Year One As The Volpe’s

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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 as husband and wife. I try to remember to take note on the last day of the month, but sometimes I forget and made a quick note instead whenever I did remember.

Our First Year as Husband and Wife

July- we are spending our first month anniversary in Europe and I wouldn’t want to be here with anyone else. It still feels like a dream, you are my HUSBAND! I don’t think that will ever get old. The wedding stress quickly ended, as soon as the end of our first 24 hours as husband and wife, and I think we have been on cloud 9 ever since.

August- I finally started to change my name this month, and I’m so excited to officially be a Volpe. We have had another great month, and we’re still settling in. I know you’re easily frustrated by all the wedding stuff still in our house, but we’ll get there.

September- a quarter of a year already! I can’t believe it. We have loved introducing each other as “my wife” and “my husband”, it still doesn’t feel like that will ever get old.

October- We attended our first wedding as husband and wife and took a trip to Raleigh. We are seriously talking about moving there, I would love to make a new home with you somewhere else. It seems like the perfect adventure for us. You had surgery again and it sent me into a world of worry and prayer waiting for you to be finished. We had a slow month after this and enjoyed our first Halloween playing board games at home.

Our First Year as Husband and Wife

November- You’re first birthday as a husband! Our annual post-Thanksgiving trip was to Cape May this year and we lucked out with the beautiful weather. There was a Christmas village and many bars setup among the property. You also talked to many older people about your foot surgery 😂

December- We had a very busy month now that you can be active again. We visited Atlanta with Emily, stayed a few days with your (our) grandparents in Buffalo, and had an early Christmas celebration in Lusby with your (our) parents, Tommy and Kayla. We had our own seven fishes for Christmas Eve dinner, then wrapped presents at Mam & Paps and celebrated Christmas at my parents. It was an amazing first Christmas with you! We started watching Greys Anatomy this month. Oh and WE bought a car!!

January- Our first New Years as husband and was was celebrated in Boone, North Carolina with friends. We explored, you hiked in your boot, and we had an amazing few days. This was the only month this year that we had 3 weekends free in a row, and we fully enjoyed that. SharkBait also forgot how to use her litter box this month.

Our First Year as Husband and Wife

February- we had a great Valentine’s Day brewery and winery hoping, that was my favorite part of this month. We celebrated my birthday in New Orleans with Gina, Josh and Brittney. We took a 20+ mile bike ride one day we were there and got to see so much of the area.

March- This was possibly the busiest month our Marriage will see. We were in Austin for SXSW, then went to Seattle, and came home to turn around and go to Bethany Beach for Easter. You helped me plan a beautiful engagement for Meghan and Larry, and we had a great car rides in Meredith. I love road tripping with you. We got caught up on Greys this month too!

April- You say you don’t like Vanderpump rules, but I’m pretty sure you do because you always watch it with me. We went to St. Louis this month for a night and stayed in an amazing hotel…and rode in a Tesla.

Our First Year as Husband and Wife

May- We have had such a busy month, but it’s been so much fun. It’s rained for about 20 days, and you’re really sick of it, but I kind of like the rain (just maybe not this much). It reminds us to slow down whenever we can. We celebrated your parents anniversary this month, and had a great day with both our families. We also had a rainy wine in the woods but carried on our tradition. We took a long weekend trip to New England and I learn more about you on every vacation we take.

June- Yet again you earn the role as best brother in law ever because of the snapchat filter you made for Emilys graduation party. I have had a sense of nostalgia for first few weeks of this month because our anniversary is approaching. I have loved every day of this last year with you as my husband. Now we are off to Mexico 💜



  • Heather Hammel

    Happy anniversary! Loved reading this post. My fiance watches Vanderpump Rules with me too, as well as some other shows he doesn’t like admitting too.

    http://dogmomchic.blogspot.com/

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! It’s so funny how embarrassed he gets about watching it, but when it’s on he gets so into it!

  • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

    Happy anniversary week! I love that you did this. I think it is so sweet. You two are just freaking adorable.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much!! It was hard to remember sometimes, but I am happy to have reflections like this.

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Congrats!!!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Ashley!!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I love that you wrote little notes about what you were feeling during each month of marriage! They really are something that you’re going to love to look back on and remember what all was happening at that point in your life!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was hard to remember sometimes but I am so glad I have a little something to go along with each month. I want to try and do it monthly as long as I can remember.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Awww, I can’t believe it’s been a year!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I can’t either! It’s been such a quick year

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    Congrats you guys!! You’ve had such an amazing first year!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! It was amazing and CRAZY fast!

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    This is so sweet! Love the little notes.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I am so surprised I remembered every month haha

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea Jacobs

    SO sweet! happy year!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Adorable! Congrats on your FIRST YEAR!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!!! It was the quickest year of my life

  • Megan

    I can’t believe you guys have been married for a year! Not that I knew you as boyfriend and girlfriend but it’s so exciting to hit that year mark (I’m sure, I don’t know from experience haha). I can’t get over how short your hair was in the fall! So cute! I loved looking back at the photos and seeing what you guys have been up to. A lot of traveling but that makes me so happy to see xoxo

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      RIGHT!!! I have no idea how it has been a year already, it went by so fast! You are too funny. Basically we were the same dating but much more in the newlywed dating stage haha. I thought the SAME thing! It made me miss my short hair, and then I realized I still can’t do a side braid…so I’ll keep letting it grow.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    This is such a great idea and so sweet, love all your thoughts. Congratulations to one seriously cute couple…glad you’re enjoying Mexico!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Emelia, you are one of the sweetest people I have met in this blog world. Your comments always make my day! xoxo

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