Dear Nashville,
April 30, 2016
May 2016 in Review
June 1, 2016

Year ONE

When I look back on our first year together, my memories are full of love, joy, happiness, adventure, challenge, change, and excitement – as any first year of marriage should be! It’s crazy to think that one year ago today we set out on the biggest adventure of our life. Thanks to our incredible friends and family for supporting us through this first year!

Shout out to Needle + Thread for our amazing wedding footage – the perfect reminder of our golden day!

Interested in a full wedding recap? Southern Weddings shared more details!

Our first year: 2015-2016

  • Got married
  • Honeymooned in Canada
  • My parents moved to Arizona and Dad took over a company
  • I helped pack up my parent’s home in Nashville and sadly said goodbye to our 3-minute drive apart
  • Celebrated my mom’s birthday with V GF chocolate cake
  • Met our first nephew
  • Kicked off our first married holiday season with Thanksgiving in Cedarburg
  • G chopped down his first ever Christmas tree
  • Spent Christmas at Watersound
  • Rang in the new year in Atlanta
  • I started a new job in Nashville
  • G applied to nurse practitioner school – this meant lots of studying, GRE prep, applications, and pre-requisite courses…
  • …the same week he was accepted into school he received a promotion… which took us to MN!
  • Celebrated G’s birthday with a surprise/farewell party
  • We moved to the Twin Cities
  • And lots of other adventures, cooking, wine nights, time with family and friends, and more!

Lessons G learned about H:

  • She doesn’t compromise
  • She simultaneously loves/hates surprises
  • She is outdoorsy at heart
  • She loves to love and makes everyday special

Lessons H learned about G:

  • He is incredibly loving and always has my best interests at heart
  • He is way more particular than me
  • He loves to have a plan and a list
  • He has more patience than I ever thought was humanly possible

Lessons WE learned about marriage:

  • Marriage is HARD work but 333% worth it!
  • Home is where the heart is – as long as we’re together, it doesn’t matter where life takes us.
  • Don’t overcommit – time together is as equally important as charity functions, volunteer opportunities, etc.