Sunday, July 5

One Year Ago...

One year ago, it was the best day of my life.




I had the time of my life.




I got married to my best friend.



They say the first year is the hardest.

I think we made it without a hitch.

If we can survive living with in-laws for over a year I believe we can survive anything.



Yesterday we celebrated our anniversary a day early since Travis has to work today.


I live in Puget Sound Washington and there are so many islands I have been dying to go to. Yesterday Travis surprised me with a Ferry Ride from Tacoma to Vashon Island! We have been thinking of actually moving to Vashon so we wanted to check it out.

I think we actually covered the whole island on his bike! We went down all the back roads side roads, beach access roads. We had a blast.


For lunch we wanted to cruise around town and find a local hot spot. And boy did we! Vashon is very much a hippie town. I spotted this restaurant on the side of the road called The Monkey Tree. I really just liked the name. So we walked in and we were handed a Menu. Travis and I were looking through it and realized there were no entres with meat!
I had picked a Vegetarian restaurant!

I was a little sceptic I had never eated a full vegetarian meal. But I ordered a Roasted Fig and Gorgonzola Grilled Sandwhich.


It was amazing! I had never had anything so good! Travis was more like a breakfast meal. He liked mine better. I couldn't finish mine so he had the rest. After that meal, we decieded we could be vegetarian! It filled us up but didn't weigh us down!

After lunch we cruised around a lot. It was a so much fun!

Around 7 we headed back to Tacoma to have some dinner then watch the fireworks at 10. We took a long and relaxing dinner to try and kill some time before the festivities.

Our lunch was better.



The fireworks were amazing. They were shot off a barge in the middle of the Sound!







111 comments:

  1. *gasp*
    orange bridesmaids dresses!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! You looked beautiful and your bridesmaid dresses were so cute.

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  3. What beautiful memories!! I hope you have years and years worth in the future!
    Totally random Sunday!
    So I have been randomized! The idea is to find 5 totally random blogs and leave them a totally random comment! I like this idea and plan on doing it often! We all like a little comment love, and it is fun to see what people come up with!

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  4. happy anniversary! good to have you back ;)

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  5. Awww we share the same anniversary!! [Have we talked about this before and I just forgot...?] It looks like you had a great time! Congrats!!

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  6. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the lovely piccies of your happy day. Your surprise trip sounded great. I was also once amazed by a full vege meal similarly. I went to a vege restaurant in London and it was one of the most memorable meals I have ever had!

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  7. Happy (belated!) Anniversary!!! Your wedding photos were absolutely beautiful! It sounds like it was a lovely surprise trip! The vegetarian meal sounds delicious!

    (I've missed you! You're my favorite blogger!!)

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  8. Happy anniversary! U guys look so good together! :)

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  9. YAY...congrats Shalee on your BIG SITS day. You deserve it, ENJOY!

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  10. Your wedding photos are beautiful! And so is that bouquet! Wow!!!

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  11. You make a beautiful couple. Congrats on your anniversary and your SITS day.

    :o) Wishing you a fantastically wonderful Tuesday!

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  12. aw, congrats on your first year, many more to come! and congrats on being featured!

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  13. Happy anniversary, and best wishes for many more!

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  14. Awww, the first is always one of the best! Time goes on and many, many more pass. They are not always less fun, but just different. Especially when kids come along! Hope you are still enjoying that newlywed bliss!

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  15. you were a beautiful bride! Congrats on your anniversary

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  16. Beautiful pictures! Happy Anniversary. Stopping by from SITS.

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  17. Happy anniversary. The two of you are a darling couple.

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  18. Still loving those orange bridesmaid dresses! And you are beautiful!

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  19. AWWW!!! Happy anniversary. You guys look happy! =)

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful and special day with all of us. You and Travis are a gorgeous couple and I wish the two of you many more Happy Anniversaries to come. BTW, you're right--if you can survive living with in-laws--you can survive anything!

    Have a wonderful SITS Featured Blogger Day! You deserve it. :-)

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  21. That's awesome! Our first year and all our years thus far(8yrs in all) have been without a hitch. It's been fabulous. Continue to enjoy your husband and married life.

    Vegetarian is the best way to go for a healthier body. The meal you had sounds like something I'd like to try. I'm glad I stopped by on your SITS day.

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  22. What an ADORABLE couple you are! And I thought you couldn't top Charlie's cuteness until I saw this! Beautiful wedding shots! I think you're right - if you can survive a year living with in-laws, you can survive 'bout anything!! Happy SITS!

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  23. You are a beautiful couple and what a wonderful anniversary. Enjoy your SITS day.

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  24. What beautiful pictures and you looked gorgeous on your wedding day, as did your lovely bridesmaids. Happy SITS day! xx

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  25. beautiful wedding pictures. mine were so posed, im so jealous ;)

    the first year is the hardest. i was 21 when i got married. 8 years later, we are strong as ever. it'll work out. i promise. love conquers all :)

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  26. Love the orange dresses! I loved our first year of marriage, and the second has been an adventure too! It only gets better.

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  27. Happy Belated Anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our first back in May! I love your orange bridesmaids dresses, gorgeous!

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  28. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Congrats on your SITS feature day!

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  29. Oh your wedding shots are beautiful! You were such a lovely bride.

    And living with in-laws. SCREAM. The horror of it all! :o)

    Many more blessed years to come!
    Beth

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  30. Well, Happy belated Anniversary! That wedding pic of him bending you over kissing you is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

    I didn't think the first year of marriage was the hardest...I remember that time being so lovey dovey...but then again, we'd been living together for 4 years already ;)

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  31. Happy anniversary, a little late! Your wedding photos are gorgeous, as are you!

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  32. Happy Anniversary and many more. I married my best friend 9 yrs ago and still going strong. You 2 make an adorable couple. Best of luck with the marriage and all of the stress with your new home.

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  33. What a sweet post! I remember the first anniversary. :) We're coming up on #8 in a week. :) Visiting from SITS!

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  34. You guys are such a cute couple!!! Happy SITS day!

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  35. Happy anniversary a few weeks late. Love the sunflowers.

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  36. What great wedding photos! And that vegetarian restaurant looked great!! happy SITS day!

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  37. Sounds like an awesome day for celebrating your Anniversary!

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  38. Looks like you had a fabulous first anniversary!

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  39. Looks like a beautiful day! Happy Anniversary! :)

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  40. Happy Anniversary...looks like you had an amazing wedding and honeymoon! Happy SITS day!

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  41. Happy Anniversary. You live in a beautiful part of the country....I love the Pacific Northwest.

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  42. Beautiful pictures! I love them all!

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  43. You make a gorgeous couple! Happy anniversary!

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  44. Congrats to you! Your wedding pictures are beautiful and what a beautiful bride you made!! I love your blog and congrats on SITS day!!

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  45. Wow. A year with the in-laws? Yes, I'd say that was a good strong test of a newly married couple. Kudos to both of you. Be it the in-laws are immediate family, it's difficult, because you need time together to adjust to a completely new life. You look really happy together - Happy belated Anniversary! Loved seeing the wedding pictures!

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  46. Beautiful wedding pictures! Happy Sits Day!

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  47. gorgeous wedding photos! :)

    living with the inlaws? :-O and our 1st anniversary is in november, i still don't buy it that the first year is the hardest.

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  48. Happy Anniversary! I lived in the area you live in and its a beautiful place. Enjoy it and your marriage! :)

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  49. Fantastic pics. Stopping by from SITS. If you can make it a year with the in-laws you are probably pretty unstoppable :)

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  50. Congrats on your first year - and happy anniversary! Your wedding photos are so pretty! :)

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  51. Happy 1st anniversary. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  52. CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Anniversary, Thanks to SITS I found your blog. Your happiness is so apparent and long may it continue - whereever you lay your hats I am sure you will be happy, may your dreams become reality and you find your perfect spot to be together xxxx

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  53. Absoloutely beautiful! Congrats on your anniversary!

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  54. What a fun blog! I'm so happy to have discovered you through SITS. I love your pics. I don't like to sail (seasick) but your pics actually make it look good even to me lol. Keep enjoying your new marriage:-)

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  55. oh, I love all the beach towns in Washington..we have family in Tacoma and spent a week up at their beach cabin on the water... I especially love Gig Harbor..what a fun little town!

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  56. Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary!

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  57. Aww, ya'll are so cute together! Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary celebration! I'll have to look up a recipe for something similar ~ we've been inundated by figs recently. Happy SITS day!

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  58. You and your husband make such a beautiful couple! Congrats on your first anniversary! May you have many blessed anniversaries to come!

    Victoria

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  59. Oh how sweet! And that veggie meal does look de-lish! I'd have to eat at a restaurant with a name like that too, tee hee.

    Jamie :)

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  60. Aw... happy belated anniversary. I love your pics!!!

    Erica
    http://beautifulbrownbabies.blogspot.com

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  61. Happy Anniversary.

    May you always be as happy.

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  62. You are such a cute couple! Happy Anniversary!

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  63. Our first year was the easiest!

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  64. Congrats on your first year! What a wonderful day you spent together. I LOVE vegetarian food, you are right it doesn't weigh you down yet it fills you up. I hope you have a gazillion more anniversaries just like this last one.

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  65. Aw. Look at you two sweeties! Happy anniversary! =)

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  66. What a nice tribute for your anniversary!

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  67. Happy Anniversary. You're celebrating your first and we celebrated our 10th on July 10th. *L*

    Happy SITS day

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  68. Happy belated anniversary! Your wedding looked beautiful as well!

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  69. Congrats! Those are some beautiful pictures!

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  70. Super fun! Happy Anniversary!

    Mariel
    www.oneshetwoshe.com ( a fun blog with tons of ideas for women!)

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  71. Just wait until your hiding teeth in your back pocket!

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  72. I totally agree on the in-law thing. I too lived with mine for about a year.

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  73. Your wedding pictures are beautiful!! :) Happy anniversary! Wishing you guys many more happy years.

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  74. You guys are so cute. Congrats on your anniversary earlier this month!

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  75. Oh so very beautiful.....
    Happy Anniversary

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  76. Stopping by from SITS. Beautiful photos! Looks like you two are happy. I wish you many more wonderful years together.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. Beautiful wedding photos!! And what an awesome way to spend your anniversary! Congratulations!

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  78. You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful husband and you are blessed. Thank you for sharing

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  79. Congrats on the first year.

    It was definitley the hardest one for us.

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  80. Gorgonzola anything is fine by me! Not sure if I could go completely vegetarian, though...

    Congrats on your 1st anniversary, and Happy SITS Day!

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  81. You guys are too cute! Happy (belated) anniversary! And Happy SITS day!

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  82. Just popping over to say Happy SITS day! Your wedding pics are beautiful!!!

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  83. What a beautiful bride, what a lovely wedding party, such great pictures of the day!!! Love the big dip on the lawn in your finery, how beautiful!!! And I love the way you chose to spend and document your first anniversary! Congratulations to you!

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  84. How wonderful! Love the pics again! What a great one year anniversary date :)

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  85. Gorgeous wedding photos! You look very happy. My first year of marriage was a breeze, too. Even though we moved to a new town, sold a house, bought a house, started a new job, and had a baby. Whew! It exhausts me just looking at that list!

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  86. Congrats on the anniversary. Love the pics! Looks like you had a fab day.

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  87. What a great day that sounds like. And you are such a cutiepie couple. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. That's precious!

    and what a beautiful wedding day.

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  89. Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful bride and wedding, and your pictures are lovely! Makes me want to visit. I just celebrated being married 35 years!
    Happy SITS!

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  90. SOunds like you had a great anniversary:)

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  91. Congrats on your SITS day and your anniversary :) you look beautiful!! xo

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  92. Happy Anniversary! Oh wow, pictures are so beautiful! I love the sounds of Vashon Island!

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  93. Great pics! Happy belated anniversary! Looks like you had a great day! :)

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  94. You two are so cute! They say the first year is the hardest, but that wasn't true for me . . . either time. I think the important thing to remember is to fight. If something bothers you, speak up. And fight it out until you figure it out. It's hard, but it keeps the resentment from building up. And it brings you closer too.

    If you get a chance, try a portabello mushroom sandwich. It's kind of weird. The mushroom eats like meat, and I think it tricks your brain a little because it's the same color. But it's yummy and yeah, filling but not heavy. Weird how that works.

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  95. Sounds like a wonderful anniversary celebration. Congratulations!

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  96. Gorgeous pictures!! You look so happy!!

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  97. Beautiful!!

    Happy Anniversary! I hope that you have many more wonderful years together.

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  98. I'm visiting through SITS, and Happy Anniversary! What STUNNING wedding photos. You're a beautiful couple. May you be blessed with a lifetime together.

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  99. What a special day...Congratulations!

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  100. Looks like a gorgeous wedding. That dip pic is so perfect!

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  101. Happy Anniversary, a bit late!
    I LOVE Vashon Island! A great place to eat is right in town and it's The Hardware Store. Their food is the best!

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