when i say that out loud, it sounds like it came so quickly.
but when i start to look back on everything we have done this past year,
i believe it! we packed these months in with a lot, and it has been a dream.
we decided to switch off years planning the anniversary, and this year was my turn.
i was a little nervous because well, i have never had an anniversary so i was
a little lost at what i wanted to do. i did know that we have been go-go-go all summer,
so relaxing was the keyword.
i decided on a staycation in downtown salt lake at the grand america!
that hotel is truly amazing. we loved every second, and i couldn't stop staring
at the gorgeous chandeliers and fancy details.
ralph kills me in this picture.
first time we have seen the sun all summer!
we took a walk through city creek, then up to our
restaurant up by capital hill. it was gorgeous!!!
our charming little restaurant!
i wouldn't be surprised if this became an anniversary spot tradition, we loved it!
we got a scoop of their homemade toffee-almond ice-cream and homemade strawberry sorbet!
walking through temple square on our way back.
the heat reminded us of our wedding day a year ago then. nice and toasty :)
the staff at the grand knew it was our anniversary and treated us like royalty.
they brought us plates and forks for our cake, accompanied with the tuxedo
strawberries and a rose. they know how it's done!
my sweet mama kept this frozen and sealed in her freezer this entire past year
and we were both a liiiiiiittle bit skeptical about how it would taste.
it was AMAZING. tasted just as good and fresh a year later. i am not kidding! it was perfect.
i am a big fan of tradition.
(if ya can't tell) so eating our cake, and following the traditional anniversary gifts
wasn't even a question.
the first anniversary gift is paper!
so i decided to make a book and highlight each month with my favorite memories from them.
i packed in my favorite pictures, notes, movie tickets, etc. from the month
in the envelope. i could't be further from a poet...so don't judge.
peace out grand. i took 800 pictures of the beautiful marble.
we ended our celebration with brunch at the little america, and ralph
got his first pedicure. it was hilarious.
BIG fan of anniversaries!!!