July 12, 2009 - Andrew and I celebrated a wonderful First Anniversary together in Phoenix. Although, sticky warm outside, Andrew went for a little golf early on the Sunday of our Anniversary while I slept in and prepared for the day. We had a lovely brunch at the Hotel next to Thad & Lauren's home with Thad and then returned home for some rest. We spent time at the pool and just being together, but early dinner plans awaited us.
Andrew had something planned at 7pm, so I was in charge of dinner. At 5pm, we had a nice intimate dinner at Cafe Boa on Mill Avenue. We exchanged gifts and Andrew kicked my butt this year. Although, we did set a little spending limit, as any good husband should do, Andrew went above and beyond. I presented Andrew with his "Paper Anniversary Gift" of a magazine subscription and a sudoku book while he gave me two tickets to the Broadway show WICKED!!! It was showing this month at ASUs Gammage Theatre and it was our evening activity!!! What a wonderful husband!!!
After dinner, I did have a small surprise of an "petite ice cream cake" from Cold Stone to take the place of our Cake Topper from our wedding that is safe and sound in my mother's freezer and a bottle of the champagne served at our wedding! YES, I HAD CHAMPAGNE out of a plastic cup never-the-less. It was so much fun!
We headed off the the 7:30pm show of Wicked and had a wonderful time!!! Our first Anniversary was amazing thanks to Andrew!! What a wonderful husband I have. It is amazing how that first year has flown by, but we really have done quite a bit!
Love and hugs to all our family for your support and love!!! We'll both be heading off from Phoenix in two weeks. Andrew will be headed for Albany while I'll be on my way to Kansas City, but we're ready for what this year has to offer in our marriage and the little blessing we have on the way!