Monday, October 31, 2011

1 year old CAKE!

Preacher Man and I celebrated our anniversary way back in July.  I haven't gotten around to posting our anniversary festivities so I thought I'd do it since I had some pictures that I hadn't shared on my camera card.

I was most excited about eating our cake!


And maybe watching our wedding video too!  That's so much fun!

Our anniversary was on a Sunday this year so we started celebrating on Saturday with going out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant since it was the anniversary of our rehearsal dinner...and because we had a fiesta for our rehearsal dinner.  I think we could eat Mexican food every day.  Seriously.

Once we go home we watched our slide show that a family friend had made us for the rehearsal night as well.

I boo-hooed.  And I mean boo-hooed good.  I don't know why I was such a crazy, blubbery woman, but I was.  I was just so happy.  They were happy tears.  :)  PROMISE.

I have to admit that night that we actually tore into our wedding cake.  I set up a fun little display on our kitchen table with our cake and all of our serving sets we used on the day of the wedding.

I thought it was pretty cute even if I did set it up.  I surprised Preacher Man with this after he woke up from a nap that afternoon.  :)

And of course we had Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper to drink!  :)


We even toasted!  Ding!
 (those were our glasses crashing together.)  :)

Yay for anniversaries!!!  It's hard to believe that it has really been well over a year now.  Crazy!

And the one year old cake....

It was delicious!!!!!!!!!!

Really delicious!

The next morning (Sunday) was our ACTUAL anniversary. 

Early that morning we got a phone call from Preacher Man's parents stating that his grandmother had passed.  Of course we were extremely sad about her passing, but we were happy in the fact that she was no longer suffering in her health anymore.  Of course we will miss her very much and it wasn't a fun way to wake up at all, so instead of being sad, we decided to celebrate her life and our love.  

So many things to celebrate and so many things to be thankful for.

That morning we made a yummy breakfast.  My honey cooked the eggs and bacon and I cooked the cinnamon toast.

And yes, that is Sunny D and Diet Coke with our breakfast.  Breakfast drinks of  champions!  Haha!

After breakfast we went to church where we had the Lord's Supper.  It was quite an emotional day for everyone.  Life, Love, and Remembrance.  An anniversary that we'll never forget. 

That night we went to The Cheesecake Factory courtesy of Preacher Man's parents.  (Thank you again!)

They had called and reserved us a table and we were treated like a king and queen that night.  So yummy and wonderful.

I hate to admit that while we were at The Cheesecake Factory that I didn't take a picture of us together, but I did take a picture of each one of us.  :)

Isn't he cute?!

We topped our dinner off with this....

complete with a candle and a wish.

It was fantastic!  We had a wonderful anniversary!  I'm so thankful that God blessed me with the man that I married.  I love him more each day!  :)

Wishing for more 1 year old wedding cake and another salad from The Cheesecake Factory,
The Preacher's Wife

Monday, October 10, 2011

just because...

Flowers are so fine,
they really blow my mind.
Especially when they are free,
and they're for me.


So I have a story for you.

I have never had neighbors that live in the townhouse beside me and Preacher Man.  One night I came home and noticed that there was this gorgeous bouquet of flowers sitting in front of my non-existent neighbor's front door.

See below...

So pretty, right?!

So I walk in the door at my house and ask the hubster if he knew anything about them.  He had no clue and hadn't seen them since he'd been inside the house for the second half of the day. 

I began to think that the our humongous pet dogs, also known as man-eating beavers,  might come and knock them over and try to eat them so I thought that I should do something with them.  And not to mention all of the deer that run around our parking lot at night that like to eat every one's plants and flowers.  (You'd think we lived in the forest with all of the wild life that we have!)  So because of all of those thoughts I decided to bring the flowers in and call the florist the next morning to tell them about my neighbors that I don't have that they delivered flowers to, you know the people that don't exist.

So that's what I did.  The next morning I called the florist and told them what happened.  I spoke with a man at the flower shop and he said that he would investigate and call me back later.  Four hours went by.  I didn't hear anything.  So I called back.  I spoke with a different person and told them the story.  The lady put me on hold, did some research, came back on the line and told me to keep the gorgeous flowers and enjoy them.

I was quite thrilled to say the least!

Free flowers = Awesome highlight of my day!!

So I kept the gorgeous flowers on my table and enjoyed them every day...just because.  Just because I was at the right place, at the right time.  And just because the bank who helped the people who used to live in the house that is beside us never changed their address with the bank when they decided to have a baby girl!  (Did you get that?!)

Just because.

I can handle it.

But I sure hope that the new parents got some more flowers!  :)

Loving the "Just Because's" in Life,
The Preacher's Wife