Andy Koski makes me smile. He kisses me goodbye when I’m going to work at 7am, he sends me text messages to encourage me throughout the day (or to ask for encouragement to make it through his day), he gets me water and chocolate cookies when my ankles are swollen, and he gives the best hugs. I love him, and I’m so thankful we found each other.
To celebrate our year of wedded bliss, we started Sunday with a little treat from Olde Town Bakery. They made our wedding cake last year, so instead of saving a piece of the cake and eating stale, year-old leftovers from the freezer, as the tradition demands, we just went and ate yummy cupcakes for breakfast.
We followed the fat intake with a little fat reduction at Ultimate Fitness. Here’s Mini Muffin and me after our favorite workout: slow and steady laps at the pool.
Next, we headed over to the Iowa side. Thanks to Andy’s parents, we are now members of the Figge art museum, so we explored the LEGO architecture, created our own sculptures, and voted on our favorite local artwork. I chose a brightly colored impressionistic river and Andy chose a deep and meaningful portrait.
The gift for a 1 year wedding anniversary is paper, so we bought ourselves a puzzle. I know, I know, that’s for your 90th birthday when you’re bored in a nursing home, but we like to slow down every once in awhile. I look forward to making time for lazy puzzle and podcast time with my hubby during our 2nd year of marriage. And besides, it’s THE KISS by Klimt, an artist whose work we loved seeing in Austria.
Then I experienced my first walk on the sky bridge. After a ComedySportz scene about how boring it was, I had to see for myself.
Yeah, it’s a little anticlimactic.
We ended our outing by using up our gift card to Johnny’s Steakhouse.
Ribeye and baked potato.
Lemon and Raspberry pie.
Foccacia bread and oil and parmesan.
Lastly, if you were at our wedding, you remember the performance of hammering shut the wine box. Opening was just as entertaining. Andy and I worked together (for about 20 minutes) to unleash the wine and letters trapped inside the wine box. I loved this! I highly recommend it to anyone getting married. Actually, it’d be a great way to renew your vows, too. It’s a little time capsule of love and wisdom.
Thank you to our parents for such kind and wise words. We will cherish them.
And thank you, Andy, for your love and dedication to me. I am excited for our next adventure… parenting.
Speaking of which…I’ve started a new blog to replace the Kristin Katsu blog (I’m now Kristin Koski and I’ve got a lot more adventures to write about). Check it out next week!