Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Our First Anniversary

To celebrate our one whole year of marriage, we took a little, 4 day weekend, trip to one of my favorite places in the world, New Smyrna Beach, FL.

Its terrible how often I resort to taking pictures on my phone, rather than lugging my huge {but awesome} camera around. Unfortunately, I was guilty of the aforementioned problem this weekend on our one year anniversary trip. We were just having so much fun, my camera got forgotten. But I did remember it, once... or twice? lol :)

Sunday was our last night, so even though it was the 4th, we decided to start celebrating a little early. We went out to dinner at a fun little beachy restaurant in New Smyrna, called Flip Flops. If you are ever in New Smyrna, check it out, it is so amazing! And it's one of the hidden gems, too! From the outside, it wouldn't appear to be a 5 star restaurant, but the food, is most definitely 5 star quality. It's actually run by a chef that was on some cooking showI don't remember the name of it though. oops. :) 

If you need more persuading, here's what I ordered, try not to drool on your keyboard as you read it: Fresh caught Mahi-Mahi, topped with a coconut lime sauce, salsa, and grilled bananas. Oh was it ever good! I could eat it for every meal! And the fact that the mahi-mahi was fresh from the ocean made it even better.  Oh and that other thing, is a fried potato with parmesan cheese. That was really good, too! :)
ps. That is one of my many phone pictures that I took over the weekend. But i just had to share it. :)
When we came home from dinner, we finished off our celebration by cutting our wedding cake topper. But, this one was NOT a year old! :) One of the perks of getting our cake from the place we did, they make you a brand new cake topper for your one year anniversary, free of charge, technically. haha! :) Have you ever had one of the moments when you, taste something, or smell something that instantly brings you back to a certain memory? Well, when I took a bite of the cake, that happened, and I even said "wow! It tastes like our wedding!"

We got to spend lots of time on the beach, and at the pool on Saturday and Monday soaking up some sun, and enjoying the water. Sunday it actually only got up to about 60 degrees and there was 15-20 mph winds! But, it was sunny! So weird. We spent some time in the hot tub, but that was about the extent of our time outside for the day. 

Another phone picture. Isn't my iPhone amazing!?
I love long walks on the beach. It's one of my favorite things. How cliche, am I?! :) But really, walking along the edge of the water, listening to the waves crash, and feelings the sand under my feet just makes me a happy girl. It is so peaceful and so relaxing. Marriage and beaches are 2 of God's greatest creations. :)

After spending the day on the beach, Monday, we came back home and went out to eat again to celebrate our real anniversary. :) We had such a wonderful weekend, enjoying God's beautiful creation, reflecting back on our first year of marriage, and setting goals for our next year together. 

Thank you, Lord for your gift of marriage, and the man you have given to me to share it with! :)

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
 continue to live your lives in Him, 
 rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught,
 and overflowing with thankfulness."
Colossians 2:6-7


Anonymous said...

You and Andrew are such a cute couple. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Hartman Family said...

Happy Anniversiary!

Purposely at Home said...

wow! i can't believe it's been a year already! so glad y'all had a good 1st, and that cake looks TOO YUMMY! ;)


Anonymous said...

aww...omg i love your blog

Emily B. said...

WOW! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT'S BEEN A YEAR ALREADY! :) It seems like it was just yesterday I was looking at wedding picture on your blog! :) Glad you had a good anniversary! :) God bless!

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Happy Anniversary, Andrew & Kori! What a blessing it is to see your example of waiting on the Lord and your story has been such an encouragement to me. Thanks for sharing the photos-sounds like you had a nice time. [smile] Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

i was wondering if u could blog i know its just been 9 day but i so love your blog :)