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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cheers to 4 years!

Yesterday, Justin & I celebrated 4-years together.

That's equivalent to surviving all of high school or college together, which we all know is next to impossible to achieve.

Last night, I shared this photo on my Instagram with the caption "Celebrating 4 years of dating bliss" & didn't get any comments about my joke. I mean, let's be honest people, nothing is pure bliss.
except for bang bang shrimp, but that's a whole other story for another time...
With that being said, it's extremely fun to get the opportunity to look back on all the memories you have created with someone, something you wouldn't be able to do if you gave up at every bad turn. Sometimes I forget how blessed I am to have a guy that still opens my car door and enjoys making me feel special. If he starts standing up when I excuse myself to the ladies room, we may have a problem. But, I'll take the other gentleman-like qualities any day :)

Our anniversary falls directly in between our birthdays and since our birthdays are only 3 weeks apart, we typically don't do much to celebrate. Last night, we even considered switching our anniversary date to October to break things up a bit, but decided we'll just wait until it's a wedding anniversary... gasp.

Justin began our celebration by sending some pretty flowers to the office.
... followed by a romantic dinner at The Capital Grill. If you know me, you know that my dinner preferences are about
as fancy as Ariel at her first dinner party on land. 
Since Justin is very much the wining & dining type, sometimes I just humor him and try to enjoy his fancy taste. It appears that restaurants are stepping up their game because they brought us the wine list on an iPad that have food pairings for each wine. Sometimes that boy knows what he is talking about because my food was some of the best I've had. 
Justin gets embarrassed by my photography so I'm usually only allowed two photos with flash per meal, which is why the photo with Justin searching the iPad for his wine choice is dark. How girls get their guys to take photos of them for their blog is beyond me. Justin just laughs at me and thinks this whole blogging thing is for the birds. 

Because we have what I believe to be the greatest group of friends ever, we decided to spend the remainder of the night playing games with them. I'd be willing to bet that we have more game nights then most groups of children, but that's not something I'll ever be ashamed of.

The boys were pretty excited about the new game that they spent 20 minutes at Target picking out. It's called Loaded Questions and we all had to give the guys a pat on the back because it was a total blast. After an intense game, we got the itch to deep fry every type of food we could find. Yes, that's a cookie, banana, grilled cheese and mozzarella stick you see in the photo below.
We also made fried pickles and tried frying ice cream to no avail.
Needless to say, Justin and I have now added a deep fryer to our shopping list.

Getting home at 2 a.m and having to be at work at 8:00 a.m. is not ideal, but I don't regret it for a second. Sometimes you just need to go with the flow and have a carefree night with friends. It's good for the soul. 


  1. Looks like a great anniversary! and GASP, wedding anniversary..... I.CAN'T. WAIT.

  2. I am so happy that you guys made it past the 4 year mark! I am now living my failed four year relationship through your full of love relationship! As selfish as that sounds lol. You guys look so happy together and I am so in love with what you guys have!!! Hoping that what we both wanted comes to you soon (; Love you babe!