December 15 marks our four year anniversary of marriage (9 years + 1 month together total). WOW! How has it been that long?!
To celebrate, we went out on the 15th (Joe's day off) to Flat Top Grille in Naperville and tried to go to Coldstone afterwards, but it was closed :( Flat Top and coldstone was our traditional date all our years at Taylor. We would drive the long trek to the promenade in fort wayne - it was always SO fun and we would eat SO much yummy food and then cake batter ice cream. LOVE.
So we enjoyed dinner, I got the desert pear lemonade - ummmm, it was amazing. I would go there just for that. But fortunately for me it came with delicious stir fry as well :) Oh and I can't forget the flat bread on the side - a MUST try. We both got 3 bowls.........yeah, we're crazy, but it was delicious. Also Joe gave me some silver heart earrings that are so pretty and also a happy anniversary hand written letter - but not just any...months earlier he had found a happy anniversary letter he wrote me on our 1 year anniversary of dating, just a month after we had both become believers in Jesus and this letter was so sweet and had much about his hopes and dreams for us personally, for our spiritual growth and relational growth and just for all that was ahead, Lord willing, for us. SO he took that letter and compared it to the one he wrote me for being married 4 years and responded to each item and made new goals, dreams, etc. related to where we are now. Not sure I explained that well...but it was awesome and so sweet and meaningful. Blew me away....I am so blessed to have this man by my side through this life!
So coldstone was closed so we got a hot chocolate from Le Chocolat - also a great place for any locals :)
Joe's parents put Lucy down at their house and we came back to their house and stayed there. It was such a fun date and so fun not to have any time pressures for getting home and then Joe was off the next day, so we had such a great weekend of celebrating our marriage and our family and all of those wonderful things!!
Hooray for 4 years and praying for many more to come <3