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

Trying something new!

After about a year and a half on ClassPass, I’ve decided to try something new! 200+ classes and 30+ different studios later, I’m ready for a change. I have loved working out with ClassPass and all of the kickass studios I’ve tried and the awesome people I’ve met, but it’s definitely time to switch it up.

Ever since moving out to the lake, I’ve been lacking consistency. Sure, I work out 3-4 times a week with ClassPass but there are some things that I’ve been missing. I miss routine. I miss getting to know the people I workout with. I feel like I’m lacking a sense of community and accountability. Since moving to a new area, I’ve had a hard time meeting people. That’s not to say I haven’t met people or made friends using ClassPass, but generally, it’s tough to consistently schedule classes with my other CP buddies.

I’d really like to find a workout studio or gym that is close to home. I crave routine and a consistent schedule. My hopes are to meet new people and establish a sense of community through fitness. It would be great if I made new friends in my new area of town too. That will definitely help with accountability!

I actually drafted this post about 2 months ago but couldn’t bring myself to finally cancel my ClassPass membership. And then something magical happened. Burn Bootcamp-Lakeway opened their doors on October 17th, 2 min from my house. I signed up for a free 30 day trial and am currently on week 3. I AM LOVING THE WORKOUT. Everything I wrote two months ago… everything I’ve been looking for in a gym, a workout, a community… Burn has it.

I hope to get a regular membership at BBC when it becomes available. The gym just opened up, so they are still offering specials right now. The membership prices aren’t available yet, but I’m anxious to see what my options are. I hope the memberships are reasonable because I already know and love the workout!