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One Steamie year!

The weekend of October 2nd we celebrated One Year of wedded bliss!

It truly has been an AMAZING year for us!   In brainstorming plans to celebrate our 1st anniversary, we noted that our standing tickets to the USC game called for an early game on Saturday the 1st, so we took that as a sign to make an LA weekend out of our anniversary celebration. We booked a suite at the same hotel we stayed at during our wedding weekend- the Los Angeles Athletic Club!     We had such a blast staying with our family & friends on our big day- we couldn’t wait to go back & recapture some of that.

Fight on Steamie!

After the SC game- we checked into our suite cleaned up, headed out to celebrate 1 year of Steamie!

We tried happy hour at some spots downtown- and then headed over for dinner at Bottega Louie.  We were NOT the only SC fans in the house- the place was brimming with cardinal & gold.  We got a cozy two seat table- and proceeded to pace out our dining by ordering in phases…

1st drinks,

then Bruschetta,

french onion soup,

an entree,

a pizza,

And of course some colorful macaroons to-go!

Yes- that was a lot to order, but we shared everything, and it was all quite scrumptious!

We were so full after dinner we decided to head back to the hotel before enjoying a night on the town.  But much to our surprise – when we arrived back in our room there was a bottle of champagne waiting for us…

so instead of heading out to a crowded downtown bar- we took that bottle up to the roof deck for beautiful views & romantic champagne toasts.

It was a gorgeous night- just chilly enough to be cozy – but so gorgeous to sit & watch the city lights around us & reflect back on our year together!

“They” always say the first year is the hardest, and I sure hope that’s true- and we’re LUCKY that one was pretty darn easy!  We of course have learned a lot more about each other this year, like Steve learned how I long for a clean garage, and I’ve learned a lot more about fantasy football. (ya know, among other things!). We’ve  had so many fun adventures & many life changes, moving in together, turning 30 & 35, me switching jobs, tearing out our backyard, picking out oodles of furniture, the list goes one.  It’s been busy, but  this year has been a wonderful  time of growing our plans for the future, and sharing the fun of making our home & daily life together.

The rest of the weekend we played tourist & visited the Griffith Observatory (our first time there together, and my first time seeing the planetarium show!)

& then we headed home with a stop to sample a “Moscow Mule” at Chapter One in Santa Ana!

Cheers to our 1st anniversary, and to many more to come!