Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Anniversary numero uno!

It doesn't seem like just one year ago we were walking down the aisle and saying our vows... yet here we are now celebrating our one year anniversary! It is amazing how fast time can really go by, it makes me wonder how much quicker each year will go by. Before you know it we'll be celebrating 5 years, then ten and so on. Hopefully we'll have kids by that point, haha. We had a great weekend celebrating. Since we were making a weekend of celebrating I planned our day of activities on Saturday and Alan planned Sunday.

Here's a little recap of the weekend. Saturday morning I drug Alan out of bed at 7am to get ready for a long run. We went down to Town lake and had a nice 9 mile run. We saw Darren Brown and his girlfriend Megan running. There were so many people out running when we got there, I almost couldn't believe how many there were. It did make for a much more interesting run than just around our neighborhood. It's fun to see the different types of people out there and the many types of dogs, so fun. After our run we went home to get ready for the rest of our day. I made breakfast for Alan then we took Bruce to doggy day care, aka Susan and Barry's house! He loves to go play with Mack, their 2 year old chocolate lab. We didn't buy each other gifts but decided to go shopping for some various things we had been wanting, well I ended up getting 3 pairs of shoes, not the typical first anniversary gift but I was excited. I know your'e probably thinking I got some girly shoes, but quite contraire I got some sperry's which I had been wanting for a while and 2 pairs of running shoes! they're more practical for my marathon training than some heels would be, ha. Alan got a pair of running shoes as well and some clothes he's been needing. After our shopping extravaganza we checked into our hotel, the Mansion on Judges Hill, and took a much needed nap. The combo of the shopping and the run took it out of us, so it was nice to take an afternoon break. We did have lunch at Whole foods during the shopping part of the day so that was fun. After our nap we went to one more store then decided to get some drinks at Vivo since our dinner reservations weren't until 8:30. Vivo was great, I think they might have the best chips in town. We had dinner at Fonda San Miguel and it was DELISH! We had a great salad and appetizer called Angels on Horseback, it's bacon wrapped shrimp with these marinated veggies that are so yummy! Alan had fish for dinner and I had a chile relleno, the food was excellent and we had a nice red wine with our dinner. We had planned to go play darts at Crown and Anchor after dinner since that was one of the first places we hung out but we were too full and tired after dinner so we just went back to the hotel. Here is a picture from dinner:

"Dinner at Fonda San Miguel"

Sunday was our actual Anniversary day and we started by going to Church! Matt preached a great recap sermon of 1 Corinthians chapters 1-6. After church we went home to grab a quick lunch and change clothes to go to Barton Springs but we had some cards and one of them had a check from my mom so we decided to go spend it! We took a quick trip up to IKEA to get a mirror i've been wanting for our room and we also got a lamp to go next to the chair Bart & Becki got us for our anniverary!!! We are so blessed to have such amazing family! Alan had never been to IKEA and he was a little overwhelmed to say the least. I could have spent a lot of time looking at stuff but he managed to get me out of there before I did too much damage. Good job babe! We finally made it to Barton Springs and was it crowded! The parking lot was a mess, but fortunately it wasn't too bad once we got in. Barton springs is another great place for people watching, so many interesting things to see! We had a great time reminiscing over our first year of marriage and setting goals for this next year :) Alan ended a great day with going to dinner at North, which I have to say might be our new favorite restaurant. We have found this dish that we love to get there and we now get the same thing every time and it's always amazing! I almost made the mistake of considering dessert after dinner when Alan reminded me that we had one year old wedding cake at home! We ate some cake when we got home and much to my surprise it was good, I mean really good, especially for being one year old. I thought we would take a bite and throw it away but I haven't thrown it away yet because I keep thinking I might eat a little more. I probably shouldn't but you never know. We had an amazing weekend and the most amazing part was just spending time with my husband! I'm already looking forward to what this next year will bring our way. Here are a few more pictures from the weekend.


Our Cake!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's been a while... to say the least

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy but minus that excuse just a little unmotivated to blog and not sure why. I'll try to get better at this. Since the last time I blogged, I've gone to Chicago with my mom, sister and Aunt Susan. Alan and I went to Canadian for the 4th of July to see Bart & Becki. We also got to see Charles and Gayle in Miami and Andy came to Canadian too! It was a lot of fun. I'll post a few pictures from those events. This past weekend I went to Dallas with my family to attend Susan and John's annual pool party. We had a really great time except Lauren started feeling sick so we ended up coming home that evening, it was a quick trip but I felt bad for poor Lauren. The highlights were getting to see Britney, Megan and Chloe!!! Chloe is super cute :) Susan asked when we were going to have one of those and I informed her it will be a while, I think she understood. I am in the process of planning our 1 year anniversary! I can't believe we have already been married one year! God has truly blessed us during our first year of marriage and I am looking forward to the many blessings, memories and exciting adventures we'll experience this next year! Highlights of our first year of marriage - spending all holidays together, being table leaders in the Newly Nearly Wed Class at church (a class we took when we were engaged and was truly beneficial to our marriage), getting a puppy, moving into a 2 bedroom apartment and having more room to grow, house hunting and deciding against a house, and I think mostly just learning more about each other has been the best part of this first year! I think between Alan's spontaneity and my predictability we complement each other and make a good pair! I love my husband!!!!

Delicious pizza at Pizzano's!!! Yum.

"The Bean"
Grant Park

"Navy Pier"

My beautiful sister Lauren!

Sisters - Mom and Aunt Susan

Lauren with the delish pizza from Giordano's

at Wrigley Field

The whole Bean family!

handsome Bean men!

Bart & Becki