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Monday, December 21, 2009

Anniversary Surprise!

This is what Caleb woke up to for our anniversary! And you can tell he just woke up, and he's also very surprised! i got up early to make him breakfast, which was eggs, sausage, toast, and cinnamon buns! It was delicious.

Then Caleb had a surprise of his own for me. He booked us a hotel room in Banff and also a reservation at the Grizzly House for dinner. It's a steak/fondue house and it was so fun! We had a few courses to eat. They start you off with a salad and then bring out a cheese fondue with bread which was quite strong, but Caleb loved it! Then they bring you the main course. You get a got rock which our server told us was 650 degrees! It was hot! You cook your meat on it and they give you a bunch of different sauces to dip it in. We ate beef, buffalo, caribou, wild boar, and venison. The meat was amazing! Then they bring you a chocolate fondue with fruit for desert. It was quite the experience and it's a very busy place!

The next day we went and explored downtown for a bit. Banff is so beautiful! I'm so glad we live close by. Here are a couple amazing shots to finish off this post!

Thank you Caleb! I had an amazing time!

Oh Christmas Tree!

This year I got my very first Christmas tree! I started asking Caleb when he thought Christmas trees went on sale in probably mid November. I was a bit excited! We always had a real tree growing up, and I just love how it smells and it just makes everything feel so homey and Christmassy. We went to home depot and found this perfect little tree.

We went to super store and picked up buttertarts, hot chocolate, and santa gummies, and enjoyed our treats while we decorated the tree.
And here is the finished product! It was so much fun, and I don't think I'll want to take it down when Christmas is over!

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

I can't believe that yesterday Caleb and I celebrated our one year anniversary. It seems like yesterday that we were planning our wedding while being on opposite sides of the country, dealing with my numerous melt-downs, planning everything while we were both in school full-time and were both working part-time, flying back and forth from Calgary to Halifax on red-eyes to see each other for the weekend, figuring out how to set up a false ceiling in the gym and staying up all night trying to put it together, making tissue paper pom poms, stamping candy bags, stressing over the wedding date, and freezing to death on the day of!

After planning and all the pressures we both had mounting on us, our wedding day went perfectly. I honestly can't think of one thing that went wrong! It was the perfect day, even though it was probably one of the coldest days of the winter!

It's hard to believe it's already been a year, and I think it's because Caleb makes marriage so fun and easy. I am so lucky to have found him. He makes me laugh every single day, and works so hard for us at school and at his job. He is considerate and thoughtful and generous. If the first year of marriage is the toughest, then I think things will be smooth sailing from here! Caleb truly is my best friend, and what could be funner than living with your best friend?

I love you Caleb! Happy Anniversary!