Thursday, June 28, 2007

Happy 5 Year Anniversary!










Friday, June 22nd we celebrated our 5-year anniversary. I can't believe we have been married half of a decade! Crazy! This year we decided to make it extra special, and we both did some fun things for each other. Here's a tour of the weekend, complete with pics...(some of them are fuzzy or blurry b/c I had to take a pic of a pic with my camera--no scanner in our house!)

It all started with the Anniversary cake. If you have been reading our blog, you have probably figured out by now that we are foodies. I love to cook, and we love to eat! We LOVED our wedding cake--it was made by a woman who makes all of her cakes in her home, and they are incredible. So, every year since we have been back here, I order a sample cake (a small 2-layer 6 incher) for our anniversary and we eat it all week long. Adam especially loves it, since his favorite cake is white-on-white. The cute thing is, even though I do this for him every year, he still forgets, so it is always a surprise!


Friday we left for downtown to stay in the hotel we stayed in the first day we were married, the Four Seasons. I remember walking into the room on our wedding day, and they had a plate full of goodies on which they had written "Congratulations!" This time we walked in, and they had this waiting for us...







I loved that is said "Happy Anniversary"...I take such joy in the fact that we have such a beautiful history together now, and we can look back on all of our memories as a married couple.

But I'm getting off topic...after we checked in and I ate a ton of this chocolate, we went and had dinner at Brennen's, a nice New Orleans style restaurant.

Some of my favorite things about the hotel were the fact that they turned down your bed for you in the evening, and the HUGE breakfast they bring to your room (once again, food...I know, it is kind of sad!) I loved the breakfast so much that Adam took a pic of me eating it 5 years ago, and we had to take a pic of me eating it now...it was just as delicious!


Then...


Now...


Funny how my hair is fixed and I look awake in the first pic, but 5 years later I look like I couldn't care less. How things change in 5 years!




In the lobby of the hotel with my sweetie


We also got our fill of movies...we saw Oceans 13 on Friday, and watched Spiderman 3 in the Imax theatre on Saturday. We rarely go to movies in the theatres, so we went all out for a double feature.


I am so thankful for the gift of marriage, and grateful for God's grace in giving us these 5 years. Who knows what He has in store for the next 5, but if they are anything like the last, what a blessing that will be!


We also saw my bubba (brother, Jeff) this weekend, and I will post pics of our visit soon!

6 comments:

Corrie said...

What a sweet post...AND happy anniversary! I love all the pictures but my faves are the breakfast comparisons! Funny how things change, huh? I think you look adorable in both pictures!

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary!! Glad you guys had such a fun weekend!

cdjenkins said...

Laura,

You left a comment on my blog not long ago, so I thought I would reciprocate. I read your blog every once in a while, mainly from Corrie's, but sometimes from one of the other Waco connections. Funny how this blogging networks people in the strangest ways...I love it! Anyway, my husband and I will have been married 5 years this October, so we were both wed in '02 it seems. Looks like you guys had a GREAT time. I still am not sure what we will do with this milestone, but we'll figure something nice out. It is also rare I find other couples who have been married as long as we have, and are still without children. If you don't mind, I think I will add your link to my page.

laura said...

Happy Early 5 Year Anniversary! I would love it if you added my link, and I will add yours! I'm with you on rarely finding couples who don't have kids yet and are 5 years into marriage. It is rare. We are in the same season, and that is a blessing!

lauren said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! If you read my blog, you might be a little freaked out as I am right now reading yours! We had pretty much the same experience! You went into a lot greater detail than I did and wrote about it a lot better, but we did a lot of the same things! We took some of the same pictures (from my memory) in the room as we did 5 years ago, had the same things waiting on us in the room, had the same incredible breakfast delivered the next morning, etc! I totally relate to being overjoyed about having 5 years of marriage to look back on. It's something I had no idea I'd have so much joy from, even a year ago, but there is something SO neat about half a decade, and looking back over how we've grown closer each year. I should've just emailed all this to you! I'm so happy for y'all, and wish y'all many many more happy years together!!

Nicki W. said...

happy day! you guys are still so cute together! i was thrilled to get to see you on friday!