Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Our Second Anniversary

Yesterday was our second wedding anniversary!

It's hard to believe its been 730 days since all of this!!

{If you want to see our first anniversary recap click here}

Last year, I was about 7 weeks pregnant and on the verge of some very epic morning sickness, so this year, I was excited to 1. not be nauseous for days on end, and 2. DRINK! 

Our anniversary celebration began when Travis came home from the store on Father's Day (yes, his day!!) and surprised me with these pretty roses!

Yesterday, on our actual anniversary, we went out to dinner at Bentley's on 27, where we had our wedding reception!

Of course, I had to wear my wedding shoes!

Before we headed out, Ella and Daddy had to have a little chit-chat about behaving for Auntie Kaffy...I don't think she listened very well. 

After dropping a not-very-happy Ella off with Kathryn (who I seriously owe my life to at this point), we headed uptown! 

We all know how Travis is with his sporting events, so we pushed back our dinner reservation and stopped at Carolina Ale House to watch the end of the USA World Cup game. The place was packed! 

Meanwhile, my poor, poor child was screaming her head off at Kathryn's. Thank goodness she eventually calmed down (after an hour!) but at this point I was seriously considering calling it a night and heading home to rescue Kathryn! I'm just so glad she finally calmed down and I felt so bad for Kathryn!!!

Anyways, around 8:00, we headed up 27 floors to our favorite restaurant, Bentley's! If you have never been there, I highly recommend it. Yes, it is expensive, but it is SOO worth it! They wait staff is so welcoming and accommodating (the owner even came by our table...he remembered us/our wedding, and chatted with us for a little bit) and I have yet to taste anything not amazing and high quality there!

This was the view from our table:

{Note the wine glasses...I could drink this year! *YAY!*}

For an appetizer, we got some calamari (our fav!)

For our meal, we actually ordered the same thing (hi, old married couple!), which was a delicious NY strip, with pomme frites (aka French fries) and creamed spinach. I do not like creamed spinach, and probably wouldn't normally touch it with a 10 foot pole, but this was outstanding! And I was so excited to have a juicy steak this year! (Last year, I was afraid bc I would have had to get it well done...and you can't come to a place like this and get your steak well done, right?!)

For dessert, our waiter made bananas foster right at our table! 

Best part: it was on the house! Their anniversary treat to us! :)

{Sorry not the best pics, I had to make do with my iPhone!}

It was a great evening out with my favorite husband and baby daddy!!

We had a great time and conversation (and surprisingly, didn't talk about Ella too much!), but of course we were glad to pick her up from Kathryn...and I know Kathryn was glad, too!! :) 

Here's to many more years of wedded bliss! 
{And hopefully our daughter behaving better for babysitters on future anniversaries!}


  1. So fun!! Happy anniversary! And I promise....getting a sitter DOES get better! We had months of crying and screaming too when I'd leave her. Hang in there!

  2. Happy Anniversary! We got married the exact same day (same colors even!) and had our first baby on January 31st of this year...what a coincidence!!

  3. Happy Anniversary!! I just remembered our anniversaries are just a day apart - great minds think alike :) Love that you always wear your wedding shoes!! I totally forgot to do that this year and have yet to have a reason to wear them since our wedding!

  4. Happy Anniversary! Love that first picture!