We’ve officially been married today for 1 whole year! This is absolutely insane because it seems like only yesterday we were setting saying our vows and having our first dance.
We thought a nice change would be if we both wrote a bit in this blog post, about how we’ve found the first year of married life. We usually do individual posts, but as this is about both of us we thought we should probably make it fair!
1 year of being a wife.
People always ask you “how’s married life treating you?” and that’s always confuses both of us, because it doesn’t change anything. Obviously it changes the obvious like your name and things like that, but it’s not like you wake up the morning after your wedding and go “well we’re married now, best change things up a bit”.
I’ve always been sceptical of marriage, but at the same time I’ve also always wanted to get married if I found the right person. I remember our first Christmas together, we’d only ‘officially’ been together about 2 weeks but I said to my mum “I’m going to Marry that man, just you wait and see“. I knew Mark was the only man for me, and a year of marriage hasn’t changed that.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being able to call myself Mrs Stevenson and use my new signature but other than that, nothing has changed. I’m still Ashleigh and he is still Mark and we still laugh at stupid things that make no sense, and bicker because Mark farts too much. We still sit on the sofa cuddled up watching Grand Designs, and we also sit apart and do our own thing.
This first year has been wonderful, and I can’t wait for many more.
1 year of being a husband.
How on earth has it been a year already? I remember planning the wedding, and the night before sitting outside the lodge I was staying in, with my friends around, having a beer and watching the Norwich game (whilst making sure Grayson didn’t roll out of bed!) The day just flew by, before we knew it, we were in a car back to the hotel, shattered, probably a bit sun burnt, and just trying to take in the events of the day.
Apart from trying to get used to wearing a ring (and trying to stop tapping it on every surface that my hand leans on) – nothing has changed at all. People say marriage is hard work – and ok we’ve only been married a year, but I don’t feel like it’s hard work at all. Me and Ash have always had such a laid back relationship – we are still independent, we do our own things, but we also work well as a team. We actively avoid the stereotypes – I can’t stand the whole “she’s your wife, she should have a meal on the table and do your laundry” mindset – its 2020, get over yourselves 😉
I can’t fault the last year, and I can’t wait for the next – although we need to get through this damn pandemic first so we can properly celebrate our anniversary (and all the other things we’ve postponed!)
I’m still amazed and chuffed to be able to call Ashleigh my wife – and long may that continue 🙂