Monday, November 21, 2016

{ Married Life } Favorite 1st Year Memories

Wow, it is just crazy to think that exactly one year ago today I was getting ready to walk down the aisle to marry my best friend! This year has flown by, we blinked and we are celebrating our 1st anniversary. 

People say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, I don't have anything to compare it too quite yet, but it was difficult. It was a lot of change and a lot to get used to. I will be honest, the first few months were most definitely more difficult than the last few months; at times it was like we were starting a brand new relationship and were having to get to know each other all over again. But when we got into arguments we learned from then and learned how not to react or how to react in a more positive way. We have learned a lot during our first year of marriage and I am so thankful to have Timmy by my side while we do life together. 

This past year has been a lot of fun, we have been enjoying our first year as Mr. & Mrs. and have loved every minute of it! With today being our anniversary I thought I would recap some of my favorite moments from our first year as Mr. & Mrs. Stephenson!

We got married on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, so we decided to go on our Honeymoon after the holiday. So that meant we didn't have to get up early and board a plane the Sunday after our wedding. So in true Ashley fashion we went to Japanese the day after our wedding. As everyone who knows me, knows I love Japanese so getting to go the day after we got married was a special treat!

Christmas plans were a big adjustment that Timmy and I both had to figure out. His family has their traditions and my family has ours. In the past we haven't really spent Christmas with each other's families, so our first married Christmas we had to make some adjustments and split time with both of each other's families. It is still a work in progress but we think we may have a good system going. But it was the first Christmas I had to share my seat with someone, after 25 years, Christmas morning! But if I had to share it with someone, I am glad it was him!

We were blessed with the opportunity to go to Mexico twice in our first year of marriage! Our first was on our  Honeymoon and the second was for a  work trip. Both trips were amazing! 

Another favorite memory from our first year was getting to see Garth Brooks together! It has always been a dream of Timmys to see Garth Brooks live and I got to experience it with him!

We made some pretty amazing memories this first year and I can't wait to see what our future holds!
Happy anniversary babe!

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