Jul 20, 2011

Yesterday was my anniversary...

...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!


  1. Happy belated Anniversary! I totally understand how things can {and do} change once a baby arrives.

    I'm stopping in from the Alexa Blog Hop! Now your newest GFC Follower :)

    Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

  2. Your wedding photos are adorable. I'm your newest follower from Spearmint Baby's Alexa hop and would love it if you would visit http://droppedstitches72.blogspot.com and follow back ;)

  3. Happy belated anniversary to you and your hubby! Loved your wedding cake and your dress:) Oh and Rango.. totally funny.. hi hi I'm happy I discovered your blog and I am now following you thanks to Baby Spearmint blog, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
    Happy Friday!

  4. Found you at the Alexa blog hop! Im your newest stalker! :) we would love for a follow back! but we are cool so i know you'll want to ;). have a great day!
    Christa- http://christanncox.blogspot.com

  5. I just love wedding photos thanks for posting them, I follow you at the Alexa hop

  6. That sounds like a great and relaxing anniversary. I love those wedding photos! Too cute! Getting a mini version of your cake is such an awesome idea.

    I am visiting from the Alexa hop. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great Sunday!

    Stop by and say hi anytime - LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella


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