S: Matt and Anna 2011 "All Things Grow Better with Love"
BC: The End | Made with love by Anna 12/22/11.
FC: All things grow better with love. | Matt and Anna 2011
1: It's not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life
2: My dearest Matt, This book marks the second year we celebrate the holidays together. While creating it I have been able to reflect back on the amazing year we had. No matter what we do, we always have the best time together. I cannot imagine making these memories with anyone but you. You are the love of my life and I cherish every moment with you. You are my best friend, co-member of the life lover's club, true love, support, dance partner, and a shoulder to lean on. Our life together is only beginning. May this book be one of the very first to mark the bright future we have together. I love you forever and always. Love Your Babela, Anna Happy birthday- December 22, 2011
4: The first annual SLU Jews Potluck Hanukkah party at Anna's apartment
5: Good food, good company, and homemade Challah! December 2010 | Our First Blues Game together! December 2010
6: Anna's gift to Matt: 30 Presents for his 30th Birthday!! Surprised him with an amazing dinner and gifts! Afterwards we went Tilly's Park to see the light show. Happy 30th Birthday Matt! Love you with all my heart. | Matt's 30th Birthday!
7: Birthday Dinner at Spiro's with the whole family! An incredible night filled with loving toasts and scrumptious food.
8: Matt's 30th Birthday Surprise Celebration at Monarch
10: The surprise party continues... on the party bus!! Matt's 30th birthday party was epic. The bus was filled with friends, family, and plenty of entertainment. Drove around St. Louis to celebrate!
12: New Years Eve!
13: The night began at our favorite sushi place, Chi with our 3 favorite rolls... The fun continued at Lumen!
14: Cancun, Mexico January 2011 Me Cancun Resort
15: A wonderful week of relaxing on the beach, listening to the Me Cancun "chill" mix, eating delicious food, and spending time with each other and my parents.
16: Picturesque resort... Daily pictures to remember our first beach trip together.
17: "Every day is another page in your novel of life. Make sure it's worth writing about."
18: "Everyday and every place is a vacation with you."
20: To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
22: The hammock, our favorite spot to relax together. | Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
25: Our final day in paradise
26: Night out on Wash Ave with Noel in town. | at Shiver, dancing all night long!
27: Journey to Hidden Valley to teach me how to ski before our big Colorado trip. | Giving Charlie some loving at Momma Lyuba's shop!
29: Colorado Ski Trip Valentines Day Weekend 2011
30: Our First ski trip together in Colorado! Matt, the pro skier taught me how to go down the runs. By the end of the trip we somehow even ended up on a black diamond! The view from the mountains was superb. February 11- 13
31: Matt's Valentines Day Surprise to Anna: Dinner at Alpenglow Stube, the highest fine dining restaurant in all of North America!! We had to take 2 gondolas to get there! A WONDERFUL Valentines surprise!
32: Double date with Angelo and Hannah March 2011
33: In Indiana for Ariel Benson's Bris. Welcome to the world Ari! February 2011
35: Mardi Gras Weekend in St. Louis!
36: Hannah's 22nd birthday celebration at LuLu's
37: Andrew's 16th birthday dinner at Morton's Steakhouse | Welcome to Nellyville! Just a typical night in St. Louis, with Nelly.
38: In Indiana for a relaxing weekend with my family, April 2011
40: Our 1 Year anniversary! Matt made an "itinerary" for the weekend which included: Check in and relax at the Four Seasons Suite seats at the Cardinals Game Dinner at Vin de Set and drinks to follow at the Chocolate Bar Massages the next morning at the Four Seasons. Best of all, getting to spend the entire weekend together! I love you!
42: One of our many perfect spring nights. Matt prepared delicious fish and we sat outside on the patio enjoying the evening.
43: Go St. Louis Half Marathon! Our second half marathon together! Again we crossed the finish line together. April 2011
45: Anna's College Graduation! I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Occupational Science. May 2011
46: Graduation celebration! My parents came to St. Louis for the weekend and met Matt's parents. We all went out to Oceano to celebrate. The following weekend we traveled to Chicago for Josh and Dina's wedding. We also went to the Bon Jovi concert in St. Louis the same week... Best of all, we moved in together!
49: Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago 2011
53: Back in St. Louis for a wedding, float trip, and some summer fun!
54: Father;s Day luncheon at Matt's parents house. Nothing can beat Lyuba's amazing cooking.
56: Mark's 21st birthday party. Matt was so kind and got Mark the best present he could ask for: a party bus to celebrate!
57: The next morning we boarded a plane to Boston, took a bus to Cape Cod, and traveled on a ferry to arrive in Nantucket! There is no place like Nantucket.
58: Nantucket- Summer 2011
63: Exploring Boston together. Matt took me to all of his favorite spots and everyone remembered him!! We didn't pay for a single drink while in Boston!
66: More summer fun... Boston, St. Louis, and Indianapolis
68: Day trip to a winery in a cave.
69: For my birthday Matt surprised me by signing me up for my first ever triathlon! Matt and I both participated in the triathlon and both reached our personal goals!
70: Anna's 22nd Golden Birthday celebration at CHI! Matt planned the most spectacular party with all of our friends and his family!
73: U2 Concert and relaxing weekend at the lake! | Summer 2011 U2 performed a VERY moving show!
76: October 2011 in Kansas City for Jessica and Vince's wedding
78: Halloween 2011 Magician and the Rabbit!
79: The Cardinals were 10.5 games out...they got the wild card, beat Philadelphia, went on to beat Milwaukee, and made it to the World Series against Texas. In a battle to the finish, the Cardinals beat Texas in one of the best World Series in history. We were there too see it all! Here we are, celebrating the victory at Busch Stadium!
82: Austin-Texas for Jason and Julia's Wedding
84: Thanksgiving dinner at Inna and Benjy's House... Amazing food, fun with the boys, and of course Thanksgiving Charades! I was thankful for our incredible new camera, and Matt was thankful for the Cardinals winning the World Series.