this monday is our one year anniversary. i can't believe it. in some ways it seems like only yesterday, in other ways it feels like we've been married for years. people told me the first year of marriage is the hardest. which makes sense when you think of all the changes that have to be made when you combine two lives. but, to be honest we haven't had too many hiccups this first year. niles is a pretty fantastic husband. we share responsibility for chores and making dinners, we complain over who has to fold the laundry and for the most part end up doing it together, and in the evenings we curl up on the couch and watch HBO. it is a pretty lovely life. this past year we wanted to relax and enjoy ourselves and i think we've done pretty well at that. next year we might try to be a little less lazy, but it was fun while it lasted. we did accomplish a few things other than watching a lot of sopranos this year. we bought a car and almost have it all paid off, i got to go on my grand european tour, and niles just built a screened in porch on our deck. i'd call year one a smashing success. to celebrate we are taking a long weekend in charleston and i can't wait! i'm looking forward to many more anniversaries with my moon my man. thanks for making each day an adventure, my love.