**Update! Apparently you guys like my dress 😉 Thanks! It’s from Zara. Unfortunately I got it on super sale while I was in Bruges with my sis, and I don’t see it online.
Some people think I’m silly slash ridiculous for counting the milestones I do, but what can I say? For one, I like to celebrate, and for two, I’m a hopeful romantic who will take any chance I can to reminisce, reflect on the good times, and count my blessings.
You guys… This weekend was so amazing! It went far beyond my expectations. The B&B was GORGEOUS, and despite a minor snafu of them putting us in the wrong room the first night (long story), we still had such a special time. I have so many pictures I have to split them up into a couple posts!
So, Broek en Waterlaand is about 20 minute north of Amsterdam. We took a cheap (ok, relatively cheap – everything here is SO expensive) bus ride and were there before we knew it! It was an absolutely gorgeous day. We checked in and then headed out to explore the grounds. The views didn’t disappoint!
A couple hours later we headed out for dinner. The walk wasn’t far as we were staying in a tiny little town. And the place was packed. Almost thought we weren’t going to get a table without “a reservation”! But luckily, they found a spot for us and ohhh my gosh the food was out of this world good. So good that we went back the next night! Then, as we walked back after our delicious meal we were greeted by this incredible sunset. Straight out of the camera, folks! Absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t stop staring. The weekend was off to a phenomenal start.
We started our anniversary with croissants in bed. How can you go wrong? We were still suffering from jet lag so after breakfast we took a nap (ha!) and then got the day going around noon. We strolled along the canals and generally just explored. It was a beautiful day and walking around made me feel giddy! I couldn’t believe we were in Amsterdam and we were celebrating our one year anniversary! It’s going to take a lot to beat this anniversary in the future, but I’ve already got some ideas (of course!).
Henry is doing much better, but still adjusting, so we haven’t been leaving him at the hotel alone. Because of this we decided to stick close to “home” and had dinner at our hotel on their cute back patio. Henry behaved magnificently, which let us really soak up and enjoy each other’s company. We were so smiley and kiss-y our waiter even asked if we were on our honeymoon!
Yesterday marked one year of marriage for Corey and me. I’m truly in awe that we’ve already hit this milestone. Everyone always says the first year of marriage is the hardest… Truth be told, nothing with Corey is hard, and I know I’m so lucky to have it that way. This year has flown by. We learn more about each other each day and get closer and closer as time goes on. We have experienced so many adventures this year – the biggest ones being getting a puppy and moving across the world together. Corey is truly and honestly my best friend in the entire world. Sometimes it scares me how much I love him, and more so, how much I need him. But I think that’s what marriage is about. You put all your eggs in one basket because you believe in this person and you know they will take care of you, and you will take care of them. I don’t know how I got so incredibly lucky. I wonder every day how I, of all people, got Corey. But then I realize, I don’t really care why or how, I’m just so glad I did.
Happy anniversary to the most loving husband a wife could ask for. I love you forever.
Um, hi! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I miss you guys!!! Some exciting stuff happening over here, but I can’t quite share yet… Not for a couple weeks… I don’t want to jinx it. I’ve been crazy busy at work and just enjoying my nights cuddled up on the couch with husband and pup. I am pretty wiped out when I get home and have been trying to relax, de-stress and veg. Hope that’s okay with you guys. I’ll be back soon, I promise.
Oh, and re-reading that and reading the “exciting stuff” and “a few weeks” and the “I’m tired” just made me think that you might think that I’m preggers. But let me assure you I am not. That is not the exciting thing. Okay, that’s all. Ciao!
So, all went as planned Monday night: Little Big Burger, The King’s Speech and celebrating six months of marriage. The only thing that didn’t go as planned was my little red dress. It’s so cute, but it was way too cold, even with cozy tights. So, that’ll have to wait for another celebration.
Little Big Burger was quite fun! I don’t eat beef (or pork), so I got a veggie burger and it was yummy. Corey got two cheeseburgers and he said they were definitely good, but not out of this world or anything. But the truffle fries.. Oh the truffle fries! They were so good. I could’ve eaten six bags! And they even make their own fry sauce, ketchup and mustard in Portland. We also tried a real beer float with coconut porter. It was interesting and pretty much delicious. All-in-all, I would say this is a cute little spot for an affordable and fun date night.
The King’s Speech was so great – definitely a must-see. Colin Firth was ridiculously amazing!
Six months ago today, Corey and I became husband and wife! I cannot believe how fast time flies. I honestly still get so giddy calling him my husband and look at wedding photos more often than is probably healthy, and feel so proud to be a Denfeld. I love our little family and couldn’t be happier in life right now. I feel so ridiculously blessed and don’t take any day for granted. Here’s how we plan on celebrating tonight…