Today I’m celebrating five years with this guy!
Paris, France – June, 2009
Well, five years ago today, we became “official” at least. We had our first kiss on Halloween of 2006 and our first date on Valentine’s Day of 2007. Slow and steady wins the race!
On our first date, I was extremely brave and ordered the most bland thing I could find on the menu, Roast Chicken. For me, that was pretty big, seeing as I only ate grilled cheese and macaroni at that point in time. I was tempted to ask for a kids menu (that’s what I always used to do!), but I decided to put my big girl hat on . My parents used to say that I was a cheap date, but Luke sure changed that!
To celebrate five years, here are five favorite photos/moments:
Delta Gamma Formal, 5 years ago today.
Favorite photo together – Kennebunkport, Maine, July 2007. We asked this Japanese tourist to take our picture and he told us to kiss and kept making smoochy faces at us.
Favorite place we’ve traveled to: Cochem, Germany, June 2009.
Favorite Anniversary: our 3rd, in the Virginia Wine Country.
Favorite milestone: Getting Teddy! January, 2011.
It’s been a good five years! We will hopefully be celebrating by going to Kennebunkport, Maine this weekend and maybe opening one of the wines we’ve been aging since we first went to the Virginia vineyards back in 2009. It’s as good of an occasion as any to open a special bottle!
We started off the day with his and hers batches of my new overnight oat concoction: Banana Bread Overnight Oats.
While I still wasn’t able to get appetizing pictures of the oats (I don’t know how people ever manage to make overnight oats look pretty!), I was able to pin down the ingredients so that I could share the recipe.
So here ya go!
Just mix all of the ingredients together (except the bananas). Then add the bananas and stir again. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Stir again in the morning and enjoy!
Banana Bread Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk (whatever kind you prefer)
- 3 tbsp Chobani vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla protein powder (if you don’t have this, you can probably omit)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (these are necessary!)
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- Mix all ingredients, except bananas, together in a bowl or jar. Once everything is mixed well, add in the bananas and stir to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Stir again in the morning and enjoy!