One Year of Memories

NewOrleans.jpgWow, a year ago I was feverishly planning the finishing details on seating arrangements, décor, spray tans and cake filling while the two of us were also joining bank accounts, planning an amazing beach getaway and looking forward to seeing all of our friends and family. I cannot believe it’s been a year – It sounds cliché, but it truly feels like yesterday. I wouldn’t change anything about our big day; I still can’t stop grinning by all of the surprises, tears and laughs from our day. I wish we could do it over again. I wouldn’t take anything back from that day, well except for getting more hours back to be able to spend quality time with everyone. But I relive our day very often.

Being around the time of our anniversary, we wanted to share what we’ve been up to. You’ve meant so much to us, a vital part to us as individuals and as a married couple, that we hope to continue with updates each and share who we’ve become as the Horton’s.

Scotty and I have moved full steam ahead in married life. The typical jokes of spending our Saturdays at Bed, Bath & Beyond or Home Depot are very very true. In April we purchased our first home together. We spent a few months looking and it wasn’t easy. The Denver market is tough, but we found a gem in Whittier, an area close to downtown just north of City Park. We spent a month gutting it out while living in our apartment downtown. I can’t tell you it was easy. Each night we would come to our new home and paint, scrape, bolt – until we ran empty. My innate attention to detail and Scotty being colorblind made for some interesting scenarios but we knew we wanted to get it done. Looking back today, I’m glad we did so much then, but wow, it was grueling. Our cute 1907 brick home had a new paint job inside and out, new kitchen tile and backsplash, spiffy new counters a complete master bath overhaul, and refinished floors. We now have a deck to design and gardening to do, but the house is nearly finished and we have enjoyed breaking it in. Every one of you has helped contribute in this happiness we call home. From your words of advice, to your wedding contributions and thoughts and prayers; we are reminded of what great friends and family we have daily in our house. I’m so proud of what we’ve done to the house. Scotty has learned so much about construction and he’s done some amazing transformations to our house. I’m so happy every time I walk into the door. We look forward to having everyone over.

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We’ve gone on several trips this year and are planning a few more. Between the house and our scheduled trips, we’ve been busy; but we continue to stick to our rule of a once a week date night where we discover a new restaurant in Denver and we’ve been so fortunate to spend time with our friends and family. I’m more and more infatuated with my husband and he continues to be my biggest fan in life. No matter hard life gets, I know that he’s always by my side and there to make me laugh. I couldn’t be happier.

What a year it has been! Thank you again for sharing our day with us. Time to celebrate!

 

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