One year later.

This Sunday, the 13th, is our 1 year anniversary of being married. (whoa) If you’ve been married for a year, you know how fast it goes. If you’ve been married longer, please tell me time slows down! I feel like starting the week of our wedding, life is moving in fast motion! If you want to bypass all the mushy stuff…skip to the bottom for our wedding videos an slideshow 😉

I promise I’ll try to pretend I haven’t turned into a sap about this kind of stuff. The truth is, I cried in the anniversary ‘for my husband’ aisle for about 15 minutes on Sunday. I spent some time working on a couple of Aaron’s gifts tonight, and crying a little more. The truth is, I still don’t know how I got so lucky. I wonder every day.

Here’s a little year in review:

October 13th, 2012: We got married at The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Beaver Creek, Colorado. It was an amazing weekend full of friends, family and love. While it poured rain all morning, and night, it cleared up, dried out, and warmed up slightly for our ceremony. We had 116 guests, and couldn’t have asked for more than having our favorite people all in one place. I felt  ridiculously fortunate to have so many people travel to help us celebrate our big day!

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Then, we did a little honeymoonin in Tulum, Mexico. We LOVE it there. We did a lot of napping, wedding reminiscing, guacamole eating, and margarita drinking.

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We hosted a nice little Thanksgiving, or ‘Friendsgiving’ at our house for our first holiday as a married couple.


Then, it was ski season, pretty self explanatory. Ski condo with friends for the season, and lots of snow.

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Celebrated Christmas with friends sailing the French Polynesian Islands, on good ol’ Dim Sum:

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As well as some family and work holiday celebrations here in CO


Made it back to Denver within minutes of the clock striking 2013….


Aaron turned 34, and some great friends from Ft. Collins and Denver combined came out for a fun birthday dinner, and celebration at our house!….and somehow we don’t have any pictures to document that, but I promise, he had a great time!

I turned 30, and we took a fabulous trip to Crested Butte.

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Aaron started a new job that he is loving. He is now with Bank Of America, writing mortgages for them! They are lucky to have him. He’s been there since July, and it’s been a great fit since day 1.

We attended 6 weddings of dear friends since we said ‘I do’

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Speaking of weddings, I have done hair and makeup for 19 weddings this wedding season. 4 more to go.

Aaron proudly inherited a fishing boat over the summer:

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I, on the other hand, opted for a new car! So long Jetta…..hello Murano 🙂

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Here’s a few things you may have missed last year. Our wedding video, and our slideshow that our dear friend, and bridesmaid, Ellen made for us. We had never seen it, so it was such a nice surprise on our wedding night!


Long Video:



We made it through the first year, and we’ve learned a lot. We’ve grown as a couple, and as individuals. They say the first year is the hardest, but surely there has got to be something harder than this! Here’s to many more years! I can’t wait to see what year 2 brings to the Shields family! Stay tuned to find out!

I’ll leave you with a reading from our wedding. Have a great weekend, everyone! We will be back at The Westin celebrating our anniversary!





9 thoughts on “One year later.

  1. it’s hard to believe it’s been a year, already! time sure flies when you’re having fun! cheers to you two! btw…thanks for including some pics of ryan & I!

  2. New car?! Man! I am so behind! Now we won’t get our cars mixed up. 🙂 amazing year and so honored to be a part of it. Love you and your hubby (and olive too)!

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