one of the best parts about our gypsy job is that we get to travel the country. we've lived in about a million states by now, and one of our favorite things to do is to hop on yelp and find local hole-in-the-wall restaurants. granted, we do eat at chick-fil-a and texas road house a lot, but there is something so fun about one-of-a-kind restaurants and eating something that you can't get anywhere else.
last year we found the luxury diner while we were working here in cheyenne. we went there for mother's day brunch and i swear i can picture that time like it was yesterday. david got into a road rage/almost brawl with a fellow driver and i was kind of scared for mr. truck driver's life!! and our little ava slept in her car seat for our entire meal. it was one of the first times we were both able to eat at the same time and in peace. i thought it was her little mother's day gift to me.
so we ventured out to luxury grill last week for our anniversary brunch. it was freeeezing outside and i didn't pack hardly any cold weather clothes...so we've been really into layers and i've been wearing david's sweaters more often than i care to admit. the diner is located in the cutest old train car and has all sorts of funky decorations on the wall: christmas lights, vintage trinkets, old black and white photographs. the staff is incredibly friendly and our waitress called us all "hun." you can tell that so many customers are regulars by the way they are treated like family.
it's always a struggle for me to order anything but eggs benedict when i go out for breakfast. it's my all-time fav. but this time, i opted to order the green chili breakfast burrito after reading reviews on yelp. it was very good, but a tad too spicy for my tastes. it was filled with eggs, beans, cheese, and potatoes and i thought i would miss bacon/sausage in it (sometimes eating eggs without meat makes me gag) but the beans were a really nice substitute and i didn't miss the meat at all. ava ordered some divine pancakes and i am kind of regretting that we didn't snag one of those giant cinnamon rolls, but truth be told, i make a mean cinnamon roll myself. you can't top perfection, my friends!
we finished celebrating our anniversary after david came home from work. we sat on the ground and ate papa johns pizza side by side and alternately gave ava bites. then we put her to bed and ate the carrot cake david picked up from a local bakery (he even had "happy anniversary" written in frosting on top.)
you know, the longer i'm married, the more i see that happy relationships are built on the small things. the times david takes out the trash without being asked or grabs a jacket for ava when it's completely skipped my mind. or the times that i scratch his back when he's having a hard time sleeping or pick up a bag of his favorite doritos at the store. i think it's an accumulation of small things that pile up to be big things, if that makes sense. i'm sure grand gestures are nice and a fancy vacation sounds just lovely right now as i'm in snowy cheyenne, but truth be told, i am pretty stoked with the hand i've been dealt. with a man who holds my hand in his sleep and tells me that i'm his best friend. with half-off boneless wings night at buffalo wild wings every thursday. with staying up til past midnight talking about how cute our baby is and how we are the freaking best parents ever. these little things are the best things.
so happy third anniversary, big sexy! i love you more than you will ever know and you speak a sort of secret language that is music to my soul. thank you for thinking i am perfect just the way i am and thank you for making flowers grow even in the saddest parts of me. you are my home.