Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Not so bad after all

This anniversary celebration was by far the best...well, at least a close tie with our 3 year.

That year we went Maine and white water rafted for the first time, rode ATV's through the mountains, and then headed to the Bar Harbor Resort for some quality R&R. Ahhh. Perfection.

But I digress. This is about now. Our big five year.

I have to admit I was a tad bitter this year. I mean, FIVE YEARS. Rather than celebrating in Tuscany or the South Pacific on a secluded island, we spent it in Wichita, Kansas. Where it is hot, windy, flat, and where the closest beach is a freshwater lake about 40 miles away. (And I use the term "fresh" and quite loosely).

However, I quickly retracted my thoughts about halfway into our celebration. We actually had an amazing time. Such a good time, that I think this anniversary will always stick out in my mind.

Farmer's Market. Fresh produce, the smell of bread, and local artisans? Yes please.

Antiquing. Who knew that shopping for old stuff could be so much fun?

Taking a stroll. Love me the history of downtown.

Our spot. Everywhere we've lived, we've always had a "spot". Ours just so happens to always involve coffee and/or ice cream.

Reminiscent. The park where we took our wedding photos. Who cares if it just so happens to be coined as the "homeless park"...

I'm a sucker. I mean, I always stop and buy lemonade from children. Even if it is way too sugary.

Perfect picnic. If you've never had "Art's and Mary's" kettle-cooked chips, you should probably get your hands on some ASAP. And they are made in KS.

Hittin up the hot spots. We stayed at the same hotel as the night of our wedding.

Hittin the town. Totally more fun than I remembered...

My comedian. Could be from the 3 glasses of wine, but I thought it was hysterical when Mr. Ruby pretended he was jumping out the window. Hysterical.

Self-Timer: Take 1. Or not. Mi hub's head always gets cut off.

Self-Timer Take 2: This has the potential to be cute if it didn't have...you know...hotel things in the background. Now would be the time for those Photoshop skillz to kick in.


elizabeth said...

Holy 5 years?!!!

We stayed at that hotel on our wedding night too! (I think Caitlin and Brad did as well) Seems like a good luck place for newlyweds!

Love you and miss you!!

Carolyn said...

Looks like a great time!! :) Happy anniversary!!

ag. said...

This looks absolutely adorable! What a sweet way to celebrate your anniversary! Congrats on five years! Woohoo!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Congratulations on 5 years! Looks like a great anniversary.

Krista said...

Congrats! Happy late Anniversary! Sounds like you guys had such a great time. I must say, you make Wichita (also my hometown) look and sound so trendy/fabulous:)