i know it's been a few weeks since our anniversary, but when we took a photo that night, i was wondering (hoping) if we had taken a picture every year on our anniversary. sadly, we have not. i found a few from our anniversary, but the others i had to improvise. it's definitely interesting to see how we've changed over the years!
on september 1, dave & i celebrated our 5 year anniversary. we decided not to go all out on anniversary gifts this year. we were bummed out because my bff and her husband were going to mexico that week and invited us along- but we had no passports and most importantly no one to watch ian- so the trip was out of the question. since we have not been on a real live vacation SINCE OUR HONEYMOON (so seriously stop talking about your 5th vacay of the summer everyone else), we decided that maybe we can save up for one... but who are we kidding? our priority is to get out of debt- and that means those student loans need to be paid off... so one day. i also haven't seen aforementioned bff in, oh, 3.5 years. we're not bitter... ;)
so, of course, we say we aren't getting each other gifts and we do anyway... i got dave a cd he wanted & he got me a new pepper grinder since the traditional 5 year anniversary gift is wood. i told him his "wooden" gift would arrive on sept. 11 when the avett brothers' new album "the carpenter" come out... get it?
anyway, our friend offered to watch ian (which is perfect because they love each other dearly) so we could hit the town to celebrate our day. we went to a local restaurant that we had never been to before that came highly recommended- and, man, was it good. it was recommended because of it's crazy beer selection, but we fell in love with it because of the food/mission- everything is local- the meat, the bread, the veggies- heck, even the pickles. all the food comes from farms located in various parts of illinois. it's sustainable living at its best. the food was amazing. you could really tell everything was fresh. yum. if you live in this area- check it out! dinner was amazing from start to finish & we were even feeling a little sentimental & split a piece of carrot cake for dessert (we had carrot cake as part of our wedding cake). we then spent the rest of our evening at buy buy baby- so any cool points went out the window...
wife, motherx2, preeclampsia survivor, dog owner, southern belle, more specifically- displaced atlantan, living in the midwest against my will, frugal, wannabe chef, baker & triathlete, 30-something, whitest girl in zumba, avid reader, who finally gave in and now drives a van. always aspiring to be fashionable (and fashionably late)