Time flies when you are having fun.  August 18th was the one year anniversary of our wedding.  In celebration, my husband planned an adventure in the Yarra Valley, where we visited Yering Station, Domaine Chandon, Innocent Bystander and KMart.  KMart might not seem like a fun activity, but for someone without a car in Melbourne it is AMAZING.  The prices are so low it is like stepping on American soil.  And the Lilydale KMart was stocked to the brim.  As my husband says, it was like they had just cut the ribbon when walked in.  I know.  I know.  The sourcing of such goods is questionable.  But when you are on a cash strapped budget it is like heaven.  Amongst other things, we picked up cardigans, black tights, trainer chopsticks, and gardening materials for an indigenous plants project we are planning for this year.

For my part, I stuck to the paper tradition and surprised my husband with a seven generation family tree.  I should clarify that the family tree was not actually complete.  Rather, it was the idea that we should work on it over the course of the next year.  We are already running into problems tracing the family history, so we will keep you posted.  The idea though was that we would have something as an integrated family that could be the centerpiece of our one day living room.

Over here, I think we are still grappling with the many changes of the last year.  From marriage and a move across the globe to my husband attending school full time and switching careers, it has been a year of adjustment.  Despite these adjustments, which have not always been easy, I think we can say that we love our new life here in Melbourne, even if we do miss our friends and family back in the States.

Below are a few photos from our lovely photographers Lyndsey and Brandon at Lovella Photography.  We can’t thank those two enough for capturing the memories of our special day.  If you are interested and didn’t get a chance to see the photography from the wedding, let me know.  A fuller set was posted to facebook, but I know not everyone in the family uses the platform.

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