June 3, 2016

Four Years of Love + Pie

Last week was four years married.

I am just so lucky to be with the right person! I feel lucky that I was able to meet the person I will be hopefully spending the rest of my life with so young--on your second day of freshman year in high school to be exact! Now almost four years after we married and almost 11 years after we started dating and almost 13 years after we met, he is the most important person in my life. He is my family and the person I want to have all my adventures with!

I am with someone who I never have to hide from. I can wake up, morning breath and face and all, I can tell an embarrassing story, I can share my hopes and dreams...and he knows and sees all of it and loves me. He is who I want to be with my whole life.

This year the modern/traditional gifts are appliances/fruit and flowers.
I always like to do my gifts associated with the yearly anniversary gifts as you can see: year one, year two, year three.

So as much as Kevin would love me to get a new fridge, oven, microwave, or dishwasher...I decided now was not the time. So I took a bit of a leap on the word appliance and used my appliances to make him an amazing indoor, romantic picnic with a great card and made apple pie. That being the fruit and flower gift!

And I will share for you my mom's homemade apple pie filling!

And yes, that is supposed to be a 4 (aww four year anniversary, lol!) on the top...cause I know you all could just tell without me telling you!


20 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
10 cups of water
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg


Toss apple slices in lemon juice and set aside.

In a dutch oven/stock pot, combine water, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir well and bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes.

Ladle into 1 gallon freezer bags leaving 1/2-1 inch of headspace. Cool at room temperature (about 1 hour)

Seal, freeze, and give some to your daughter!
You can make your own pie crust or just go buy one at the store like I did! (I cannot make my own worth a darn!)
Serve pie with vanilla ice cream--Kevin makes that in our house. Maybe I can get him to guest post some recipes here soon!

Oh and no worries, he made me a dinner on Memorial Day for our anniversary after a long day of work for me!

And some earrings for good measure ;-)
I am a lucky girl!

Here is to another year of this great life!
What is your husband handy at making in the kitchen?


  1. happy happy anniversary! I love your take on the gift for the fourth year! I love the four in the pie too ;)

  2. My hubby is handy at making a mess in the kitchen!

    This year is year 5 which is wood...so I think we'll go sit in the woods and drink at a winery ;)


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