Monday, January 26, 2009

Last Anniversary

Today is Brian and my 5 year dating anniversary! And our LAST dating anniversary!! Next year we'll be celebrating on September 6th :) We're not doing anything special today...instead we are having a special dinner on Feb 7th to combine it with Valentines day (kill two celebrations with 1 dinner haha). I did, however, get a beautiful surprise at work today ;)

I am definitely a girl who loves her flowers so this is always a big treat for me!! They smell so beautiful too.

I also started they day off great with an almost equally beautiful bowl of oats!:

The Oat Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, water, milk
  • salt
  • about 3/4 of a banana
  • 1 tsp pumpkin butter
  • Zoe's Honey Almond Granola (love how crispy this stuff is!)
  • little bit of Barney Butter!!
  • small spoon of White Choc. PB
  • 1 choc chip, 1 PB chip ...haha who only has 1 choc. chip...yeah this kid this morning

This was my first experience with Barney Butter in oats...delish! Although I must say that I am still a bigger fan of the White Chocolate just gives the oats this creamy sweetness. I love the Barney Butter on bread, and straight out of the jar...but I think I prefer the sweeter PB's in my oats. No worries, this will just make my jars last longer.

Lunch was something I picked up in Portsmouth, NH yesterday. We already had dinner plans but I had heard so much about this place I needed to get something to go. It's called The Loaf and Laddle (no websites...but you can google it)...basically it's a soup and homemade bread place! Hello!! Two of my FAVORITE things!

After staring at the menu board for about 10 mins...I got the Veggie Vegetable soup with a substantial hunk of Carrot Raisin bread.

The slice of bread was so thick I only ate half and still have another half.

The soup was a tomato broth base and Chock full of veggies!! It totally reminded me of a soup I'd make for myself. The bread was soft and very home-made tasting:) The carrot and raisin flavor wasn't too prominent...I guess I was expecting more of a spiced bread (like carrot cake!), but it was more of a plain white or wheat base...delicious toasted with a little butter.

For my anniversary...I went to the gym tonight for a nice sweat workout. Did about 50 min on the treadmill with lots of different running, walking, those 45min treadmill workouts I see online but with my own twists. I did some triceps too, but then it was getting too late and I wanted to get home.

I ate my leftover veggie chili for dinner...yummmm, and then was bummed to find that there was NO Gossip Girl!



  1. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww happy anniversary! I love flowers too (I worked at a flower store growing up). What a sweetie!

  2. Flowers at work! Wonderful :)

  3. Wow, congrats on your 5 year anniversary! That's definitely a milestone and it's amazing to celebrate before the big day :) Congrats again. The flowers are lovely---I loveee fresh flowers <3

    Enjoy your anniversary, Bridget!

  4. happy anniversary :) that reminds me, i need to buy myself flowers!

  5. Aw that's an exciting "last" anniversary! What a sweet guy sending those beautiful flowers, I love flowers too! :)

  6. There is something sweet than Barney Butter? wowsa.

    Happy Anniversary. Beautiful flowers.

  7. Happy last annivers! SO cute, what a guy :D

  8. Happy Anniversary! Hehe--I never know how to celebrate our anniversary since we got married. Do we still celebrate our dating/meeting anniversary?! It's all so confusing ;)
    Hope you guys enjoy your special day.


  10. Happy Anniversary!
    Great workout to celebrate :)

  11. I need a restaurant like that near me!!


  12. Awww...yay anniversaries!

  13. great flowers - happy anniversary!

    I finally picked up some of the white chocolate wonderful PB and my spoon seems to find its way to that jar like 10 times a day!