Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In January I turned twenty-two, and Michael and I started our last semester of college, and were living apart. He was still on campus at school, and I was back home three hours away, living at home with my parents while I did my student teaching.
In May, we both graduated from college. From the same college, on the same day, during the same ceremony. It was wonderful getting to see all of our hard work pay off (even though Michael really did not want to walk the stage). It was an incredible feeling, graduating after four years. The four years went by very fast though!
In June, I had my bridal shower, which was a complete blast. Even though we were still a few months from the wedding, we were moving into an apartment before getting married and wanted everyone to be there without worrying about work (for my teaching friends, which is a lot of them!).
July/August was busy for us. We were out searching for apartments when Michael got the call saying that he had gotten the job that he has now, and we were thrilled. We knew that we would only be able to get an apartment if he got the job. We found one we loved that day. During that time span, I was also given my job, which was very exciting!
The week of the wedding was full of fun activities. I took off Thursday and Friday since I had friends coming into town and things like that. Our rehearsal was on Thursday night, and it went wonderfully, and then I have my bachelorette party Friday, with the wedding being on Sunday. It was all a wonderful whirlwind, a lot of which I can not remember now!
And of course, in December we celebrated our first marriage as a married couple, though it was actually our sixth Christmas together. It was great, between spending time with both of our families, and having time to ourselves. Christmas morning. It makes me excited for traditions to continue in the future.
So, here we are with 2013. Here's hoping for another great year! Happy New Year, everyone! :]