The Anniversary Recap

With over 150 cookies to still decorate for this week, half of them needing to be finished by tomorrow and the other half by Wednesday, I expected to have celebrated my anniversary in the kitchen with a few pastry bags but my sweet groom surprised me by heading out early to buy me my favorite misto accompanied with flowers and a very sweet card telling me he had made reservations for dinner at one of my happiest place on earth, Montage in Laguna Beach. Since we hadn’t talked about doing anything with my busy schedule pending it was a complete surprise.

When we arrived at Montage in the late afternoon they were preparing for a wedding to take place on the lawn.

With spectacular flower arrangements.


And pink parasols for when the sun dipped in the sky.


All overlooking the ocean from the cliffs.


My groom of 28 years.


We had the best seats in the house sipping our G&T’s where I found myself a touch emotional knowing we were witnessing a wedding that shared our wedding date.


The most gorgeous sunset of Catalina “26 Miles Across the Sea”.



A most perfect day.

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  1. Amazing….LOVE The Montage, its so beautiful and dreamy and that wedding is out of this world!!!! Happy Anniversary again.

  2. Thanks, Tina. 🙂

  3. What a lovely way to celebrate! Here’s to another 28 … !!!

  4. perfect day! Love the pics and I’m so happy you were not decorating cookies. Have a blessed week and good luck with your load.

  5. Gorgeous location for celebrating! Cheers to another 28 years! 🙂

  6. Hi Susan. I thought of you while I was taking the beach shots wondering how not to get overexposed. I think it may be time for a tutorial and lunch at the Montage. :). I’m hoping we’ll be blessed with another 28! Thank you!

    Hi Sheri, believe me I’m making up for lost time today. 70 leaves done now and I’m taking a dinner break. Take out of course. :). Have a good week too.

    Hi Tricia, the whole afternoon and evening was absolutely perfect with warm breezes. It was difficult to go home. One day I’m going to justify staying 15 miles from home. :). Thank you for your wishes. 🙂

  7. Happy anniversary–and wishing you a lifetime more!

  8. What a sweet husband you have! I imagine your deep in cookies today! :-). XOXO

  9. I hope you enjoyed ever minute of your celebration! Cheers to many many more special moments together.


  10. sounds like the perfect celebration! Congratulations on 28 years! xo

  11. Thank you Jo and Sandra! 🙂