May 6, 2008

The Best Anniversary Ever

I had no idea what we would be doing for our anniversary. Mr. Bear simply told me not to worry. I came home from work yesterday and Mr. Bear told me we would be going to dinner and that I should dress warm and casual. I had no idea what we would be doing but he said we would be spending time outside. I was really curious and trying to figure it all out. He started driving and at every turn I would think about where we might be heading to and could not figure it out, until he turned onto a street that I knew could only lead to one place. Padua Hills Theater, the location of our wedding! Mr. Bear said that we would stop first at the “scene of the crime” so that we can reminisce about the wedding. I thought that was really sweet and such a wonderful idea! And I figured that afterwards, we would go somewhere close by for dinner. I was very excited to be back to where it all began.

Padua Hills Theater is a truly beautiful historic location. It is nestled on a mesa of olive trees among the hills (for more info on it's history click here). We walked around talked about our wedding day: where the ceremony took place, our first dance, the many people who attended. Then, Mr. Bear started to walk me toward where our sweetheart table was located and then I looked ahead and saw…

A table was set-up in the small gazebo. I couldn’t believe it, he had arranged for us to have our anniversary dinner at Padua Hills Theater, the “scene of the crime.” I was in awe and so surprised. I recognized his mother’s china and he had a cooler with champagne chilling and we toasted to our 1 year anniversary and to the many more to come. WOW!! It was absolutely perfect.

Then a few minutes later, food was delivered. He had food delivered from Macaroni Grill and we had a wonderfully yummy dinner. He had thought of every thing (except he forgot a lighter for the candles. But it was so windy that the candles would not have stayed lit anyways.)

Our dinner menu consisted of Calamari Fritti and Parmesan-Crusted Artichoke Cakes for appetizers, a Caesar Salad, Lobster Ravioli as our main course, and New York Cheesecake for desert. What an absolutely perfect anniversary dinner. So yummy and what a perfect location. It was so special. Mr. Bear was so awesome to come up with all this and make the arrangements for us to have dinner at the “scene of the crime.”

Thank you Mr. Bear for a wonderful anniversary!! I look forward to the many more years of marriage ahead of us! I love you with all my heart and soul.


  1. sooo cute! Congrats Sher and Mr. Bear!!

  2. That's so sweet of him! You snagged a great guy!

  3. This gave me chills!!! What a wonderful hubby you have and you deserve it all because you're such a sweet and caring person!!!

  4. What a wonderful surprise!!! That Mr. Bear must be a great guy. Glad you had a great time

  5. So sweet! Happy anniversary!

  6. aaaaw, super sweet and thoughtful! Congrats on your one year anniversary and many more happy ones to come!

  7. what a sweet anniversary surprise. i love mushy, gushy romantical stuff like that :)

    happy belated!