Saturday, August 15, 2009


Emily and I celebrated our First Anniversary yesterday on August 14th. I know she is usually the blogger of the family, but I wanted to do this post. I can't believe it has been one year!! I am so lucky to be married to my best friend. Here is a quick whirlwind of our first year of marriage together.

As you can see, ever since we met each other almost five years ago, it has been a wild ride. I mean how many get to fall in love in Hawaii? From jumping out of planes to swimming with sharks, we have had some amazing experiences together.

We took our engagement pictures at a barn in Texas.

Our actual Wedding Invitation.

My beautiful bride!!!! She's gonna kill me for posting this picture, but its my favorite picture EVER!!

I will never forget our wedding day!! Although it was definitely a crazy day, it was amazing!! Check out those Cowboy Boots!!

I had to throw this picture in here. During the last month or two of my mission I started writing a song for Emily called "No More Goodbyes." For those of you who know us well, you know that we spent the first three years of our relationship saying goodbye at airports. Anyways, at our dinner I gave a small speech about how much I loved Emily, and then I sang her the song. Really cheesy, but the best part was that after that she stood up and spent five minutes talking about how much she loved her family, and then she sat down without saying a word about me!HAHA I guess she has made it up to me this past year.:)

The day after our wedding, we left for our honeymoon in San Antonio. We went to The Alamo, Six Flags, and Sea World. We also ate almost every night at Rain Forrest Cafe. (They're Pizza is amazing!!)

Us at Rain Forrest Cafe

After the honeymoon it was back to Hawaii. This is our one month anniversary!

Our first Christmas together.

Our first Valentines Day together also happened to be our six month anniversary. When I came home from work Emily had decorated the entire apartment. I'm so grateful for all the little things she does to make me happy. (Don't worry, I have cut my hair since then....haha)

For our six month anniversary/Valentines day, we went on a trip to the island of Kauai. It was so beautiful. Our favorite part was our hike along the Pali coast which ended at this 200 ft waterfall. Emily had a bladder infection throughout the entire hike, but she was a trooper!!

Sipping on a smoothie at the Ali'i Luau, where everything began. This is where Emily and I first got to know each other when we worked there in 2005.

As you can see, this past year of our lives has been quite a journey. It has been fun, unpredictable, and exciting. We've laughed and cried together, been through ups and downs together, and learned and grown together. I can't think of anybody else I would rather have by my side as I travel through life. Emily, you are my best friend in the whole world, and I love you more than you will ever know. Thank you for the most amazing year ever. I can't even begin to imagine how much better each one will be. Happy Anniversary, I love you most.

7 nice thoughts:

Anonymous said... cute. You guys are seriously the cutest couple. Happy Anniversary and may the next 50 years be even better!

Candi Brundage

Kadan, Trish, and J said...

So stinking cute!! I'm so happy for you guys, and hope you have just as great of a second year together. Happy Anniversary!!

Jaime said...

Ok, Alex that was too cute! I remember the early days and talking to you and Emily about how much you guys already loved each other! I am so happy for the both of you!

Crystal said...

You two are just so adorable! I am so glad you found each other and are so happy together. Congratulations on completing one year of the best journey ever!

Wes and Nikki Crandall said...

CONGRATS! That first year flies by uh? :) I am so happy for you guys! When will you be out here in Utah? I heard it was soon....????

Hannah & Dara said...

AWWWW the 1st year i remember that it feels like forever ago. Dara and i will be married 2 years in nov feels! Congrates you two, we miss ya in hawaii!

colterhaycock said...

Honestly... no post about the babies yet? Come on!