a romantic getaway for dos

1:21 AM

There were two anniversaries this past Sunday, the 11th...the tenth anniversary of 9-11 and my 12th wedding anniversary.  It's always a little strange to be celebrating on that day, but over the years, I've gained some perspective on it.  The other morning I was pondering the difference between remembering and mourning.  There is definitely a time to mourn, but if we stay in the state, won't we exude a melancholy posture like all the time?  I think remembering offers a freedom.  We will never forget the lives that were lost and those who risked their lives and fought for our country.  We need to remember them.  In remembering, shouldn't we also celebrate life?  After all, the reason we mourn is because lives, valuable lives, were lost in the first place.  And so, every September 11th, I pause to remember those whose valuable lives were tragically ended and I celebrate the amazing gift that God gave me through my husband, whom I love with all my heart.

against the salmon door

where's jen?

This year we chose to celebrate by booking a room at the Fairmont in the Dallas Arts District (thanks to air miles).  We had such a great time!  The hotel was beautiful.  I was struck with the hallways and their white wallpapered walls and salmon colored doors that I just had to do a little photo shoot.  We had a little too much fun with ourselves!  I sort of felt like Where's Waldo, blending in with my dress.

downtown trolley

A trolley ride down McKinney Ave. and we arrived at our restaurant of choice, Sambuca.  I have to say that my filet was melt in your mouth amazing.  I think it was the gorgonzola butter sauce on top. :)

beef filet

cowboy ribeye

I took so many photos on this anniversary, so I'll share more later on our fun time in the big D!

Linking up with And Then She {Snapped} for Show Off Your Shot and Imprintalish for Frivolous Friday.

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11 comments

  1. Congrats to you - and I agree about remembering!

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  2. How fun! Love the photos of you two. Happy anniversary!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Love the photos of the two of you in front of the door =)

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  4. ah so happy! you guys look like you have fun together!

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  5. oh I am so hungry after looking at your great food shots.

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  6. Yay for romantic getaways! Glad you guys had a nice anniversary. I liked your thoughts on remembering vs. mourning... Blessings to you!

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a fabulous time, can't wait to see more pics too :)I'd love for you to link up a photo from your trip on my 'Frivolous Fridays'-where it's all about how 'you' spend your time...
    www.imprintalish.blogspot.com

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  8. AND salmon EXIT signs! Great shots all and I can't wait to see the rest.

    You are right! You two had way too much fun!

    Happy Anniversary! May this coming year together be filled with excellent surprises!

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  9. What a wonderful time! AND my mouth is watering from that glorious looking food! (Much better than my PB&J lol.) Happy Anniversary!

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  10. Happy anniversary! What a pretty dress and dinner looks so scrumptious!

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