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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Anniversary Day!

I AM THE LUCKIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD! I woke up this morning to breakfast in bed! We ate and then continued the morning by being lazy and watching some good ole tv while just veggin out! We didn't really exchange presents since for our anniversary we got a brand new king size mattress about a month ago! That was the best present ever! However, my hubby surprised me with OU valves for my car (that I have been begging for since Christmas), an OU basketball goal to hang on the door and the sweetest card I have ever seen! It was like it was written only for us! We got up and around and headed to eat dinner in Wichita Falls. We were going to go to the city but the weather put a damper on that idea!

We are in the car on the way to eat!

The sexy man himself at Cheddar's...

We put these on one year ago today at 1:30 pm with our Father and families watching over us...

When we came back to town, we decided it was time to eat our top tier of our wedding cake. We were both trying to figure out the meaning and history behind saving the cake for one year and then eating and here are the two things I found on line. If you know any other reason, please let us know!

Reason One...
The tradition is rooted in late 19th century when grand cakes were baked for christening of the first child. At that time, it was assumed that christening would occur soon after the wedding ceremony so the two ceremonies came to be linked along with the cakes. Gradually, wedding cakes became more elaborate and christening cake took a back seat. Later, when the custom of three-tier wedding cake emerged, the bottom tier was used for reception, the middle for distribution and the top for the christening. With the passage of time wedding became disassociated with christening as the time gap between the two events increased. Hence the reason for preserving top layer of the cake changed. Couples began to preserve it for their first anniversary and to remind themselves of their special day. In the UK, there is a tradition to send a piece of wedding cake to people who are unable to attend the ceremony and make them a part of celebrations.

Reason Two...
The one-year anniversary is the final rite of incorporation that closes the circle of the wedding journey. What began with the proposal or the decision to marry now comes to completion with this final rite. In our culture, the act of incorporation is materially symbolized by eating the leftover wedding cake. The tradition instructs the bride and groom to freeze the top layer of the cake so that it can be eaten on the one-year anniversary. The ritual of eating is a primary rite of incorporation in nearly every culture around the world. Partaking of the cake that was baked a year before is a way to bring the year into the body, come full circle, and complete a process that began with the engagement.

Whatever the real reason may be, we decided to do it because it is a tradition! It actually tasted good!

It's time to eat the top of our wedding cake!

Kisses for my man!

Can you tell it is in the shape of a heart?


Cutting the cake...

Such precise cutting techniques!

I wanna help too love!

Open wide!!!

MMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!! The cake was moist inside!!!

Good times!!!

God Bless You!


tommie said...

y'all are nuts, so where is the baby?

the scrappy chic said...

Congratulations!!! You guys look so happy.

Anonymous said...

You guys are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G...i love you guys to death.even though we've only known eachother for a little over a year, yall have impacted and changed my life so much!thanks for all you do!love ya!

JR & Natalie said...

Congrats!! Sounds like a fun day!

Kristen said...

Ok enough of the sappy stuff, you know it was hard to make it with Carey for a year! lol! I hope ya'll have 50 more!

Lizzybeth said...

Ya'll need a baby to keep you busy!! I have three...wanna trade? You take the kids and we'll take the free time!