Happy Anniversary

Zakk and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Well, we didn’t actually celebrate it. Yet. We were supposed to go out to dinner while our dear friend Danielle babysat Colette. It would have been our first dinner out alone since her arrival and her first time being taken care of by anyone other than us. And we were all looking forward to it. But then I became ill from food poisoning around 1am on Tuesday and proceeded to spend the next 4 hours unwillingly emptying the contents of my stomach. It was not fun. Although I was no longer feeling ill throughout the day on Tuesday, I was quite weak, probably dehydrated, and simply exhausted from lack of sleep. So we cancelled our dinner plans and will have to reschedule for another time. Now, I could complain about all of this. But it actually made me feel so very grateful. First of all, I am grateful that Colette fell asleep before I became ill and slept until I had stopped vomiting for nearly an hour. It would have been incredibly hard to breastfeed her during those 4 hours as there was hardly a break between bouts of retching. When she did wake up to feed, she was fairly quick about it and then went back to sleep for another 2 hours. Sweet girl. I am also incredibly grateful that Zakk was able to stay home on Tuesday to take care of our baby because I was definitely in no position to do so myself. He is such a good father and I feel very lucky to have him as my husband. Finally, I’m grateful that the worst of the ordeal was over in 4 hours. It could have been much worse. So, although it wasn’t the way I expected to spend my anniversary, it was a good reminder that there is always good in the bad, light in the dark, and you always have something to be grateful for.

A family photo from July 20, 2013 (Rocket was only 3 weeks old!)

A family photo from July 20, 2013
(Rocket was only 3 weeks old!)

Sleeping Babe

Sleeping Babe

If you wish to revisit our wedding festivities (and who wouldn’t!), you can get a snapshot of the day by visiting our photographer’s blog post here:


view all of the professional photos here:

link: http://junelion.smugmug.com/Weddings/Kristin-and-Zakks-Wedding
password: kuzda

or watch the amateur video here:

What a wonderful day we had!


  1. Annette says:

    Sorry to hear you went through such an ordeal. I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better and congratulations on your milestone! And I think your perspective and sense of gratitude is amazing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing that. 🙂

  2. Uncle Andy says:


    If I’ve told ya once, I’ve told ya thousand times…sour gummy worms, red wine vinegar, and spam don’t go well on a Kale salad!!!

    Besides, they’ll make Rocket pass some of the most vicious exhaust ever known to babydom after breast feeding.

  3. Rachel says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Congratulations!! So glad you are feeling better Kristen. Hope you get a date together soon!! Luv to you all xxx

  4. dennis says:

    Hi happy niver, sorry to hear u were sick, but good things do come from our bad experiences – good lesson from life

  5. Dani says:

    Let me know when you want to reschedule your night out!

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