first anniversary

D and I celebrated our first year of marriage with the cool air and steep roads of the Smokies. There were lazy mornings in the cabin, afternoon rain storms, lots of tennis-shoe-wearing, and a little too much eating. On Sunday morning, we hiked to the highest point of the Smokies. I had a pretty good whine going on until we spotted the grandmother hauling it ahead of us. Motivating, to say the least.

During the weekend, I thought a lot about what an incredible blessing our entire engagement and wedding process was. Our families, our wedding party, and all those who generously celebrated with us - their words and time will never be forgotten. I was wishing to be in a big room with all of them at one time. Maybe that's how anniversaries should really be celebrated.

It has been the best and fastest year of my life. A year full of change and lessons and newness. Here's to many, many more.


  1. Happy Anniversary, sweeties.  It was a wonderful time and I am so glad I was a part of such a wonderful beginning.  By the way, do you all know Chris is engaged?  Love to you both and all the happiness to come in the years ahead.

  2. Thank you, Mrs. Judy! And yes - we are so excited for Chris! Even got to hear all about it and pray for him before he popped the question!