March 8, 2011

One Year

So, Sam and I marked our one-year anniversary yesterday with a self-timed photo.  There were a lot of attempts. This was actually the best one. We are not the kind of people who look cool in photos.

This whole one year anniversary thing is a pretty astonishing feat. I have never celebrated one consecutive year with anyone, and neither had Sam, actually. It went so extremely fast. One minute we were making out in a Denver dance club (like, on the dance floor. Not a classy moment. There were witnesses) and then there was the texting and calling and the brief but exciting weekend visits, and then he moved here and we were suddenly eating breakfasts together in the same city and going on picnics and attending metal shows and headbanging next to each other. I even saved his life once when we went snowboarding. He has a pretty large capacity for tolerating my wretched traits and encouraging the good ones and it has been an amazingly great year. I try to avoid gushing about stuff like this in a public forum, but it's a pretty big deal. Especially for those of you who knew me prior to this relationship and had to feed me chocolate and pat me on the hand while I flopped around on the floor and croaked that I would never date again.

7 comments:

Gabe Rodriguez said...

Congratulations, to the MAX! I knew you prior, I know you now & I'm surer than I am of just about anything else that I'll know you forever...and to be a year deep into a major relationship is some kind of miracle, it's true. Just celebrated 3 years with Michael & to think even 3 years and 1 month ago that I could say that now would have been a massive laugh, like spit-your-milk-out ridiculous.

So, way to go. Sam is a truly fantastic counterpart to all your traits, both wretched (your word) and wonderful. You guys are awesome and I'm so happy to have you both in my life.

Charisstopher said...

Shining happy people! I love your love. And I love how much you guys laugh when you're together. It warms the cockles of my cold heart.

Kyle said...

Very happy for the both of you and here's to another year.

And yes you two take very awkward couple pictures but so do the rest of us (hence why Emily and I have ceased to do so it seems). I must say though I do love Sam channeling his inner Tin Tin and you doing your best to impersonate a lawn flamingo. Well done.

Gentleman's Time said...

I LOVE love! Congratulations, y'all!

Elizabeth said...

This is so wonderfully awkward. But I also remember the photo of the two of you on the hay ride... yeah, it was so adorable, I almost puked.

Rachel said...

Thanks guys. I'm tearing up. P.S. I've never seen this alleged hay ride photo, Liz.

Heidi said...

I think this is great. You are great. Sam is great. The whole thing is great enough that it makes me forget that I am the lone single in a house full of lovely girls who are in love.

Happy Anniversary lovers!!