last week, mike and i had our "official" one year anniversary (the day he proposed to me was the one year anniversary of our first date. we officially started dating three weeks after that first date). since there had been so much celebration since the engagement, i wasn't expecting that we would do anything special for this milestone.
mike picked me up from school and when we got to his house, i discovered the most beautifully decorated tablescape. and then i realized he had made me dinner. and then i started crying a little bit. mike always claims he can't cook, but somehow whipped up a dinner of balsamic chicken breasts, lemon asparagus, and roasted baby potatoes. just when i think this man can't make me any happier, he does.
also: the table decoration gives you a bit of an idea of the sort of items that mike and i have been collecting for the wedding: brass animals, old jars, books, cameras, doilies and candlesticks. really, just about anything old. last weekend i spent $35 on the most amazing antique gold telephone. not very practical, but very charming.
and: thank you so much for your sweet words about my ring. i would love it even if no one else did, but it's always nice to hear that other people think it's beautiful as well.