Last month, September 16th to be exact, made one year since Ariel and I spoke our vows to each other in front of our loved ones. It has been an amazing year together as husband and wife. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner and best friend than Ariel.
To celebrate our day we did nothing. That’s right, we spent the day at home–as it seems to be the theme for most of our celebrations, which I love!–and cooked up some delicious meals. And by that I mean Ariel cooked a delicious meal for us to celebrate our big day. I love being home with Ariel, I think we are experts at that. And more so, we really enjoy each other’s company and he doesn’t mind when I fall asleep half way through movies or shows I suggest WE watch.
A couple of months ago Cartiza (thanks Cari!) sent us a free trial to Blue Apron to try their meals. When we received our first shipment I was immediately impressed by how fresh everything looked. They send exactly the amount of food that you’ll need for each meal, which i really love. I often feel guilty whenever I have to throw away food because we just let it go bad. I’m working on this though! Anyway, Ariel loved Blue Apron and so we decided to keep the membership. We’ve tried some really good meals so far. For our day, Ariel chose the pasta and it was soooo good I still think about it! (people do that, right? Think about certain meals for a long time, right?
I think I’m not alone when I say that one of the most satisfying things to watch is your husband cooking it up. There’s just something so cute and sexy and fun about a man cooking. I love that Ariel enjoys it and I’ve come to the realization that he cooks better than I do, which I’m definitely not complaining about
Let’s concentrate on the reality of the situation below… so serious! hehe
Just an FYI–These two are trouble makers, any kind of food held at waist length is subject of being snatched at any given moment. True story! #worsedogownersever
The food was delicious! And so very special! We had some TJ’s wine while we prepared our food and I contributed by making chocolate chip cookies for dessert. We kept coming to the mixer with our index finger for a treat of cookie dough for no other reason than because you just simply have to.
During our wedding ceremony, we put away letters to each other along with a bottle of wine to be opened for our 1st year anniversary. It’s crazy to think that that time has already arrived and that we’re a month in. I’m really happy that we took that day to slow down and just be with each other. We opened the box and read our notes and I was just so happy, teary eyed for the beautiful words Ariel wrote to me. That man i tell you!
After reading our first letters and drinking the wine, we sat down and wrote another set of letters to store with another bottle of wine for year two. It really is exciting to look forward to moments like these and to create these traditions for a lifetime. I’m all about creating memories and traditions to look back on. I remember a lot of special memories with my parents and brother and I just want to create more with my own family, especially for when we have a bigger family. I live for this!
Even though I (surprise, surprise!) burned the cookies, we managed to make an ice cream sandwich and celebrate our big 1! It was very sweet and more. It was a perfect day and I’m so thankful for my life next to this man who loves me and cares for me. Here’s to many many more years cooking, writing letters and opening the wooden box! Happy One!