Sunday, August 22, 2010

One year already?

Two weeks ago we celebrated our one year anniversary!
{I know I am behind, but we were without a computer for what seemed like an eternity.  :) But better late than never, right?}

I can't believe it has been one whole year since we did this:

And went here for our honeymoon.

To celebrate, we went to OUR restaurant, Asian Star.  I call it "ours" because as mentioned in the previous post, Asian Star is where Josh and I went on our first date, and it is also where we got engaged.

After dinner we decided to go miniature golfing at Mulligans.  It was fun reminiscing about our first date and enjoying the same activities for our anniversary.  Unfortunately, we were only able to golf about 5 holes because a huge rainstorm came through!  But it made the night that much more memorable.

We waited in the golf shop for a while, hoping the rain would let up so that we could finish our game, but the rain didn't look like it was stopping anytime soon.  We went and got one of my favorite summertime treats, shaved ice, and headed back to our apartment to exchange gifts and watch our wedding video.  It was a fun, relaxing and low key anniversary.  We had hoped to get away somewhere, but Josh's yard care business he does on the weekends makes it hard to go anywhere during the summer.  However, we are hoping to do a cruise or some sort of fun trip this fall or winter as a late anniversary trip.  Hopefully it will work out! 

What an incredible year it has been.  The time has gone by faster than I ever thought possible, but I am loving every minute with my eternal companion.  Marriage is definitely an adjustment and living with someone is very different than dating them, but it is a fun journey learning how to combine two different lives together.

I am so grateful for my cute husband and how hard he works for us. I am looking forward to spending many more anniversaries with him.  I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us.  I know there will be good times and hard times, but we will be able to get through it all because we have each other. 

One year down, eternity to go!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11, 2007

Three years ago today, Josh and I had our first date!!

I remember that day very well.  It was a Saturday, and I had just finished my last week of EFY for the summer that morning. To be honest, I had mixed feelings about the date for a few different reasons.  One being that this would technically be a blind date since it had been about 13 years since Josh's family moved from our ward and also the fact that this wasn't just an ordinary date.  It was going to be a date with the Josh Meadows I had been in love with so many years ago.

I had been on my share of blind dates, so I didn't have very high expectations of my date with Josh.  However, I was pretty dang nervous about seeing him for the first time in 13 years.  Blind dates didn't make me nervous, but this one was different - different because this was going to be a date with my first crush.

I'll never forget Josh pulling up to my house in his red truck.  My whole family was outside sitting in the shade and holding Ava, who was only two months old at the time.  As soon as he came into the yard, I thought, "Oh crap.  He is very attractive!"  My nerves increased and I was starting to feel a little intimidated.

We got in his truck and I couldn't get over how good looking he was.  He was just as attractive as he was 13 years ago. {By the way, some of my friends even commented on what a cute boy Josh was when they saw his childhood pictures in our wedding video :).}  I remember feeling very shy and awkward, which was very unlike me on a blind date. 

After a lot of awkward silences in the car, Josh reached in the backseat and grabbed a sheet of paper full of Chuck Norris jokes.  haha.  That helped break the ice and we laughed and laughed as he read each joke.  I love that he had a printed paper of Chuck Norris jokes in his car. Only Josh...

We had a delicious dinner at Asian Star, which also included a lot of good conversation and then went to Mulligan's to play some miniature golf.  We had a blast laughing and competing at mini golf against each other.  And for the record, I was winning the entire game until the last hole. 

When he took me home, he said he would like to do something again soon.  I was excited and happy that he would want to see me again and this date was the best one I had been on in a long time.

It took us a year and a half after our first date to fall in love, but I wouldn't change anything about our story.  We were both able to experience things, date other people and become good friends before our relationship turned into anything serious.  All of those factors helped us fall in love at the right time in our lives. 

I am grateful for Josh, I am grateful for our story and I look forward to all of the adventures ahead!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Our laptop is dead.  A few days ago, it decided to commit suicide.  Not cool.  It won't turn on or show any sign of activity.  boo.

I have been looking forward to blogging about some fun things like how we celebrated our one year anniversary on Friday!  {I can't believe it has been one whole year already!} 

Anyway, please keep your fingers crossed that we can get it fixed and hold off on getting a new computer for a little while longer.  If we have to buy a new computer, that means we won't be able to book a fun trip we've been trying to plan for this fall. 

Please come back to life, laptop!!!