Chris had to work this weekend, so we split our anniversary celebration over the past two evenings.
Saturday night, we made filet mignon, crab cakes, scalloped potatoes and caesar salad. I paired it with a 2004 Robert Mondavi Cabernet, while Chris stuck to his Miller Lite.
After dinner, we exchanged gifts of paper per tradition. From me to him, the lyrics of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters (one of our favorite bands and a song we played the acoustic version of during the seating of guests at our wedding), and one of our favorite lyrics from Mumford and Sons song, “Awake my Soul,” (also played at our wedding). From him to me, a beautiful print of our dating anniversary, the date he proposed and our wedding date. Loved it all.
I even wrapped Chris’ card in paper, which happened to be a copy of our ceremony, including our vows.
Tonight, when Chris got home, he one more paper surprise for me: A newspaper with today’s date. :) We had our photographer take a picture of our rings on our wedding day, and Chris decided he wants to do that every year, so, we did. Love it when he thinks like that!
And thennnnnnnnnnnn…..what we’ve been waiting for all year!! Our anniversary cake!!
My mom actually surprised us by driving up near Baltimore to pick up the cake a few weeks ago. The bakery we used was really small and they don’t ship cakes, so we were expecting not to have our anniversary cake (the baker doesn’t believe in freezing cakes, so she makes a complimentary cake at the one-year mark). But, when we were in VA a few weeks ago, she had planned a trip to pick up the cake and surprise us, so we were ecstatic. We froze it when we got back to NC, but when I thawed it yesterday, it held up great and was super tasty.
We’ve had a low key weekend, but it was awesome, and I’m thankful for this year, and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings us.