Monday, October 11, 2010

You might be a redneck if...

So I totally had this pop into my head last night. Dan and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and had just gotten home from eating dinner at Shoguns. I had our cake out on the kitchen table and had just started unwrapping it so we could slice a piece off. Dan was taking care of the wine that my mom had was the same wine that we toasted to at the wedding. Well it didn't take Dan long to figure out that this particular bottle was corked and we didn't have a corkscrew.

I was so dissapointed! Here I thought we were just going to have to forget about the wine and I was really looking forward to a glass. But Dan had a plan.... and neither of them worked. The first involved a drill bit and drill, where he drilled into the cork. But he went too far and ended up going through the cork. Well you know what happened next...little bits of cork fell into the wine...yuck! So it was on to the next plan...this one we got off the involved taking a large screw and putting it into the cork and then pulling it out with a pair of pliers. That didn't work either. :(

At this point we had been trying to open this bottle for about 30 minutes and getting very frustrated was I! So what was the only option left? Go to Wal-Mart for a corkscrew of course! Needless to say, I ended up getting a corkscrew and we were able to successfully open the bottle of wine. We even managed to get most of the cork bits out of the wine without having to injest them.

It was definitly not the smoothest operation, but then I guess most redneck moments probably aren't smooth!

P.S. the wine was as good as I remember from the wedding and was totally worth it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

10~10~10: One year and counting!

Well we did it! Made it to our 1 year anniversary. It seems like yesterday that I was waking up on my wedding day ready to get it started so we could celebrate with everyone around us.

It was a picture perfect day at the end of a week that was filled with cold, rainy weather. But when I woke up it was a beatiful 56 degrees and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. And since we were having an outdoor wedding, trust me, this made all the difference. I had all the girls come over to my moms house so we could spend the morning getting pampered. Big thanks to Jenn Horton who did a fantastic job on our hair and makeup. She was the only person that I would trust to do our hair on that day...since I was told I was not to touch a curling iron! When we were all done, we climbed into the BMW Limo that my dad suprised us with. I knew were were getting one, just not one that cool! It was amazing. The girls downed a bottle of champagne on the trip to fayetteville and we were all exicited to get to the Botanical Gardens. +

After that everything just flew by like a blur and before I knew it we were lining up and dad and I were waiting to walk down the mile long isle. Seriously, now that I look back on it, why did I insist on walking ALL that distance? But I guess it was worth it in the end because a few minutes later I was being pronouced married! Then the real party started!

The whole day I felt so blessed to have the people I cared about most around us to help celebrate our new lives together. But after a day jammed packed with family, friends, food, dancing, and of course love, it was nice to be alone with my new husband.

Since that day, we've had some great moments and a few not so great moments, but what's never changed is that I love Dan more than anything and wouldn't change a moment of what happened last October 10th.

Tonight we are celebrating by eating our year old cake. (We'll see if we actually go through with it!) We're also going out to eat at Shoguns, and will hopefully get to enjoy some of the amazing champagne we toasted with at the wedding. And of course we'll include Lola in on the festivities when possible because she is part of our lives now!