Anniversaries, like birthdays, are a way to pause and reflect and celebrate on how far you've come in one year. Justin and I got to do just that earlier this week for our second wedding anniversary (though 7.6 years total!), and although our many travels left us without a full day to devote to celebration, we did manage to squeeze in some frisbee-playing, annual letter-writing, and, of course, some delicious eating.
Because our ultimate frisbee game took us to a part of town, Fitchburg, that we don't often visit, we decided to dine at Liliana's, a restaurant in that neighborhood that has gotten really great reviews from friends and Yelpers, and that also accepts the Wisconsin Restaurant Association gift certificates I received from my parents and Justin's parents for my birthday.
We started with the special wine flight, three half-glasses of a zinfandel, shiraz, and port wine:
And with a delicious fennel and arugula salad, tomato bisque, and some amazing cornbread and jalapeno biscuits:
Our entrees, which were good, but not great, were blackened catfish and the vegetable wellington:
After dinner, we came home for a dessert of frozen wedding cake (cake we bought last year, but from the same co-op bakery that baked our actual wedding cake) and frozen strawberries that we picked on our first anniversary last year and froze for the year. Although it looked a little less lively than last year (photo from last year), the cake and strawberries were still really delicious!
And most delicious of all was acknowledging how lucky Justin and I are to have one another. Last year, our dear friend Kroy felt "too corny quoting Bright Eyes directly in public" and so gave us a a little scavenger hunt to find a song lyric that he felt described us: "LOTSIITSKYETTG, Track 10, Verse 5, Line 4." Can anyone identify it?
I have no such qualms about corniness (and think I identified his Bright Eyes quote correctly):
And I love their love and I am thankful that someone actually
receives the prize that was promised by all those fairy tales that drugged us.
I, too, am thankful. So thankful.