We wanted to keep it simple. We wanted to keep it inexpensive. We wanted to keep it, well, us.
We decided to make dinner together and my place. We made a Walnut/Feta/Craisin Salad, Balsamic Orange Glazed Salmon, Wild Rice Stuffing, Brie Bread, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Dark Chocolate Creme' Brulee'. I know, I know.. That is A LOT of food for two people. But it was soooooooooo good!
I love cooking with Jared. It brings me more joy than I can even express. Plus, he is a great cook! We make a pretty great team in the kitchen.
I had gone to Michaels and got about a
After dinner we danced to a song called "How beautiful" by Ben Utecht. It was romantic. Then we finally echanged gifts. I have been working on a photobook through Shutterfly for months. It captures most of the big events and fun things we did during our first year together. I also got him a new watch that looks great on him.
Jared out-did himself though. First off, he got me a card. He isn't much of a card person so this is basically a big deal. It was so sweet and romantic. I
A Cake: because the first day we met was when I made the wedding cake for his mom and step dad plus i love to bake
Fire: because i work for the fire dept
A Coffee Mug: our first date was a coffee date
Chinese Symbol for Love: our first dinner date was at the Mandarin house. Plus it is one of our favorite places to eat
A Cat: for my cats, his cats and all the little cats we visit at Petco
A Cross: for church
A Heart that says "True Love"
Koala Bear: because we go to the zoo/wild animal park/sea world a lot
The Number 1 : for our 1 year anniversary
The Canadian Maple Leaf : our inside joke about Canada
As he was explaining each charm I couldn't help but cry. It was a thoughtful, heartfelt, special and deeply moving gift. It never ceases to amaze me how much Jared loves me. I cannot fully comprehend it but I certainly enjoy it.
We ate. We danced. We Kissed. We cuddled. We exchanged gifts. I cried. It was a perfect evening.