this weekend was Mike and my one year anniversary. we decided on a camping trip to celebrate.... it went so well. here are details for anyone who is interested, but mostly for me to read over and over again.
With a lot of team work we got our tent up before it got completely dark out.
Mike earned his title as Firemaster after building us a huge warm campfire out of a damp bag of fire wood.
lola was immediately the happiest dog in the world to be able to run around in the grass and eat tree branches all night with her two human parents.
we got out the food we had brought and snacked all night on tostitos with cheese dip and roasted marshmallows. i taught mike the art of smore making, and we devoured enough of them to feed a small army:
we woke up without any alarm clock the next morning having no idea what time it was. we made ourselves a delicious breakfast and put a sleeping bag out in the sun hoping to get a little tan.
a few hours later we got a little sad that it was probably already late afternoon and our weekend would soon be over, but then we looked at the clock and were both so excited to see that it was only 10h30 am and we had an entire day of cloudless skies, bright sunshine, our own personal beach and campfire/food making ahead of us.
we celebrated by jumping in the lake and then doing "leech checks" every 15 mins.
lola even jumped in a few times! what a real life dog !!
when we were done frolicking in the lake water we went for a walk with lola and ran into sergio's parents two campsites away from us. they fed us delicious portuguese chicken and couscous and we hung out with them for a bit before going back to our campsite to eat more marhsmallows and be cute some more.
we decided that night was the ideal time to crack open the bottle of champagne mike's parents gave us for our anniversary . and so we did. i can't really remember if we got wasted or not, but the pictures sure seem to imply that we did:
the next day we woke up pretty early again only this time it was raining, we saw a mama duck and her four little babies swimming in the lake. we made breakfast ate it and then packed everything up. the ground and picnic table were all wet so we decided to head out early and spend the day watching movies at his mom's house.
when we got there we put on the last of the chocolate cupcake face masks i had from lush and watched Stardust, an amazing movie for anyone who liked "The Princess Bride" back in the day.
i braided mike's hair and we gave lola a bath and then had a delicious home cooked dinner with wine and strawberries to finish off our anniversary weekend.
finally we drove to my parents house to pick up some stuff i had left there last week and we went back to cuddle in his bed and reminisced about all the wonderful moments from the last year until we were both too sleepy and then we went to bed.
so in love :)