Sunday, June 16, 2013

First Year Anniversary

By Vicky Nardone

One year ago today, right around this time, I was getting ready to go to the Lodge on Echo Lake and get married to my best friend.  It's been a wonderful first year together.  Matt's success in his business has grown, I've gotten a promotion at work and we got our wonderful second puppy Piper.

To celebrate our anniversary, we went to this restaurant called Acqua on the Buffalo waterfront.  Neither of us had ever been before but one of our new friends, Chris, works as a server there and we had a $25 gift certificate so we decided to try it.  It was sooooo good!  I had a to-die-for Filet Mignon with a blue cheese topping.  It was served with these green beans that had a slight hint of maple to them.  Matt had a seafood feast - he started with little neck clams and for his main course he had a shrimp and scallop dish.  Chris gave us free apple pie for dessert that was delicious!  Matt and I were both so full we were uncomfortable when we left.  We had stopped for ice cream on our way home from the afternoon event we were at about an hour and a half before dinner.  It had seemed like a good idea at the time!

After dinner we went to see The Book of Mormon at the Shea's Theatre in downtown Buffalo.  Matt had been wanting to see the show for a long time and I told him I'd get him tickets as part of his Christmas gift.  Unfortunately by the time I went to buy them they were already sold out!  Then as luck would have it, I checked this site called Stub Hub about two weeks ago and they actually had a pair of tickets for only $25 a piece which is really cheap for Sheas.  The tickets were pretty far back but they were right on the aisle and we had a pretty good view.  We both really liked the show.

The other day we got an anniversary surprise in the mail.  Our friend Andrew who acted as the videographer at our wedding sent us a full edit of the wedding.  We had only hired him to shoot for the day and not actually edit anything together so it was super nice of him to do that.  He put together a short hi-light video as well.

And I couldn't end the post without wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there - especially my own three dads.