Our anniversary celebration has been absolutely wonderful.... so far. No, we didn't buy that Bentley, (and we weren't about to ask whosoever it was to move it so that we could get a picture), but I'd say it's been a great week.
It all started off with randomly getting free tickets to the (first) Ohio State game this weekend. I was doing a little happy dance! I mentioned earlier in the week Billy had work functions at night this week, so we couldn't celebrate until Thursday. When I got home from work I saw these waiting for me...
....balloons, wine already poured into glasses, and a gift bag. How cute are they?! I was so excited. I pretty much begged him to tell him where we were going for dinner and used the excuse that I needed to know what to wear...priorities, right?
He told me we had reservations to have dinner at the same place where we had our rehearsal dinner (Eddie Merlot's-absolutely amazing) and that he also made reservations for Saturday to have dinner at the country club where we tied the knot!! I about melted. He did so, so good.
Did I mention that these beautiful daisies are from Erica? I came home from work Wednesday and they were waiting on our doorstop with the sweetest card attached. She is one of the most thoughtful girls in the whole world and she definitely makes the rest of us look pretty bad... (thank you Erica! We love you!!)
Since I normally don't wear heels and fancy dresses all that often, I pulled out a dress from last year that I've never worn and hurried up and got ready because I wanted to give Billy one of his gifts before we left for dinner.
Dress is BarIII from Macy's (last year) / shoes are Jessica Simpson..sorry for the terrible quality but I was in a rush.
I decided to get Billy a golf club that he's talked about wanting for months and let me tell you, that was a smart decision. He was so happy to get it and now I don't have to go into Golf Galaxy anymore to hear about this putter that he absolutely needs... win/win.
He told me it was one of his favorite gifts that I've got him...who would've known?
I had to get a picture of Billy and Rocky together before we left...
and of course, the obligatory picture in the car...
It was our first time back to Eddie Merlot's since our rehearsal dinner and we decided we liked it that way. We could definitely eat here more because the food is seriously out of this world, but it makes it that much more special that we hadn't been back yet. We had at least 4 people come up to us and talk to us about our rehearsal dinner and they gave us such great service.
Oh my gosh..the drinks. THE DRINKS - delish. Billy had a seasonal wheat beer and I had a drink called 50 Shades (for real)...
I actually forgot to bring my good camera so iPhone pics had to do, but we had one of the best meals of our life. Just take my word for it and get Eddie's potatoes (mashed potatoes with cheese and jalapenos), the filet (yep-I did NOT hold back, I wanted to get exactly what I had at our rehearsal dinner so I decided to splurge and I'm not mad about it at all!), the roasted chicken (this is what Billy got and it was the size of like 3 plates), and the Sweet and Spicy Rock Shrimp appetizer.
We were loving it and could barely leave when we were done eating because we were in a food coma but somehow when our server surprised us and brought out this Red Velvet cupcake (it's a lot bigger than it looks in this pic) we managed to find room in our stomachs to eat it.... ;)
It was so much fun reminiscing and was just overall a fabulous night. I will share more pictures next week (after our long holiday weekend!) about going to the country club where we got married and also a fun little "man basket" that I put together for Billy as another small gift. I act like this is just as exciting for you as it is for me (wrong), but just bear with me...
I hope you have a great holiday weekend!