Our anniversary

Brad and I had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary Saturday night and yesterday.  Thank you all so much for the congratulations. :)

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take one photo of the multi-course dinner we enjoyed at the McNinch House on Saturday night.  It’s just not the kind of place where you whip out your camera and start photographing your food.

I did, however, snap a quick photo of what I wore to our fancy dinner. Complete with the pearl necklace, earrings, and bracelet Brad has bought me over the years.

He gave me the necklace for our first Christmas, the bracelet for our most recent Christmas, and the earrings were a birthday/wedding gift. My birthday/wedding gift to him were monogrammed silver cuff links.

On Sunday morning, I made a special celebratory breakfast of shrimp and grits after we took Rascal on a walk and stopped by Starbucks for our fix.

I also made spicy bloody marys.  Both of the recipes are coming soon!

After breakfast, we set out on a bike ride for an hour and returned home just in time for me to change clothes and grab my yoga mat.

I’ve wanted Brad to try yoga, ever since I found out how incredibly flexible he is and yesterday he agreed to join me!

Of course, he was wonderful.  He is so flexible!  He even got into crow on his first try.  I may be a bit jealous, because I can’t do anything cool. But I’m really glad he liked it so we can go together sometimes.

After yoga, came the really fun part….

The cake!

Even though it was an entire year old, the cake was in great shape after being preserved in my aunt’s freezer who also made the cake.

Our wedding cake’s top tier was strawberry with buttercream frosting.  Our bottom tier was chocolate and our middle tier was carrot cake, all with the same frosting.

My aunt also made a strawberry sheet cake to be served at the reception as well because I wanted our guests to be able to try it.

Yum! Cake! It was still delicious!

Did you know cake is the perfect post yoga snack? ;)

We spent the rest of the day being lazy.  Brad and Rascal napped for a bit while I finished the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy.  I should have snapped a photo of them, they were so cute curled up together.

Later that evening, we went to see Page One: Inside the New York Times, a documentary about the NY Time’s struggle to keep up with the changing landscape of media.  Brad loves documentaries and I usually like them too; coupled with the fact that we’re both media junkies,  this movie was a win with us.  We both were engrossed with the documentary and spent much of the car ride home discussing it.

It’s especially interesting for bloggers, who are changing the way people receive their news by offering an alternative to traditional media.  Well, maybe not bloggers like me, but you know…more important bloggers that write about more important stuff. ;)

I had wedding cake piece #2 when I got home and it made the piece above look teeny tiny.  I had a very indulgent and fun weekend celebrating my one year wedding anniversary with Brad.

What did you do for your one year wedding anniversary? 

Or, tell me about your wedding cake…what was it like OR what will you choose for your future wedding? 

13 Responses to Our anniversary

  1. Sounds like a great anniversary! We had a romantic dinner at home and ate our yummy wedding cake again. I was surprised that it was still so good! Our recent trip to Cabo was our official celebration though. :)

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I am SO impressed with how well the cake held up (ours did not!).

    We celebrated our first anniversary in Atlanta (we lived in Tallahassee at the time) – it was perfect for a quick getaway!!

  3. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! And I like how you said that the restaurant you went to wasn’t exactly the kind of place where you want to be photographing your food — I’ve been taking less pics of my food lately because I find that it’s just not always necessary unless I feel totally comfortable doing it. :) Also, your wedding cake looks delicious!

    We just celebrated our three anniversary in Del Mar, but for our one year anniversary, we spent the weekend in Austin, which is where we’re from and where we got married. Hooray for marriage! :)

  4. that’s awesome that your wedding cake tasted good after 1 year! i’ve had a few friends that said their cake was awful! ps hope you liked the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy! they’re so good! xo

  5. Sounds like a great time! I really want to see Page One–I’ve heard great things. I love a good Bloody Mary AND shrimp and grits! Can’t wait for the recipes!

  6. Your cake looks delicious (and indeed, like a great post-yoga snack). My wedding cake was made by my talented friend who has been making wedding cakes since she was 11. However, it was not until my wedding day (the icing my friend used) that I discovered I do not, in fact, like butter cream icing. Lesson learned!

  7. Anna

    1) Glad you finally read the Hunger Games trilogy.
    2) If I get married, I think wedding cupcakes of all yummy flavors will probably be my thing, like almond cupcakes with apricot preserves inside with mascarpone icing. Although, homemade strawberry cake sounds delish!

  8. Lee

    I love the view from your window! Sounds like a great day.

    Since we got married in DC, we somehow lost the top layer of our wedding cake. Oh well.

  9. Happy anniversary!! And look forward to your bloody mary recipe, a new favorite cocktail of mine ;)

  10. Bree Horton

    Your anniversary sounded wonderful & the outfit you wore was stunning!
    I’ve been married to my best friend for almost 13 years. For our 1st anniversary we couldn’t afford to go anywhere because had just bought & moved into our new home. So we grilled hamburgers & ate them off our fancy china. We didn’t even have a dining room table to sit at so we sat on the floor & used our coffee table. I think I even set it with place mats & stemware. Of course after lots of trips & special dinners later I think that’s my favorite anniversary memory.
    Congratulations to you & Brad!

  11. Jen

    Looks like a wonderful anniversary, Kelly. And your cake looks delicious!

    Our cake didn’t survive the trip home from FL :( I loved our cake though. White cake w/ raspberry mouse, Amaretto cake w/ dark chocolate mousse, and marble cake with Bailer’s mousse were our layers. So good.

  12. oh that bloody mary looks amazing! And our year old cake was delicious, too. I ate more of it than I care to admit :)

  13. 1. you look Gorgeous! 2. Yum, bloody marrys! 3. I can’t wait for our one year anniversary so we can eat more cake (and we haven’t even had the wedding yet!)

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