Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monthiversaries

Today marks our 7 month anniversary. The first year of marriage feels a lot like the first year of your child's life in that you want to celebrate each passing month. Because each month that first year feels like a mini milestone.  It's amazing how quickly time really does fly by, I feel like I'm going to blink and it will be our one year anniversary. I still can't believe that this weekend we will be celebrating our first Christmas as a married couple and our third together as a couple.

There's a chance mother nature might put a crimp in our plans and dump a bunch of snow on us this weekend possibly affecting our ability to see our families. But as disappointing as that would be, so long as I'm with my husband on Christmas day I'll be happy. After all I've been waiting my whole life to celebrate Christmas with my husband. If we have to spend our day snowed in alone together in front of the fire eating the sweet potato casserole and homemade mac n cheese I was planning to bring to my brother's house it will still be a wonderful day.

I'm not gonna lie this year is probably the happiest I've ever been at Christmas time. The Christmas decorations seem prettier, the Christmas music is less annoying and I don't find shopping as irritating as in the past. Back in my single days I found this time of year always rather depressing. As much as I love my family and friends there's just something about sharing this time with that special someone.

Our first Christmas together we were still a fairly new couple and there was the anxiety what to buy each other and spending the day with each other's families who were also still new to us.  Then last year we had the stress of saving for and planning a wedding hanging over our heads. But this year we are happily settled into married life, Kristian has a new job that he loves and we're looking forward to buying a new house together and life is good. Life is really good.

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Hope Mother Nature allows your Christmas plans to continue, but either way have a Merr(ied) Christmas :-)

Teenage Bride said...

Marriage makes the whole world glow brighter doesn'rt it?
!!!

KLaw said...

Aww! This makes me smile. I love it.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Aww...you even made the Grinch smile with that one! But you're right, marriage does make the holidays just a bit brighter...and having a baby is just icing on the cake!

Marian said...

Seriously, doesn't time just seem to fly by now that you are married?!?! I feel the exact same way.

And in regards to the snow..maybe it can just skip over you guys and head on up here...happy medium:)

Sara said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday- snowed in or with the whole family.

Bicoastal Bride said...

Merry First Married Christmas! I hope the snow won't be too heavy there. Here in Cali, it hasn't stopped raining all week since I got here!