Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5 Years, Happily Ever After

This post is very late, but better late than never!  Brian and I reached our FIVE year anniversary on May 8th.  I love Brian more than anything in this world.  I have loved our many years together and I can only dream for many more to come.  I remember our wedding like it was yesterday.  It was one of the best days of my life.  Everything went perfectly.  

 Don't we look young?!?
I honestly did not expect much for our Anniversary because it was on a Tuesday.  Side note, we were married on a Tuesday, how cool is that?  Anyway, I got home from work and Brian had the entire evening planned.  I came home to these:

I am a sucker for red roses.  They were gorgeous and they smelled wonderful.  Brian lined up a babysitter for Averie and made reservations at Log Haven up Millcreek Canyon.

 I don't know if everyone has been up there or not, but it is absolutely gorgeous!
 The food was amazing.  If you haven't been, GO! The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is great.  I am so lucky to be married to such a wonderful, romantic man.
 Speaking of romance, I'm not trying to brag, but I have to show you my gift.  I have been asking for a wedding band for 5 years to go with my wedding ring.  My hope was to get a band for our five year and a band for our ten year.  Don't get me wrong, my ring is gorgeous. I have just always wanted the bands to go with it.  Here is my ring before:

Brian and I went and looked at rings and it was so much fun!  It was like getting engaged all over again.  Only this time we had a wild toddler in the showroom.  Thank you Jared for having a play room for kids.  BRILLIANT.  Well after looking at several bands I was a little discouraged, nothing looked right with my ring.  I started to think that maybe my ring was not designed to have bands with it.  Well we ended up finding the perfect band for the ring.  It was perfect.  We started talking about getting another band in 5 more years and we were informed that "it would be very difficult to match this particular band".  Of course it would.  Spoiled brat me had to have both matching bands.  This is how it turned out:
Isn't it gorgeous?  I am still trying to get used to it.  It is a little more than I was going for, but the bands completely complement the main ring.  There, bragging over.  Sorry, couldn't help myself!

I just feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful husband.  He made this Anniversary completely memorable.  I LOVE YOU BRI!

Birthday Post

This is only a month late, but I wanted to post pictures from Ave's Birthday.  Birthday morning Averie woke up to a pile of presents!

She was super excited for her new Easel.

Averie loved her tricycle.  I think it is a little too big for her, but she has a lot of time to grow into it.

One of the favorite gifts was the bubble machine we got her.  Sergeant loved it too!

After the present unwrapping, we took Averie to the Petting Zoo at Thanksgiving Point.  Here are some pics to enjoy.

Averie was lucky enough to have Grandma come with us.  She just loves her "Na Na"

Averie got to ride on her first pony.  That pony reminded me of my pony, Dino when I was little.  So cute!
As I have mentioned in other posts, I am not a cake decorator.  I did my best for Ave's cake.  It may not have looked the best, but it was DELISH!
Averie getting ready to take a lick...
Caught you!  She actually wouldn't eat any of the cake.  She only had that little lick.  Silly girl!

On Saturday following her birthday, we did a small party with the family.   We did an Elmo themed party and Averie was so excited!  Here are a few snapshots:

Can't believe my baby is TWO!
I wish I could claim that I made the cake, but I was wise and had it custom made.

Averie was such a spoiled girl!  Her family loves her very much.  Grandma Anderson gave her a swimming suit and she immediately had to put it on over her clothes.
 Andy, AmyLyn, Ryan and Holly gave Averie a car.  How lucky were we that they put it together for her?!?  Thanks guys!
 Averie LOVES her car.  We constantly are taking it out around the neighborhood.
 This post was definitely abbreviated, but I had to get the pictures up.  LOVE YOU BABY GIRL!!