Our First Anniversary!

On August 10, 2012 we said “I do” in front of friends and family on a perfect PNW day in Fort Worden’s Battery Tolles. Matt and I still talk about our wedding all the time, reflecting on how it was exactly what we wanted…melting cake and all.

Saturday marked our first anniversary, and we celebrated by kicking back and taking time to enjoy it. No house projects, no plans. We wanted to kick back and enjoy our house and each other. We slept in, went to the farmer’s market and strolled through the grocery store (might sound like a chore but we love to grocery shop). We stopped by the dairy and bought raw milk. We took the scenic way home. In the afternoon Matt made pizza dough so that we could celebrate with homemade pizza for our anniversary dinner. Yes, there is a story there: pizza was the first dinner Matt made for me. We drank champagne with peaches in the hot tub and then feasted on fresh, homemade pizza while watching the Food Network. It was so us, so simple, and exactly how we wanted to round out our first year.

Dessert: yep, our wedding cake top! We pulled it out of the freezer to thaw and even after much transportation + a move, it tasted perfect. The decoration was smeared, and yes, eventually ALL the frosting melted off (just like our wedding day!), but it was perfect.

What a year it has been. Wedding, honeymoon, 1st year of grad school (me), new job (Matt), buying a house…yep, life is pretty dang amazing. I feel so lucky to share it with my best friend.


On Sunday, life was back to “normal”. We worked on the house all day, clicking off projects non-stop.

Paint dining room ceiling: check

Paint dining room trim: check

Build 4 shelving units: check

Swap out mattresses: check

Deep clean bathroom: check

Make butter: check

Move boxes: check

Water plants: check

Yep, it was a very good weekend in our house!


5 thoughts on “Our First Anniversary!

  1. Did your folks ever tell you that the layers were slipping off their cake that our next door neighbor Nonnie Beeson made? Love Grammy

    • Another bonus about our wedding cake: we got it from Safeway so we can get a “topper” for any anniversary!

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Aug 15, 2013, at 1:45 PM, “Moose & Turtle on Vashon”

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