Four years! Crazy!!! It has truly been the best years of my life and I am so grateful for a loving husband that supports my goals and dreams but more importantly a best friend that motivates me to be a better person. Thursday was the big day but unfortunately life doesn’t stop to celebrate. I had a 13 hour clinical in ICU which honestly was rough to say the least and Cam had scheduled patient’s back to back since he would be on break this week. (yay 1 year left!) Lucky for me the man knows the way to my heart and Friday night drove me to Scottsdale for a little anniversary ‘staycation’. The hotel was so sweet and was thrilled to upgrade us to celebrate. We decided it would be fun to throw back on our wedding clothes, order room service and have a wonderful relaxing break. It was seriously just what we needed and we stayed up laughing and talking about how much we love our life together! No matter where I am, Cam always feels like home to me.
Being crazy busy full time in nursing and dental school took its toll on us the past month. I was busy finishing out the dance year with recitals every weekend and Cameron was hard at work in clinic. It felt a little overwhelming, so much that we entirely skipped celebrating our three year anniversary. Sad. I know. But exactly one month late we got around to celebrating.
We I glammed up and Cameron took me to a fabulous three course dinner. It was so nice to relax and have a break from school and work. We are still pretty busy but we took the time to re-watch our wedding videos and I just had to share in case you haven’t seen this gem or you feel like joining in the fun all over again!
Cheers to a fabulous 3 years with Mr. Smith and many more to come!
Video by Cole Nickell of Cinema Weddings
Music by Kris Fisher of “Life of the Party” Moblie DJ Service
Tuesday was our anniversary!!!
Cameron loves me THIS MUCH that he made me a delicious breakfast, let me hang out with my friend by the pool all day, told me to pack a bag, took me to dinner then out to Scottsdale for the whole evening to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! Kid is impressive!
Love this boy more and more!
A wedding tradition that I have always loved is that the couple freezes the top of their wedding cake to eat on their first anniversary. Well you may or may not know the story of our cake, but i’ll remind you real fast.
We took our cake on our honeymoon with us to Mexico because we were flying home after and would not be able to pick it up in SC. Not a problem, I would carry it on the flight and it would be a-okay. Um no, we got stranded on the tarmac for 8 hours… with no food. One thing you should know is I get hungry, fast. So we ate our cake :) yum. I’ll never regret it.
Luckily, my sweet cake decorator made me two new mini cakes that tasted just like our wedding cake [pound cake with cream cheese & chocolate ganache]. I brought them back home with me after my latest trip to Carolina :)
Cam and I also picked out wedding cards to give each other because the traditional first anniversary gift is “paper.” However, cards now a days our expensive and we both knew we would throw them away so we chose our cards, read them, and took a picture to remember!
He’s so cute to me huh?! :)
For our one year anniversary we were planning on one of two adventures to celebrate.
Plan 1: Play & Run around St. George
Plan 2: VEGAS
We choose plan 2. The day before we were going to leave we heard our friends had been planning a trip to Sin City as well to celebrate a birthday. We decided it would be so fun (and cheaper) to all ride down and go play together. And that’s just what we did!
Friday evening after some quick spaghetti we drove down to Vegas and all stayed at our friends cousins house. Um… gorgeous! We were so lucky and she was so sweet and hospitable!
Saturday we went out to lunch at Cane’s and then off to strip…
I mean the strip :)
We all were dying to see The Body Exhibit! Basically they preserve human bodies and vasculature really really well and you just have to see it to understand! We spent over 2 hours walking around and looking at organs, tissue, vessels, and more! You’re not suppose to take pictures but you know I snapped a quick one. After stopping by M&M’s world we headed back home for dinner and watched Despicable Me.
Sunday was our day to sit back and enjoy some sunshine. We had a delicious lunch with leftovers from dinner. Cam got so burnt. Poor thing!
Sunday night, Cam and I headed back to visit some sites we had been dying to see before we left…
Flamingos and Flamingo Hotel
Volcano at The Mirage
We also saw a Steve Tyler look alike
Chocolate By The Bald Guy
H&M (closed for famous people party, lame)
Billboard Music Awards
Cam had found a great deal on living social for a nice hotel and booked it for us for Sunday night. We headed over and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the perfect weekend getaway and we even got a free breakfast buffet for our anniversary.
All good things must come to an end and so Monday we headed home to Utah. Vegas we’ll we back again!
One year ago…
I married my best friend, Cameron Brett Smith.
In case you’re behind too I’ll break the year down for you in one sweet post.
Then had a Reception
Had an Open House in California
Shopped San Francisco
Celebrated July 4th
Camped in Moab
Zip-lined Park City
Dance Competition in Vegas
Went to Weddings
Cheered on BYU
Went Black Friday Shopping in AZ at 3am
Saw 7 Temples
Went to the Dinosaur Museum
Dressed Up Again
City Creek Mall
Ran a 5K
Hiked the Y
Celebrated our Anniversary in Vegas
Well when you put it that way, that’s a lot of marriage in 1 year with 2 part time jobs & 2 full time students.
We are on that adventure all right and it’s better than I imagined.
Wow, I honestly cannot believe that it is here already. It has been exactly six months since Cam and I got married. This has been such a fun experience and I am excited that we have gotten so much accomplished. Everyone says that the first year of marriage is the hardest but in my halfway point opinion, if this is the hardest I can’t wait for it to get better!
In the six months since getting hitched, Cam and I have road tripped to California for our Open House, visited San Francisco, took a weekend camping trip to Moab and Arches National Park, been sick a total of four times (this is really good for me and once was Cam), spent the weekend in Park City with friends and went on a zip line, painted pottery at Color Me Mine, watched about 1000 movies, visited four different temples, celebrated at Stadium of Fire, paid off all debt, painted our house, been to half a dozen weddings, saw the midnight showing of Harry Part 7pt2, road tripped to Vegas for Nevada Star Ball, and much much more!
All I have to say is… bring on the next six months!