Happy Anniversary to Us!

!We had a really great anniversary weekend last weekend. Funny enough, we spent Saturday doing separate things. Tyler went on a motorcycle ride with the men’s ministry at church and I went shopping, lunch, and movies with friends. So we waited until Sunday, our actual anniversary to celebrate.

On Saturday evening, we did open the gifts from our parents. (I can’t find my camera card reader…so you are getting mostly stock photos. Sorry)

My mom gave us a beautiful, personalized family bible. It has really neat places to record our family history, including family and events. We love it.

Tyler’s mom gave us a GREAT ceramic dutch oven pot. I can’t wait to make something with this bad boy!

On Sunday, we slept in, I made him waffles for breakfast and we spent a lazy morning watching MythBusters (romantic, I know.)

I gave Tyler his gift…a membership to the hot sauce of the month club! He was so excited and we tried the first sauce- Gringo Bandito. Very hot, vinegary and flavorful.

Then he told me that one of my gifts was on its way, and the other we had to go get.

So we got ready and left. We ended up at the nice outdoor mall in Rogers and he told me he was taking me shopping for my gift! 🙂 (This boy sure does know the way to my heart!)

I got a beautiful purple tunic from Francesca’s (one of my favorite stores) Mine is more purpley than the picture shows…, some jewelry from Forever 21, and a new Vera Bradley hard wallet that I’m in love with.
Then we went to PF Changs for dinner. PF Changs was were we first hung out and the sparks started flying. It was fun to revisit it on our anniversary and reminisce over our entire relationship, from that first night at PF Changs in college, to now. We ate way too much food (They have this great PF Changs for 2 option with soup, appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 little dessert shooters. Not so great for the diet, but it was a celebratory occasion, and well worth it. So good.)

This was us outside after dinner. We clean up pretty good.

We had a great time together, even though we didn’t do anything extravagant. It was fun to spend time hand in hand walking around the mall, it was fun trying on clothes and modeling and enjoying a wonderful meal together.

Then we came home and watched our wedding video. It was so fun to remember that great day and I cried when I watched our ceremony. It brought back all those happy feelings and the expectation of what was to come. I am so happy that our first year of marriage did not disappoint. We are living those big dreams we had on our wedding day. We love each other, we have jobs that make us happy, we bought our dream land and are building our home together, and we can’t wait to see what will come in the next year!


  1. Happy Anniversary…sounds like you had a great time together. I think these times are soooo important to solidify your friendship and discover your common interests. Before you know it, 20+ years will have gone by. Enjoy each day 🙂 Lisa

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