On Sunday, Saunders and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary!
It is hard to believe that we've been married for six years! In some ways, it seems like we've been married forever when you think about the daily life things - it is hard for me to clearly remember the day-to-day details from before we were together. (A lot of that comes from the fact that we started dating eleven years ago this January - wow!) Then again, it seems like only a year or two ago that we got married when you think about the whole wedding ceremony and reception events - they're all so clear in my mind.
This was certainly the first year that Katie Anne understood what an anniversary was all about. She told us "Happy Anniversary!" all day long and enjoyed looking at our wedding pictures. She didn't quite get the concept that she wasn't there when we got married - in almost every picture, she searched for herself and kept asking, "Where was Katie Anne at this part?" She wasn't a huge fan of us going out for the evening without her, but once she got to my parents' house and got busy playing, she was fine. She told my mom and dad about a dozen times that it was our anniversary - very sweet!
We had a very fun evening out doing things that we very rarely get to do now with the little person in the family. We started the evening with dinner at Chow Baby. It's one of Greg and Jillian's favorite restaurants, so they've told us a lot about it, and I'd eaten there with my book club a few weeks ago. It's a create-your-own stir fry place, and it is really neat and fun. Saunders was a little unsure about the whole concept - and about whether or not his stir fry choices would be good once we went through the creating line - but both our dishes turned out to be very good! We both planned on doing the all-you-can-eat option, but one giant bowl of stir fry was easily enough for us!
After dinner, we went to The Cheesecake Factory for dessert and coffee.
I had a yummy white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake with a big caramel macchiato to drink. Saunders spotted his ultimate dessert the minute we walked in the door - a red velvet cheesecake! He was in absolute heaven and said it was incredibly delicious ... I'll have to take his word on that because I wouldn't try it!
Then, we headed to the late showing of Avatar in 3D. Here we are in our sexy 3D nerd glasses.
We were very glad the glasses were not paper - they were actually very comfortable, which was good considering this movie was three hours long! We really didn't know a lot about the movie other than what Carlton had told us about earlier in the day, so we had very few expectations. It was a really good movie, and we enjoyed it more than we expected. The 3D animation was excellent, and there were several times that Saunders swatted flies, thinking they were really flying around him!
The biggest surprise wasn't the movie ... it was that I stayed awake the whole time! We couldn't believe it when we left the theater that it was after 1:00 am! By the time we got home and relieved my poor babysitting parents - who alleviated our late-night guilt by telling us they'd been asleep on the couch - it was 2:00 am when we got ready for bed! Definitely an unusual, crazy, fun night for us, but what a wonderful way to celebrate six great years together!