Day 785: Second Anniversary

Rachel, Day by Day

Day 785: Second Anniversary

Celebrating our second anniversary!

Hello there! Happy Sunday to all of you reading this. I am extremely behind and definitely need to catch up. This post is from our anniversary back in April! Yikes, I’m almost two months behind. My bad.

So back in April, Scott and I celebrated our two year anniversary! We spent the weekend in Chicago and had a blast. On Friday night, we walked around the city and stopped at an awesome view of the city by the planetarium. Here it is for you!

Day 785: Second Anniversary

We ate dinner at Rockit and had drinks at an Irish pub nearby. It was a nice, relaxing night! On Saturday, we went to the Shedd Aquarium. I haven’t been there since my prom in 2004, so it’s been a while! We saw some cool fish, went to a 3D show, got to see some adorable penguins, and much more! I am in love with penguins, so I took a ton of photos. Here’s one for you.

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He’s looking at me!

After the aquarium, we stopped at the Field Museum for some fun. There are a lot of cool historical artifacts in there; it’s really amazing! There’s so much history in our world and it was neat getting a glimpse of some of it.

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The Field Museum.

For dinner on Saturday night, Scott and I went to Hub 51, a nice and trendy restaurant. I ate some really good ahi tuna. It was packed in the restaurant, too! They had a giant screen in front of us showing the Blackhawks game, so that was awesome. After dinner, we wandered around to a few different bars so we could watch the rest of the game! We ended the night having a drink at Harry Caray’s Restaurant. The River North section of Chicago is great! There are some many restaurants and bars. I highly recommend it!

It was a great weekend with the hubby!

Day 689: Anniversary

Rachel, Day by Day

Day 689: Anniversary

Hello, everyone! Scott and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary over the last weekend in April. We spent the weekend in beautiful Chicago! Here’s a photo of us above before heading out on the town. I stole this 1 Year idea from Pinterest and other folks, but I thought it was fun! We can see how we’ve grown together by our 50th anniversary.

We spent some time over at Navy Pier since Scott has never been there before. We even went on the Ferris wheel; I haven’t done that in years! Scott got a little scared as we got higher on the wheel. I was getting a little nervous, too! It was a beautiful view of the city, though. Here’s a photo of Scott enjoying Navy Pier.

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We then walked back to the hotel and got ready for our night. We spent the evening on The Odyssey dinner cruise on Lake Michigan! It was an amazing time. The inside of the cruise was beautiful and colorful; I guess they renovated their boats a few years ago. Here’s a photo of it for you.

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Right when we walked on the cruise, our waiter gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. That was a good start! The weather was windy and a bit cold, but we went outside to the top of the boat a few times. Our meal was amazing; the first course was a pumpkin soup and the second course had a salad and little crab cake. For our main meals, Scott has seafood pasta and I had salmon. Here I am enjoying my champagne!

Day 689: AnniversaryThere was a DJ on the boat and he was awesome. I actually felt like I was at a wedding reception most of the time. He announced that it was our anniversary and there were flower petals on our table for the occasion. We even got a complimentary piece of chocolate cake to share for our anniversary! It was yummy. After dinner, we walked around the boat and danced the night away. I had a lot of fun dancing! They even played our first dance song from our wedding (Can’t Help Falling in Love). I got a little emotional at that for some reason. We danced to some other fun songs, including The Cupid Shuffle. A couple actually got engaged on the cruise, too! Here’s a beautiful view from the top of the boat.

Day 689: AnniversaryIsn’t Chicago beautiful?? I love this place! After the cruise, we took a cab back to our hotel and tried our wedding cake from a year ago. We also had our anniversary wine we received from Stacie (thank you!). She gave us a bottle of wine to share on our wedding night and another bottle to share on our first anniversary. Here’s a photo for you of the wine and cake.

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The wedding cake was not so great. The actual cake part and the chocolate mousse inside was OK, but the frosting tasted nasty. It just tasted like old frosting that’s been sitting out for a year. Ugh, I wish I could forget that taste! Oh well. We just had a few bites of it and I was done!

My first year with Scott was amazing. From spending time with wonderful family and friends, to date nights and movie nights, to wonderful trips to Punta Cana and Paris. I can’t believe we did all of that in one year; how can we top that?? I know relationships aren’t always easy and they have their ups and downs, but I can’t wait to spend the next billion years with him and see what our future holds.

Have a good day!!