Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Sunday was mine and Josh's 1 year anniversary. I can't believe it has been a year! It feels like yesterday I was getting ready for the best day of my life! A lot has happened in our first year of marriage: we moved twice (Troy to Birmingham, Birmingham to Tuscaloosa), we bought a house, 2 new cars, and we both got "grown-up" jobs. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I love waking up and seeing Josh beside me. I love the way we make each other laugh and how silly we are together and how we are just as crazy about each other as we were when we first starting dating. I assume that Josh would say all the same about me :)
First thing Saturday morning Josh wanted to open presents!
I got Josh tickets to the Falcons vs. Cardinals game!
Josh got me a diamond cross necklace!! It's soo pretty!!

We decided for our 1 year anniversary we would spend it at the Birmingham Zoo (we don't have to go far to have a good time)!

Josh feeding the flamingos at the zoo. It was super weird to have them eat out of your hand!

Afterwards we went to dinner and did a little shopping. It was nice to spend the day together with no itinerary and enjoy each other's company.

Then we had 1 year old wedding cake!! It tasted better than it looked! As delish as I remembered! :)

I think I'll keep him for another year! I love married life! :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Year Ago...

This time a year ago Josh and I were getting ready to graduate from Troy. Boy has time flown by! I feel like it was just yesterday I was preparing to become an adult and a wife! I have learned a lot in this past year as a "grown-up." I've learned that reading a textbook and taking a test doesn't compare to what I have experienced in this past year. I have learned more about teaching in this past year then I did in all my years at Troy. Now I know what some of you might say, "You must have not paid attention," or "Maybe you should have studied more." But on the contrary, I did study (most of the time :)) and I did pay attention. Still a textbook is nothing like seeing an autistic child in action, or trying to read with a child that reads on a beginning 1st grade level while in the 2nd grade. I am amazed at what children go through at home and how the best meal they will receive is the 2 they get at school. I have learned to work on Patience. I didn't realize how little I had, and how quickly I had to fix that.

Now, I have to admit, there are days where I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to still be in college. In the mornings when the alarm goes off at 5:50 and nights when I don't go to bed until 10:30 because I am grading papers. When I see pictures on Facebook of KD events and fun things happening on week nights; I wish, maybe just for a few minutes, that I could go back. However, I realize that that is part of growing up. Don't get me wrong I love "grown-up" fun, but I would love to sleep in some mornings.

I love my husband, I love my job, I just all around love my life. I thought I would just look back at the past year and reminisce about all that I have learned about life.