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!