Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{Numero Uno}

Alright guys, I'm so sorry I've been a little MIA lately. I've had a lot going on, and am working on a little post explaining what exactly has been going on in La Casa de Wendel. 

Anyhoo...Wendel and I celebrated our first anniversary June 4th weekend and we were so giddy! It feels like this year has flown by, but we crammed so much into it! I've actually got a post in process with a few of our favorite things we did in our first year of marriage. It's been a blast, and I didn't think I could fall more in love with this man of mine...but I did :) 

First off, we got to do a mini first year photo shoot because we had family pictures taken the weekend before our anniversary. Because I was gimpy, I made this cute little banner....pretty adorable right? 

We also brought cupcakes for the little ones {as a reward for "smiling"} so we got a little picture with that and a W topper we used at our cocktail hour at our house after our rehearsal dinner. 

So obviously, I was gimpy for our anniversary. And the saddest part is that we were supposed to go D.C. for a wedding, so we were going to make a weekend out of it and celebrate in our Nation's capitol. But crutching around didn't really seem "do-able" so we stayed home.

Alex did not disappoint though! He took the day off, and I woke up to this...

Our very own D.C. in this home of ours. He set this all up for me to "explore" the city, and it was hilarious!

Oh and sorry about these pictures...iPhone was the thing I picked up...and they are terrible! 

I got to visit the Oval Office...

The "Lincoln Memorial"...which yes...was a Memorial to a penny. 

The Washington Monument/Reflecting Pool...the Washington Monument is supposed to be that umbrella at the end of the pool...and the pool was of course the Reflecting Pool. 

And of course the Lincoln (Yellow) Bedroom....

Then, when I got into the Lincoln Bedroom, there was a bag packed for me with all kinds of new fun things! Two pairs of J. Crew shorts, a Fedora, new Essie nail polish, and a new pair of coral earrings! Does that man love me or what? 

Needless to say, it was such a fun morning! We then grabbed breakfast and went to see What To Expect When You're Expecting...which we are don't get too excited. 

That night, we got all gussied up and went to dinner at "our" spot...The York Street Cafe {where we had our first date, where we ate before we got engaged, and where our rehearsal dinner was}

After we were stuffed to the brim, I called my mom over for a little photo shoot. 

And the crutches had to be documented...hate those things! 

I loved this idea that I saw on Pinterest, so we started the tradition! 

Now for what we got each other! 

 I started off by writing seven (that's Wendel's favorite our life kind of revolves around it) of my favorite things we did during our first year of marriage, and putting them into seven blown up balloons! 

It was a blast watching him pop them! 

Some of them were: The Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, hosting Halloween at our house, The Hot Air Balloon Festival...

Since the first year anniversary gift is usually paper {Why? Who knows?} I got him a poster of the world {for 14 cents...not joking} and mounted it on a piece of foam board to track where we've been in the world separate and together. It's something we had wanted to do for a I did it! 

Wendel completely shocked me and got me this stunning necklace! It was so unexpected, and he said "he wanted to get me something that will make me always remember our first anniversary"...cute right? He's so sweet! I love it so much, and it means the world that he did that without me hinting or anything! 

We ended the night by cutting our top tier. No frozen cake here...we got a cake freshly made by the amazing Tracy Bellman of Tres Bell Cakes. She's the best! 


Then I just HAD to try on my dress again! Still fits...Hallelujah! 

It was an absolutely fabulous anniversary! I am so blessed by this man, and can't believe I get to be his wife! Even with a broken was perfect!! 


  1. Just stumbled across your blog.... I love all the sweet things you and your hubby did for your anniversary (I especially like the balloon idea! I think I may just have to copy you!)

    And I am OBSESSED with your necklace! Did you get it at J Crew?

    Hope you don't mind if I follow you :)

  2. Thanks so much! We had a blast with all of the fun first year anniversary things! I would adore if you follow me and I'll follow you! I got the necklace on Ebay actually! Here's the link: