Seven years ago my name changed. My initials went from LAL to LAC. It actually spells something now. And in those seven years I've come to realize that anniversaries shouldn't just be assumed. They are earned. They are fought for. They are worth celebrating because they are a gift. Things happen. Life happens. A lot can change in a year and the reason for the anniversary is gone. So when it comes around? Celebrate.
Although Cody and I couldn't celebrate quite as big as we would have liked, he let me have just the evening I wanted. He let me pick my favorite place to eat, the sushi place, and then he took me to this new coffee/wine bar that I wanted to try. Wasn't that so sweet of him? We didn't exchange presents because we thought following dinner we would be fridge shopping (super romantic and totally necessary) buuuuuuutttttt........
Cody talked to his dad yesterday and they have a fridge in their garage that is only a year old that they are going to let us use! Ahhhhhh! Isn't that great?! We are so very thankful to not have to shell out the money for a new one. Thank you Roger and Vicki!
And now on to the best part- the pictures! Aren't you so proud of me that I remembered to take a camera? Now don't be too disappointed at the quality of the pictures. I know you've come to expect great photographic shots with my fancy new camera, but I didn't want to haul that thing around so I got the ole point and shoot out. I think you can deal with it.
This is how hot it was on our way to dinner. Bake you alive hot. At 6:30 in the evening.
And a picture of my dinner. This is my very favorite dish in the whole wide world!
Ummmm....this is pretty much the best picture of me and Cody to date. I'm thrilled! He really hates to be in pictures, so it's like pulling teeth to get a good one of us. Expect to see it everywhere. (example- I've already changed it to my FB profile picture)
And finally, the last shot of the evening of our empty Irish coffee mugs and the wrapper from my cupcake. It was espresso flavor. It was wonderful.
So while it may not have been the fanciest of dates, it was just what I wanted. Thank you baby for the life you have given us! I love you!