Our 3rd Anniversary

Yesterday was a day of happiness + celebration of our 3rd Anniversary.

Looking back to the day I got married, I’m not sure I really understood what it meant to love Terry. I loved him, but these past three years have taught me what love really looks like. I’ve learned that love can sometimes be a feeling, but other times it is simply a truth. Marriage is a beautiful thing.

On to yesterday… I anticipated a very normal day, since I was working until 5 and we had church at 7. I’d already apologized to Terry for my lack of planning for the big day since this month has been rather crazy for me. He brushed it off and stayed quiet. You see, Terry is big on surprises. Remember my surprise birthday party? That was awesome. Just like that, yesterday was filled with surprises.

Surprise #1: Terry was already awake working on breakfast when I woke up. He made me a pancake from the recipe on my blog! (He used a large pan so it looks kind of funny). 

He also toasted me half a bagel… because, why choose? This breakfast was a bigger than what I normally have, but it kept me full for a long time! I’ll have to remember that.

Surprise #2: I came home to this giant trifold on the table: 

This was the best surprise. On the laptop was a song he wrote along with a slideshow of pictures from our married days. The song is really good- hopefully he’ll let me share it on here in the future. He’s a bit of a perfectionist.

I loved the hydrangea in a jar. It’s from our little hydrangea plant that Terry got me for last year’s anniversary. It was our wedding flower.

In our bedroom, he had instructions on where to meet him. I got dressed, drove to down to Columbia, and found a handsome man with a great new haircut standing in front of our current favorite place to eat, East Bay Deli.

Terry mentioned that he wanted to pick a place that was “our place”, but we don’t really have one of those. We don’t go out to eat super often, so when we do we like to try something new. We’ve gone to East Bay three times which is a feat for us. The food was super yummy.

I love East Bay because they have an incredible salad bar. Look at those loaded bowls!

After great conversation over dinner, we headed down the street for dessert. We enjoy the atmosphere at Kaminsky’s dessert bar, so that was an easy choice for us. I knew what I wanted as soon as we walked in:

A massive brownie sundae to share. Coffee for me & milk for him. The brownie was warm and fudgy and the vanilla ice cream was some of the best I’d ever had. However, the nuts really made it.

We were both pretty exhausted by the end of the night, but it was fun to make a weeknight so special! 

Happy Anniversary, Terry!


20 thoughts on “Our 3rd Anniversary

  1. Wow! What a wonderful night; thank you for sharing just how much you’ve come to learn about loving Terry more and more; if I ever get married Lord willing, I want to only grow in my love. Right now, I guess I’m right where I need to be, learning to love God and love my fam more.

    That BROWNIE SUNDAE? My sweet tooth wants some of it. 🙂

    HAPPY Anniversary! I hope and pray that you might have many more.
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