5 years ago (July 22, 2006), we were sweating it out in a very hot church after over an hour with no power in late July. Despite the heat and the sweat, we had a beautiful wedding, made even more perfect by the lights coming on as I was about to walk down the aisle. The party to follow was more than we can ever imagine… we look back on it often and have so many fun memories. A big thanks to everyone who made that day so awesome!
And wow, what an amazing 5 years. We got married, made Ryan’s bachelor pad our “home”, adopted our dog Admiral, watched our friends and family get married, bought a boat, bought a lot for a new home, sold our boat (sad), started building our “dream home”, sold our first home, got pregnant, moved in our new home, welcomed home our little boy Cason, have watched him grow into a toddler… and oh so much more!
To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, we took a weekend trip to Austin. We ate some awesome food, saw parts of the city we’d never seen, relaxed by the pool and had more awesome food! Our favorites were Shady Grove for Lunch and Moonshine Grill for Dinner (possibly the best steak I’ve ever had).
On our way we stopped at the Blue Bell Factory in Brenham and did the tour
Then each got our free cup of ice cream at the end… plus another cup for $1. (I’m wearing a necklace I bought on our honeymoon.)
We had a fancy dinner at Carmelo’s before the comedy show at Ester Follies on Friday night. (I’m wearing the dress I wore to our rehearsal dinner.)
On Saturday we went to Zilker Park. First stop was the Botanical Gardens. I think the drought has caused the gardens some trouble, while still beautiful, there was not much color.
Then we went to Barton Springs and put our feet in the water. Such a cool park, cool city.
The pictures stopped here, not sure why. We had lunch at Shady Grove, relaxed by the pool, and dinner at Moonshine Grill. Sunday morning we slept in then headed home to see our little munchkin!
Happy Anniversary, Ryan. I love you and look forward to many, many more amazing years!