Friday, November 16, 2012

Celebrating Our First Year

To say that our first anniversary weekend was perfect would be putting it mildly. We could not have had a better time together. Surprises still run high in our relationship, and I hope it is something that never changes.

Saturday we had a lazy morning as we snuggled & cuddled with Adelaide. Finishing a few house chores before we picked up Ms. Bedi to stay with our baby girl. Then Ryan whisked us off to the city. All dolled up & ready for a night on the town, we dined at Del Frisco's located in the heart of NYC. The ambiance was beyond romantic coupled with top-notch service making it an unforgettable experience. Dinner began with complimentary champagne courtesy of our waiter. Next we selected our wine from the 2500 bottle wine cellar. I chose the filet mignon while Ryan opted for the bone-in prime rib. For sides, we indulged in creamy spinach and king crab gnocchi. Everything was phenomenal. Hands down the greatest meal either of us have ever eaten. **My fave personal touch was that the steak knives were heated**

Next we walked over to Radio City Music Hall to watch the Rockettes 85th Celebration Christmas show. Amazing. Starting with the reindeer Rockettes as they fly into New York City and leading into the 12 days of Christmas followed by a tribute of the 8 decades that make up the show's history. Next the Rockettes go on a tour of the city during holiday time highlighting the hot spots in all their glory complete with an ice skating show. Then Santa helps a child and her mother discover the true meaning of Christmas via a trip to the North Pole and a 3-D video game challenge. Last but certainly not least, a recreation of the nativity story with none other than real camels for the wise men and sheep for the shepards. Such a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! If you are ever in NYC during the holidays, the Rockettes are a must see.

Sunday I planned a little country excursion up to New Paltz for some wine tasting at the Robibero Family Vineyards. I'd ordered up a warm and sunny day making the drive all the more gorgeous. The winery was quite quaint much like Lincourt where we were married. We enjoyed the crisp NY wines as well as a bit of a history lesson from our wine guide. They had some adorable wine gifts as well which I just had to get my hands on. Adelaide enjoyed her first trip to a winery as she starred at all the people and was the star of the day. She could not have been more content just celebrating with mom and dad.

After our tasting, we grabbed lunch in town at The Gilded Otter. A unique brewery-restaurant with stainless steel brewers throughout the facility and stunning views of the countryside. We each chose a light, crisp salad and split a pumpkin ale beer.

Upon returning home, we settled into the basement in our jammies for movie fest. You might recall the wedding gift that Ryan gave me: an etched wine box with a scene from our wedding locale with bottles of wine inside to commemorate specific years and a love letter to accompany each bottle. So we cracked open the bottle as we watched our rehearsal dinner & wedding videos. Then Ryan had one more surprise...The Time Traveler's Wife. It was the first movie we ever saw together which happened to be our second date. We wrapped up the night with the emotional, love story film as we remembered the very start to our relationship.

Smiling happy smiles. Crying joyful tears. Singing loving hearts.

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