This week, Irving and I celebrated our FOUR year wedding anniversary! I feel like it was just yesterday we were standing hand in hand, overlooking the lake, exchanging vows. Our wedding day was the best day of my life and it still feels like yesterday.
I remember before I got married, lots of people told me to relax and try to slow down the day because it will go by so fast. That was the best advice and because of that, I have so many vivid memories from the day. Moments I will never forget. No regrets here!
Our first three years of marriage were filled with travel, work and fun. But our Fourth will go down in the books as being the busiest and most rewarding year yet. The year we brought Adele into our lives and became a family of three.
For the Fourth Anniversary, the traditional gift is Fruit or Flowers. The modern gift is an electrical appliance. We did just get a new garbage disposal and I joked that we could call that our gift, but we decided against it. Instead, we went the ‘fruit’ route. So last night, we headed to the Melting Pot to celebrate. (Fruit+Melted Chocolate Dessert! That works, right?!)
There are no pictures to commemorate our Anniversary Dinner. Why? Because somewhere in the irrational part of our brains, we thought it would be a good idea to bring Adele along to our four-hour, four-course dinner extravaganza. We arrived at 6:15p and didn’t get home until after 10p. It wasn’t easy to logistically eat fondue with a 1-year old since the whole table is basically a hot cooking surface (you cook the food yourself). But Irving and I each ordered a cocktail and we made it through together by passing the baby back and forth and forcing yummy food into her otherwise screaming mouth. Yea. We were surely a sight to behold. It was kind of exhausting. And awesome. Irving and I did a lot of reflecting on how our lives have changed since we got married. But in the best way possible.
This photo was taken at the “Melting Pot” in 2008. Our date last night did not look like this. We had sippy cups on the floor, carrots and broccoli under a high chair, baby books on the table, napkins everywhere…. you get the idea. But let’s just pretend it looked like this:
The only thing that was the same from this picture were the strawberries, bananas and poundcake we got to dip into delicious chocolate. MMmmm.
Happy Anniversary, Irving! There’s no one else I’d rather share this circus with. Glad we’re enjoying this ride together. =)