Looking into the Past: Anniversary Edition

Well, well, well. How are my fellow mug huggers and caffeine chuggers? I hear my gorgeous Kristen has spilled the beans for me. Yes, today it has been one year since I married my high school sweetheart, Jaymes. Let me tell you, while we’ve known each other for 10 years, 1 month, and 5 days, we haven’t been together for all that time. (Before you look at me sideways, I am the weirdo that remembers the exact date we met.) There’s a limit to what I will share with you, but what I will say is this is our third, and hopefully, final go around at this whole being together thing.

Y’all this man really really loves me. – Photo Credit Redwoods Photography

While I’m not advocating everyone go get back with their ex, Jaymes is the love of my life and no matter what I did everything always brought me back to him. I know, I know. That sounds like some cheesy line in a pop song or a romance novel, but it’s true. No part of that was easy though. The thing I’ve learned from my first year of marriage is simple: Talk It Out. That thing you don’t want to be vulnerable about, or are too scared to say, talk about it. That fight you are having or feelings you are stewing with, talk about it.

Kristen took this photo of me during a lake trip the second time we dated.

As is tradition, we took our wedding cake out of the freezer and tried it. Honestly, it was surprisingly delicious. It was so beautiful we didn’t want to eat it. Once we started we became barbarians eating with our hands, but that pretty much sums up our marriage.

On my lips: Twisted Kisses, Kiss Me Twice because it’s my favorite

In my husband’s Batman mug: Celestial Seasonings “Sleepytime Extra” with honey

2 thoughts on “Looking into the Past: Anniversary Edition”

  1. Congratulations again Rachel on a successful year being married. I pray you have many more happy years ahead of you both.
    As a “punishment” might I suggest that you wright a poem on a specific topic picked out by your co-author?
    Kristen, I remember all to well the day you wrote that poem. Lessons learned, my father’s parable still rings true in my ears.

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    1. Yes, his parable was a big part of this poem. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Lessons learned and, finally, remembered.


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