Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's Our 1st Anniversary

I can't believe a year has gone by so fast! It only makes me think about how fast the rest of mine and Uka's life together will go. Kinda makes me sad, but I know there's so much to look forward to.

Going into marriage everyone kept saying, "Oh marriage is SO hard, SO hard!" and I admit hearing that a lot had me spooked. But honestly, this has really been a fantastic year. Uka and I had a couple minor spats, but I think the fact that we had known each other for 10 years really helped us work through some of the things that trip most couples up.

We had never lived together before so personally I was nervous about having a male roommate. I know that sounds cold, but essentially that's what I was transitioning into. I had lived alone since 2005 so it was a bit of an adjustment, but it wasn't hard. Uka is very easy to live with! After the long distance we've gone through over the years it really is nice to physically be in the same place for a long period of time. And no, I don't get sick of him! (I can hear our readers say, "Yet!").

This time last year we were preparing for the welcome dinner as many of our guests were flying in to Puerto Rico that day. On our way there we heard the news that Michael Jackson had died and we passed it from car to car during our caravan ride to dinner. At first I thought it was a joke, but then I heard the news myself. I didn't have time to properly mourn and take it in. Had I been in NYC at the time, I would've been glued to the TV and paid tribute at the Apollo Theater.

We had perfect weather the week of the wedding but on our wedding day, right before the wedding it rained. The sky cleared for a brief 30 minutes, and that's when we did our ceremony; we were only 30 minutes delayed. 

I remember thinking, "I'm going to remember this day. I'm going to breathe deeply, take my time, eat all my food, and enjoy every moment." I can say that I did all these things, and they made all the difference. 

Seeing my prince as I walked down the aisle with my dad was the best day of my life. He was so handsome and looked so proud. Having my close friends and family there with me was the icing on the cake!


Now one year later many of our guests are itching for a reunion. I can't wait for my next trip to Puerto Rico - it really is the Island of Enchantment!

So you may be wondering what Mr. Love Bird and I will be doing to celebrate our anniversary. Well we already celebrated yesterday! With a baby on the way we had a nice frugal celebration - just a matinee showing of Toy Story 3 in 3D followed by lunch in Harlem. Nice and low key!