Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hi, all! Well, Chris, my parents and I made it safely here to Ireland! Don't want to spoil all the stories, so I'm not going to go into all the details right now. Just wanted to pop in to say hello to everyone! Wish you could all be here to join in the fun! See you when we get back! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mattie's Turning ONE!

So next week Miss Matelyn Vietti will be turning the big 0-1! Matt and Ginny (her parents and our friends) asked if we would be interested in taking a couple photos for her upcoming birthday bash. Being that she was our very first model, Chris and I had to do something to show our appreciation so we, of course, said yes!

As usual, she was her lovely, bubbly self and totally working it for the camera. I'm still working on the last few, but here's a taste of her birthday shoot :

Not to brag, but I think this photo deserves to be in a baby ad. She is SO CUTE!
Trust me, there are SO many good shots of her, but my blog was not cooperating with me in getting them loaded so I just picked my two personal favs...
Thanks to Matt and Ginny for allowing Chris and I to be such a big part in capturing Mattie's special moments. :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Having Our Cake and Eating It, Too!

Although I had been warned by a few married friends that the whole experience was overrated, I still wanted to save the top tier of our wedding cake and eat it on our first anniversary. I mean, come's tradition! So Chris and I stuck to our guns and kept our cake in our freezer for the entire year.

Yesterday being our big day, we were finally able to see how the cake held up over the past year. I was worried about how it would look after being thawed, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well preserved it was. See for yourself~

So being the "photo whore" that I am, I suggested we set up the camera and take a few photos to capture this momentous occasion. Below are photos from our little cake shoot. :)

Our official anniversary photo
Digging in
Our cheesy shot...I'm not ashamed of it ;)

To all those yet to be married readers, I would definitely recommend keeping the top tier of your cake, if at all possible. Ours was actually still pretty tasty and it was nice to be able to, literally, have a piece of something from our wedding day! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One Year Ago...

Chris and I said, "I Do!"
Our first kiss as a married couple :)

I can't believe a year has passed since Chris and I became husband and wife. It's a strange way to describe it, but when I think about our wedding, it does seem like quite a bit of time has gone by since planning for and being a part of our big day. On the other hand, it feels like Chris and I just got married a couple of months ago...

Thinking back to our wedding day, I can't tell you how relaxed and calm I was. Even when my hair appointment was pushed back an hour and I knew there was a chance we'd get to the Cathedral late, I never really freaked out. I knew that marrying Chris would be the best thing I could ever do, so all the small things that occurred just went by without really phasing me.

I still look back with a few "shoulda, coulda, woulda's" but all in all I think Chris and I (with a little help from our families) put together a great event. I admire what we achieved as a couple, as partners, to make our dream wedding come as close to reality as it did.

Now on to what I really wanted to reflect on: my marriage and my wonderful husband. I really am lucky. I don't think I could have imagined a better man to spend my life with. Chris loves me with all of his heart and does everything he can to show it. I mean, how many gals can say that about their husbands? He is the perfect person for me in every way. Of course we have our little spats from time to time, but, after several years of being together (ten in February) we've learned how to work out our issues fairly quickly (which is SOOOO nice).

I am truly grateful to have someone so amazing in my life. A hubby who really gets me, understands and appreciates my quirkiness. I really cherish our relationship and hope that it continues to get better with time.

Christopher Lance- I love you, babe!!! Happy first anniversary as husband and wife!!! :) I really am lucky...

A few photos from ONE YEAR AGO TODAY (my own little trip down memory lane)...

The Rubios and Castillos united
Our first dance...
Cutting the cake
Driving into the proverbial sunset...