Every single day, I’m surprised how quickly time passes. It’s hard for me to believe that two years have gone by since our wedding. In total, Daryle and I have been together for 7.5 years! Every year has it’s special place in my heart, but I really think this past year has been my favorite. More and more, we’ve settled into a groove, we accept each other for who we are, we support one another through and through because — to put it simply, we just “get one another.” I think that sort of thing takes time, especially after the “honeymoon” period is over. This past year has been extra special anticipating our little one. And then once he made his debut, the two of us came together forming this amazing team of parents, of husband and wife.
In today’s society, there is action all around us. And I find myself trying desperately to remember all of those special moments. I tell myself “don’t forget this moment the rest of your life.” Our wedding was one of those days that I will never forget. I remember getting ready with my mom and bridesmaids, I remember walking down the aisle with my dad, and I will never ever forget the smile on Daryle’s handsome face, the moment he saw me. I will hold that in my heart forever. So today, we celebrate one of the biggest events of our lives together, the day we made our own history. Happy Anniversary my One True Love. My heart is yours.
Photos by Brandon Lata.
After Canandaigua, we traveled west to see visit Daryle’s family and friends in Buffalo. Everyone seemed to have had company staying with them the weekend we were in town so we called up the Saturn Club, the beautiful social club we were married at nearly two years ago to see if they could accommodate us in one of their guest rooms. Luckily, they were glad to have us! Before you scroll down, a brief explanation: at before our wedding ceremony, the photographer and I went exploring through all of the rooms and shot a photo in this room, which I just love. So Daryle and I recreated it with the Jack!
We visited Uncle Doug — Daryle’s best friend (and best man at the wedding)…
…He and wife, Christy happen to have a pool at their downtown Buffalo house!
So of course we stuck around for some beers and sunbathing. It was especially fun because all of Daryle’s best friends from high school came over with their families. I love this photo. Here’s Mark with his shades on and his two girly daughters in pink. So precious.
All the guys, reunited. The topic of conversation: Music.
And then we got to see Grandma Judy again for dinner. Jack is learning to play the bongos.
Love this! The Maciocha guys: Uncle Tom, Grandpa, Daryle and baby Jack.
Do you have a three-day weekend? Today, Daryle and I are driving back up to Buffalo for his best friend’s (and best man in our wedding) wedding. All of the leaves are still green in DC so it will be fun to watch the leaves change as we drive farther north. I’m really excited to get out-of-town for a few days and return to the place we got married. This evening, Daryle will be at the groom’s bachelor party, so I will be hitting the town with Beth, Daryle’s cousin and her friends! Amidst the festivities, I hope to visit Coo Coo U, our favorite mid-century shop in Buffalo. If I find anything, I will be sure to report back. Enjoy the weekend!
Sleepy Hollow Motel photo by Buffalo-based photographer, Jennifer Dennis Potter, on Etsy.