so it’s been a year

I love you and I like you.

It’s been one year and four days of wedded bliss.

One year and four days filled with Netflix marathons, crockpot chili, fried eggs, toast, mini vacations, failed (yet hilarious) romantic getaways, hikes, lazy Saturdays, and a whole heap of Trader Joe’s kettle corn.

I could not have asked for a better friend to share this year with.

This man that makes me laugh harder than anyone I know, and whose rendition of the Family Ties theme song will be heard by no one but I. He makes the best fried eggs, lets me cry over documentaries about whales, and tells me I’m beautiful even when I come home in my YMCA uniform, complete with baby snot and finger paint smudges.

This year has taught me so much about myself.

I’ve learned that I’m selfish, I take things too personally (sometimes), and I really really hate housework. I’ve learned a little bit more on how to communicate (I’m still learning), and that grocery shopping and cooking dinner seem like two very romantic things while dating, but in reality are just two expensive things that create more dishes to wash. Going out to eat is way more fun.

When Caleb and I got engaged, we heard mixed things about marriage.

Mostly, we heard: “Our first year was so tough, but it was definitely a….learning experience.”

And while we, like most couples, chuckled to ourselves and thought, “We got this. We are so ready for marriage. Now let’s go watch a movie and make out…” this piece of (often unsolicited) advice continues to ring true.

It’s a learning experience.

Learning how to live with someone that was brought up in a completely different way, and how not to kill each other in the process.

We are blessed, and I pray that this second year is filled with just as many adventures and episodes of Frasier as the first.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, we are adventuring to Montreal very early tomorrow morning.

Hopefully I will have some great pictures/food reviews to share. 🙂

Oh, and happy (almost) Fourth of July!

p.s. If you’re curious as to where the gif is from, go watch this clip. And then go watch every season of Parks and Recreation on Netflix. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9PJOebnENY)

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The Return

I’m back!

Correction: We’re back.

  This whole summer has been a whirlwind. Living at home with my parents was an interesting experience, and I learned a lot about how my relationship with them is changing (for the better of course).

They are no longer my sole providers & caretakers, but are now my friends. Strange, but good.

I also became a master chef and I’ll probably have my own show on Food Network very, very soon.

Our wedding was perfect. Every single moment.

We were both so calm, and the day turned out to be beautiful.

Our pictures are incredible.

The honeymoon was fantastic.

And I am surely blessed with a caring and loving husband.

The past two weeks we have spent settling into our home.

Our living room: pinterest worthy.

Our kitchen: adorable.

I was also hired as an Assistant Preschool Teacher at the YMCA right by our apartment – amazingly convenient.

Life is good, and God is faithful. He has continually shown His goodness & has blessed us more than we could ever deserve. More posts hopefully to come. : )

xo

– K

Almost an Anderson

Hello dear void,

I always seem to find myself blogging in the early morning; after I finally finish that 10 page research paper for Ed. Psych that was due a week ago {I’m a good student, I swear}, or when I know deep down inside that I need to go to bed because in 4 hours I have to get up for morning class.

It’s a never-ending, blogging cycle.

This time around, I genuinely cannot sleep.

There are thousands of thoughts and wonders going on in my noodle, and it all comes down to the fact that in 68 days,I am getting married.

That’s right, people. I am going to be a wife.

HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!  

If you actually knew me, it wouldn’t seem that crazy to you, because honestly, I know everything there is to know about marriage…right? Right.Wrong.

But in reality, I am ready for the commitment that is matrimony. {I bolded that because it’s a medium sized word that carries a ton of weight.}

I’ve experienced the ups and downs of my parents’ marriage and know for sure that having a husband isn’t always a walk in the park.

Caleb and I have been together a year and a handful of months, and during this period of time I have found my very best friend, and basically the person I am most willing to talk to for the rest of my life.

He’s just that interesting.

I’m not sure what this blog will consist of, but will most likely be a conglomeration of random thoughts, stories, and in the end, will hopefully be unique.

-K