also, a shot of the in-laws' house.
We went to a beautiful Italian restaurant in the next city over for dinner. There was a long wait, but the restaurant had a rustic-styled bar/waiting area where we could sit and order wine and appetizers while we waited for our real table. We ordered the second-cheapest wine on the menu (come on... it's only the first anniversary) and the bread-olive-spread platter.
Our wine came in a little karafe and giant glasses. Alexandre offers his hand for perspective:
While waiting for our table, We (and by "we" I mean "I"...part of my present was a DD) more or less finished up the wine and made fun of the older couple at the next table. We wanted to take pictures inside the bar area of the restaurant, but we were embarrassed about being the youngest ones there and ordering the second-cheapest wine. (So we snuck in just that picture above, without flash.) But then the older couple next to us ordered the cheapest wine AND took a ton of pictures with flash, so we felt a bit better.
We eventually got moved to our well-lit dinner table (I sort of danced over to it after 3 glasses of wine and no food) and I got to order cheese, cheese and more cheese:
The food was DELICIOUS and the place was lovely and we looked mighty spiffy, if I do say so myself!
All in all, it was a marvelous evening. :)