As of sometime this afternoon, Marissa and I will have been married one whole year. A few months into our marriage I was working as a volunteer at my church while Marissa traveled. I happened to mention to someone that I was coming up on my six month anniversary. He said, “The first year is always rough, but it gets better.”
I nodded and thanked him for the encouragement, but quite frankly I can’t imagine married life getting better. My first year wasn’t rough. It was wonderful, and I can’t imagine what “better” than wonderful looks like.
So this is my one year anniversary post, a celebration of all the awesome times my wife and I enjoyed in the last year complete with pictures!
Then we headed to Canada for our honeymoon. Where Marissa pointed at something interesting off in the distance.Then realized I was taking pictures.We saw a cathedral! But didn’t go inside as that cost money.
When we got back we adopted a stray cat. Here is the smug little jerk sitting in our living room.
We shaved him to teach him a lesson. At some point Marissa tried to take a picture with the shaved cat. It went horribly awry and I was able to document every bit of it.
I spent the entirety of November writing a whole novel. (Not pictured because it is boring.) Marissa spent the whole month of November supporting me. Meanwhile Marissa had started a job at a friendly inner-city school. Well, it isn’t exactly inner-city, but it’s really rough. I got to spend the year supporting her through that.
We capped the year off with a trip to Glacier National Park where I told a bunch of bad jokes, and a shorter but equally great trip to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee (my first southern excursion.)I love my wife and am excited for another year together.