One Year Down, A Lifetime To Go

July 9, 2009

Three and a half weeks ago on June 14, Robert and I celebrated our first anniversary.  Robert planned a fantastic romantic weekend staycation in Fort Worth to celebrate the occasion.  The weekend began on Saturday at 1 when we pulled away from our townhouse and headed West to the Kimball Art Museum in Ft Worth to view the Art & Love in Rennaisance Italy exhibit. 

Having studied art history in Italy in the summer of 2004, I found the content of this exhibit particularly interesitng as it contained a far broader scope of artwork than one typically sees when discussing Italian Renaissance Art.  The exhibit displayed common pieces of furniture, dishware and other elements that would have been given to a husbamd or wife for one reason or another.  It was really neat to gain a deeper insight to some of the practices and traditions that existed in Italy during this time.

From the Kimball we headed to downtown Fort Worth to check into the Worthington Hotel where Robert had arranged a delivery of chocolate truffles to be delivered from a local chocolate factory.  They were positively delectable and our room had a stunning view of downtown.  At about 6:30pm we walked two blocks to have dinner at the Riata Steakhouse.   We had an excellent, quiet table in the corner that allowed us to really enjoy our dinner and conversation.  Here a few photos taken at dinner.



After dinner we walked a few more blocks to the Bass Performance Hall for the Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s Summer Repertory performance.  I had not been to a ballet since I went to see the Nutcrakcer with my mom and grandparents when I was a child and Robert had never been to a ballet so it was a real treat for us.  There were three different performances, each with their own personality and flare.  The first ballet was traditional in nature and told the narrative of a troubled musician and composer who struggled between his muse and darkness to acheive greatness.  The second was a modern peice performed by a husband and wife duo that was quite spectacular albeit different.  The final was also traditional in nature although it was more of an exhibition peice rather than a narrative ballet.

And that conclude our celebration weekend.  I’d like to end this post with a few pictures from the past year.  As you can see, we’ve had a fantastic first year!


Overlooking the island of Virgin Gorda, BVI

Overlooking the island of Virgin Gorda, BVI

At Bitters End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI

At Bitters End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI

Dressed up as Cowboys for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Murder Mystery Dinner

Dressed up as Cowboys for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Murder Mystery Dinner

Robert get's his Aggie Ring!

Robert get's his Aggie Ring!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Skiing in Utah

Skiing in Utah

Well, it looks like that’s all the photos I have from this past year.  As you can tell, we’ve definately enjoyed ourselves!  And the years ahead are bound to provide even more great memories.


4 Responses to “One Year Down, A Lifetime To Go”

  1. rachel said

    Yay! I meant to check back for the specific date but know that I was thinking of your anniversary in the weeks surrounding it:). Your anniversary weekend sounds wonderful and congratulations on a year of wedded bliss!

  2. John and Allie Jordan said

    Love the pics! It sounds like Roberto did good work on the anniversary dinner/festivities. We miss y’all and will see you in August…we will be in D-town for the whole month! Much love.

    J and A

  3. Trait said

    Hey, I was at your wedding! No, wait, I was in your wedding! It was a marvelous day, indeed. Glad to see you guys celebrated your first year together in style. Hope you’re doing well!

  4. Missy said

    i miss your blogging!! and YOU! lets get together soon!

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