Sunday, September 20, 2015

Our First Anniversary

It's Sunday morning and Graham has been at work for hours. He's the hardest-working person I know, and he does it for us, so we can have fun and plan for the future. I am immensely proud to say I've been married to this loving, generous person for one year now. 

Graham is my Number 1 supporter in anything I do, including writing this blog. He pushes me to be a better person, reminds me often that I said in my vows I would be more affectionate, and surprises me with doughnuts regularly. He calls me out when I'm being a brat, and he reminds me how special I am when I need to hear it. As cheesy as it sounds, he's my best friend.

It's been a wild ride. We've done it all in this first year: We laughed, we cried, we bickered, we made up, we danced, we sang  we even moved across the country! 

To commemorate our first anniversary, and our new life in a new city, we asked Abigail Joyce Photography to take some photos of us. We are so grateful she worked so hard to get these back to us quickly. 
Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago
Abigail Joyce Photography

Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago, Fourth Avenue Beach
Abigail Joyce Photography
Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago
Abigail Joyce Photography

Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago
Abigail Joyce Photography

Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago
Abigail Joyce Photography
Abigail Joyce Photography, Chicago
Abigail Joyce Photography
Graham,
I love you, my loveliest lovely. 
Because words are failing me, I'll borrow some from Johnnyswim:
We don’t need calligraphy
To write a fancy story
Kings and queens return to thieves
To find what we’ve been holding
You and me
We can take the world.

Oh sweethearts give sweet compliments
But our love goes without saying
Though you make it hard not to spill my heart
Every time I see you swaying
Darling you and me
We can take the world. Darling...

Cause they can write stories
They can sing songs
But they don’t make fairy tales
Sweeter than ours
They can climb mountains
High into the sky
But they can’t take the world
Oh, like we can take the world

Oh I can see
The future you and me we last forever
In the rising tide
No fear or fight
That we can’t face together
Darling you and me
We can take the world

Cause they can write stories
And they can sing songs
But they don’t make fairy tales
Sweeter than ours
And they can climb mountains
High into the sky
But they can’t take the world
Oh, like we can take the world, the world, the world.

Oh...

Ain’t it just like love to find us
Ain’t it just like love
Ain’t it just like love to find us
Ain’t it just like love
Ain’t it just like love to find us
Ain’t it just like love

Cause they can write stories
They can sing songs
They don’t make fairy tales
Sweeter than ours
Oh they can climb mountains
High into the sky
But they can’t take the world
Oh no, no ... like we can take the world.