Our 8th anniversary!!! We had a VERY full, wonderful day!
Chris told me that we had plans at 9:00 am, and that we needed to make a stop on the way...hmmm! So we headed out, and our first stop was to Java Ranch -- frappachinos, a scone, and a few kolaches. Then we headed to our destination, which ended up being an Art Gallery on Main Street!
Chris had been conversing back and forth with the owner, via email, for weeks! He had arranged for us to arrive at the gallery before it opened, and to eat our breakfast on their back patio in the courtyard! It was so fun to have the gallery all to ourselves! We enjoyed our breakfast, and then moved inside to browse through the beautiful artwork. The traditional gifts for the 8th anniversary are pottery, bronze, and tourmaline (a pink gem)...so we were here to find us some amazing pottery!!! We had so much fun looking at everything and deciding what to purchase...we are very happy with our choices!!! What a fun morning, getting the VIP treatment at an art gallery! A very creative gift from my hubby, as always!
|The art gallery on Main Street|
|The patio where we had our breakfast|
|A beautiful prayer tower -- we love this! We can put a tea light inside |
and it will light up through the windows too...so cool!
|We bought this gorgeous flat bowl to place on our ottoman in the |
living room -- the colors match our custom painting perfectly!
|A cute heart trinket to put on our shelf in our bedroom|
|I really love this one! We found it right at the end; I had another bowl picked out |
but this one I just had to have! Love the colors and the design. Also matches our painting.
|Chris and I on the patio, enjoying our breakfast in the cool morning shade|
|The tasting room at William Chris|
|Chris with the William Chris view behind him...|
|The Hye Market and historic Post Office|
|Loved these growlers...we bought two small ones. One filled with |
jalapeno beer, and one with a crisp cider that I actually liked!
|The historic post office|
|#8 for our anniversary!|
|The Woodrose Winery tasting room|
|We enjoyed meeting their winery dog, Cork! He was very sweet!|
|What a fun place!|
|This is Frito! He wasn't too social really -- he let |
us pet him, but wasn't interested in us at all. Boo.
|I found this fun souvenier! :)|
|Enjoying our peach wine shots!|
But first, we opened gifts!
|This was kind of a selfish gift on my part, because I love |
these and really wanted Chris to have some!! :) He may or may not
wear them, so I may send them back...but it was worth a try ha ha!!!
|In the spirit of the BRONZE gift theme, I found these awesome cuff links for Chris!! |
They have little maps of Fredericksburg TX under glass domes, within a bronze casing.
Perfect, since Fredericksburg is the place where we married!
|Chris presented me with this beautiful pair of tourmaline earrings!! |
They are such a gorgeous color, I love them!!!
So...dinner! August E's is a swanky place, and we love going there for our anniversary! They have the most amazing, fresh sushi there! Chris made the reservations online, and he requested that they put gerber daisies (my fave) on the table!!! This was so thoughtful, and we love that the restaurant actually did it! Every other table in the restaurant had the same boring single flower arrangement, except for our table! Loved this!
|We shared a bottle of Mumm's champagne, and had a lovely toast to 8 years!|
|Us (with the gerber daisies) after a very delicious meal!! And after 8 wonderful years!|