Today is our one year anniversary! This is probably our last 'first' so we made it a weekend event. Saturday starting off a little shaky with family drama, but then the real fun began! Saturday night was Wes' surprise for me. Dinner at Fogo De Chao! Neither of us have been there but we've both heard really good things about it. Heather knew where we were going and prepared me on what to wear and not to eat all day! Wes made reservations for 7:30 and I was so excited and very surprised when we pulled up! The salad bar was amazing-They had the best cheeses, asparagus, and prosciutto I've ever eaten. Then, it was time for the main courses. We had coasters that were red on one side and green on the other. If your coaster was on green, that meant keep 'em coming! We ate filet mignon, lamb chops, chicken wrapped in bacon, homemade sausage, and sirloin. They also served fried bananas and fried polenta. The polenta was SO good. Then, of course, because we weren't glutinous enough (hey..you only have a one year anniversary once!) we ordered a chocolate molten lava cake. We left so stuffed but so happy. It was a great dinner. After dinner we stopped by Rachel B's birthday party at Lot One. It was pretty obvious I hadn't been out in a while! Wes was pretty sleepy but we ended up staying pretty late and had a really good time!
Chase spent the night at Summer's for the first time Saturday night. He did really good! He said he had a good time and he's already lined up to spend the night again the night before Thanksgiving. I think we're going to try to make a tradition for the boys to all spend the night together on Thanksgiving Eve. I was proud of him for being such a big boy. :)
Today was my surprise for Wes. After sleeping in VERY late I put Wes in the car and blindfolded him so he couldn't see where we were going. After taking the long way we ended up at the Pavillion in Griffin, the place where we got married last year. I had a basket with our thawed out wedding cake, a cd player, and our favorite Diet Mt. Dew. We had to park and walk b/c the gate was locked, but it was the perfect end to our weekend. The lake was so low, but other than that nothing changed out there. I put in our wedding cd and we danced in the same spot we were in exactly one year before. When we were dancing I closed my eyes and I could see every detail from our wedding. The fire, the beautiful weather, the white lights and all of our friends and family. I saw my smiling dad sitting in his wheelchair under the heaters we rented, and all of our friends in a big circle around us. It's a memory that I thought had faded, but came back so clear it brought tears to my eyes. After we danced we ate our cake (it was surprisingly really good still!) and put one notch on one of the wooden columns. Hopefully we can start a tradition.
I am anxious about, but looking forward to the holidays coming up. Our anniversary was certainly a great way to start things off! Chase is home with me all week for Thanksgiving break. It's going to be nice to sleep in and hang out together in our pj's. Thursday will be lunch at Summer's, and dinner at my mom's. Between Fogo De Chao's, and my favorite holiday foods, it's going to be time for a serious diet soon!!