If you follow on Instagram you probably figured out that we spent the last leg of our trip, and our first anniversary, in Paris. It could not have been a more perfect day. Except maybe when we had to get up at 3 AM to catch a water taxi out of Venice... but even that didn't hold us back!
We checked into the Marriott on the famous Champs-Elysees, picked up some macarons from Laduree, saw the city on a scooter, enjoyed some complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries from the hotel, and watched the Eiffel Tower sparkle. It was amazing. But you have to wait for more details on all of that!
One of the best parts about coming home from our trip was to see my parents and my aunt who vacationed at our house while we were gone and took care of our little Ruby. When we pulled up to the house, we saw this...
It was so fun coming home to a mini-anniversary celebration! My mom and aunt went through so much effort to decorate and make us a big dinner, it was so sweet! We also got to share our anniversary cake with them... which to our surprise tasted really good after sitting in the freezer for a year!
We don't have any pretty photos of us cutting the cake, it was a long day of travel and I strictly prohibited any photos of myself. Seriously, I looked scary.
About the cake... it was still delicious! I think part of the reason is because it was a separate cake (not the top layer of the cake that sits out at your reception all evening). The icing wasn't hard at all, and the strawberry filling was just as good as I remembered it.
Needless to say, I haven't stopped eating sweets yet even though my husband and I had our fair share in Europe (see here). I'll cut back on that... next week.