One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Well, August 21st was mine and Trav's 3rd anniversary. It is hard to believe that it has been three years already... I am not sure if Trav would say that same, but I think we are more in love than ever :)

We didn't do much to celebrate on our anniversary (since it was during the week) -- I made a yummy strawberry chicken salad for dinner, and we ate it along with some cheesy garlic bread in candlelight (with Evelyn playing on the floor next to us).

It has been a tradition for us to go somewhere every year around our anniversary. It has always been Trav's thing to plan the weekend. It is such a treat!! For example, we went to Portland for our first anniversary. From Friday night until Sunday afternoon, the entire weekend was planned out. He had plans for each meal, the hotel, and all sorts of fun events during the day. We went to a beautiful rose garden in Portland (apparently Portland is known for its roses), we went to a Japanese garden, had a picnic lunch at an old mansion overlooking the city, we went to a show after dinner to see Wayne Brady perform (I think he is incredibly talented and absolutely hilarious!!), we went for a breakfast cruise down the river in Portland on Sunday morning before heading back to Seattle... it was an amazing weekend.

For our second anniversary we went to Mt Hood in Oregon. It was the same idea. Travis planned the entire weekend -- it was great! It is neat to go on a little vacation and not have to do any of the planning and be completely surprised!

This year we were unsure about what we were going to do.... we contemplated taking Evelyn with us for our special weekend, but it definitely wouldn't be the same. Considering her bedtime is usually before 8:00, that means we would be stuck in our hotel room from 8AM until morning... At the last minute, Trav's mom and dad decided to come into town. Trav's dad had plans to help Chuck (Trav's brother) do some work on his house. Trav's mom offered to babysit on Friday night so we could go out and celebrate our anniversary.

As usual, Travis planned another fun weekend for us. The weekend started by us checking into the Fairm*nt Hotel in downtown Seattle. This is probably the nicest hotel in town (it is where all the famous people stay when they come here). The great thing is, we have a very close friend who is a manager at the Fairmont --- he hooked Travis up with the "friends and family" rate. I can't imagine paying their usual rate for a room -- even if it is our anniversary!

When we got into the room, there was a bottle of champagne on ice and some chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. We hung out in the hotel for a while, enjoyed the champagne and strawberries, and then headed out for dinner. We walked to dinner which was a few blocks from our hotel. We had a yummy Italian meal -- and then went to see a movie. (Death at a Funeral -- I don't recommend it) Even though the movie wasn't great, it was nice to be in the theater and enjoying a night out on the town. We walked around a bit after dinner, and then headed back to our hotel.

In the morning we had breakfast, went to the Seattle Art Museum, had lunch, and then went to a neat little park. We headed back home in the late afternoon. It was another memorable weekend -- Travis did a great job planning everything. I love looking forward to our anniversary weekends! I am hoping it is a tradition that will continue on for many years :)

Unfortunately I didn't take very many pictures --- which is surprising, since I usually take way too many! Here are a few from the weekend:

Travis Saturday morning watching some tv while I am getting ready...
Travis outside of the hotel. There are pigs all over in downtown Seattle. Not sure what the deal is with that... but I decided it was a good photo op.
Me with another pig on Saturday morning...


AJ said...

That sounds likes such a good idea. I've contemplated going away for a weekend for our anniversary (our first is in December) now I think I'm going to try even harder to make arrangements!

You can so see Evelyn's personality in those pictures. How funny! She looks so much like both of you!

Brooks Family said...

That is so sweet! Does Travis offer lessons to other husbands?? :)

Kara said...

I love how Trav takes you somewhere for your anniversary. I need to mention this to Josh. It is a great way to have quality time with your hubby. Happy Anniversary!!!