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Welcome back to reality after an extended holiday weekend! Aside from the traditional Thanksgiving festivities, Brian and I celebrated our four year anniversary on Saturday. In the past, we’ve gone out to dinner two or three days later since we were apart for the holidays. With this being the first year we spent Thanksgiving together, it also meant we could properly celebrate our anniversary too! We totally made a day of it.

The Best Way to Celebrate Your Anniversary - starting with home-cooked brunch!

One of our favorite things to do is cook together, which is exactly how we started our day! We slept in a bit longer than usual and then whipped up some brunch. The griddle was taken out of storage and french toast was made. We additionally layered some maple cranberry parfaits and enjoyed everything with a cup of tea. It was nice to switch up our normal routine and create something special.

The Best Way to Celebrate Your Anniversary - decorating for the holidays together!

Oddly enough, we bought each other Lego sets as anniversary gifts (we clearly know each other well). But instead of building our gifts, we got the Christmas tree out and started decorating the apartment! Adding ornaments to the tree while listening to holiday music is something we look forward to all year long. Afterwards the atmosphere was so cozy and it was nice to relax for a bit before heading out to dinner, especially since I was feeling a bit under the weather.

The Best Way to Celebrate Your Anniversary

We made reservations at Chapel Grille which is a stunningly beautiful restaurant in Rhode Island and such an indulgence. It’s much more upscale than our regular dinner fare so we got dressed up for the occasion. It’s always so fun to do this once in a while, especially after lounging in pajamas all day! All in all, our entire dining experience that night was amazing and we can’t wait to go back next year.

In the past four years together, Brian and I have learned that date day or night doesn’t necessarily mean going out and spending money. We can just as easily make memories in the comfort of our own home. It’s still great to get out and celebrate special occasions though and Saturday was the perfect balance. I’m so happy to have celebrated yet another year with Brian and am looking forward to what the next year has in store for us!

How do you usually celebrate your anniversary? Share in the comments!

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