...and I totally forgot to blog about it.
Maybe because it kinda felt like just another day? I mean, with the baby and all, and it being in the middle of the week with Kevin having to work all day, we didn't really get to celebrate all that much.
What we've done the past two anniversaries is take a trip down memory lane by driving back to the Asheville area and hanging out for a couple of nights. We can't go visit the lodge we got married at because it's way expensive for an annual trip (though we're thinking about a big celebratory shindig in a couple or a few years, on one of those "important" anniversaries), but we can get close. Just being in the mountains feels like home to me, so it's nice going back.
And we usually explore downtown Asheville by foot, stopping in all the neat stores, like this bead store, this drum shop, and this eclectic-everything store.
And we like to go back to our wedding cake bakery and pick up a pre-ordered tiny version of our wedding cake, which we then take back to our hotel and devour. Along with some made-at-home-and-packed-in-a-cooler-until-dinnertime pasta that was our main dish at our wedding. A delicious smashup of penne, basil, mozzarella, and tomato. Simple but awesome. Maybe when I'm eating cheese again I'll post it for a Yummy Monday.
But this year money is really tight, so unless Kevin gets a pretty big drum order, we've opted to nix the anniversary trip this year. With taking such a long maternity leave, we also have to endure some sacrifices. I think it's definitely a worthwhile trade-off, but man, it sucks having to stay home when I really, really want to go hiking up a mountain with my baby on my back, or hang out with Meaghann (Kevin's sister and our wedding officiant), or go get some pretty beads. Heck, even sleeping in a king-sized bed sounds pretty awesome.
So instead, we rented Rango. I thought it was pretty funny that we rented an animated film put out by Nickolodeon, the kiddest of kid companies, to celebrate being grown ups and married for 3 years. It was a great movie, though (gotta love Johnny Depp!), and it was nice snuggling up with my honey on the couch and eating some vegan chocolate chip brownies (expect a post on that soon).
So happy 3 years + 1 day, Mr. Brown. Here's to twenty more of those, at least!