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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

1 Year Down, A Whole Bunch More to Go

I have so many wonderful things to say about marriage, but that would be boring. No one wants to hear about cuddle time, or how we share practically every meal we eat together. If you want that, you could just turn on the Hallmark channel or something. I'm here speaking the truth :) So, it's been just over a year, and we still haven't got this marriage thing down. He can't do the dishes right, and I can't keep my side of the bathroom clean. He leaves his clothes wherever it is that he took them off (living room floor, couch, doesn't matter), and I go through the house picking them all up while cursing under my breath :) I guess we just haven't quite adjusted yet. I do SO pray for that day to come (sooner than later please!).

Of all the things I want to move on from for this first year, I will definitely miss being "newlyweds." There's just something about American's loving newlyweds & we took full advantage of it. From the morning after our wedding & getting free Starbucks, to getting a major discount at our hotel for our anniversary trip, I will miss it all dearly. But I definitely look forward to the next many years of perfecting our relationship & hopefully a lot less yelling :)

Here's the pics of our trip that we took late April. We stayed a night in LA to watch cousin Kevin perform at the Magic Castle. AWESOME!! From L to R: Mario, Me, Mom, Grandpa Lee, Dad, Donnie, Kevin & Aunt Peggie. We all got together for dinner before the show.
Since we couldn't take any pics inside the castle, this is the only one I have from that night.
The next night we were in San Diego & ate at this fantastic pub (some British thing), with the best fish & chips, hands down.

The next day we went to Sea World. When we were planning our trip, we decided on San Diego because we thought it'd be warm. Notice how almost all our pics we have sweaters on!

You can't go to Sea World without seeting the Shamu show! Or a huge horse (?)

Mar tried to catch a bunny

The next day was our anniversary, and we drove to La Jolla. Beautiful, but packed! Took us forever to find a parking spot, and when we did we only had an hour to shop (in a bunch of stores we wouldn't even afford to look in, let alone go in). So we drove down to the beach & took some pics. I heart these pics, so pretty...

That night we celebrated with Sushi, as if you didn't already know! Good thing I brought my little back dress...

On our last day we went to the Wild Animal Park. Neither one of us had been there, so that was kinda nice. I'll put those in a slide, since there's a million pics. But I had to show this one seperate. I think they moved King Julian from Madagascar to SD. I bet he's just sitting there thinking, "I'm just better than you".

After all that, I still got the final rose :)


Older and Wisor said... seems like just yesterday that I could fit into a little black dress. Enjoy it while you can (unless you're one of those that will ALWAYS be able to...and then I'll have to hate you. Consider this a warning.)

And as far as marriage adjustment? I'd say that the first year is the most difficult. No....most eye-opening. Oh, a marriage actually requires WORK? EFFORT? How can that be when we are sooooo in love? Don't worry- you'll get it. Or finally realize that there isn't any thing to get. By the time you finally develop enough patience for Mario you'll have kids and then you'll have to start all over ;)


Pollock Palooza said...

Ha! I love what Rebecca wrote. And I do agree at the surprise that there is A LOT of effort put into our marriage. It's funny now to think on some of the hard times and how I would get SO frustrated (or PMS I'm not sure) and after we'd work through it the hard part would seem silly and lame. Wouldn't change it for the world.

Krista Gage said...

You rock that little black dress.'s a line I use when ever Paul gets bugged by me. I simply say (as could YOU PYT, pretty young thang) "..but I'm pretty." Works for me. ;-)

Wilkinson said...

You both are so adorable! Glad you had a fantastic anniversary. Jason and I are going on four (six together) this October! how has life been treatin you cathc me up,here ism y new email Hope to still keep in touch. I am coming to Fresno this August, we should get together, it will be just Momand I. Take care. Mandy