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One Year

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Barclay and Ali Martin

One year. ♡  I feel like my heart is still learning how on earth to take in to this goodness that I now wake up to each day.

That he’s here now.

That he’s my best friend, my family, my home now.

That he’s the one I get to host dinner parties, plan the next trip, fold laundry, crush on in Spanish class, binge every episode of “Arrested Development” for the third time, do yoga on the living room floor while the dogs crawl all over us, eat the thousandth round of chips and salsa, dream big dreams, make mistakes, experience forgiveness, and live with in freaking Barcelona (!!!) now.

That he’s the one I love, and I’m the one he loves now.

That it’s already been a year now. Amazing.

Barclay and Ali Martin in Barcelona

Happy first anniversary, sweetheart. I love you so, so much. ♡ ♡ ♡

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25 comments on “One Year”

  1. Congrats!!!! It’s the best feeling. <3

  2. This is so sweet. Your joy and thankfulness are palpable. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys. :)

  3. Very happy for both of you to find the one you love and share life with. Best wishes. Thank you for your wonderful food posts. It has been so helpful when I want to plan new dishes for friends and family.

  4. Happy day, you two lovebirds! Hope that you found some chips and salsa to celebrate!

  5. Your story has been such an encouragement to me. Love you two, and happy anniversary!

  6. Congratulations! I love your sweet love. You both radiate such goodness!

  7. Love you two!!

  8. Wow all the other comments are from women. Guess I must be in the minority on this site. Aren’t there any other men that are at home in the kitchen and want to follow a great food blog with recipes?? :>)

    But I do know what it’s like to find your soulmate. The one you can be yourself with and not be shy or have regrets. Congratulations on your first year. I hope you have many more as I’ve been blessed with.

  9. Beautiful photos! Cheers you two!

  10. So sweet! I’m so in awe of you guys and your move to Spain. I wish you another wonderful year ahead!

  11. Happy First Anniversary! May you have at least 50 more!

  12. The sweet look on your faces says it all! Happy Anniversary!

  13. You’ve been extremely generous about sharing your life and your journey with us who follow you. Happy
    Anniversary, and may many more follow. Love the pictures and the information about Spain and what you both are experiencing. Kiss the dogs and have a wonderful day.

  14. I am so glad the two of you found each other. I wish you many more happy anniversaries!

  15. Happy first anniversary to both of you! I wish you many, many more of the same. Say “I love you” every single day. I had happiness like that, too, for 36 years, still love him with all my heart and soul, will forever and eternity, even beyond that. Cancer took him away, he didn’t want to go…. xoxoxo

  16. You are so fortunate.

  17. Sending a big Mabrouk from the Middle East!

  18. Happy Anniversary! You look very happy together. God bless you and your love.

  19. Your happiness is contagious! Thanks for sharing and many, many more happy anniversaries to come!

  20. happy for you if that’s what you wanted out of life. darn, I thought i’d found another happy single.
    many happy returns in your next year!

  21. Hugs and happy anniversary, you two!

  22. Congrats, Ali!! Good to see you in SF! Although I wish we would have gotten to catch up!

  23. I LOVE your love of life and each other! :-) I just discovered your corner of the internet after clicking on a recipe in Pinterest. I feel the same about my amazing husband and our life we’re so fortunate to share together AND our puppies, plus 2 cats. ;-) Thank you so much for sharing! I’m excited to try so many of your recipes while listening to music on our mini bose and thinking about what to bring on our next travel adventure. BTW, we were in Barcelona for our honeymoon in 2017…beautiful city and yummy paella! So happy to have discovered you here, so much more than recipes! Congratulations to you! Felicidades!

  24. Happy Belated Anniversary!!! Today is my first visit to your website! AMAZING!!!! I love everything about it! I love “LOVE” and the two of you exude it thru out your site!! God bless and keep you!!