On Monday May 28, 2012 James and I celebrated our one year anniversary!!! I seriously can't believe how fast this year went by. It was filled with so many amazing moments and some not so amazing moments but this year has taught me so much about myself and my husband. We have grown as individuals and as a couple and we are in such an amazing place in our life right now. We love and appreciate each other so much and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. We have so much to look forward to and are so excited to be going through this journey together.
So we spent the entire weekend together and we had so much fun! We had a fish/shrimp/anything that could possibly be fried fry on friday night with my maw maw and poppy and it was OH SO AMAZING!!! On Saturday some of our friends had a BBQ so we went there for a while and had fun just hanging out and watching their little baby Jax play in the kiddie pool. After that we spent the afternoon running errands and hanging out together. On Sunday we woke up and went to brunch together to celebrate our anniversary. We have heard a lot about a local restaurant's brunch on Sunday morning and finally decided to bite the bullet and go. And let me just say OMG SO GOOD!!!!!! We got to sit outside in the courtyard area by ourselves and it was so nice. They have so much food and everything looks so good. We filled three and a half plates and headed back to our spot to dig in! We also enjoyed Mimosas and with the food. We had such an amazing time and made so many awesome memories. After we finished brunch we headed home for the afternoon. We then had another family event that evening my grandfather cooked for the family Sunday evening so we went over to his house and ate AGAIN!!!! And of course it was amazing!!!! James and I just kept looking at each other and saying "How can we fit anything else in our belly's?" Monday was our actual anniversary so we wanted to chill out all day so we headed to my grandfather's house again and laid out by the pool all day. It was just the two of us and so nice to just relax after such an eventful weekend. The best part of the day was when I got a phone call from a florist telling me they where going to be delivering flowers to me and needed to know where I was at. I was totally surprised!! I had no clue he had ordered flowers. I love fresh flowers. I know a lot of people think they are a waste of money but it is something that I just love. I feel like flowers just make the day so much better and they cheer me up! So to finish up our amazing anniversary we took out the top layer of our wedding cake and did the traditional one year thing and ate our wedding cake. It was so cute and fun to just think back to our wedding day and talk about our favorite moments. We also decided that we wanted to do the traditional presents too. For weeks both of us have been trying to think of the perfect "paper" present. And I think we both did a great job. I made James a map of the United States and put buttons on all of the places we have gone together. We sadly haven't been very many places together but in the next 60+ years of our marriage we plan to see the world together. I got the idea from the handy-dandy Pinterest. I had so much fun making this present and it meant so much to me. It is definitely not perfect and there are a few mistakes but I made it and it made me so proud to give it to him. He loved it!! He on the other hand gave me a book of love coupons. He spent time looking for the perfect coupons and they are so sweet. a few of my favorites are breakfast in bed, one hour massage, and changing the channel when sports or man shows are on!!! We both put a lot of love and thought into our presents and they were both so sweet!
So that was our awesome anniversary weekend! We spent most of our weekend eating tons of amazing food and just had so much fun!!
Here is the blog where I got my present idea from: