i can't believe it's already been one year and one month since jesse and i got married. it has been the best year of my life. on the real. before we got married everyone wanted to give us advice and their input. and everyone we heard from was right. marriage has been so much fun. it has been so difficult. but at the same time so easy. i am so thankful for jesse. and still get giddy about him. and that we get to do life together. i'm thankful for a church family that encourages us. and thankful for the pre-marital counseling we had. though we prepared as much as we could, we just couldn't know completely the struggles we would have and what habits would drive us bonkers.
nothing has been more sanctifying. nothing has been more life giving. and nothing has been more challenging. jesse loves and leads me well. i've battled homesickness. long commutes. health problems. and job changes. and when i've freaked out, cried uncontrollably, and been completely irrational, he has learned to sit, listen, and just give me a hug.
such a special year. i just don't even know how to write about it all in a blog. the Lord is so stinking good.
Our wedding - May 8, 2010
Our honeymoon in Jamaica
to celebrate our anniversary we took a road trip to fredericksburg, tx - the cutest town in texas. it was so nice to get away and just enjoy time with each other. we ate so well that weekend. and laughed. and exchanged presents. because i love presents!
friday night we ate at hondo's on main. stinkin' good food and the best atmosphere.
this is the precious bed and breakfast we stayed at.
we climbed this on our actual anniversary - enchanted rock.
i'm afraid of heights and it was hot. so i'm not sure why i thought it would be romantic, but it turned out to be so incredible.
jesse is a video producer. so he just got the raw footage from our wedding and planned on editing it himself. i had bugged him all year to edit our video. and it never happened. i was thinking it'd be the perfect anniversary gift, but didn't want to expect anything so i didn't get my hopes up. (having expectations has been a big lesson this year) but because my husband is so incredible, guess what i got for our anniversary. the most perfect video that you can see here.