5 years

I have had the pleasure of being married to this crazy guy for 5 years!  Our wedding anniversary was 8.15, but with work and helping our niece off to college, we waited until Saturday eve to go out and celebrate.    We have been together for a total of (almost) 17 years, but made it official after shacking up for about 14 of those and 2 rambunctious kids, 5 years ago.  So the debate?  Where to go/what to do!

Cheesecake Factory opened up finally in Michigan and I was ADAMANT about going there.  I know a lot of people say "That's not fancy enough for an anniversary!" but I was content in going there because I really want to try them.  So we got dressed, grandma came and sat with the little ones and we headed out to Novi, which is about a 30 minute drive.  We get there and WHOA MAMA!!! 3.  HOUR.  WAIT!!!  And that was just for 2 people.  For parties with more people it was up to 5 hours!!!  And I knew that this was there opening week, but really?  My belly was hungry then, so 3 hours was just not an option.  We ended up at the place we went to last year, Coach Insignia and it was fate because the same guy who was our waiter last year, ended up being our waiter this year!!  He was the best!  Afterward, we went along the Detroit riverfront, which they are starting to close off after a certain time to the public (bummer).  But we managed to get some good pictures of our outfits for the night!

All in all, it was a great 5th year anniversary and I can't wait until we can (actually) get the finishing touches on our renewal!  Let me know how you like our outfits!  Would you change anything?