Thursday, August 8, 2013


Garrett and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary on July 31st. 
Usually we try to take a weekend trip, but since we had just gotten back from Ruidoso, and we both had to work, we didn't do anything fancy.

On Wednesday, the day of our anniversary, we both headed to work at 3. You think I normally hate work, I really hated it that day. I just wanted to be with my husband on our anniversary, is that too much to ask? Geez!

Anyways, that day at work I was surprised with these:

With the flowers was a sweet note telling me to be ready at 8:30 the next evening for dinner. My girls at work read the card and thought it was sweet that he sent flowers. They had so many questions, wondering what I was going to wear and where we were going. One girl said, "Ooooh, you had better look fine!" I'm still giggling at that.

Thursday evening we went to a restaurant called Linger in Denver. It was awesome! Linger used to be Olinger Mortuary, so certain things they have/do are mortuary themed. I know it sounds weird but it worked and was neat to see. They serve small plates of "street" foods from several different countries, and you have to order several plates to be full. Total we ordered 3 plates, got one plate free, and had a dessert. We both loved it and already want to go back. It was fairly expensive ($87 including tip) but the service and food were perfect. 

When we walked in we were greeted and given an anniversary card that the staff had all signed. I mean, who does that? We were both impressed. They serve popcorn as an appetizer and that nights flavor was an Indian seasoning with curry and nutmeg. I had a difficult time deciding on what to order because everything was fancy, or in my brain, weird. And it was dark in there! Needless to say, the pictures I took aren't very good. Not only was it too dark in there, all I brought was my cell phone. Oops.

Told ya it was dark!
These are our "dead" faces. Don't ask.

Our first plate, Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Our free plate, Seared Diver Scallops:
I sure didn't like these, gross!

The 3rd, and best in my opinion, plate. 
Wagyu Burger Sliders with Sweet Potato Waffle Fries:

Chicken B'stilla:

Dessert Menu on a toe tag.

They hooked us up with free toasting champagne. I'm telling ya, they took care of us!

"Milk & Cookies" dessert:

After dinner we went to see The Conjuring and finished off the night with a parking ticket. Basically our anniversary consisted of food {hence this post reading like a restaurant review} and we were ok with that. It was nice to get dressed up and go out on an actual date together. 

Babe- Thank you so much for making our anniversary special. Even more important, thank you for loving me through everything unconditionally. I couldn't imagine life without you. You are perfect in every way.
I love you.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful anniversary celebration! I agree with you...fancy food is weird to me, too!!

  2. What a cool restaurant. The food looks good and it sounds like a very unique dining experience. Then you finished it off perfect with a scary movie. What did you think of Conjuring? I loved it. Happy anniversary. Glad you got to squeeze in some time together.

  3. Sounds like such a wonderful anniversary celebration (minus the ticket!). :-) Happy belated anniversary, dear girl!!! :-)

  4. what a sweet surprise from garrett...that restaurant looks so neat...loved the toe tag dessert menu!! lol! the food looks awesome and fun! and i LOVE red lipstick on you! glad you had a wonderful time celebrating. have a sweet weekend. <3<3<3

  5. Congrats on 3 wonderful years! That dinner looks fantastic and you look awesome in that red lipstick!

  6. That food looks amazing! The concept of the restaurant sounds super interesting... I wish I lived close so I could check it out!

    Happy anniversary!

  7. Happy Anniversary!! All that food looks amazing! Flowers too! :)

  8. Happy Anniversary! Looks like you guys had fun, congrats on 3 years!

  9. Girl! You did look fiiiiiine! Loving you in that lip color!

    Looks like such a fun time! Food looks amazing too! I love the dark pictures, looks romantic ;)

    Happy anniversary!!

  10. I have read this post like four times and still haven't commented...what's wrong with me??!! First of all, I hope you two had the most AMAZING anniversary!!!! Looks like it was such a special night. Secondly, you look HOT, Whit! Love that lipstick on you. Not many people can pull off that color but it was totally made for you...your skin tone and's just perfect. Thirdly, that restaurant looks awesome! Seems like a great anniversary and special occasion place. Good pick! Love you and miss you and REALLY want to talk to you this week!!!! Calling you Monday!