A-Zs I love about Ali

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Animals: She loves animals.
At The Tractor Supply company, saying hi to the ducklings
With one of her cats
Meeting a pig

Beauty: She's really pretty and cute, often at the same time!
Looking amazing at our Maine reception
Cute girl
In Seoul
Creativity: She has really cool, creative ideas.
Love Lock on Pemba Island, Tanzania
Mr. & Mrs. signs at our reception
Ice cream kisses (mine fell out shortly after this, though... :P )
Floating away together
Delight: She loves to have fun.
Playing on the school playground near her house
Playing Monopoly Deal with teachers and students in Korea!
Swinging on a giant swing in Sokcho, South Korea
Experimental: She tries many new things even though she feels unsure sometimes.
Learning how to ride a motorbike :)
Family: She loves her family.
Aunt Ali and Coral
Sisters at the reception
In Seoul with Mum, Dad, and Ty
Two couples at the reception
Goofy: She has a great funny/goofy/playful side.
What a basket case...
Being blowfish?
Helpful: She enjoys helping people.
Bringing props for Mum's photography
Imaginative: She especially enjoys pretending to be animals.
Being a manta ray in the Cayman Islands...
...and an octopus in Seattle
Joyfulness: She loves to laugh with and enjoy friends and family.
Ali and Julie playing with a maypole
Ali and Becky
Kids: She loves kids.
Playing with Tessa in Tanzania
Tickling Anya and Nina
Lakes: She loves lakes - boating, swimming, skiing, tubing, relaxing.
Bryn and Ali at Lake Louise in May
Boating in the Shuswap
Music: She likes listening to and playing music.
Improv with friends at SAU
Nature: She loves enjoying nature.
Watching whales in eastern Canada
Writing on a dock on a lake in Ontario
Originality: She likes to be original.
She likes the color orange partially because not many other people did
Photography. She doesn't mind having pictures taken of her, and she's a great photography assistant.
With a huge ball of gum in her mouth...
part of a quiz game from her wedding shower
Holding a flag out of the way for a picture
Q: She likes the letter Q.
Reading: She loves reading.
Reading in Cheonan, South Korea
Singing: She enjoys singing.
Ali and I with the choir at Seoul Main institute
Traveling: She loves traveling and exploring.
With me on Pemba Island, Tanzania
In St. Pierre with her mom
Undaunted: She is very determined at times, sometimes even stubborn!
She was determined to accomplish many of her
wedding ideas, and I think the ceremony and
reception were really great and well organized
and thought out - here she puts jam jar favors in
a box for the wedding
Ventures. She likes going on adventures with me, even if they're sometimes hard work.
Climbing a looong stairway as part of a hike up
Daedunsan in South Korea
Wet: She loves water.
...so much so that she wanted our getaway vehicle to be a boat! :)
X: She likes kissing me. :)
At our reception :)
Yes was her answer to my proposal!
A minute or so after I proposed
Zestful: She loves life and is really cheerful, playful, loving, and fun!
I love you, Ali! I'm so glad you married me!
Bonus! &: She likes to use the ampersand symbol.

I love you more & more every day, Ali!

Happy first anniversary!


Ali said...

Awwwww, this is the sweetest anniversary present!! I never knew all of that information about the & symbol. Super interesting! I can't believe you were making this post the whole time I was watching women's gymnastics, haha. I love you, too, Jonathan, and can't wait to have many, many anniversaries with you!!

Anonymous said...

You two are so cute! I'm so happy for both of you...and now that you're back, maybe we'll get to see you more! Love you! Happy anniversary!

Maine Mom said...

This is so original! Great pictures! Happy Anniversary to the two of you. You've made many memories this first year. And will make many more in the coming years. I love you both, Love, Mom - in - Maine.

Kristin said...

This post makes me exceedingly happy :) Makes me sad that our paths didn't cross very often, Ali :)

Glenda Quiring said...

Jonathan, you worked on this right beside us and we did not know what you were up too.
Good job.
Thanks for loving and caring for my daughter so well.
Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more.

Christy Joy said...

aha! Very well done, Jonathan! What a great tribute to an awesome girl!

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