Here’s to a Billion More!

Yesterday marked our 2nd anniversary! Can you believe that because I sure can’t! It seems like we just got married a couple months ago, time flies.
We celebrated by going to Monterey on Saturday. We wanted a relaxing day at the beach and decided that since neither of us has really ever been to Monterey, that was the perfect place to explore!
Our day started by laying out on the beach, which started out a little chilly but by lunch time it was nice and warm and we were in our bathing suits getting our tan on! We had a little picnic with chocolate covered strawberries! *side note, I dipped the strawberries in melted hershy chocolate bars! Best decision ever!

After getting nice and toasty, and Mark getting antsy (I could have laid there all day!), we packed up our blankets and picnic basket, threw them in the car and headed to the pier on the marina. We weren’t sure what was down there, which ended up not being much, but we saw a lot of seals and pelicans!

Then we walked over to the Fisherman’s Warf. There were so many restaurants and they were all handing out samples of clam chowder, soo good and the perfect little snack!

Later we headed to Cannery Row, which use to be (maybe still is?) where they packed sardines. It’s now full of shopping, restaurants and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, which we didn’t go to but is amazing! I went there for a field trip in high school. We wandered around Cannery Row and then found a cute place for dinner.
After dinner we headed back toward the car, pulled out the blankets and went to sit on the beach and watch the sunset. There was a wedding going on right next to us and it of course made me think back to our amazing day.

On our actual anniversary, I woke up to flowers picked by Mark (so cute! I can just picture him out in the yard trying to find the best ones hahah) and a sweet card! I had made him a Giants tie blanket (which I couldn’t have finished on time without the help of my sister Courtney and my Mom! Love you both so much!) and gave him a card.

That night we went out for dessert at one of my all time favorite places, Simply Fondue! We got “Campfire Chocolate,” pretty self-explanitory, chocolate, grahm cracker crumbs and roasted our marshmallows on the flame, and dipped pineapples, strawberries, bananas, cheesecake bites, angel foodcake, brownie, cookie dough…my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

We had a really fun time celebrating these past two years. As I look back I can already see how much we have grown together and how, despite bickering or the enevitable getting annoyed with each other, we fall more in love with each other every day. I’m so grateful for a loving, supportive, hard working, thoughtful man who makes me a happier and better person each day. I’ve learned so much about myself through him and his patients.
So in Mark’s words, two down and here’s to a billion more!


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