Yesterday, Mr. Reed and I celebrated our one year anniversary. It was one year ago that I found my happiness.
We celebrated the day by just being together. First, we went to breakfast at TC Eggington's. After that, we went to Tempe Market Place and shopped around for a while. Karl bought me some fancy new earrings. :)
THEN! We went home and took a nap :) It was wonderful. After we were rested, we decided to go see African Cats at IMAX. How fun right? Surprise... the animals get eaten.
After the movie, we went to dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe in Scottsdale!! Ooh la la! And the BEST part is that our dinner was completely free! For my birthday a couple months ago, I entered a contest for 'Best Proposal' with The Wright House. I entered with our awesome proposal story and WON a $50 gift card to Grand Lux! Booyah achieved.
We decided to go big and order whatever we wanted. This smoothie was divine.
After dinner, we drove around Scottsdale and Phoenix for a bit. We found a nice nature walk and saw lots of other cool things. Later that night, we returned to the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix where we went for the first part of our honeymoon.
See that circle at the very top of the hotel? That is the compass room. A rotating restaurant!
It is soo fun! You get to take this elevator to the very top. As you go up, you can see outside and it goes pretty fast! I'll admit we rode it a couple times just for fun. When you get to the top, you get to have a nice window seat where you can see the city as you slowly rotate. As you go around, there are signs on the wall that tell you what you are looking at.
So we enjoyed some nice dessert and reminisced about our wedding day and our first year together.
I think this will be one of our anniversary traditions.
It was such a fun day and a perfect year. Everyone always says the first year is the hardest... but I honestly never felt like it was 'hard'. I love Karl so much and we have such a great relationship. I'm so glad I married him 1 year ago and can't wait to see what the years to come will bring. I'm sure I'll be smiling just as big.