two week re-cap

It’s been a crazy two weeks… let’s re-cap…

Traveling with the frozen piece of our wedding cake was successfully accomplished! The cake made it safely through airport security and onto the plane. I put it on ice overnight at the hotel and displayed it creatively for Pete’s arrival.    IMG_6741

He arrived early on Sunday morning and we celebrated with mimosas!


We had a lovely brunch and then took the day easy.

We didn’t want to spend a lot of money on presents for one another especially since we had me travel up to see him…however I snuck a gift in! A surprise to the hubby but for both of us!


I found a laminated world map that could be personalized! I thought it was perfect! The plan is to hang it in our future home and place pins where we’ve been, both separately and together!

The gift was perfect following along with the tradition of giving a “paper” gift for the 1st Year Anniversary!

I borrowed some tape from the hotel front desk and put it up on the wall for him to see! We can’t wait to get pinning!

That evening, we walked around “Old Montreal” and had dinner at a steakhouse! We shared a bottle of wine and enjoyed each other’s company.


Before bed we decided to follow through with the tradition of eating our cake!

Pete’s response was the best, “I’ve had better cake…” Haha!IMG_6804

It wasn’t terrible but it seemed to have absorbed moisture and so was a bit spongier than if it had been fresh.

Hope the good luck of eating our cake follows us through year #2 and beyond!

Back in the US I’ve been busy with work. I accomplished a life goal of working on a Broadway show and got to “call” the show for the first time on May14! I was very nervous and super excited! I called a few consecutive days and I am getting more comfortable each time!

It has been a busy but great two weeks! I was lucky enough to see Pete design the lights for two different opening bands in two different cities! More on that in the next post …    🙂

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Anniversary: 1 Year!

Some days go by faster than others. 

Some weeks go by faster than others. 

A year ago this time we were preparing to have our wedding … in 3 days! I remember telling my mom that the one thing I kept hearing over and over again was “the day goes by fast, try to enjoy it and take it all in!”

I said I wanted the day to go slow, I wanted to experience every moment and enjoy this one day where it was completely about me and my husband and the love we have for one another! She told me, “It is the same 24 hours as any other day and to take it as it comes and enjoy it all.”

We certainly did! We couldn’t have asked for a better day, we had “A perfect 10” weather wise! We were surrounded by family and friends and deep down all I needed that day was to be with Pete! In fact when the limo arrived at the church with my parents, maids of honors, and myself, my maid of honor reminded me that I “would be with Pete soon”… she knew that was all I wanted!


And here we are almost 1 year later and I still want nothing more than to be with him, especially on our anniversary!

This year I wish for the 24 hrs to go slow as well. I will be traveling to Canada to meet up with Pete on his day off from tour. We have no specific plans but to enjoy each others company, put the thoughts of other issues aside and celebrate our love and the first year of our marriage!

Some follow a tradition of eating the top tier of their wedding cake on the 1 year anniversary. Our cake was cupcakes and had a layer that was like a small cake to be saved for this very occasion. We also had a “couples” cake (otherwise known as a Image“grooms” cake) that was created especially for us. It looked like the road cases that Pete travels with! I have a piece of both that I plan on traveling as my “personal carry-on” when I head north!

These pieces of the cakes, compressed in a seal-a-meal bag, have made it through a year of living in my parents’ freezer avoiding disappearing with the many sweet-tooth cravings and the loss of electricity due to last years storm. (My father placed the cakes in the smaller freezer which he had connected to the generator–so it stayed frozen the entire Image2.5 weeks there was no power.)

I hope that if it made it this far I can get it through security at the airport and keep it cold and enjoy it for breakfast when Pete gets off his bus at the hotel.

I’ve heard some say “the first year of marriage is the toughest”… if this is true then I think Pete and are gonna do just fine! Don’t get me wrong we certainly had some bumps over the year and in the last few weeks some hurdles to overcome but through it all we have each other! (I know some of you may be a little nauseous reading that, but… I can only hope that you all have or find someone or something makes you feel the same!)ImageImage