Today marks one year of marriage for John& me. It has been the best year of my life, no doubt. I never imagined the‘best year of my life’ taking place so far from my friends & family, butwith John, life is simply better.
John’s got a work ethic unlike any other, along with a heart of pure gold. His dream is to serve others & care for those who are ill and in order to do so, he has nearly given up his twenties. His workload may be extreme, and for some near impossible, yet he’s managed to be an incredible husband & best friend to me on top of it all.
Most importantly, he loves me despite my inability to put the cap on the toothpaste & to be on time for anything. Not to mention, he even loves this blog!
Thank you, John Gemma for the best yearyet! I love you to pieces!
Here are some snapshots from the events that happened last July 7th.
The bridal brunch was Lilly Pultizerthemed. My sister, Amanda, & Robin Harper (Elle’s Mom) were the hostesses.They went above and beyond anything I could deserve or imagine.
I gave my bridesmaids Lilly coozies withtags saying “Some may think it’s silly, but even my Diet Coke likes to wearLilly!” Props to my mom for that one!
My sister had these Lilly inspired cookiesmade for everyone. SO cute!
My bridesmaids & mom!
My mom, sister, & neice!
Robin (Elle’s mom, the hostess) &Elle!
One of John’s best men, Leland, keepinghim entertained while he waited on me.
“Yes, that is a football.”
That’s a recap of last July 7th& our honeymoon. If you noticed, John studied for his Step One Board examwhile we were in Jamaica. Sadly enough, we were not able to celebrate our firstanniversary today since he has his Step 2 Boards on Tuesday but we are hoping tomake it a double celebration when we do find the time. Him finishing that examwill be a gift in and of itself, actually!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!