Sunday, July 14, 2013

Year 1


Can you believe it? We have officially been married for a year already! This year has provided us with  ups and downs, good and bad, tears and laughs, but most of all love. It is soo crazy to me to think that a year ago we trucked on over to the courthouse in good ol' Texas and tied the knot. Little did we know what was in store for us as a military family.

We spent the first 6 months of marriage apart. Pure craziness looking back on it now, but we did it. After finishing up in Texas we got the nod to head to Georgia. The holidays were crazy trying to see everyone and pack everything up for our trip. At that time we didn't know where we would be for how long, but I was ecstatic to be reunited with you.

The road trip south was an interesting one. Trekking across the entire country provided some breathtaking scenery. How many people can say they were in 4 states all in one day? Check that off the bucket list! You drove for 53/55 hours. Thank you for allowing me to attempt to drive the truck with the car on a tow dolly behind. I will never need to relive those 2 hours of anxiety again.

Arriving in Georgia was both thrilling and stressful. I had no job and therefore no outlet besides housework. We both know I don't thoroughly enjoy those tasks. Being creatures of habit we stuck to our little town that resembles home and settled in quite nicely. I made a few friends that I won't ever forget and heard a tornado warning siren for the first time! The bugs, heat and food were very different but we found our groove and appreciated the time spent in the peach state.

Then it all changed. You came home with a verrrry serious face and said guess where we are going next. I thought I might throw up. We had finally accepted life in the south and to go through another transition to somewhere that could be worse (Fort Polk) was not something I was ready to hear. Then you dropped the bomb. The holy grail of PCSs for (most) military families. We were going HOME! At first I thought it was a cruel joke. I waited about a week to hear that it was a mistake. Then hope creeped in. And finally reality hit. Most people would start planning a move and get organized a few weeks prior. But we also had that kick ass wedding to throw the week before our move date.

Our wedding was quite possibly the best one to have ever taken place in history. I may be a little biased. It was a whirlwind trip home and once we have pictures I can accurately relive that day! Some people look back and state the things they would do different or change about their big day. Not me. I couldn't have asked for a better day. Drama happens, especially with alcohol. But I was never one of those brides that thought my wedding day would be perfect. Check out of fantasy land ladies!!

Back to Georgia we went, moving ensued, and another road trip where I did not attempt to drive at all!

Here we are. Home sweet home in the Evergreen state. How much more happy, blessed, thankful, relieved could we be? Looking back on that first year is amazing. We did it and it was so easy even with all the military wrenches in our life plan. Life with you is easy. Easy is the best word because we just fit.You are my best friend and I know each passing year of marriage will only get better. Thank you for still being the patient, hardworking, sacrificing, hilarious, hunk of man I married one year ago. Marriage is hard, but in you I have found the person I want to navigate this crazy thing called life. Here is to many more years of bliss together.

Now lets go get some damn Mexican food! The one thing we will ALWAYS agree on!!


1 comment :

  1. Awe I love this post. That life is crazy, and the husband and I wish he was active. But even then, they still manage to throw curve balls at us.

    Happy one year dear.