July 26, 2014; the day that I married my college sweetheart and will forever be my most favorite day of the year. Today, July 26, 2015 is our one year anniversary and what a year it has been! I always hear that the first year of marriage is the hardest, and I have mixed feelings about that statement. I think that this year has been the greatest learning experiences of my life. DJ and I got engaged in October of our senior year of college and married the July after. We graduated May 2014 and I immediately moved to Dallas for work and DJ didn’t follow until we got back from our honeymoon. He is now a full-time law student and I work full time, so there has been lots of transition from the easy, breezy college regiment of late nights and more flexible work schedules. So while the adjustment phase of marriage is hard, it has also been the most amazing journey. I never feel alone, I know there is always someone at home waiting to make my day better and I always have someone to support me. Plus, he always keeps me laughing and that is so essential to a wonderful life. This year was made extra hard by some personal health problems and the passing of my beloved grandmother, Shirley. They say “for better, for worse” but I feel bad that DJ got “for worse” so quickly. Going through that has made me so grateful for the love that DJ gives me everyday. This post has just a fraction of the photos we have from that day and I look at them all the time, for they bring me unbridled happiness and joy. I hope you love them as much as I do.