Thursday, June 7, 2012

9 Years Later

I can hardly believe that 9 years ago we were starting on this crazy journey called marriage together!

I feels like it has gone so quickly 
and at the same time feels like we've been together forever. 

Last night we were able to celebrate our Anniversary by doing one of our favorite things...
restaurant hopping.

We don't go out to eat a lot so this gives us opportunity to enjoy multiple one night!

We started at one of our favorite date night spots...L'Bistro.

However, we prefer this location on thursday nights when they have 1/2 price pizza and live jazz music. So, since it was wednesday night we just had a drink and appetizer.

We sat on the deck and it was beautiful.

We talked about what we thought marriage looked like 9 years ago, what were our hopes and dreams for the future, and how have we managed to stay madly in love despite the chaos of raising 4 small children, working and keeping our house clean in a state that is mostly sanitary. 

Richard was a good sport and let me document the night with our camera and instagram pics on his we are at Stop #1: Drinks and Apps

We struggled to take a self portrait and get the restaurant's sign in the background...

Stop #2: Dinner

We had been wanting to try a new restaurant in town (Little Bangkok) and hadn't ever made it we thought it would be as good of night as any to try it.

We have been to another restaurant by the same company (The Drunken Noodle) and really enjoyed it so our waitress was kind enough to give us some tips on the menu.

Richard was very brave and ordered sushi and sake.

I played it safe and went with pineapple fried rice with shrimp.

Overall we weren't overly impressed, but still had fun checking out a new place. 

Next we went for a little walk by the river to make room for the next stop: dessert!

The sun was setting and it was still beautiful out!

I Love this picture.
I LOVE this man.
I LOVE that I have been blessed to be his wife.

We set up the timer on the camera and I attempted to make a "9" while Richard was getting the camera ready...I think it needs improvement.

Then we headed to another favorite spot (The Blue Moose) for Stop # 3: Dessert

They have the BEST mud pie EVER!!!

I was so excited to eat it I forgot to take a picture of it!

We started a tradition of drinking Whiskey on special occasions years ago.

So we lifted our glasses to 9 years of marriage under our belts & to many more!

Our sweet waitress felt she needed to take a picture of us...

Overall it was a wonderful night, and we decided we needed to keep going on dates, spending time together, and encouraging one another. 

We also decided that 9 years later we were still madly in love with each other.

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Here's to many more years together!

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