Tuesday, June 14, 2016

One Year and Counting part II

We had a pretty epic first anniversary celebration.  I decided to surprise Ben with a candle light, rose petal dinner. (We didn't eat the rose petals by the way, they were strewn on the floor and table..;) I Instead made chicken gyros with homemade pita bread.  http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/09/easy-chicken-gyros-tzatziki-sauce.html

They actually turned out really good, but be warned, it makes a lot of tzatzki sauce. I'm gonna be looking up ways to use the rest of that for weeks.  Also be warned, your breath may not smell the greatest after eating these...Otherwise, it was really good and pretty easy.  Definitely something different if you wanna spice things up a little bit. I wanna try making some with lamb next time. 

The roses were from our own rose bush, candle holders, 4 for $1.99 at Good Will, and candles $2 at Wal-mart. 

Romantic dinner with the love of my life...priceless. ;)

Daria looking dramatically off into the distance. I think she was bored.

It was pretty easy knowing what to get him which was nice.  For two years or three years  he's been a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He started liking them when they were one of the worst teams, and amazingly, this year they won the Stanley Cup.  Needless to say, he was pretty excited.  He was also pretty excited with what I got him and said "It was the best present ever! He's pretty easy to please. :)

That was just the beginning of the celebration. On Sunday we woke up early and went to Church in Santa Clarita about an hour drive from where we live, then we drove down to my Grandparent's 
house in Laguna Woods.  Their 56th anniversary was that day, so it was really neat to be able to celebrate it with them. They are definitely great roll models for a happy and long lasting marriage. 

Daria with her Great-Grandma.  She totally  loved her and was just cooing and smiling like crazy! 

That night Ben and I went to dinner at an awesome restaurant called the Melting Pot.  It's this really cool fondue place where they serve amazing melted cheese and chocolate and you actually get to cook your own meat in boiling oil for the main course.  It's a little pricey, but I highly recommend it for special occasions. 

Then on Monday, which was our actual anniversary we hung out at the San Clemente beach with my Grandparents, which is the same beach Ben and I used to go to all the time when we were dating and I was living with my brother and his family in San Clemente. So it was pretty special and sentimental to go back, (Even though it hasn't really been that long. ;)

The Fisherman. Awesome seafood restaurant right on the pier. Tried real clams and mussels for the first time.

We were really lucky that Daria let us enjoy our mini vacation and was a little angel.  She pretty much slept most the time we were gone. She's making up for lost time now and has hardly slept at all today, but I am not complaining. I'd way rather her show off and be the perfect little girl in public than at home. (And for the most part she really is a very good baby at home and in public.)

And so concludes our anniversary. Definitely the most memorable one I've ever had. ;)  I can't wait for all the awesome years and anniversaries still to come, and I'm so happy I can share them all with my best friend. 


  1. Just perfect. Happy anniversary to both of you beautiful couples!

  2. Just perfect. Happy anniversary to both of you beautiful couples!

  3. Awesome! Wish I was there! Definitely try the lamb! Lamb Jyros are absolutely amazing!!