happy anniversary, mi amor!


We landed in Montevideo Uruguay Monday afternoon, and rented a car, which seemed like such a grown up thing to do at the time. But I am not the best city driver, and navigating one-way streets during rush hour with the chaos of no lanes: Enter meltdown heather. Hoo boy. The car stayed in its parking garage all day yesterday, as we explored on foot. It’s chillier here than in Santiago, but I still haven’t broken down to wear my puffy jacket, preferring my long teal pea coat instead—but it leaves me pretty cold. I’ve had two whole days without the computer, which hasn’t happened in a while. It’s good for the soul, of course. But I also look forward to catching up with y’all. (Though, now it seems we are off into sans internet land for the next couple days.)

{Locks of love in Montevideo by Lorena}
The idea is that you and your amor put your initials on a lock and then add it to the field of locks, which surrounds a wishing well of sorts. We're not that keen on coming back here, so we didn't do it. Is that unromantic of us? :)

Today we’re heading to the blue-watered beach for our anniversary. (Here, the water is murky brown, the mouth of the Río de la Plata. This morning we both woke at an ungodly early hour, even after last night’s after midnight dinner. We must be ready for more relaxing and non-city scented moments.


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{warning: part 2 gets kinda mushy}

because eating rainbows can be just as wonderful as seeing them
Part of me wants to marvel at how it feels like it’s been more than one year (anniversarily speaking). But instead, I’ll just say that time is such a warped invention. If we can jump into any moment, as if in a dream, we’d be in the middle of it. And in that middle, as in now, it wouldn’t matter a lick how long we’ve known the stranger-friend-lover-brother we’re standing beside. We’d just be there, right? 

{happy anniversary!}
Still, I find myself reflecting on this most eventful and happy time of my life. Thinking of some of my favorite moments of the last year, which really is a weird thing to do, but it’s a fun journey nonetheless. In no particular order (rated pg): reaching our top of Almirante Nieto, making lentil burgers, cutting your hair, donning drunken hats with new friends in Sarajevo, laughing, beachcombing on Dumestre (16 miniature glass bottles found in one day!), dreaming together in the pool at Llanuras de Diana, watching (and eating) rainbows, holding hands during our first ultrasound, our campfire at Laguna Azul, cuddling above Río Paine + working together, so many movies, crying + feeling safe, elaborate breakfasts after noon, cooking + eating together, falling asleep in your arms + waking up in them.

Seni çok seviyorum, aşkım

{unattributed photos : unknown : please let me know if they're yours}

33 comments:

Faiza said...

happiest anniversary to you both!

Abby said...

happy anniversary! Such a sweet post. I hate driving in the city as well... scares me! Plus I get lost easily because everything's one way or something.

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

happy anniversary!

Elena said...

Congratulations you two love birds. I am looking forward to meeting Serkan some day soon.

Hope you have a wonderful getaway.

Lots of love,
Elena.

shopgirl said...

Happy Anniversary!!

The locks are also all over Europe, especially in France and Italy.

I'm a romantic, but not into this...

xo

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Happy Anniversary and enjoy your trip Heather- I love reading about it!

yours truly dear said...

happy anniversary!! congrats :] and that lock idea is pretty cute, even if you guys didn't do it hehe

Mariska Meijers said...

Happy anniversary, GEFELICITEERD! and what a romantic posting (except for these rainbow cakes can you actually eat those?)) Enjoy (each other) xoxo

Anna Walker said...

Happy Anniversary!!! :) So cute, but I actually like the "Locks of Love" Idea

Dani said...

Happy Anniversary my lovely Heather and Serkan! Your lives together are magical and I look forward to hearing of all your new adventures to come.

<3 danielle

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

you are a philosopher :) I've not been marking time for so long now- I have to think hard to remember my age. my daughter's age.... your journey is a romantic one whether or not you added your lock to the gate of love (just love that photo)

Škorčica said...

O, happy anniversary to you both! :)

This is so beautifully written. I don’t know why, but the part when you write about how it is not important when in the time your love is and it is just important that it IS... it reminds me somehow of a book I’m reading at the moment. Where the whole love story between the two was in fact written in the first contact between them.

Uf, sorry about my English! :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh my goodness, so sweet. I know that teal pea coat! So glad you've found such happiness with Serkan after a whirlwind of less than ideal relationships before him. :) Miss you!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

happy happy happy anniversary! :)

Sam Harvey said...

the love locks are really romantic. my love proposed to me when we were in florence. traveling together is the true test for any relationship. i love traveling with a hot guy. no other way to do it really.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Aw, what a cute reflection on the year. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! I hope you have a great one :)

Kerry said...

Such a lovely post to celebrate a wonderful milestone. Congratulations and here's to the creation of many more wonderful moments.

DolceDreams said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the lock idea, maybe for another place?And that cake...ooh I have to try making that, it looks so fun!
Nathalie

☁ christine ☂ said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU TO YOU AND YOUR ♥.! With plenty more to come.

I love these photos you shared, the last one is my fav!! :)

Jen said...

Happy anniversary! This was such a sweet post. You'll have so much more to celebrate next year - it's only going to get better! :)

Scientific Housewife said...

Happy Anniversary! Have fun and cherish each other :)

Nicolette said...

This is sweet, happy anniversary!

BenchesandChandeliers said...

congratulations! & beautiful photos btw...

http://www.benchesandchandeliers.com

Kellie Collis said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend! x

koralee said...

Happy Anniversary...oh how fun!!!

Enjoy and make sure you find a rainbow or two. xoxoxoxo

Signe said...

Happy Anniversary and enjoy your trip :)

Krystal said...

heather, your year sounds like a dream :) happy anniversary! me and marks was aug 16th :)
i love sarajevo!!
and also, i just did that romantic walk in cinque terre and you are supposed to put locks like that anywhere along the way...it's cute :)

Hollie said...

this post is so sweet!! I hope you had a lovely anniversary!

and flowers pick themselves said...

awww, fantastic post! can't wait to hear more about your adventures :)

xo Alison

Middle-aged Diva said...

Love is wonderful. Happy anniversary!

Christine said...

Happy (Belated) Anniversary!! Sounds like a very exciting way to spend it.

JMay said...

Happy Anniversary! Omg, rainbow cake is the best!!! :-)

Micaela said...

you deserve to be mushy!!! :) happy belated anniversary. It sounds every bit as MAGICAL as it's supposed to be with amore.

You guys are going to make BEAUTIFUL parents!

xoxo

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