Thursday, June 28, 2012

One Year

I can't believe our first married year has come and gone. Monday was such a special occasion as we reflected back on the memories of our last twelve months together. I've never been one to celebrate anniversaries, dating or the like, so this was all very new to me. I now see what all the hype is about! Sure, it's just another day, but it's also a milestone...a date and point in time worth honoring. I feel so blessed that God put Zach in my life and has given us so much to be thankful for. I love you, Z! Thank you for making this the most amazing year of my life.

Zach came home (early!) from work with these beautiful blooms.
Since the first year tradition is to give "paper", I made Z a scrapbook of our first year together with pictures and memories from each month.
Zach gave me a Bible with my new name on it :). I love it so much! He did great.

How do you and your sweetie celebrate anniversaries? Any special or unique traditions??

We are headed to the doctor this afternoon for Tiny's 20 week check-up; I'll be back tomorrow with an update!


  1. Aww Happy Anniversary! Love your beautiful flowers! And love that Zach surprised you and came home early, that’s the best!
    Your scrapbook turned out AMAZING!! Aww I love it!!
    Enjoy your evening together!

  2. That is great that y'all did paper! Brandon and I did as well. He made me four beautiful origami birds and had them framed and I made him a coupon book. His present was way neater than mine!

  3. What a sweet 1 Year celebration! The flowers are so bright and gorgeous and your scrap book turned out SO cute! That will be fun to look back on. Your Bible is precious and such a good idea too! Love y'all to pieces! : )

  4. Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!! Wow, you two really did fantastic with both of your gifts. Love the Bible!! and the flowers are beautiful. Enjoy your special night celebrating.

  5. My Zac and I spent our first Anniversary weekend at a Bed and Breakfast... it's documented in our love story tab if you're bored one day and want to read :)

  6. Happy anniversary!!! Gorgeous flowers and bible (I used to have that bible)! And what a great idea to make a scrapbook: I made a scrapbook for Nate for our one year "dating" anniversary. We try to celebrate our wedding anniversary with a trip! And love the idea of a bible with your new name: that is actually how Nate proposed to me! He gave me a bible with "Chrissy Johnson" and I said, "Oh, is this for the future? Thanks so much!" and I turned around and he was on one knee!

  7. Happy Happy Anniversary!!!! We always go out to dinner and do something fun that day or weekend. I make a big deal about our Wedding Anniversary, Its near and dear to my heart!!!! Beautiful flowers girly!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary to both of you. You are so lucky to have found each other and to be so happy. Gorgeous flowers and an awesome scrapbook. You are so talented. Love the bible with your name on it too.
    We just celebrated our 25 anniversary a few weeks ago. I bought a small book of verses on our first anniversary and wrote a note in it. Each year I write a small note, poem etc. It is fun to look back and see how far we have come. (We promised each other 50 years together when we married..) It has gone by much too quickly.
    Best wishes for all three of you. PS you do not look like 5 months pregnant!!!

  9. I was never one to celebrate anniversaries either. I figured I'm dating I'm not married I'm not celebrating! :) Well now that we're married I am excited to finally do it. Ours isn't until October so we will see what we're doing! Congrats to you guys. Love the scrapbook idea. So cute!

  10. Those are some seriously beautiful flowers! Zach has great taste.
    I love the scrapbook you made for him. It will be something you both can always treasure and look back on. Your first year as mr and mrs has definitely been an amazing one and I wish you many, many more!! Year two will be full of blessings and memories! :)
    Have a sweet weekend, my friend!

  11. Happy one year anniversary!
    We celebrated our one year last August... with our 3 month old!
    People thought we were crazy to get pregnant within the first year of marriage, but I wouldn't of changed it for anything!
    I hope you feel the same!!! :)


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