Our 1st Anniversary was wonderful. We went out to my parents’ house to have lunch and dive into this…

The top tier of our wedding cake! Can you believe it held up so well?! And it was actually very good!! I’ve always heard horror stories of people eating their wedding cake on their anniversary and it tasting horrible. My mom must have done some magic freezing because it really was good and moist.

Anyway, lunch was great (Geoff’s favorite chicken casserole) and as you can see, a good time was had by all…

Ok, ok before you call child protective services, my niece is consuming a non-alcoholic apple martini. You see, when you walk into my parents’ house my mom will try and shove an apple martini in your hands. Maddie got a little jealous and wanted one, too. And since she had lost two teeth that weekend, we decided to indulge her (in a law-abiding way).

Anyway, later that evening, Geoff surprised me with dinner at a nice restaurant (Garibaldi’s). He had me pack an overnight bag earlier and after dinner we headed to the Inn at USC which they recently built at USC and is so gorgeous. And it’s completely non-smoking. I love anything that’s completely non-smoking. In our room was a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries and blueberries!

We slept late on Monday (check out isn’t until noon) and then went to the Original Pancake House for brunch. I decided to try their specialty, the Dutch Baby, and I had it the way they recommend, with powdered sugar and lemon. YUM-O. I will never get anything else when I go there. All Dutch Baby from now on. Seriously, if you have an OPH near you and haven’t tried one of these. Go NOW and try one. I’ve got a recipe and am looking forward to making one of my own someday.

Anyway, at the OPH we ran into Ryan, an old friend from college, you may know him better as Amos Lee. He was in town after doing a show. In case you haven’t heard or seen him, I recommend you buy his music! He’s been on Letterman, the Today Show, etc and opened up for acts like Bob Dylan and Nora Jones. He’s a bigshot now and it’s weird because I think of him as crazy Ryan who would always come over to our apartment in college and crack everybody up. I think I have a picture of him somewhere with his finger up his nose. Classy. He introduced me to tofu and for that he will always have a special place in my heart. Mmmmmmm… bean curd.

Anyway, after our OPH experience, we went for a walk on the Three Rivers Greenway. It’s a relatively new walking path along the river and it is just gorgeous!

So it was a really terrific anniversary. Geoff really outdid himself. And since it was our paper anniversary, he gave me cash! Yarn money! I’m saving it for Texas yarn shops.

Speaking of Texas yarn shops, THANKS to everyone who left comments or emailed me about suggestions of where to go! You have guaranteed that I will be completely broke by the time I get home.

There will be knitting content next time. Promise.


0 comments on Good times

  1. Julia
    April 15, 2006 at 2:49 pm (18 years ago)

    Wow! I did not know there was a tradition of eating the top layer of wedding cake at an anniversary. Fascinating! I really like that idea… The cake looks so beautiful!

  2. Latoya
    April 22, 2006 at 11:55 pm (18 years ago)

    The cake looks beautiful! We didn’t keep our layer, it was eaten then and on the spot by all. Its great that you’ve made it to a year. May you have many more.
    Knit on!


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