such sweet goodness

My heart is so full!  I usually try to write what’s on my mind, but I’m too excited about these photographs to compose a paragraph or five. Can I share my anniversary photos with you?  Is it okay if I just let the pictures do the talking?
Jon’s parents froze our wedding cake to be enjoyed on our first anniversary.  My parents knew we were planning to celebrate with a champagne picnic, and they sent “Mr & Mrs” flutes for the occasion.  How lucky are we?ImageImage
Britta at Sage Photography took photographs of our celebration, and I could not be more grateful.  Isn’t she an amazing photographer?  The love captured in these images gives you a glimpse into Britta’s great big heart.  Image
Friends and readers know that my first year of marriage was filled with laughter, adventure, friendship, health scares, and loads of love.  I’m grateful for the memories of our first year, and I’m excited to go through what comes next (taking the happy with the sad and the good times with the hard) as we enter our second year of marriage.Image

sip swirl clink

Is champagne in the bathroom a luxury or a necessity?  Debatable, I suppose – we probably don’t need it while going to the bathroom but it might be nice while taking a bubble bath.  On the other hand, if champagne in the bathroom is reason enough to get you excited — then it’s absolutely necessary.

A group of friends had brunch at Blackbird Cafe, and I made a quick trip to the bathroom before we left.  I’m easy to please, I guess, because I got all kinds of excited about a ‘press for champagne’ button on the wall.  I texted my friend Lauren to “meet me in the bathroom ASAP.”
Lauren entered a few seconds later, and she loved the quirky artwork as much as I did.  We loved it so much, in fact, that we did the little photoshoot you see above.  All in all, we went home more happy about the bathroom decor than the brunch menu.
Like I said, easy to please, right?  But the thing is, I like when people get excited about small, seemingly unimportant things.  On the surface it might seem like dramatic or silly behavior, but, on a deeper level, it’s revealing of a strong sense of appreciation.Image
If you can appreciate quirky bathroom decor then you’re without-a-doubt able to appreciate kindness, generosity, friendship and loyalty — the larger things that make life special.

Remember the coffee picture above? Transformed into a reminder:IMG_6184