High Five For Friday: Anniversary Edition!

When Mike and I eloped in NYC three years ago, we decided to make it our thing to go back and celebrate with our friends every year. I’m a little a lot obsessed with traditions, and this has got to be my favorite one of all! There’s something perfect about September in the city, great friends, and memories that I know we’ll still be talking about when we’re all old and crazy. High five for an amazing anniversary weekend 🙂

1 // Great Times with Great Friends!

Surprising Mike with the happiest news.

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Cards Against Humanity on the roof deck of our sa-weeeeeet digs.


Avenue Q orchestra seats for $20!

So much food and dinner time shenanigans.

2 // 10 Pounds Later…

One of the best parts of being in the city is the food! We ate at so many great places. Our dinner at Nook (Hell’s Kitchen) and brunch at Bare Burger (Astoria, Queens) were by far my favorites. Nook is literally a nook that you might miss if you don’t look closely, with amazing salmon and a cream sauce to die for. Bare Burger = a breakfast sandwich the size of my head, loaded with so many goodies I can’t even remember and BACON.


One big CHECK off the bucket list! Going to a Tonight Show taping was worth every minute of the Twitter-stalking it took to get the tickets. I don’t have many pictures to show for it because any/all cell phone use and cameras were prohibited, but it was so cool! Barbara Streisand was his one and only guest (because, well, she’s Barbara Streisand), and they had a ton of fun together. Look for a more detailed post soon 🙂

4 // Time for Being a Grown-Up

Sleeping in? Check. Eating at restaurants that do not offer chicken tenders? Check. Carrying a purse that does not include diapers or sippy cups? CHECK. It’s nice having a couple of days to be just Erica and Mike instead of Mommy and Daddy. Necessary.

5 // Traditions

Three years ago, we said our vows at the sundial in the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. We go back every year to take a picture in the same spot. It’s crazy to think about how much has happened since the first time we stood there!

Sundial Collage

Some people say that getting married young is hard because you don’t have everything figured out yet. As much as that can be a challenge, it’s also kind of cool because we’re figuring it out together. Cheering each other on, falling flat on our faces, saying we’re sorry and doing the best we can with what we have.

Everyone’s still alive (and no one is sleeping on the couch), so I think we’re doing okay 🙂

Happy Friday, everyone!

Author: Erica the Great

Wife, momma, teacher, and a twenty-something for a little while longer. Every day, I'm a lot of things for a lot of people. This space? It's just for me.

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