Sunday, August 19, 2007

One Year

Today is our first year anniversary! I cannot believe how quickly this year has come and gone. Everyone says the first year is hard, and although there were some growing pains, this year has really been wonderful! I was never one of those little girls who planned her wedding or thought about her "future husband," and so I think the most surprising thing I learned this year is how much of the "marrying type" I actually am. Who knew?! :) I was excited to marry Josh, but I don't think I knew I would love being married to him this much. Even in spite of the rants about beer and music, the guitars peppered throughout my apartment, and the train-like snoring, I still think he's pretty great. :)



Okay, enough mush! Geez, what have I turned into? :)

So, last night we went to dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena to celebrate our anniversary. Our original plan was to go to Santa Barbara, stay at Bacara, and spend the weekend drinking wine, but, alas, work owns me and I ended up having to turn around a project. We may try and do a make-up weekend over Labor Day weekend.

Anyway, dinner was incredible! We sat outside on this pretty veranda that had a gorgeous view of the city lights. We were in our own little corner, so it was very cozy. We ordered a fixed menu prepared by the chef and paired with three different wines. Josh has some special dietary needs, and they were so wonderful and accommodating. The chef even came out to meet us, wish us a Happy Anniversary, and tell us he would "whip up something special." We had seven tiny courses, but I was so stuffed at the end. Everything I tasted was unbelievable. Josh kept saying he felt like we were in the audience of Top Chef. :) It was definitely a fun dinner and perfect for the occasion.

So, this morning I have to turn back to all the declarations I have been writing and crank out a few more. After that, I don't know what we're up to...

Tonight, my dad, grandparents, sister and her guy are supposed to swing by, have some champagne with us, and eat a little defrosted wedding cake. We pulled the top layer out last night to defrost, and surprisingly, it looks really good! I have been a little skeptical. Just in case, we may end up with a small back-up cake...

8 comments:

wan-nabe said...

yay for your first anniversary! love the pic, too :)

and boo for working for part of it. but it sure sounds like you made the best out of it!

WeezerMonkey said...

Happy anniversary, my dear twin!

Josh said...

One year ALREADY!!! Can't believe you still tolerate having me around!

This weekend was so fun, even though work has kinda owned you!

Sorry for the BUZZSAW snoring! I'll be working on that... :(

I love you so much!

-ME

Nanette said...

Happy anniversary! And I loooove that restaurant at the Ritz! That's where we spent our 1-year, too!

R said...

Happy annivesary!! Sounds like a lovely evening. :)

Trisha said...

I puffy <3 the Ritz and their food. I'm going to attempt to recreate our wedding meal on our first monthiversary on the 28th.

I hope you had a wonderful first anniversary celebration and that you didn't take ill from eating year old cake :)

amber said...

ah, happy anniversary! okay, and how freaking adorable is your husband and his comments?!? i think you definitely have a keeper!

Sarah said...

Happy *belated* anniversary! I haven't talked to you (via The Knot) since right before you got married so it's good to hear that everything's going well ...and that you passed the bar. Congratulations.
--Sarah (formerly malibubride06)