The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Seventeen and Counting...

Hmm.  That sounds like a good title for a t.v. show....

Anyway, we decided to make our anniversary a weekend celebration.

#1.  Because we LOVE to celebrate more than anything as long as it involves food, pajamas, and being in our house.

#2.  Because I had to work two of the three days and therefore spreading the celebration out over the weekend required minimal work and just made sense.

#3.  Did I mention that we love to celebrate more than anything?  Because we do.

And I believe that being married seventeen years requires it!

I had Saturday's and Sunday's meals planned out to the last detail... but Friday's plans were up in the air.  We wouldn't be getting home until later - ( I had originally planned to go to the gym but *cough* haven't made it all week *cough*) which meant that I wouldn't have enough time to pull together a nice meal.

I was telling someone about our engagement at The Olive Garden and it hit me.  I should recreate the meal that we had the night Kev proposed.

Plus I had an Olive Garden gift card in my wallet that was starting to collect dust.

So, I checked the menu.  I got directions to the one closest to my place of work.  And the plans were set.

*Random Bit O' Info*... we got married on a Friday night!

I also went to Publix to get a slice of white cake with white icing!  My absolute favorite cake of all time!! ( Except for I did notice that they have a new flavor - Caramel Pecan Crunch cake - It sounds like it was made just for me.  I almost got it for free because I was causing such a scene by yelling for it to "GET IN MY BELLY!")

They just happened to have these precious miniature cakes about the size of the top of a wedding cake so I ended up getting that instead - after I MADE SURE with the lady that it was definitely white cake.

The Olive Garden that I went to was SO nice!  In fact, it is the nicest one that I've ever been in.  Everything was so organized and spacious and beautiful - a perfect spot for renewing vows.

I will hold that thought for our twentieth. 

Even though we all know that if we EVER decided to renew our vows - it would be on our back porch while we were grilling something and jamming out to eighties tunes.

I arrived home with only "some" of the food spilling out in my back seat when I turned a curve too fast.

Just like old times.

And this is what was waiting for me...

A merlot.

Something that usually I cannot stand the taste of - but realized after drinking this that walking the wine aisles to search for the one with the cheapest price is not the best idea when you want to become a wine connoisseur.

It was light and delicious and paired perfectly with our meal!

Kev did good.

The infamous Olive Garden salad... with extra black olives in mine because Kev can't stand them.
The meal was good.  Pretty much how we remembered it.

And the conversation was great!  In fact, I think the t.v. stayed on mute through the majority of the meal!  Holla!

Then it was time for dessert.  Our favorite cake... that turned out to be CHOCOLATE!!!!

Ugh.  At first I was so disappointed.  But we just decided to pretend we were eating our groom's cake and enjoyed it anyway.  It definitely wasn't as good as the white - but it was still pretty darn good.

Kev thinks cake is always better served with a tall glass of milk!

We debated on re-enacting the cake "smash in the face" that sometimes happens between a bride and groom - but we opted out due to the fact that I had already washed my face once that day and was unlikely to do it again.

Chocolate cake on a pillowcase is not the easiest thing to get out.

Kev knows from experience.

It was the perfect "first" celebration of the weekend!  Low key - just how we like it.

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have Kev in my life!

And cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us!


  1. Happy Anniversary. I cannot believe it's been 17 years. You two are such a great couple. Love you both.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful beginning for the "weekend celebration"! Can't wait to read about the rest. Love, Aunt Sandi

  3. I told you that I was waiting for details of the anniversary weekend!! That was such a wonderful surprise that your cake turned out to be chocolate!! Ha!! Love, mom