Anniversary: Year 3

Happy 3 year Anniversary to my wonderful husband, Scott! Gosh, 3 years really flew by. It feels like just a few weeks ago we were planning our wedding and celebrating with our friends and family. These past three years have been nothing short of amazing. The first year of marriage was tough, but I honestly feel like marriage gets better and better with each day.
For our Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to take a look down memory lane. It’s a good reminder of where we’ve been and what’s to come.

Year 1: April ’13-’14
Honeymooned in Honduras
Traveled to Clearwater and universal studios over Labor Day
We were a panda/zoo keeper for Halloween
Hosted a HUGE Super Bowl party and Scott smoked a pig
Dyed my hair brown
Traveled to pagosa springs and skied wolf creek in February
Participated in our 1st BBQ competition
Celebrated our 1st Anniversary with a staycation in Austin

Year 2: April ’14-’15
Vacationed in cancun
Scott left job at CSD for start up
Went to Rockport with Brooke’s family
Cowboys game in Dallas with friends
Wayne and Garth for Halloween
Nephew Billy was born
Murder mystery themed New Year’s Eve party
Remodeled our (old)bathroom
Went skiing with Scott’s family in Telluride, Thane and Amy joined
Went to Boston with Scott for a work meeting
2nd BBQ cook off in the books
I have blonde hair again!
Dinner at Contigo for our 2nd Anniversary

Year 3: April ’15-’16
Scott returns to CSD job!
Spent the weekend in San Antonio celebrating Milo’s Birthday
Brooke went on a girls trip to New Orleans
Our twin nieces were born
Prepped and put our house on the market
2 weeks later, went to Costa Rica for vacation and a friends wedding
Sold our house!
Bought a house! And moved in August 1st
Cowboys game in Dallas with friends
Hosted the Hamilton’s at Christmas
Took a mini trip to SLC to ski Alta and Park City
Took a trip with the in-laws to keystone and skied with our nephew
Brooke went on a girls trip to Cancun for a Bachelorette party
Celebrated 3rd Anniversary

This list truly makes me feel hashtagblessed. :) It seems like I’ve done more in these three years than I have in a life time. I’m incredibly happy to be walking through life with my best friend by my side.


2nd Anniversary: What we did

Truth be told, I was suffering from a small case of the Mondays yesterday, which put a damper on my spirit. I wanted this day to feel special and to be able to celebrate our Anniversary, but getting through the mundane work day was really killing my vibe.

Once Scott picked me up from work and we were off to our first destination, I was starting to feel a little bit more like myself.

We rolled up to a neighborhood bar called The Wheel, which turned out the be the cutest little place! It was just off East MLK, so it was a short drive for us.
I had the Ashley, subbed Hendricks gin, which was quite good considering I’m not one to drink gin. Scott had the Avery and the Madison, both whiskey drinks. They also offer a good deal for whiskey on the rocks for each day of the week, if you’re a whiskey drinker…
The wheel
We had reservations for dinner at Contigo at 6:30, so once our thirst was quenched, we made our way over to Manor road. We were pretty surprised by the amount of people out on a Monday night… The place was packed! They whole restaurant is outside seating, with benches and picnic table style. I thought it was really cute! And the weather cooperated, so it was a really nice evening. We shared a glass of wine and a few pigs in a blanket before ordering dinner.

Scott ordered the rabbit & dumplings and I ordered the roasted chicken…Out of the two, Scott’s choice definitely won! It was SO tasty… Something about the gravy sauce and the shredded meat with the dumplings. Perfect combo! The chicken dish was nothing to write home about. It wasn’t bad, it just didn’t compare to the rabbit haha It was the perfect proportion for me though.
In true Brooke and Scott fashion, we stopped at DQ for dessert before heading home to watch our wedding video and exchange gifts.
anni gifts
The traditional Anniversary gift for year 2 is cotton. This year I got Scott a cotton shirt(similar) and shorts outfit and new bed sheets. I also framed a two dollar bill in the shape of an origami heart, honoring our 2nd Anniversary because supposedly money is made out of 75% cotton and 25% linen fibers. I thought I was being very clever with my $2 gift! And the fact that a $2 bill is rare, just like the love we have for each other…cheeeeesy ;)

Scott went above and beyond for my cotton gift. He bought me a beautiful dress from Anthropologie. I was really surprised by it. I tried it on immediately and it fit! But the dress has pleats in the front near the waist that made it puff out near my mid section, looking a bit frumpy. I’m afraid I’ll have to take it back, but it was a great effort on his part! He agreed to go with me and help pick something else out.

Cheers to many more Anniversary celebrations with my love!!!

Anniversary: Year 2

April 20th, 2015… 2 years of marriage! Sometimes it seems like just yesterday we were planning our wedding and getting married. The last two years have been an absolute joy along side Scott. He is the most generous, caring person, and I frequently ask myself, “How did I get so lucky?” Our relationship is far from perfect, but we are are perfect for each other. Married life just keeps getting better and better!

We’re heading to dinner tonight after work at Contigo and we’ll exchange gifts this evening!!