Four Years of Hannemaniac Bliss

This past week was the anniversary of our 4th wedding anniversary. WOW, right? So, we planned to celebrate on Saturday. I'd like to take us on a little history tour of how we have celebrated this date in the past four years.

1st Anniversary: Trip to Italy for 10 days. Rome, Florence, and some time with my grandparents.

2nd Anniversary: Returned to The Belvedere, where we were married, and enjoyed the finest meal you can have in Saugatuck, Michigan.

3rd Anniversary: First dinner out since the birth of William, who was three weeks old. We enjoyed sushi, it was kind of a big deal.

4th Anniversary: Went to dinner at an Indian restaurant in Evanston and strolled around for a while. Had plans to see a movie afterward, but didn't feel like it. Stopped at a wine bar instead, but I was too cold to sit outside, so we bought some wine to drink at home. Home by 9:15. By 9:30, we fell asleep on the couch as we were discussing what we should do with the rest of the night. I'm pretty sure Dateline was on tv, not sure who fell asleep first. (No photo available.)

I don't mean for this to be a cautionary tale of romance dying at the 4th year. Instead, after giving this careful thought, I had a realization.... The two of us are constantly running around. Every weekend is overbooked and our nights to relax together are few and far between. So, of course we celebrated this way! This is the first time either of us have gotten that kind of sleep in ages.
Happy Anniversary to us! The Hannemaniac turn FOUR!


Cindy Fey said...

Happy Anniversary! This post makes me laugh because we have a very similar trajectory of anniversary celebrations. Fancy couples retreats and exciting travel to quiet night out to I can hardly remember. But the love's still there!

Lara said...

Us too! So similar in fact - that we too did Italy for the 1st year. This past year - and it was just in June - I don't even remember what we did. Oh yeah! We took Jack with us to Bistro Compagna where we were glared at for bringing a baby... oh yeah, and he cried for the first 20 minutes we were there - which in turn created a lot of tension between the "happy couple" and we were home by 9. Awesome.

Lady Hannemaniac said...

Thanks, ladies! Glad we aren't the only ones scaling it down as the years go by, whether intended or not.

Kari said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated six months in SF. Not sure what the 1yr anniversary will bring! You seriously make me laugh though!