Today is our 2nd year anniversary – wow time has REALLY flown! Two years ago I exchanged vows with my incredible husband. I never knew how much closer we could become. Yet here we are, even closer than we were before. Relationships are not supposed to be easy. With great communication though you can overcome any obstacle. This year has been proof of that. For those that wonder “how can you choose one person to stay the rest of your life with?” When you find a partner that shares and supports your goals and personal ambitions it makes it all the more easier. There is definitely something to be said about knowing one another’s strength and weaknesses and loving them none-the-less. In my opinion, the key to a successful relationship is not only communication but it’s the understanding of both individuals that their marriage is a partnership; yet there is also a mutual understanding of each others’ individuality. It’s also important to express gratitude every day. If you can take the time every day to be thankful for your significant other and be comfortable enough to genuinely express it; it will bring both of you so much closer.
To celebrate we took a day trip to the San Jose/Silicon Valley. We did a quick hike at Santa Teresa and we brought the dogs with us. We didn’t really plan it out and ended up eating shrimp and chicken wings in the car because we didn’t want to leave the dogs in the car in the hot sun. I was so happy that there was a Boiling Crab restaurant in San Jose. Jared knows that is my favorite place. It was a bit of a challenge to eat in the car but we managed to do so without making a mess at all!
Looking back: The wedding
Two years ago both of our families and friends came together to celebrate our union as husband and wife. We had a very casual wedding and it was my main goal to get through the day with minimal stress. Don’t get me wrong the weeks leading up to it had its moments. I remember I had gotten frustrated at Jared for a)not volunteering to help me with the wedding invitations and b) putting the stamps on crooked! I had broken down and cried that night but he held me and I knew it was just the building stress that I had refrained from expressing to him. I remember having to deal with sending out invitations and still not having an officiant in place to help us with our vows. My maid-of-honor pulled through for me though and arranged it with her friend who had a license to be our officiant.
Our parents did all of the cooking and sorted out all of the arrangements and equipment for the reception. My cousins really helped us out by being so amazing with setting up and cleaning up the reception hall. Oh and my brothers oh man I am so grateful for them because they really got everything running smoothly and ensured that every one was where they were supposed to be. I still remember them being on the phone with them after getting my hair done and they were telling me to find a way to stall because my parents hadn’t finish cooking yet and the wedding was technically supposed to start in 30 minutes. My bridesmaids really helped me cope with that hectic part. I remember we stopped by a Sonic and there we were sipping on our cherry-limeaids and I was doing everything in my power to ensure I did not spill a drop of that red liquid on my white dress. It was a fantastic day and I would not change a thing about it.
First Year Anniversary
For our first year anniversary we celebrated by going to New Orleans. We stayed in a beautiful room in the Bienville Hotel. For the life of me I could not understand why there was not a single bakery in the whole French Quarter. We got our fill on pralines though. Oh and tried some pretty fantastic food too. Jared was a bit stressed about driving around the city but we definitely had more fun walking around after finally finding a safe place to park. Cafe Du Monde was definitely one of the highlights of our stay there. Delicious cafe au lait and the beignets are the two things that will bring us back to New Orleans in the future.