All sorts of celebrations have been happening around the Zottola household lately! Jimmy and I had our anniversary, I turned 25-years-old, and we had a Father’s Day cookout.

Our anniversary and my birthday (yeah, we were married on my birthday!) fell on a Wednesday this year. My dad took me out to lunch at Osaka, which is a Sushi and Chinese restaurant. It was our first time there, and we throughly enjoyed it! What I loved the most, though, was sharing a meal with my dad πŸ™‚

Sushi restaurant meal

I’m pretty sure we’re the only ones in our family who like sashimi and sushi, so we always enjoy chowing on some raw fish together!

On Friday, Jimmy and I took the day off work and celebrated our anniversary! I had to pet sit, but we made the best of it and took one of the dogs out on a trail walk with us in the morning. Then we got coffee at Dunkin Donuts, shopped for my anniversary gift from Jimmy, and enjoyed lunch at Cracker Barrel!

Trail walk with chocolate lab

The trail was so peaceful first thing in the morning!

Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Jimmy was so sweet and thoughtful with my anniversary gift. He told me to pick out a bistro table for our front porch! I had been wanting a little bistro set for a long time, and I thought it was so nice that Jimmy remembered that and let me pick it out!

We bought the table from Lowe’s, andΒ the chairs from Target. We had dinner on the bistro set that evening, and I had coffee and read my Bible on it the next morning. I love it! Thank you, Jimmy! And in case anyone was wondering, I bought him the PlayStation 4 gaming console for his gift, haha.

Blue Bistro Table

The book on top of the pile is this one, the second one is Cherish by Gary Thomas, the third is my journal, and the fourth is my Bible!

On Saturday evening, we had our families over to celebrate Father’s Day. We grilled shish kebabs, lit sparklers, and celebrated our dads. Their gift? Us kids are taking them go karting soon!

Grilling shish kebabsSparklers

So, yeah, lots of fun celebrations lately! Reflecting on all of them makes me feel so happy, blessed, and loved. I’m beyond thankful for the people God has placed in my life and the fact that I get to celebrate with them!

How was your weekend?



  1. So much fun! I absolutely love celebrating with family. πŸ™‚
    And that table is adorable!! We have a little table on our back porch, and it’s my favorite spot to eat breakfast at in the summer.

  2. I also spent some of the weekend with my dad. He came to my race, then we went out for brunch and then I got him fitted for running shoes. It made me realize how much he means to me and how much he loves me. It was great πŸ™‚

  3. How cool that your anniversary and birthday are on the same day! Talk about an extra special celebration every year πŸ˜‰

    I love that bistro table– What a great choice! We are in need of furniture for our patio, but are waiting to redo the flooring before we pick anything out.

  4. Happy anniversary, birthday, father’s day, everything! Haha! Love love love the celebratory post of your recent celebrations!!!

  5. So many happy celebrations!! I love this! Such a cute bistro table! I love that pattern! And girl, sushi for the win! I am excited to eat some spicy tuna after this baby arrives. πŸ™‚

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