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


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!

3rd Anniversary: What we did

Our Anniversary fell on a Wednesday this year so a low key celebration was on the agenda. I wanted to try a place we’d never been, but I also wanted it to be really causal as I’d be coming straight from my swim lessons. Scott mentioned Quality Seafood, a restaurant/retail place that has been around since 1938. It’s located in central Austin, so we each drove ourselves and met up at the restaurant. I know, not romantic, but it’s exactly what we wanted.
Scott had oysters on the half shell as an appetizer and blackened drum for his main course. I (of course) had shrimp for dinner with a salad and hush puppies. Their food is delicious and SO fresh!

We extended our celebration into the weekend with mini day trip out to Wimberley. It’s about a 50 min drive from our house, so it was the perfect little getaway and the weather was beautiful!
Anniversary trip
When we got to Wimberley, we toured around the little town and checked out all of gift shops, boutiques, and antique stores. We scored a couple of fun things: amazing lotion,  a new yard flag that says “happy campers”, and the cutest little elephant planter that I HAD to get. We checked yelp for a yummy dinner spot, and was not disappointed. The Leaning Pear is a brand new restaurant, right on the river. It was really beautiful.
anniverary trip 3
anniversary trip 2
We had a great day celebrating each other!
Oh PS…. If you’re curious about our gifts, we stick with the traditional Anniversary gifts. This year’s theme was leather. I had boudoir pictures taken and bound in a leather album( oo la la!) and Scott got me a personalized decorative leather Anniversary gift with our wedding date and “where we live” on a map. It was sweet. I’m a sucker for personalized goods!