Monday, August 12, 2013

Year Two

As of today, Mr. Snow Cone and I have been married for two years.  Like all things in life, our wedding day seems like both 20 minutes and 20 years ago.  More of my friends are getting engaged and preparing for their own weddings, and I look on them with mixed emotions.  On the one hand, there's a nostalgic envy, knowing they have that wonderful day to look forward to, when all of their loved ones are in one room for one very special reason.

On the other hand, there's an impatient restlessness, eagerly awaiting them to join the married folks club and see what all the fuss is about.

The wedding is a heckuva good time, but anyone can have a good time whenever fancy clothes and an open bar are involved, right?  The real people you want by your side are those who can make even the most mundane, every day moments transform into something that produces belly-aching laughs and goofy grins.

After giving it some thought, that's what I would say was my number one take-away from year two of our marriage.  Most any moment can be fun or stressful.  It's up to you and your partner to determine which reaction rises to the top.  I'm guilty of letting stress stand in the way at times, but the good news is I have a person by my side who is a kid at heart and isn't afraid to make you one, too.  I can't even imagine the number of Pittsburgh citizens who have gawked at us busting a move in the middle of a grocery store aisle.  He's the only dance partner I'll ever want, even when we're the only ones who can hear the music.

Thanks for two.  I'll take a couple dozen more, please.

All wedding photos by Christina Garber

If you're interested in seeing what the Snow Cones have been up to since tying the knot, check out my blog, The Strawberry Blonde Life!  Some highlights from our second year of marriage include:


and we met Martin Sheen! (which you may remember, if you're a long-time WeddingBee reader with a wicked good memory, is a huuuuuuge deal to us because we're die-hard fans of The West Wing and even entered our reception to its theme music [which we got to tell him OMG]):

Follow along while we continue to figure out this whole adulthood extravaganza!