Friday, November 20, 2015

Five Loves on Friday // Anniversary Edition

Happy Friday, friends!  This week seemed to come and go in the blink of an eye!  In looking back at the happy blur of it all, I decided to simply focus on the five things I loved most about celebrating the seventeenth anniversary of becoming Mrs. Platt!

1.  Celebrating Seventeen Years

Jason and I are now just three years away from spending half of our lives together!  We've held each other in grief, cheered each other on, grown in many ways, and started a sweet little family complete with its own traditions and quirks.   Real life, happiness as well as hardship, has been lived out hand in hand.  Through it all Jason has been by my side, showing me such grace, care, and devotion.  My heart overflows with thanksgiving to God for blessing me with this incredible man I call my own!

2.  It's the little things... the way Jason puts me before himself in the simplest of ways.  For example, whenever I ask him a question about what he'd like to do, where he'd like to have dinner, or what show he'd like to watch, his typical answer is, "whatever makes you happy".  Sweet and selfless, that's my guy.  Saturday night I threw him a curve ball when he gave me that sweet response.  I narrowed it down to two choices and insisted he choose.  We could go out to a steakhouse or grab takeout from our favorite Thai place and hit up Redbox for a few flicks.  He chose the second option, and I found myself pretty giddy over the idea of a simple, quiet evening snuggled up next to my favorite man with my favorite food!

Thai & my favorite guy is a recipe for a fabulous evening!

3.  A Romantic Starlit Stroll

When those movie credits rolled we decided to head out for a sweet stroll under the stars.  We had the pedestrian bridge pretty much to ourselves which so romantic!  We walked, talked, and soaked up the sweet time for two.  We both agreed that this was the highlight of our celebratory weekend!   

4.  A Time for Cheesiness!
Cheese Plate with Whole Foods' Curried Chicken Salad

After walking off (part of our) dinner, we broke out some snacky goodness and watched a silly tv series.  It was pretty much perfect!

5.  One of the million reasons I adore Jason...
He indulges my love of a good movie marathon!

I love a good marathon (the kind that happens on the couch, that is ;)).   Whether it's binge watching an addictive television series or flying through a movie franchise, if it'll keep me on the edge of my seat, count me in!  Last week we thought we'd try The Hunger Games.  Three late nights and three movies later I can hardly wait to see Mockingjay Part 2!  Last weekend we decided to give Divergent a go.  Wouldn't you know, when we went to return it, the second movie in the series was reserved and waiting for us at the Redbox?  He clearly loves me!

*Side note:  We watched all of these movies either when the girls were away or after their bedtime.  I wouldn't consider these family friendly flicks. ;)

So, Lord willing, what will the next 17 years bring?  If I had to guess I'd say a few more laugh lines, tears shed on a strong shoulder, a dozen+ more Disney trips, and a whole lot of love!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

Earlier this week at Chatting Over Chocolate:


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  1. This is such a sweet post! You can definitely see the love that you guys have for each other--so glad that it's grown over these 17 years, and hope it continues to grow over the next 17! :)

  2. Congrats on 17 years, what a special celebration! We had a staycation for our 8th this summer and it was so much fun! Time sure does fly by. I hope you have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

  3. Congratulations girl! And happy anniversary! 17 years is crazy but you can tell you guys are still so very much in love! Cheers to many more! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. That cheese plate looks amazing!! Happy Anniversary to you both - wishing you many more years of love and happiness!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Happy Anniversary for Friday! That middle picture from the top spot is my fave. Such a good one of you two! Take out and a movie is pretty much the best way to spend time together haha, esp if you get a nice stroll afterwards. 17 years, wow! And, many more.

  6. 17!!! That's awesome, Brenda! Happy anniversary! It sounds like y'all celebrated it perfectly. Thai food is one of my favorites and a stroll AND a cheese plate and TV?! Perfection! I read the Hunger Games books but have yet to see the Mockingjay Part 1 movie - we need to rent it so we can see Part 2 in the theater.

  7. Happt Anniversary Brenda!! 17 years, that is so fantastic!! Wishing you much happiness for the next 17!!

  8. Happy Anniversary! You two make such a sweet couple! You can see the love you have for each other through all the pics you posted and this wonderful post! Wishing you many more happy years together.

  9. Happy Anniversary!

    And I'd like that cheese plate.

  10. Happy anniversary, I loved reading what you wrote about Jason, it's beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Esther

  11. I love everything about your anniversary celebration! Sounds absolutely perfect in every way. Cheers to 17 years!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Brenda!

  12. Happy anniversary! A TV marathon sounds so good right now! Have a wonderful weekend!


  13. Happy 17th Anniversary to the both of yall. Wishing for you many many more years together of love and Happiness. My parents anniversary is also in November.

  14. Happy Anniversary!!! I definitely need to do a movie marathon b4 Mockinjay 2!! =)

    Have a great weekend! Melanie Blog: Toots + Dill

  15. Ahhh!!! I love this post! Happy Anniversary!! I love that collage of pics, you two look perfect together. Marriage is such a tremendous treasure - it's so awesome to have someone to share all of life, with the ups and the downs!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

  16. Happy 17th Anniversary to you and Jason!!
    Hope you guys are having a great weekend :)

  17. Awww - love you guys! Happy Anniversary! And you know that I'm partial to Thai food, so I would say it was an excellent choice! ;)
    YAY! You finally watched the Hunger Games & Divergent! Both book series are so good and so are the movies! I saw Mockingjay Part 2 today and it was so, so good!

  18. Congrats on your anniversary!!! What an inspiration you two are!!! Best wishes for many more!!!


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