What an incredible year it has been. This first year of marriage has FLOWN by!! I can't believe a year ago today Kevin and I were saying "I do!" I have learned a lot this past year about being a wife. I thought the first year of marriage would be easy because we had already been together for four years and knew each other so well, but it was tough at times! Each day you have to chose to love, forgive, have fun, and laugh. Thankfully I married a man who makes me laugh everyday! Living together was a new adjustment at first but has been a blast and has taught us how important it is to communicate!
Getting Sadie was one of the highlights of this past year. Having a dog really changes your routine! It has been fun to make decisions together and have something that is just ours. We love our little pup!
Another highlight for me was continuing to have Kevin as the second shooter for the business. I loved traveling with him and working with him!! He has become an amazing photographer and I can't imagine running Anna Grace Photography without him :)
I have learned through books and conversations with others that the biggest thing in a marriage that men need is respect, just as women need love. The most encouraging thing about marriage is that it is a process of learning about the other person and how to love them better. I am thankful that through trusting in God and looking to Him I will always be growing. I want to be the best wife I can be and respect Kevin as a man and as my husband.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Our wedding verse above from Hebrews 6:19 still rings true in our house. We hold on to the hope of Christ returning and the hope of His unfailing love for us. We cling to that in marriage and can only love because Christ loved us. Marriage is such a beautiful gift from God and I am very thankful for it!
My friend Rebekah Hoyt gave me the idea to do this post back in 2012 and I couldn't wait to do it our first year of marriage! We took a photo of ourselves during each season of our first year of marriage! What makes it special is we did the exact same pose in the exact same location. I love seeing these 4 pictures and thinking back to the winter, spring, summer, and fall with Kev! It reflects the beautiful year it has been and the journey we started on November 10, 2013. Enjoy these shots from each season!
LOVE!! So excited for the canvas's to come in so we can hang them in our new place!!! Below is our fabulous wedding video made by Brian Wilcox. So fun reliving the best day of our life!
A few of pics from our wedding, thank you Katelyn James!
Such an amazing day!! See more images from our wedding here! I am so thankful for an incredible husband. I love you to the moon and back. Here's to a lifetime together! xoxoxo