February 28, 2012

Our first anniversary

Hello, everybody! Sorry if it got a little too quiet over here; I have missed you all and will start catching up with your blogs and comments soon, I promise! ;) I needed to devote some time to other things and will still need to focus my energy and time to studying and trying to look for a job, but of course, I'm not going to neglect my little blog; I love it and you too much to give up on it, that's for sure ;).

So, it was our first wedding anniversary this past Saturday, and to celebrate it, we went to Catalina Island.

I can't believe a year has flown by so fast! For those who are unfamiliar with our story, let me tell you that David and I met on MySpace over 4 years ago and had a long-distance relationship for 3 years and 3 months. During that timespan David went to Buenos Aires 3 times and I visited him here in California once. Our "dating" stage consisted of only 30 days of living together in hotels and houses that we rented, as well as daily phone calls, e-mails and text messages, naturally. It took us over a year to prepare the necessary paperwork to be able to move and bring Dimitri, my cat, with me.

In one year, we've learned that we really get along and are happy living together. So far (knock solid wood!), we've never had a fight; which doesn't mean we agree to everything the other says, of course. We're very similar and have always managed to cope with our little differences.

It's been fun to discover mutual likes and dislikes. For instance, we found out our favorite toilet paper is Paseo lavender-scented, haha, and that America's biggest beer brands do not make the best beer in the market. A little question to you, Americans, why the hell do people here love Coors and Bud's light version??? They're way too flat, in my opinion.

I could list hundreds of other things we've learned together, but I don't want to bore you ;). Let me just say that all in all, this has been a great year and I am very happy to be married to such a great guy. I think that if you marry the right one, marriage isn't difficult at all :).

OK! Now on to our weekend in Catalina Island! I took a lot of photos, but again, I don't mean to bore you, so here are some of my favorites.

The downtown area is really small and can be walked within a couple of hours, literally. There are several shops and cool restaurants by the beach and the water is clear and blue :p.

Architecture is much more interesting than this side of California. The town is built on hills and mountains and the houses are colorful and beautiful.

I love the way the islanders decorate their homes with signs and objects; some of them look like stores.

Most people get by with golf cars, and if they own a real car it's typically a tiny model such as the Smart Car or the Mini. We saw a few Minis which had the steering wheel on the right.

It's a very nice place to visit even if you go for just a day. Oh, and on our way there (from Newport Beach), we got to see dolphins and sea lions, so cute! :)

Well, I guess I've already posted a considerable number of pics; you'll some more tomorrow :).

Thank you so much for bearing with me! And hope you've started the week off with a big smile! ;D



Heike said...

Nice pictures!
And I am glad that we are both in the "happily married club" !

lissa said...

wonderful pics!

it's always great to hear about happy marriages. Happy Anniversary!

Corina said...

Hey Miki!
Catalina Island looks like paradise! I hope you've made the most of your anniversary.
The pics are gorgeous! We're looking forward to seeing more!
Enjoy the week and say hi to your better half <3

Lindsey said...

Congrats you two! Here's to many more! <3

WOW, I really want to go visit this place now, it looks so lovely. Thank you for your comment, btw. I really hope you feel better soon. I haven't been keeping up with blogger friends like I want to as well, sometimes life has other things in mind for you!

V Fish said...

How romantic!! Congrats! We've only been married a year ourselves!

chantilly said...

happy anniversary miki & david!! xoxoxo. i'm glad to see you're feeling a bit better. it sounds like you guys have a beautiful relationship :) i'm so glad you have someone like him in your life to make you happy. you deserve it!

Jenna said...

Oh yay! Happy Happy Anniversary! I wish we lived closer...I could've pet sit the kitties : ) It looks like you guys had such a special and memorable time. You got some great photos! I love all those bird houses. My guess is every passing year you two will learn more likes and dislikes...I learn something every day (good or not so good) about my beau! Anywho, I'm just babbling now!


Unknown said...

Happy anniversary!!! And thank you for the sweet comment you left me today :)

Shai said...

Happy Anniversary! :)

Hello Naka said...

happy anniversary, the scenery looks amazing! it looks like a great time :)

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

happy anniversary! and best of luck for your future!

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This trip looks like so much fun! And your relationship sounds great and rock solid.

Also, I love the picture in which you "squish" his head haha!

lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your story- that's so fun! I wondered how you 2 met living so far away! I love visiting Cali. but have never been to Catalina Island. Brian went a lot as a kid (his mom is from LA) and says we should go sometime. I agree, it looks beautiful!

Ashley said...

You guys are sooo cute!