I have a TON of catching up to do!! So let's get started! Last Wednesday was our 4th year anniversary. We celebrated it by going to Rustler's Rooste for dinner. Rustler's Rooste is a fun steakhouse sitting on top of a butte in Phoenix. The top half of the place is a lounge/bar and then to get down to the bottom half you can take a slide (or choose the stairs) but of course we took the slide! I loved that idea! So we had a nice dinner with a view of the valley and listened to the live music. It was a nice time.
For dessert they give you cotton candy as you are leaving. We ended up with two because Mason got one while I was in the bathroom and I got one while he was in the bathroom... so when we met outside - we both had one! BONUS! My camera battery died right after this picture. Oh well... atleast we got one shot out of the night.
Then we went over to the Wildhorse Pass casino and tried our luck at Roulette. We lost, then won, then lost... but ended up leaving with as much as we came in with. It was a fun night.
My mom has this fun tradition of getting us a gift that goes along with the year of marriage we are in. For example: The first year of marriage you are suppose to give 'paper' for the anniversary gift. She gave us tickets to a railroad dinner theater. Tickets made out of paper.
The second year is cotton. She gave us matching aprons with our names stitched in them made out of... you guessed it... cotton.
The third year is leather. She got us table coasters with our names and wedding date etched in them.
This year, the 4th is fruit and flowers. This is what she got us:
Representing the blossoming partnership of a couple in their fourth year of marriage, the more traditional gifts of flowers and fruits are appropriate and meaningful gifts for this anniversary.
We got seeds to plant and DELICIOUS chocolate with fruits to dip in it. I love this tradition. It makes me excited to see what's coming next.