Today, Dan and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary. We were musing the other night that four years doesn't seem like very long, yet it feels like we've been together forever. In a good way, not in a "Gads! Four years seems like a lifetime!" kind of way. In any case, it's been four years and I can honestly say that I'm even happier today than I was on this date back in 2006. And because I'm crazy sentimental, I thought it'd be fun to look back at snapshots of Dan and I taken on each of our anniversaries.
Of course we have to start out with the wedding picture. You've seen this one before, but it's my favorite:
Our first anniversary was spent in a cute little MN town called Redwing. We stayed at the St. James Hotel, though I think this picture was taken at a restaurant called Oar 'dourves. It was a nautical-inspired appetizer kind of place. I'd been sick for a long time leading up to our anniversary, which might explain the big comfy sweater. I did love that sweater:
On our second anniversary, Dan and I went to a fantastic neighborhood restaurant just up the street from our apartment. It's the most unpretentious French restaurant you'll ever set foot in, called Meritage. I bought this red dress from Ann Taylor during a trip to Las Vegas two months previous. What ever happened to that great beaded necklace, from Mark? Must find it...
Last year, I distinctly remember thinking that I wanted to buy a sexy dress to be worn especially out to dinner that night. I raced around at the last second, finding nothing, before drifting into a New York & Co (having never purchased anything there before in my life) and spotting this pink knit dress on sale for less than $20. Sold! I also broke out what appears to be major bling, but is actually the vintage necklace I wore on our wedding day. It was Grandma Kappy's and I thought, "Hell, if I can't wear it on my anniversary once in a while it's going to languish in my jewelry box for the rest of my life."