Four years ago today, Ravi and I were married at a beautiful historic mansion in the Back Bay area of Boston. Sadly, Boston Adult Education (who owned the building…using the downstairs for function space and upstairs for classrooms) has sold it, and I have no idea what the fate of the building will be. We did our formal pictures in Boston’s Public Garden (including several at the iconic “Make Way for Ducklings” statue). It was (despite someone cutting their finger badly enough for an ambulance to show up and the chef throwing a plate of food at the photographer, and some dramatic fallout from that) a perfect day. Every anniversary we’ve had since our wedding has been in Boston, and usually involved a walk past (and once we were even allowed in) that mansion.
So it seems odd to be in Singapore this year.
However, we are having a lovely dinner at home tonight, including a viewing of at least part of the wedding video, and then we are abandoning our child with our helper on Saturday night so we can go stay the night at a hotel, followed by our first ever couples spa treatment. Since Ravi doesn’t read this blog (I KNOW), I can tell you without fear of him finding out that the menu for him is a made from scratch pot pie (unromantic note–had to use the chicken or toss it). The pastry for the pot pie is also from scratch. I made chocolate covered strawberries, including several that were supposed to look like the bride and groom strawberries on our wedding cake…and learned I am not, at this point, a chocolatier. I also made us my version of our wedding cake (including cupcakes) and frosting from scratch. I am having Steak Bites, which is what will make *me* happy as I’m not a pot pie fan–vegetables, yuck!
Even though he won’t read this…I love you, Ravi. Thanks for a great first 4 years, and may we celebrate many many more….including when we humiliate our kids with a vow renewal before Elvis in Vegas 🙂
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