• Our Second Year | Anniversary Photos

    Yearly photos are something really important to me. I want to document how our lives change over the years and be reminded of different things when I see photos from different points of our marriage. For year two we were B-U-S-Y and I almost forgot to schedule a photo session. Then I debated waiting until things slowed down. I talked to my good friend Anne, from Anne Casey Photography, and she talked us into having our photos done around our anniversary. I am SO glad we took a few hours out of our busy week to have this session with her. Not only did she do an incredible job with…

  • Our Second Year | The Volpes

    Our second wedding anniversary was last week and I am still wondering where the time went. I was so invested in my wedding for 11 months and for it to go by in the blink of an eye was crazy, but now to realize all of it ended TWO years ago?! It may not seem like a lot of time, and in the scheme of things it really isn’t, but it is really crazy looking back on the last 2 years an realizing everything that has happened. Last year I shared a letter to Dave and a post of notes of our first year. This year, I am just going…

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    25 Ideas For Your Newlywed Bucket List

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WearLoveShare #CollectiveBias When the planning is over, your wedding dress is back on it’s hanger and you are snuggled with your new husband, it may feel bittersweet. After our wedding, I wasn’t sure what to do. I missed the planning and the constant conversations with my best friends, but I knew our life was just continuing on with the next adventure. Having a newlywed bucket list was fun because it gave us other things to focus on, from the honeymoon and beyond. Endless memories are still to be made after the wedding is over,…

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    5 Traditions We Have Started Together

    photo: Chesapeake Charm Photography It was a goal of ours to start traditions since we got married last year. We wanted to have little things that we could continue throughout our lives that we could eventually have with our family. Starting traditions is no easy task, especially when you are combining traditions already in place amongst your individual families. We wanted to continue some traditions that we had throughout our lives, but also start new ones that are our own. We had a busy year with some health bumps along the way, but I am really excited about some traditions we have started in the last year. A few of…

  • One Year Anniversary Photos

    A few weeks ago we had one of the best date nights. We met with Mandi from Chesapeake Charm Photography and celebrated our one year anniversary with a photo shoot. I have to admit, it feels so weird to be having our photos done on the other side of our wedding. How did that year pass by so quickly? I have always known that I wanted to celebrate our anniversary every year by having photos done. We may not look that different now for our one year anniversary, but in time our family will hopefully grow and we will change, and I want those changes to be documented in photos.…

  • Year One As The Volpe’s

    I already mentioned it, but this is a sappy week here on the blog. It’s so crazy to me that we have already been married for a year, and I want to take some time to reflect on that. So Monday’s post was all about our marriage itself, today is a monthly reflection, and I have another post for Friday. I hope to look back on these marriage letters in the future and remember that things don’t always go as planned, but marriage is the best ride to be on. For the last 12 months I have been keeping a note on what we have experienced for our first year…