleaning is a "love language" of mine, and it meant so much that he did this. Like I'm talking laundry, scrubbing, spring cleaning, trash, EVERYTHING was getting done. He's the man. Later once I had showered, it was time to leave! A week or so prior, I had mentioned the idea of getting a quick photo shoot done for us by a friend for free, but told me he wanted us to visit the church we got married at, and do it ourselves. We decided we should recreate some of our favorite wedding pictures. So we made the trek up there, tripod in tow...and had ourselves a blast...even if we were trespassing.

Ah, that man...I love him.







Then we decided to have a little fun.







I promise he thinks I'm lovely...sometimes.

Then he treated me to dinner at Mimi's Cafe where we had our rehearsal dinner last year. It was incredible and was so nice to have quality time with him. I seriously love this man with my whole heart and it meant so much that he made this first anniversary so memorable!

We talked about all the places we've visited in our first year, and all the hilarious and awesome memories we've made along the way. I can't even wait to do it all again after year 2 has passed. That's so exciting to think about. Being married is fun!

*bonus points if anyone noticed those are the same shoes that I wore on our wedding day!! 

32 comments:

  1. That sweet man knows you well. YAY for an amazing gift but even more yays for such an incredible weekend to celebrate one year of wedded bliss. I seriously feel like I was just following along with the wedding plans. That means we've been friends for over a year. YAY. So thankful you came into my life sweet friend and even more thankful you are living a life that you deserve so much. xoxo.

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  2. Happy belated anniversary!! Sounds like a lot of fun--and that gift is perfect for you!

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  3. Omgoodness! What a sweetheart! So much thought went into this - I love it!

    And I agree, JC cleaning our house would probably the best he could EVER give me. Or a maid, but let's not be greedy ;)

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  4. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen a married couple do! Caleb is such a sweetheart!

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  5. I noticed the shoes right away. I'll take all those bonus points, please and thank you ;) Ha. What a wonderful way to spend a first anniversary!! You've got yourself a keeper right there---as if you didn't already know that. I know I said it earlier this week, but y'all are on to year 2!!! Eeee, marriage really is so fun.

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  6. That's awesome, what a fun weekend... you guys are so great!!

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  7. You guys are so much fun! What awesome ideas from Caleb too!! Love the photoshoot!!

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  8. I love this post!!! I'm so glad you guys had a great weekend celebrating and you both picked out the perfect gifts for each other :) SO excited about your new watch!!!! This just means I have to come visit again and bring mine and we can be those super cool runners with the cool watches :P

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  9. Too cute!!!! Next year you will call me for pictures, riiiight??? :)

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  10. lovelovelove! and the pictures you did yourselves are incredble!!

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  11. What a GREAT anniversary! So thoughtful of him to go recreate your wedding pics. And if you don't already, you are going to love your watch! I geek out about mine like nobody's business.

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  12. Mimi's Cafe is legit... I love their french toast. And I just adore how cute y'all are. We take pics every anniversary!

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  13. LOVE that you re-created some of your wedding photos...so fun! We're taking our second anniversary photos this weekend...can't wait!

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  14. I love this! I'm so glad you got a watch (ps - that's the non-traditional gift for year 1!). I noticed the yellow shoes! These pictures are the best!

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  15. I'm heaving big sighs of happiness all over my office today. The pictures are just melt-worthy...and a guy that cleans?! Keeper.

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  16. What a great anniversary celebration! Love the photos! And love Mimi's Cafe too! So yummy!

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  17. Aww absolutely perfect! Yes to the shopping and to the day you spent together! I love how you recreated pictures...such a great idea!

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  18. The.absolute.cutest. As precious pictures as your wedding! :-) Happy happy ani- hooray for more! I remember finding your blog pre marriage and its awesome to see everything change since :)

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  19. So cute! I LOVE the photo shoot you two did-absolutely adorable! (My favorite shot is the third one where you're both looking at the camera and his arms are wrapped around you, it's gorgeous!) Sounds like such a fun and memorable celebration-happy 1 year!

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  20. Love the pictures yall took at your photoshoot. So cute!

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  21. I noticed the shoes!!! I still remember you sending me your choices :) Yay for year one! And I love the pictures at the same spot...might have to steal that one!

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  22. I noticed the shoes too! So adorable!! I absolutely LOVE the idea of going back and making pictures where y'all go married at, so fun! The card is adorable, too!

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  23. love love love love this! These pictures make my heart so happy!

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  24. Pretty darn good for tripod selfies! Happy anniversary! (I'm so jealous of the cleaning bit)

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  25. You guys are just the cutest!!! The love you guys have is priceless and precious!! I cannot believe it has already been a year since you guys tied the knot!! Love that you guys went back to the church and took the tripod into your own hands!!

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  26. happy anniversary! i love that you guys went back out to the church you were married at to snap some pictures!

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  27. geesh i feel like i was just reading your posts about wedding planning and here you are celebrating 1 year!! congrats you two!!

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  28. Aww happy anniversary to a very deserving couple! :)

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  29. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got goosebumps reading through this like my heart just melted. This looks so fun and sounded absolutely PERFECT.

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  30. Aww! Yall are too cute! And I want to hear a review on your Tom Tom Runner! so glad you found my blog and commented because I love your blog. And I'm a semi newlywed too. First anniversary is coming up in Sept :)

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  31. So cute! Happy (late) anniversary!

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