Anyway, so the surprise anniversary plans were tickets to see Chicago (the musical) at the Fox Theater! So fun. I love the music, but I have to admit, I'd only seen the movie! It was very different to see it in production... the set was very minimal, but I enjoyed the choreography and singing, and the show had some funny moments that weren't in the movie. It also featured Jerry Springer as Billy Flynn. He was good, but he wasn't as good as Richard Gere in the movie. The actor who played Amos Hart was awesome, and Matt and I both agreed that our favorite song of the show was Mr. Cellophane. Overall, we both enjoyed it, but I was worried Matt would be let down since the only other show he's seen was In the Heights during its initial run on Broadway. I told him that this was going to be very different, so I don't think he was let down.
One of my best friends, Dai, and her fiance, Andrew, were in town this weekend. They stayed with Jenn and Matt, but they all came up on Saturday. The girls did some wedding dress shopping in the morning (and found the one) and then we all met up at Park Tavern for lunch with Matt and Jenny. After lunch, we returned to our house to watch the Gator game (a bit delayed thanks to DVR) and hung out until dinner. We went to JCT Kitchen, which was delicious, as always. And, to our surprise (and argument), the out of town guests picked up the check. Very unnecessary but appreciated, nonetheless. Then, we all parted ways, and I think Matt and I were in bed by 11:00 that night. Only a year in, and we are old married people.
Sunday was our actual anniversary. We exchanged cards in the morning and then went to the Falcons game. Just after 5:00 on Friday, I had some brokers call and offer me their tickets. We'd never been to a game and didn't have plans, so I thought what the heck. I don't want to say I didn't think we'd enjoy it, but we're not exactly Falcons fans, so I figured we'd go once and have our fill. Well, we had a really good time and definitely got into cheering for the Dirty Birds. It helped that we had great seats, it was a good game, I really like Matt Ryan (the QB), and one of Matt's fantasy football players is a Falcons receiver. We left at the beginning of the 4th quarter, did our Sunday grocery shopping, and prepared a nice grilled chicken salad and bruschetta with our home grown tomatoes for dinner. Then we watched True Blood. We LOVE that show, and I'm sad the season is over. Sunday nights will be back to me watching Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters on my own while Matt watches whatever he watches.
So, all in all, it was a great weekend. I do have to say that I'm becoming a picture slacker in my old age... a few years ago, there's no way our first anniversary would have gotten by without a picture... and I have none save a few from the Falcons game and we aren't in them! Since I never really posted any of our wedding pictures, I leave you with some below.
I love the happiness and excitement in my face in this one.
My bub "giving me away." We're so grown up now.
The church we were married in is amazing.
Check out our view!
The photographer left before the reception was over, but some of the best pictures are definitely the randoms from the end of the night when everyone was having a really good time. The dance floor was packed. A year later, I look back with great memories of that day. There's nothing like having the people you love most together for a big celebration. As Matt said, it was the best wedding we've ever been to.
P.S. Happy birthday Momma Kath!!!! xoxo