Monday, January 14, 2008

Five years and going strong. . .

On December 27th Brett and I shared our 5th wedding anniversary. Crazy to say that we have had four kids in those five years! And even more crazy to say that we have moved six times in those five years (ok, not so much more crazy, but still not the norm). Brett surprised me (ok, tried to surprise me, family has a way of ruining surprises) by planning a get away for us. Bruce and Karen watched our kids, even Tanner, so that we could have a night out on the town. Our night started at Rodizio's, a brazilian bbq. It was amazing! It is an all you can eat restaurant were the servers come around with big spears of meat. I don't know how they can cook all that meat and have it come out so tender and yummy. Brett was more adventurous that I was. He even tried the chicken heart.
After dinner we headed over to the theatres to catch "National Treasure: Book of Secrets". It would have been good to watch the first one again before we saw the second. I am one of those people that can watch the same movie over and over and not remember what happened, so I feel like I was a little lost on details. Even with that, it was a great movie though, and it was so nice to be able to watch an entire movie without being interupted by children. As we were walking out of the theatre we ran into Nancy Wood. So fun to be able to catch up on her and her happens! Following the movie Brett drove us to a little bed and breakfast called the "Armstrong Mansion". It was dark when we got there, so I couldn't tell how big it was from the outside, so I was surprise when we had to go up to the third floor for our room. The room we stayed in was called the "August Retreat". The door was open going into our room and the first thing that I saw were rose petals on the floor. There were candles everywhere and a box of chocolates on the bed. (I wish we would have had the camera with us so I could give you the real effect!)

It was a little cozy room and I thought that was it, but when I walked into the bathroom I realized there was another little hallway. I looked around the corner to see steps lined with more candles.

At the top of the steps was a little loft area with a jet tub and table. On the table was two dozen long stem red roses and a bottle of sparkling cider with two goblets. Can you say romantic?
The following morning we woke up and headed to the Salt Lake Temple to do some sealings. What better way can you spend your anniversary than being in the temple and helping others to be able to share eternity together! It was an awesome evening. Thanks for five great years Brett! I am so grateful to know that I have eternity to share with you! I love you Babe!!!

4 comments:

Rachel Trotter said...

What a great planner! Sounds like an amazing anniversary. I'm jealous. I think at this point I just need to get away from all the chores and day to day life, especially before this next one shows up!

Higham Inc. said...

YAY pictures! So exciting to see all the fun things the Bruschke's were up to during the holidays. I need to be better at taking pictures. Maybe once we have a baby Doug and I will be better at taking pics. Looks like you had lots of fun!

Ali said...

I didn't know Brett was such a romantic- I had to show Jeff...maybe not only to show off Brett for you, but maybe to inspire some ideas of his own?/! That is great! Happy FIFTH!!

Tami said...

Wow!!! I guess Brett made up for missed occasions. Way to go! I will have to have Eric read this so that he will have some things ready for our 5th this year.