Thursday, April 12, 2012

Celebrating One Year!

Since our wedding anniversary fell on a Monday, I "thought" we'd celebrate on the Saturday before since hubs worked. Little did I know he had other plans for us :)
We did  have a date on Saturday though. We picked up dinner from the hole in the wall BBQ joint that catered our wedding dinner (we hadn't eaten there since our wedding, so it was pretty perfect that we ate there again a year later) and took it home to eat while watching American Pie (gotta re-cap for American Reunion)

Then, after a much needed nap, Jason suggested we go to Clearwater Beach. Sadly, even though we don't live that far from the beach, we rarely go. I was game.

We walked the beach and ventured into Frenchy's Rockaway Grill for some drinks outside facing the ocean. It was dark, but still perfect.

Hubs told me some very  exciting news that I can't share yet! (I know, I know how cryptic, but I will share our news once I can) to which we celebrated with a shot (we're classy, what can I say).

Sunday was Easter, and we did the church and family thing. We visited my family last and toasted to our anniversary, the  "secret" news we can't share yet and to my sister, who has her first post college job after a year! Easter was a very good day.

Monday, our actual anniversary hubs took me to the infamous Bern's Steak House. If you don't live in Tampa, you may have never heard of it. Or maybe you have. They are very well known for their steak...and wine. They have the world's largest wine collection, ya'll. Anyways, its a place I'd never been and is pretty pricey so when hubs suggested Bern's, I was there.
I didn't take too many photos (I felt silly and didn't want to point out the fact to others that clearly this was my first time there) but I can definitely attest to the food being amazing!

We shared a NY strip steak (Um, it was 18oz and they split it for you) and there were def leftovers. They start your meal with this ah-mazing french onion soup, followed by a house salad (where they grow all their own vegetables). When the steak comes out, they serve with a baked potato, crispy onion straws and veggies.

After our meal, we toured the kitchen and wine cellar before having dessert. Bern's has a seperate dessert room for sweets. Sweet mother, we were already full! But when was the next time we'd be here, so against our better judgement, we ate more.

I ordered the most amazing caramel bread pudding and J ordered their macadamia nut sundae. We could barely eat our dessert but what we could, was realllly delish!

Sweet Mother
Our first wedding anniversary was perfect and better than I could have hoped for. Oh! And Jason replaced the necklace I lost last year, I'm a lucky girl.


  1. Well that DOES sound like a fabulous week! Yay!

  2. Looks like you had an amazing 1st anniv. Love Frenchy's and Bern's YUM! The food you had looks delish and can't wait to hear your big news! That key necklace is beautiful, how sweet of him to buy you a replacement :-)

  3. I'm glad you did the tour!!!! Isn't it neat how they grow their own herbs and veggies?! I can't wait to try more than just the dessert room there. Love that he got you a new necklace :) AND I WANNA HEAR THE NEWS! When can you SHARE?!

  4. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! I bet that was quite the surprise that your hubby had your night all planned out for you guys. The Rockaway Grill looks like a really fun place to check out!

  5. Aw...sounds like a perfect anniversary celebration. So sweet he replaced the necklace!

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    Have a beautiful day!

  7. I am glad you had a great anniversary! So was Berns worth the price? Pretty Pretty Please email me and tell me how much it was! I had a Pharmacist (who is rich and unmarried and goes on $10,000 cruises) tell me it wasn't bad price wise. Another tech told me it was at least $100 a steak....I need truth!

  8. ps>I want the news too!! I am assuming that he did not tell you a pregnancy test is, I am guessing it has to do with his work? Or moving (crossing fingers for no on that one)?

  9. Such a pretty necklace and sounds like a great anniversary!

  10. Aww Nichole, your wedding anniversary sounded so amazing! I have been to Berns and it is so worth "pigging out." Love the necklace its really neat!

  11. I have been to Frenchy's!!!! :) I am glad y'all had a great anniversary!

  12. It sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary! I love Bern's but I still haven't taken my husband there yet. I'm glad you got the entire Bern's experience and had a blast. :) I can't wait to hear your exciting news!!

  13. Sounds like a perfect Anniversary celebration!! I LOVE that necklace!! Beautiful!!!!