So here is how we celebrated one year married and two years of knowing each other. Since Ryan and I met on the 21st of February 2013 and we were already in Santa Barbara on Saturday (more details on why we’re spending more time in Santa Barbara later), we decided to re-walk some of our memories from our first date.
And after lunch at Natural Cafe, we walked down State Street to the beach. It was wonderful to walk holding hands the whole time and reminiscing instead of wondering. This beach area was the spot where we ate our first granny smith apples together. We also shared a couple kisses this time which definitely were not happening on the first date.
After walking back up State Street, we moved on to wedding day memories. What does tradition dictate gets eaten on your one year anniversary? Wedding cake! There were no left overs from our wedding, so Saturday we picked up a couple Crushcakes cupcakes and took them up to Franceschi Park. Yum!
Although it was hazy, the view was still beautiful. And unlike our wedding day, the gate to the park was open! This weekend was cool and rainy, which we’ve definitely enjoyed. Moreover, it was a nice contrast to our wedding weekend which was sunny and beautiful.
Towards the end of the afternoon, we made our way back down to Camarillo and ended our Saturday with a fun Valentine’s dinner with friends from another local church. Saturday was packed full of sweet celebrations.
But wait, there’s more! Sunday was, of course, our wedding day anniversary. We both spent the morning working and at church, had lunch with friends and then had a few fun surprises around the house. Since the first anniversary is paper, Ryan got me a professional massage gift certificate which I will happily enjoy later.
And I made Ryan a treasure map. Hidden all around the house were puzzle pieces that he first had to find. I watched Starwars while he hunted. Some of the pieces were easier to find than others. No, I didn’t require him to turn upside down. He did that himself.
While Ryan puzzled, I made our typical Sunday night popcorn but in honor of our anniversary, we had an Australian wine from a friend. It was sweet and bubbly so, although not much of a wine drinker, Ryan enjoyed it too.
Ryan completed the heart puzzle. A treasure map and a puzzle. Both are paper:-) Now we have to decide whether to put some puzzle glue on it and keep it together or break it apart for more puzzling fun in the future.
The rest of our day passed uneventfully and thus ends our anniversary celebrations. But wait, there’s more! It’s not something typically celebrated but today is the second anniversary of our second date. And our second date began with Ryan making me french toast. So we’ll be having cinnamon french toast for dinner tonight. Yum!
I hope you all had a great weekend and can find many reasons in your life to celebrate.