Monday, February 7, 2011

3 years!

As I alluded to in my Friday post, Matt had planned a surprise date-day for me this Saturday. Why? We were celebrating our three year anniversary. The official day is actually today, but being a weekday, we decided to celebrate the occasion early. Earlier in the week, he had printed out this very official looking schedule with key words, events, and locations blacked out. All I knew was that the first thing started at 8:00 AM and then there was a second event at 8:15. The third event started at 5 PM, followed by two subsequent events. 

At 8 AM, Matt shows up outside my door with these beautiful roses!

Please excuse the make-shift vase. We don't have a real one, but the A&M cup is really growing on me!
After learning just what to do with roses (trimming, water levels, etc), he took me to breakfast for kolaches! Sorry no pictures, but they were delicious!

We came back and because we are college students, had to spend the rest of the day-time working. My motivation was so low because I was so excited to see what he had planned for the evening! All I knew was to be ready by 5 and there was a formal dress code. After spending about twenty minutes trying to figure out what to wear, I decided on this:
Please excuse the messy hair and whatnot; that is NOT me all ready
And promptly at 5 PM, Matt shows up all dressed up, we compliment each other at how well we clean up, and then he proceeds to give me this:
A Citizen Eco-Drive watch!
Several months ago I had given him his wedding gift (absurdly early, I know, but he had a need for it!), a decent luggage set. Because we're practical like that. And he knew I had been wanting a good watch (i.e. not the cheap digital ones) and voila, he got this gorgeous one!

So after posing for a picture (thanks Kara!), we were on our way to an unknown location...

After purposefully confusing me, using weird and indirect routes to the restaurant, we finally show up at Christopher's! For you non-Aggie readers, this is the best restaurant in College Station. Uber nice & uber amazing! We proceeded to eat WAAAAY too much food, but it was completely worth it. Here are our desserts:
Berries Napoleon, with Godiva white chocolate cream!
Matt's favorite bread pudding, complete with apples, cinnamon, and raisins
For those of you keeping track, that was only Event #4. So what was the 5th surprise? It was supposed to be to take a walk around campus. But since it was pretty chilly, we decided to skip out on that. Instead, we went back to the apartment, changed, and watched Casablanca. 

Basically, it was an amazing day/night-- very relaxing and very fun. I am so blessed to have Matt in my life and can't believe we'll be getting married in a little under 4 months! :) 


  1. Congratulations on 3 year! That's so exciting! And your date looked like so much fun...I'm slightly jealous ;)

    Visiting from Mingle Monday. I hope you have a fantastic week!


  2. Visiting from Mingle Monday and sending you a Howdy back from Austin!

  3. Visiting from Mingle Monday, what a sweet guy!!! I'm from Mingle Monday & your newest follower! Love your blog design too!

  4. so adorable, props to matt!! That's so cute the writing written on your dessert plate!

  5. Love it! He did a wonderful job!