Our 2nd Anniversary

Wow! It’s true what they say: when your baby first sleeps through the night (sleeps at least 5-hours long or feeds only once in the night) you feel like a new woman. Well, typically, we put Rhys to bed around 9ish and he wakes to feed at 1 and 4. But, last night, he went to bed at 10 and woke up at 2:30 to feed, then 7AM for breakfast. YAAAY! Already today I’ve gotten dressed, had tummy time with Rhys, went shopping, and did a load of laundry! Please continue to do this, Rhys!

But, on to business.

Yesterday was Justin and my 2nd anniversary. We had not expected to really do anything to celebrate it because of Rhys, but we ended up having a ton of celebration!

Friday, we went down to Provo and had sushi with my sister. I had not had sushi since before I was pregnant! It was glorious and tasty! Rhys was a champ, sleeping most of the time and then downing a bottle. Next to us, was an Asian couple with a toddler…or so we thought. We asked how old and they said 4 months! The baby looked like a 2 year old!

On Saturday, we decided to become grownups and sign up for a Costco membership. (The main reason was to save money by buying diapers and wipes in bulk). We were right in time for free samples as well. Then, we had to get a $1.50 hotdog and soda.

Photo: We are now officially Costco shoppers! #grownups #costco

Later that day, Justin and I got dolled up for a date in Salt Lake City. My mom and dad came over to babysit Rhys, and Justin and I left him for the first time.
We went to a restaurant called Em’s Restaurant.

I loved the look and the atmosphere of this restaurant. It was on the hill, up towards the Capitol Building, but in a residential area. There was a balcony area for eating, but we sat inside.

Our appetizer was Potato Pancakes with Crème Fraiche & Fresh Herbs. It was very delicious. It was a mix between a pancake and a hashbrown. The creme faiche tasted like a buttery sour cream.

We got two entrees to split. Leek stuffed, Wild Salmon Roulade over Creamy Cabbage and Dried Fruit stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes in a Bacon Sherry Vinaigrette. Typically, I don’t like cabbage, but I loved the creamed cabbage the salmon was on. It completed really well. The pork was very sweet and tangy. Justin preferred the pork and I preferred the salmon. 

We think we’re going to go back one day for their breakfast menu, which looks delicious as well.

At dinner, we talked mostly about the society and culture and everything else about the world in Avatar: The Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. We noticed that for a brief second, we had forgotten we were parents and had a baby at home!

After dinner, we went to Leatherby’s for some icecream.

On Sunday, we wanted to go back to our ward in Provo, even though our records were now in our Sandy ward. We wanted to show all our friends Rhys and say goodbye to our old Bishop who was being released. Everyone was excited to us and Rhys. They also mentioned that there was a break-the-fast (a potluck to end Fast Sunday) right after church, so we stayed for that as well. It was really nice to spend our actual anniversary visiting with our close friends who have been there for us since we were first married.

For dinner, I made my Chinese Cashew Chicken. It was still just as delicious as the first time I made it. We watched the Lego Movie. It was a nice weekend to spend time with each other and just relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Our first year of marriage was full of fun and adventure. We lived life to the fullest. It was also a good start for me: I had graduated and got a teaching internship. We were just getting to know each other and learn how to live with each other. We were discovering our chemistry.

Our second year of marriage, we began the transition to adult decisions. I got a full-time job as a teacher, we decided to have a baby (and did), Justin is finishing classes and interviewing everywhere for a full-time job, and we left the college town of Provo and moved to a real town. Because of all these big things, we learned what stressed us out the most and learned what we were like at the breaking point. But, that is to be expected because all these big, important changes were happening at once. And, now we know how to deal with it.

It’ll be exciting to see what our 3rd year will bring: parenthood, a full-time job for Justin, and me working part-time, living in a home (and not college housing) and attending a regular (not student) ward. I’m excited!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • You guys had a great week/weekend it sounds like! You’ll love being Costco members. I need to go shopping there now that we have a house and lots of space. I guess I should wait for my storage area to be finished though 😛 Happy anniversary!!!

    • Thanks! Already, we think it is worth being Costco members just for the diapers and wipes!

  • You guys had a great week/weekend it sounds like! You'll love being Costco members. I need to go shopping there now that we have a house and lots of space. I guess I should wait for my storage area to be finished though 😛 Happy anniversary!!!

  • Thanks! Already, we think it is worth being Costco members just for the diapers and wipes!

  • You guys have had a great 2 years and I’m sure the 3 year is going to be just as amazing. Trust me when I say – it just gets better with time! And Rhys is SO cute, by the way!

    • He is super cute, isn’t he? And, I’m excited to be moving from a “college couple” to an actual grown-up family!

  • You guys have had a great 2 years and I'm sure the 3 year is going to be just as amazing. Trust me when I say – it just gets better with time! And Rhys is SO cute, by the way!

  • Congrats on 2 years!! Time goes by fast, doesn’t it? Glad you got some couple AND some family and friends time over your anniversary.

    • It really does go by fast. Justin and I both believe this 2nd year went by much faster than our first.

  • Congrats on 2 years!! Time goes by fast, doesn't it? Glad you got some couple AND some family and friends time over your anniversary.

  • He is super cute, isn't he? And, I'm excited to be moving from a "college couple" to an actual grown-up family!

  • It really does go by fast. Justin and I both believe this 2nd year went by much faster than our first.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    What a great weekend of anniversary celebrations!
    Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    What a great weekend of anniversary celebrations!
    Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  • Thanks!