A Snapshot of Our First Year of Marriage


My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this week. I feel like I was just telling y’all about my first 2 months of marriage and what all I had learned so far. A lot has changed since then, but truly this first year has flown by so quickly and I can’t believe how hard we’ve loved and how much we both have grown in just 365 days. Since this post would be forever long if I tried to tell y’all all about it, here’s a quick snapshot.


Shows we watched:

  • Girls
  • Prison Break
  • Silicon Valley
  • Fixer Upper
  • Designated Survivor
  • 13 Reasons Why


Things we did:

  • Honeymooned in Jamaica
  • Moved in together
  • Threw lots of wedding and baby showers
  • Became an aunt & uncle!
  • Enjoyed dinners with friends
  • Endured my first real surgery
  • Bought a new truck for Bryan
  • Paid off a good bit of debt
  • Built things together
  • Fought over silly things, like where to eat
  • Binged on Roku
  • Loved hard EVERY day


Restaurants we loved:

  • Pizza Central
  • Eli’s American
  • Wifesaver
  • Miyabi Jr.
  • Twisted Burrito (him more so than me)


Gifts we gave:

  • Nikes
  • Love notes
  • Kate Spade purses
  • Sweetart jelly beans
  • Twizzlers
  • Flowers
  • Golf clubs
  • Breakfast
  • Gift cards
  • Writing desk
  • Handmade kitchen table
  • Jackets
  • Trips


Traditions we created:

  • Sponsoring a Christmas tree angel
  • Picking out a real Christmas tree
  • Friday night couple dinners
  • Movie night


Meals we ate… a lot:

  • Taco soup
  • Chili
  • Spaghetti
  • Chicken and broccoli


Meals we failed at:

  • Bryan’s teriyaki chicken and fried rice (he should leave the Asian stuff to me, right?) πŸ™‚
  • Anna’s barbecue chicken baked potatoes


Things we learned:

  • How to help each other through the grief of losing a loved one
  • How to compromise (well… still sorta working on this one, haha)
  • Couple poses for professional photos
  • How each of us cleans differently and how to meet in the middle on it
  • The pros & cons of non-stick pans
  • How fighting feels different when you’re married
  • A million other little things


There’s no good way to sum it up… but if I tried in one sentence, I’d say the first year of marriage is… an emotional overload, the best feeling, lots of adjustment, tons of compromise, sometimes hard, sometimes fun, sometimes very adult-ish, so exciting… but overall, homey and happy.

Thanks for coming along for this first-year-of-marriage ride, I’m excited to see what unfolds in year 2.

I’d love to hear from other newlyweds (although I know I’m technically not still a newlywed lol). What was your first year of marriage like?

C’est la ive,


Photo credit to the wonderful Georgie at Sundaze Photography



9 thoughts on “A Snapshot of Our First Year of Marriage

  1. sarahsiera says:

    Cute post! 😊 happy 1st year of marriage. Ours is in July! You’ve inspired me to start documenting more!

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