We celebrated 8 years of marriage on Wednesday this week. We went out to an amazing Italian restaurant in Riverside called Ciao Bella Ristorante. Neither of us had heard of it before, but it was amazing!! It was started 3 years ago and was beautiful and modern inside. Tablecloths and nice dinnerware, low lights, fresh roses on every table, and amazing chefs that checked to make sure you loved your meal--it was GREAT! We'll definitely go back again!
Then last night (Thursday), we went to Hollywood to see Wicked. LOVED it! We got all dressed up and had some good seats in the orchestra section. Thankfully we hadn't heard much about it, so as we were watching neither of us had any idea what would happen next. The best way to describe it would be, as some friends put it, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and more specifically the Wicked Witch. We loved the story line and production. For those of you who might be wary of something titled "wicked", don't be fooled. It was fantastic and definitely a must see if you're into Broadways.
We've decided to extend the celebration this year and we have plans for an Angels game next weekend, with a night in Anaheim, and Bodyworlds (the amazing exhibition of human bodies), which happens to be in LA for a short time. Our San Francisco trip earlier this summer was supposed to be our "anniversary trip" this year, but with a baby on the way we've really wanted to do some things we've been putting off for a while. We know life will continue after Baby Steele arrives, but it's such a special time right now, we really wanted to enjoy the moments we have!