Monday, August 1, 2011

Year One

For our first anniversary, JEGs and I decided to keep it low-key and local.  On Saturday, we checked out the Elmwood Park Zoo- that is literally two minutes from our house.


Ahhh, what can I say about the zoo?  Well, the animals were breathing, so that's a plus, right?  Although, by the amount of vultures that were hanging around, I can't say the would be for very long...


Of all the animals in the zoo, I was quite smitten with the prairie dogs, and can you blame me? Look at that punam!



..and you know I couldn't help but snap a photos of the owls.  One of them was giving me the stink eye because I woke him up when I accidentally hit the glass. Oops.  Sorry dude.


Now imagine this in my best Crocodile Hunter voice:  Krickey!  It's the elusive  4 wheel drive Ford F-150!  He nearly went extinct during the Cash for Clunkers era.  It's a real treat to see one of these in it's natural habitat!


After putzing around the zoo for a couple of hours, we headed back to the house and treated ourselves to some filet mignon at our favorite little bistro:  our house.  We marinated steaks and JEGs grilled them in our backyard along with baked potatoes and corn on the cob.  Ommm nom nom.


We did the traditional freezing of the wedding cake, and we had been looking forward to getting room in our freezer enjoying our delish cake three sixty-five later.  It got a little smashed up over the past year...



Confession time:  I couldn't even tell you what flavor our cake was.  We picked out the flavor in January 2010, and I didn't get to eat any on our wedding day (other then the chunk that was smashed in my face).  I was delightfully surprised to find it was vanilla pound cake with a raspberry creme filling.  Good pick!


Word to the wise:  cake that has been frozen for a year is not that good.  It was edible, but the icing had a extra taste of freezer burn.

It was a quiet, but lovely day.  Most importantly, I got to spend it with my best friend.


One year down... forever to go <3

Always & Forever,
  ME

5 comments:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like a lovely day. To many more happy years!

Celia said...

aww happy one year!! :o) i loooove the zoo! hope you have many many many more years together!

Danielle and Clint said...

Happy Anniversary!! Btw, your boobs look fab-u-lus! :-P

Janelle Oxley said...

Happy one year!! Just a lil advise for your unwedded friends. If they wrap the cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, it will taste just as it did on your wedding day. I guess I should have shared that secret with you last year.

Oonafey said...

You two are adorable together! That sounds like a perfect day to me...