Wednesday, September 7, 2011

one year celebration.

the meads had such a special weekend celebrating our first anniversary.

we spent the weekend with a mix of pampering ourselves,
enjoying the long weekend with each other and
reminiscing on some of our favorite memories and adventures
from our first year of marriage.

saturday night, we got all dolled up
and nicholas treated me to such a delicious meal
at nick's on main in downtown los gatos.

the restaurant is michelin rated and super intimate -
it only held about 30 guests.

we started out with wine (of course)
and for our appetizer, we ordered "trust the chef"... meaning just that.
we had no idea what we were going to get.
we were served duck confit and my oh my, it was SO GOOD.
i didn't even know i liked duck.

we would have probably never ordered this,
but i'm so glad we tried it.
top that off with our entrees of basil pesto chilean sea bass
and braised short ribs with crispy brussels spouts
and wine
and cake!
seriously one of the best meals we've ever had.

we sipped champagne and exchanged gifts and had more cake when we got home!

the rest of the weekend was just an memorable.
since moving to california, nicholas and i have loved going for hikes.
we will forever think of our hikes together
as we reminisce on our first year of marriage.

fittingly, we decided to grab hazelnut lattes (our favorite)
and go for a long hike on sunday morning.

after our hike, we made our way over to brunch in downtown los gatos.
eggs benedict + hashbrowns + mimosas = a happy wife
& (therefore) a happy husband :)

we also listened to live music at a winery and went shopping!
not a bad weekend if you ask me...

it is so easy to have fun and enjoy life when i have nicholas by my side. 
he is such an amazing husband/lover/friend. 
i really can't wait to see what us our life together has in store for us in year #2.


Jaclyn said...

happy anniversary!

Morgan said...

looks just about perfect!

Emily said...

Sounds perfect! I don't know if I like duck either, but maybe I should give it a try!

Courtney said...

sounds like a fantastic time. and nick's on main yum! good choice.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Anniversary! That cake is cute! Glad dinner was good!