Sunday, October 3, 2010

Marriage...Year One

By far the number one question that I have been asked in the past year is "how is your first year of marriage going?." This comes from friends and strangers alike. I always respond the same way...."you has been....well....easy." And that is the honest truth.

On October 3, 2009 I got to marry the best man I have ever met. The kindest, most decent man I have ever known. And the last year has been, easy. We fit together. After spending so many years in a long distance relationship the transition into life together has been smooth and pretty blissful. I realize that at the end of the day I get to be with him and that makes things just....better.

We have been together over 7 years. And here are a few things that I cherish about our relationship:
  • He still answers my phone calls "hello, beautiful"
  • He always makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and if he has to leave first...he always seems sad
  • He continues to challenge me and push me to follow my path
  • He is proud of my job and wow...I am proud of his
  • He believes in my sister and loves my mom
  • He thinks it is great that I spend 1 night a week at my best friend Patrick's house to vlog about TV and he never gives me a hard time for watching "my strange reality shows"
  • He constantly reminds me that life is about slowing down and enjoying the path
The first year of marriage has taught me a lot about companionship. Because at the end of the day marriage is about support, honesty, respect and partnership.

As we did on 10.3.09 I want to repeat the words from our wedding program. I feel strongly about them and am disappointed that our country still fails to recognize the true meaning of marriage.

"And as we remember those who are not with us,
we also recognize those who are still denied the civil right of wedded union & the social & legal benefits of marriage. We have come a long way toward treating all men & women as equals and yet, we acknowledge that we still have further to go & more we can do to respect the choice to love & be loved."

Alan & Carolyn :: Highlights from FocalPoint Cinematic Weddings on Vimeo.

Alan & Carolyn :: Wedding Trailer from FocalPoint Cinematic Weddings on Vimeo.


  1. You had the most amazing wedding. Your wedding is the reason I crave getting married at a winery. Thank you for sharing your amazing video that I could watch over and over again!

  2. Marital Bliss is one of the most wonderful gift of life. May you have many more b'ful years :) !