Seven Perfect Years

Happy Anniversary! Please hold still while I punch you in the face with my ghost arm.

Last night
was our seven-year anniversary. Jarrod and I have one of those "I can't believe it's been that long, but it feels like I've known you forever" type-situations.

Aren't those the BEST?! Eek!

We celebrated with dinner at Bouchon, our favorite restaurant, and the site of all of our anniversary celebrations here in Asheville. French comfort food. Mmm! Artichokes with bleu cheese vinaigrette, puffed pastry stuffed with brie, steak with garlic butter, steak with cognac and pepper, Brussels sprouts and green beans, real French fries, and my favorite -- the creme brulee sampler (saffron, lavender, rosemary, and espresso).

Throw in the most delicious red wine France has to offer and a several glasses of fine champagne (compliments of Michel, the amazing owner), and talk about the Best. Meal. EVER.

We meant to take pictures at the restaurant, but were in a food coma and forgot. Luckily, we snapped a few before we left home!

Er, too bad in most of them we had either creepy eyes, swarmy grins, or big teeth. And, of course, there were a lot of off-centers. And the punching in the face/nose picking one above.

Not sure how that happened.

(FYI, we're standing in front of our anniversary present -- new living room walls! Fixed by someone other than ourselves! GASP!)

But we DID manage one nice photo:

Happy Anniversary, sweetie!

There is no one on the planet with whom I'd rather: rip up shag carpeting, bake late night vegan cakes, pose with giant jackrabbits, dance to nineties punk rock, and watch Ninja Warrior ("Niiin-jaaaaaa Warrior!") with than you.


  1. You two are absolutely adorable!

    And guess what! It's and my husband's and my seven-year anniversary in September this year. (Well, for marriage. We've been a couple for about 9.5 years.)

  2. Oh, you guys are so cute!! Steph, your hair matches the wall, and so do Jarrod's eyes. Was this intentional? And, um, that creme brulee sampler? Can you just Fedex me one of those please?

    Happy Anniversary! Hurray for 7 years! (And to Min, and us too, last month. :-)

  3. Amber Nicole Brooks7:45 PM GMT-5

    You guys are adorable!

  4. Kelly Wilder1:34 PM GMT-5

    Yay! You guys are still our favorite couple even though you live 4 hours away. Happy (belated) anniversary.

    It is weird how time flies, July 28th will be mine and Brian's 7th Anniversary of the day we met. And we have been together pretty much ever since.

    And congratulations on ridding yourself of the burlap wallpaper. That is an awesome gift.

    BTW, rip up shag carpet together sounds kind of dirty. *smirk*

  5. Bad Kelly, BAD! Dirty dirty mind :)

    (We miiisssss you. Happy early anniversary!!!)

  6. Awww, you guys are so cute! Happy Belated Anniversary! That dinner sounded incredible. Now my stomach is growling. Damn Cleanse!

  7. You and Jarrod really are one of the cutest couples I've ever been friends with. You can tell you are so in love and it's nice to see. Love you guys! Happy Anniversary!