365 Days Of Marriage

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 31, 2009

Despite what they said, we made it!


[Only joking of course]

A year just flew by. Eric goes, ‘Really? It felt SLOW.’ What a jokester, eh? ;) [That was my ‘I’m not pleased face’]


Marriage is knowing that you can be as weird as you want with someone and they cant really do much about it or judge you for it. After all, they married you, right?


We’ve had a fun and productive anniversary.

The Wedding Registry

Off we were to Toronto again today!


Much like on our wedding day, the weather was absolutely phenomenal.

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I love visiting Toronto.

I love living in the country, but I do like having the convenience of being so close to shopping, sights, and entertainment.


There are so many great opportunities for photography.


Off to William Ashley’s we went!


We were registered here for our wedding and we hadn’t been back since we created the registry last May 2008! Luckily, they still had us (and purchased gifts!) on file.

Look at all the green monster makers they had!


The goal today was to regroup, assess the money we had to work with, and then SPEND EVERY CENT.

I was like a kid in a candy store. ;)

We finished off our china place settings and silverware.

I joked with Eric that these were perfect:


We’re just in love with the design we selected. We wanted to go with a very simple china pattern so it hopefully won’t date itself as quickly as some of the others.

Our china: Classic silver rimmed


I also love the unique look of the cutlery- slender, modern, and sleek looking. We figured since we went with such a timeless china pattern, we could get away with a bolder silverware.


How cool is this silverware?! And is it this normal that it excites us so much? I guess that’s what living off mis-matched hand me downs will do to a couple.



The Wedding Cake

We also took out the top layer of our wedding cake from the freezer (yes, it was transported through our move too!).

Let’s just say the cake wasn’t any better than when we had it on our wedding night.

The wedding cake was a huge DUD on our wedding day. Dry, dry, dry.

But like my mom says, ‘Ange, if that was the only thing that went wrong on your wedding day, consider yourself lucky!’

I whole heartedly agree. :D

Eric took a tester bite and said it was the worst cake he’s ever tasted so we tossed it out. I certainly was not surprised. And 1 year in the freezer didn’t do it any good. Even the rose didn’t save it!

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Onward and upward!

I love roses.


We have them in the house maybe twice a year and I savour every minute with them!


The gifts

Eric and I always give silly cards (but then write mushy stuff on the back). This was the card I got him. It was perfect! You know when you read a card and you say, ‘That is so us!!’ ?


Finally, I can unveil the gift I have been working on for the past while!


I made an anniversary capsule!

I thought it was fitting for the paper tradition. ;)


I had so much fun putting this together!


The idea is, each year we will complete 1 page for our anniversary. I think it will be so awesome to look back over time and see how we/times changed.

Things I included:

  • Prices (gas, loaf of bread, etc)
  • What we did that whole year (this took the longest because I had to find exact dates!)
  • Current picture of us
  • What we own
  • Our favourite things (songs, TV shows, movies, etc)
  • In the news (thanks for your help!)
  • The year, our age, and what the tradition was (this year was paper)
  • Weather report

I also got him a security camera that he has been wanting for ages, but I knew he wouldn’t ever buy it for himself. It hasn’t arrived yet, but hopefully in the next day or two.

Then, it was time for my gifts!

For the paper theme, he blew up a bunch of our wedding pictures. They looked great! We need to get some frames and put them up.


And then I almost had a heart attack when I opened my next gift. For the longest time I have wanted a macro lens for the SLR camera. Macro lens are great for close-ups and are used a lot for food photography!

Well…behold…my new lens…


We’re off to watch some TV. Just an old married couple now, ya know?


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Jess (Fit Chick in the City) August 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm

What a fun day! Anniversaries are so much fun!


Bree August 31, 2009 at 10:00 pm


LOL @ the green monster makers.

So glad your anniversary was a blast!! :-D


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 31, 2009 at 10:39 pm

LOL you mean to say my card isn’t unique!?

Its a good one though eh? THe PMS part really hit home for us this week- haha!


Bree September 1, 2009 at 7:48 am

lol…i think it’s just that great minds think alike hehe :-D


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope August 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Happy Anniversary!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) August 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Congrats on your first anniversary!!! How awesome for you guys! China. Wow. I have to say, I am thinking of pimping up my game by adding to my everyday dishes, which are from Pottery Barn. But I am hesitant to drop any extra money on dishes that I think are “nice” but quite a far cry from china. That’s a big purchase, I’m so happy for you that you got your place settings! I skipped the china and just went for the Vita-Mix. But it took me 8.5 yrs of marriage before I got it…haha. Anyway, wonderful pics, thanks for sharing, I am so glad he liked his gifts, that’s so lovely of you to have been workin so hard on some great surprises!


Kate August 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Aww make me teary-eyed looking at that capsule! Beautiful.
I can’t wait to get married!
Wishing you many more happy love filled years :) xo


Whitney August 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Oh wow! What a great hubs! I love what you did for him as well. We do that for my grandma every Christmas and put it in a scrapbook. (Ok, it’s not quite as romantic, but the same principle.)

Happy Anniversary!


Daria (Summer of the CSAs) August 31, 2009 at 10:06 pm

That china with that silverware is just beautiful! I love simple designs. :)

I also love your anniversary time capsule idea. Too cute!


allijag August 31, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Happy Anniversary!!! What fabulous presents – you two are both so thoughtful to each other!! I LOVE the capsule idea (I’m kicking myself in the butt for not starting it last year – but I guess I could always jump in and start it on our second anniversary) :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 31, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Yes you could start one for sure!!! 1 year isn’t that late at all ;) Its fun.


Brandi C August 31, 2009 at 10:10 pm

=] Happy Anniversary!
I really hope for a relationship that resembles you and your sweeties someday. All I could do was smile and dream as I was reading this! You guys are AWESOME!


Meredith (Pursuing Balance) August 31, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Happy anniversary! I love your gift — such a fantastic idea!


leianna August 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Love your china you picked out, very simple and timeless!
My cake topper was dry and nasty too, so we tookour pictures with it and tossed it!


cookienurse August 31, 2009 at 10:18 pm

What a beautiful anniversary gift you gave your hubby! Congratulations and happy anniversary!!


Becca August 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm

happy anniversary and i love the time capsule idea…it looks fantastic!


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) August 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm

love your registry shopping trip, love your gift (and card!) to Eric, and LOVE your new camera accessories!!! Those are on my Christmas list (haha I think ahead). :) May the next 365 days and more be just as beautiful, weird, silly, romantic, passionate and loving. :) xoxo!


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 31, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Thanks guys you are so sweet to us :)


KatieF August 31, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Congrats on your anniversary! I got married 3 years ago and we registered for (and got) the EXACT same china set! We love it!


lena August 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm

congrats to your anniversary!! so totally cool!:)


Christina August 31, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Congrats on a year of marriage! You two are too cute :) That time capsule is such a great idea – I’m still always amazed by your creativeness!


Priyanka August 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Congratulations on your first wedding anniversary! I love the first pic,too cute!!

Awesome gifts!!


Cryst August 31, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Happy Anniversary Ange, all the way from Singapore. I am so much inspired by you and your energy and gorgeous smile just made my day every morning after reading your entries.

Just wanted you to know that since I discovered your blog I have been trying to run on the treadmill (its too humid in Singapore for outdoor running). You will not believe that I can never jog or run for more than 1 minute before starting to walk and now I can run 8kph for 10 minutes straight without taking a break. I can now run 4km in 30 minutes and my goal is to run 5k in 30 minutes. I know it may not be such a big thing but for me it is.

Keep glowing and keep smiling. I feel motivated after reading your blog whenever I have a bad day.


J. August 31, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I am totally stealing your time capsule idea, I hope you don’t mind!! What a great keepsake!


Lainie August 31, 2009 at 11:33 pm

What a cute idea!!! You are so creative – and your husband looks like a doll! Happy anniversary to you both.


Eri August 31, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Ahh Happy first anniversary! You know how you see those couples that look so perfect together that you almost want to puke(kidding!) thats you guys. I hope someday i can find someone as wonderful as you did. and be as happy as you guys seem to be. I love how you got classic place settings but daring silverware. && your gift look amazing, i might have to come to canada and steal your camera!(kidding of course….kinda.lol)


Jolene August 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

That book looks SO good! My husband made the same type of thing for me for our 1 year anniversary, and got me a camera as well. It is a great keepsake!


Kerrie August 31, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Happy Anniversary! What wonderful gifts! I love the time capsule idea! Will your new lense shave off a few pounds from my next picture .. okay maybe I need several pounds shaved off! he he! See you in two weeks! Can’t wait! Love your Sis …


Tay August 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm

OMG what an awesome amazing gift!!! (yours AND his ;-) ). I’m so doing that for my husband. hehe. And yayaya congrats on your lens!!


Tay August 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm

ahh and how stupid of me. Happy Anniversary of course!


Marissa August 31, 2009 at 11:54 pm



Marilyn September 1, 2009 at 12:20 am

That is so adorable that you guys kept your wedding cake to eat :) And wow, both of you gave each other such thoughtful anniversary presents… It’s just too cute for words. Congrats!


Keeven September 1, 2009 at 12:45 am

Happy Anniversary from Malaysia! I totally envy you guys so much. They are like a couple made in Heaven. May I one day able to seek happiness just like you. And I love the time capsule you did. I’m thinking of doing one myself the day I get married.


ana September 1, 2009 at 1:24 am

awww…happy anniversary-slightly belated :) you guys look so happy together and i hope you have many such anniversaries to look forward too! and your gifts to each other were both creative and practical- an awesome combo! seriously, ze best of wishes from me to you guys :D


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 1, 2009 at 2:39 am

Happy Anniversary! The china is beautiful, your presents are awesome, and you two are adorable!


nic September 1, 2009 at 6:19 am

Awwww!!! You look sooo incredible happy!!! I’m so glad you two found each other!! It sets a good example that true love DOES exist!! Thank you!!
You give me hope everytime I see you two together!!
I wish you all the best (a little late, sorry!) and many more awesome years!! Hugs


Susan September 1, 2009 at 7:07 am

Happy (belated now) anniversary! Y’all are so darn cute! :P I didn’t know cuisinart make belgian wafflemakers, I’ve been wanting one of those forEVER! I must look into it…


skinny latte September 1, 2009 at 7:15 am

Happy 1st anniversary Ange and Eric! What a fun way to spend your day…and you both still look completely blissed out and happy :)


Karen September 1, 2009 at 7:47 am

Aw congrats Hun! I’m glad you had a great time in Canada!
The china looks beautiful too!


Lizzie September 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

What an awesome anniversary!! And thoughtful gifts to boot! You must have had heaps of fun at the registry and even though you couldn’t take it all home, you get to relive it again when the rest of it arrives :) As for the weirdness – trust me . . . it only gets better as time goes on. :)


Paige @ Running Around Normal September 1, 2009 at 8:23 am

What a lovely anniversary, Angela! You two are so cute, and those pictures at the beginning of the post are adorable! I’m so jealous of your camera!!

Nice job on your gift. Wow! You can tell you put some thought and hard work in that.


Kristin September 1, 2009 at 8:32 am

That card is funny! And what a great idea with the capsule!!

You guys are adorable, congrats!



Marina September 1, 2009 at 8:33 am

Happy anniversary!
I’m glad you enjoyed your day ;)


Anne P September 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

What a cute idea with the time capsule! Love it :)


Julia Kalish September 1, 2009 at 8:39 am

Angela, congratulations on your one year anniversary and here’s to many more years of green monsters with your sweetie.


Cait (Cait's Plate) September 1, 2009 at 8:43 am

Most. Adorable. Post. Ever.

Your blog is seriously like the highlight of my life.

I LOVED this post and that anniversary capsule is AWESOME and totally something I would do (and might actually steal when I have a first wedding anniversary! haha).

I’m glad you guys had such a great anniversary. YOU DESERVED IT! :)

Hope all that love and more continues on into year two!


leslie September 1, 2009 at 8:47 am

congrats on one year, ange. many more happy ones to come!

your gift for eric is incredible and so heartfelt. i love love love it! and can’t wait to see the beautiful photos you take with your new lens! so jealous. :)


Shannon (The Daily Balance) September 1, 2009 at 8:49 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! Your gift was fantastic! Such a great idea! I wish I had thought of it! The Mister and I have been married for 3 years now, so It might noT be too late to put something sinilar together — so CUTE!


VeggieGirl September 1, 2009 at 9:04 am



Nicole September 1, 2009 at 9:46 am

Congratulations Angela! You guys make a beautiful couple!

LOVE the new lens! :D


brandi September 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

congrats!! what a great paper gifts :)


Claire September 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

What a great day(other than the traffic)!It was like Christmas for you guys:-)That’s fabulous…


Courtney September 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

I think we have the same exact wedding china!! So beautiful, yet simple and useable. Our 4 year wedding anniversary is on Thursday…I might have to get out a few plates and have a special dinner!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Adventures in Tri-ing


Ellen @ Peace in Motion September 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

what a wonderful anniversary gift!


tami September 1, 2009 at 9:59 am


i hope you will review the waffle maker. i think we are on our 3 or 4 waffle maker and they just fizzle out for us (starts in the middle by not cooking and then from there it just doesn’t crisp the waffle like we like them)


Meg September 1, 2009 at 10:01 am

That is the exact card I got my husband for our anniversary in May! Congrats!


Alex September 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

That cutlery is fantastic…it’s something I would pick out for myself too!

And that anniversary book is such a wonderful idea! I have to make a mental note of doing that one day!

I’m looking forward to seeing some of those fancy pictures!

Happy Anniversary!


Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life September 1, 2009 at 10:18 am

What a fun day!!! Love the presents!! I can’t wait to see all the new pictures!!


Nikki September 1, 2009 at 10:20 am

I think your anniversary gift to Eric was perfect! I thought my Husband and I were the only ones who follow the traditional anniversary gifts :)
For our first, the Husband actually got me a book like the one you made…but of course, he left making the yearly pages up to me! I thought it was such a sweet idea.
Don’t worry…we got excited about our cutlery too ;)


Kristen @ Simply Savor September 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

what an amazing day!! your gift to eric was so thoughtful and such a great idea! and hooray for the macro lens and flash! Congratulations! :)


Dotsie September 1, 2009 at 10:51 am

This is an awesome post, I love it! You guys made wonderful gifts for each other! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Your gifts are exciting and I would screech with delight as well!

Have a great day!


Andrea September 1, 2009 at 10:52 am

Congrats on the 1 year mark! I love the anniversary gifts, very sweet and personal. I’m looking forward to seeing the new pictures!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 1, 2009 at 11:54 am

Eric and I thank all of you for your sweet wishes!!! xo


Anne Marie @ her new weigh September 1, 2009 at 11:55 am

Happy Anniversary! Mine is coming up on September 5th (one year also!), and I can’t believe how fast time has passed! I love your gift-so adorable!!


EatingRD September 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

such a wonderful gift, those are the best from the heart! Sorry I didn’t see this post before I asked you about the macro lens. I can’t wait to see more pictures! yay!


Jenny September 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

aw gorgeous recap — glad you two lovebirds had such a special day together :)

the new pictures are amazing by the way!


Kath September 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Happy Anniversary!


Jessica September 2, 2009 at 2:21 pm

omg that is a nice lens >.<


Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?) September 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Happy (belated) Anniversary! You guys are too cute.

PS. I totally love that silverware. It’s very similar to my favorite set at Crate and Barrel!


Kathryn August 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

The more I read your blog the more I laugh. You and Eric are SO much like my hubby and I. I was reading this on my phone in the car and I had to read the waffle part out loud. Hillarious. We have one of those too and my guy just announced he is having a regular waffle for dinner. Happy anniversary – funny I’m reading this so close to yours! Ours is 8/21 – just wrapped up 6 funfilled years. :)


diana @ i can eat, can't i? September 1, 2010 at 9:41 am

very romantic.

my brother went from buff (x-large) to very lean (medium)! congrats to eric!!


Jen September 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

I love love love this idea and am totally stealing it for my 1st anniversary coming up soon! Where did you get that awesome giant book?
PS Just found your blog through some girlfriends and absolutely love it :)


Amykinz September 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I love love love this idea and I’m totally going to steal it for my anniversary this year! (Except it will be my 7th anniversary, so I have a few pages to get done to get caught up to THIS anniversary! lol) Also, my daughter just came home w/a project for school: to create a page about her that will be hung up in the classroom all year. This gave me some inspiring ideas. Thanks!


Avangardphoto April 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Congrats. They say the first year is the most challenging :)


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