4th Anniversary: What we did

We celebrated our 4th Anniversary on Thursday, April 20th at Mattie’s. Green Pastures just reopened after a year of renovations in early March so we thought it would be fun to go back to the place where we got married! We called a week prior to get a reservation and there were only two time slots available, 5:30 and 9. I guess the reopened restaurant is still pretty popular! We picked 9 and decided to go early and get drinks on the patio while we waited for a table to open up.


When I arrived, Scott was already sitting at the new bar off to the left when you walk in. I went to join him and grabbed a glass of wine and we both made small talk with the bartenders. Of course I had to mention that it was our Anniversary and that we got married there 4 years ago. Shortly after the cat was let out the bag, they were pouring champagne, the host walked over to let us know a table was ready for us whenever we were ready, we were given a tour of the newly renovated space and comped our first round of drinks. We felt so special!!! We got the royal treatment and this was all before we were even seated for dinner!

We ended up being seated in the upstairs room next to a window over looking to oak trees in the front of the property. It was very romantic and intimate. We ordered a bottle of wine, a few starters before the main course. The service was incredibly fast! We didn’t quite get through the pate and rainbow carrots before our main dishes arrived. Scott ordered the fried chicken and I got the ruby red trout. I tried Scott’s chicken before I dug into mine and I thought he might have ordered the best dish again this year, but I quickly changed my mind when I had my first bite of mine. Both dishes amazing!!! Not only was the service fast but the food was incredible. I love the new menu.

after dinner drinks on the patio

Gifts 

We exchanged gifts the morning of our Anniversary before I walked out the door for work. If we can, we like to go by the traditional Anniversary gifts and this year it was flowers/fruit/linen/silk depending if you go by modern/traditional or UK traditions. I ended up getting Scott a hammock for our newly redone backyard, along with a few other smaller things he needed/wanted including a new headlamp, a hat and some mango wit beer from one of our favorite breweries. Scott got me some flowers, a new water bottle, and a full spa day complete with a massage, a facial and a pedicure. I was BLOWN away!!! It was the sweetest thing. I can’t wait for my 4 hours of pampering.

trying on his new hat

Anniversary: Year 4


April 20th, 2017, Our 4th Anniversary! Last year I recapped the highlights of our 3 years of marriage so this year I wanted to share our wedding cinema! I’ve never actually shared these videos on social media so this is the first time I’ve posted them for the public. We’re planning on going to dinner at Mattie’s at Green Pastures. Green Pastures has been renovating their event center and restaurant for the last year and they finally opened up early March. We’re excited to back go to the very place where we got married 4 years ago!

Annnnnd here are a few throwback pictures throughout our dating/engagement/wedding years….We lead an adventurous life!










Our Easter weekend celebration!

We got to celebrate Easter over the weekend with both Scott’s side of the family and my side of the family which was FUN! We decided a few years ago that visiting two different families in one day was just too much. It worked out well this year because Scott’s sister Renee was hosting Easter on the Saturday and we were able to see my family on Sunday.

Saturday

Saturday morning was spent cleaning up the house and working on the boat before it was time to head down to Canyon Lake to visit with Scott’s family. Renee hosted my in-laws, my sister-in-law and her husband and their two little kids and Scott and me for an early Easter dinner. It was great to visit with everyone and see all the kiddos. Jude even brought out his bunnies for me to hold. He’s been raising them for about 1.5 years now and you could tell he was really proud of them. We’re up to 3 nephews and 2 twin nieces. Lots of love to go around in the Hamilton family.

Nephew Rudy, cutest baby EVER!


Sunday 

Our neighbors invited us to Easter service at their church, The Church at Lake Travis. I’ve gone a couple of times but this was Scott’s first time trying it out. We’ve been looking for a church in the area so I was glad he was finally able to join me on Sunday. By the way, I’m really enjoying this church. Sunday kicked off a new series called Believe, which will cover hard questions about faith, God, scripture, etc. I’m really looking forward to it.

From there we drove out to my Aunt Kim’s house in Liberty Hill. She has a huge property with a couple of horses and 3 dogs. I loved getting to catch up with everyone and spend some quality time with family I don’t get to see as often as I’d like. We had a huge lunch followed by some snuggles with my newest nephew, Callen. Some adults went outside to hide the Easter eggs while all of the kids anxiously waited inside. It’s always so fun to watch the excitement unfold as the kids hunt for hidden Easter eggs.



After we got home from Aunt Kim’s house, we had about 2 hours to spare before going over to our neighbors house for ribs. I got in a quickie 40 min workout while Scott finished working on the boat. We headed over to Chris and Maggies house around 6 and had a low key night, which was a perfect way to end our Easter weekend!