This Christmas season has been so special because it’s our first married Christmas. We are able to start our own traditions and borrow some of the ones we had growing up. This time of year has probably been one of my favorite parts of our first year of marriage. We haven’t had a shortage of celebrations-Christmas parties, weddings and quiet nights at home by the tree. We’ve had too many baked goods, lots of hot coco and Christmas shopping. I even got to carry on one of my favorite traditions of going to see the Nutcracker with my aunt. That ballet will never get old. And the kids at school make Christmas even more exciting, because we literally listen to Christmas music all day long while we do some sort of Christmas craft or Christmas themed lesson. Ps. Is it weird that I still haven’t gotten over Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You? 😉
I’m not really sure how to sum up the last six months of marriage in one blog post. In the big picture of life, six months isn’t much time and it’s still considered part of the “honeymoon phase,” but they also say the first few months of marriage are really important because you set a direction for the rest of your marriage. For us, these few months seem to be busy recovering from the wedding, settling into a new normal, a job change and traveling a bit (and of course attending more weddings of friends haha). With any change, I think it’s important to give yourself time to process it and get your feet on the ground.
On April 11th I had the privilege of marrying the man I call my best friend. The fact that three months have already passed since our wedding day is really crazy to me. I mean, wasn’t I just stressing over details and doing the crazy wedding planning dance!? (By the way, out of state wedding planning is absolutely nuts). Before our wedding, I would pray all the time that our marriage would be far more beautiful and joyful than our wedding. Our wedding was beyond what I could’ve imagined, so this marriage has a lot to live up to. But honestly, I think it’s up for the challenge! It’s been a beautiful three months with lots of challenges, changes and adventures. I see why marriage is such a great thing and how it teaches you so much about yourself, your spouse and life.
Enjoy a few photos and details about our wedding attire, decorations and other ideas! These photos put the biggest smile on my face. Also, stay tuned for posts about lessons I’ve learned in marriage, wedding planning tips and details about our Italian honeymoon. Continue reading