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.
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!