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So, I mentioned yesterday in my Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Pecan post that today (February, 3rd) was a pretty special day. It’s pretty much the best day in the history of best days. It’s the day my life completely changed.
What could be so special about February, 3rd?
Well, it just so happens to be the day that I married my sweetheart….8 years ago that is! haha
I’m still trying to make sure that my math is right. 2007…. has it REALLY been that long. I mean didn’t we just get married the other year. We couldn’t possibly already be this close to the 10 year mark! It seems to be the case though. 😉
I figured that I’d be a little cheesy for this blog post and share a handful of photos from our wedding.
Those are just a few of my photos from my wedding….back before the days of Pinterest wedding day planning, where I chose classic wedding colors, planned my wedding in 6 months and made my dad spend WAY too much money on flowers because I was pretty sure that I NEEDED red and white roses everywhere.
Thomas is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I’m so thankful that he walked into my life. We’ve been through so much together in our short 8 years of marriage….countless moves, military life, civilian life, overseas and stateside deployments, career switches, personal issues and emotional hardships. We’ve been through so much but manage to make it out on the other side…side by side, hand in hand.
I’m so glad that he’s the one I get to come home to everyday. I couldn’t imagine my life without him.
Last year we celebrated our anniversary on the North Shore of Hawaii and even renewed our vows on the beaches of Waikiki. This year, we’re both working during the day and we’ll probably order take out and watch a movie together this evening to celebrate. As you can tell, we’ve turned into total party animals. haha.
One thing that I actually might make tomorrow? Crème Brûlée!
It’s Crème Brûlée. It’s Crème Brûlée with a Chocolate Ganache Bottom.
It NEEDS to be made again asap!
I don’t remember exactly when I fell in love with Crème Brûlée. I know I had it when I was in Paris back in 2000, but I don’t know if that was really when I determined that it was heaven. I just know that I’ve loved it for a long time.
I first introduced BigBear to Crème Brûlée one Sunday afternoon back in 2006, when we met his Grandma (Grandma Mary) at the Yancey House for a late lunch. I was in love with the house/restaurant and I was even more in love the fact that they had Crème Brûlée on the menu.
He wasn’t exactly thrilled with the idea at first but it was love at first bite.
Then I introduced Meghan (my brother’s girlfriend) to Crème Brûlée one evening when we had dinner at the Oak Tree Tavern. You would have thought that I introduced this girl to edible gold. There is no holding her back now if she sees Crème Brûlée.
One time we were in Memphis and went to a restaurant called Flight, where they serve flights for your appetizer, dinner and dessert. Well when it came time to get dessert, instead of ordering 3 different things for her dessert flight , Meghan orders three mini Crème Brûlées. haha It was awesome.
It really is addictive.
So as far as the Chocolate Ganache addition to this heavenly dessert, that idea came courtesy of one of our trips to Disney World!
Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Resort in Disney World serves a Banana Chocolate Creme Brulee that is beyond amazing.
I didn’t add any banana or banana flavor to this one but it turned out just as good!
With that being said, let’s make this Crème Brûlée with a Chocolate Ganache Bottom! Let’s make it and enjoy it! Let’s celebrate our Anniversary!
Here’s to 8 wonderful years with my hubby and here’s to a life time of Anniversaries to go!
Don’t forget about the giveaway that’s still going on on the Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Pecans #VanillaWeek post.
Also, be sure to check out Terri’s (Love & Confections) and Brianne’s (Cupcakes and Kale Chips) Vanilla Recipes for today!
They’re posting along side me today for #VanillaWeek!