Ryan and I had our 5th wedding anniversary on July 10th. We decided to do something special. I've been dying to see Wicked for a long time. We found out that it was going to be in Memphis and was going to be playing on our anniversary. I knew that's exactly what I wanted for our anniversary. It was so nice to have a night out with no kids, eventhough I thought about them the whole time. I only texted the babysitter once to check on them. I can't believe it's been five years. A lot has happened in five years - we bought a house, moved to Memphis, had THREE kids, Ryan finished his residency, Ryan started his pediatric cardiology fellowship, I've worked as a speech therapist, I've been a stay at home mom, we found a wonderful church, established some great friendships, and so much more. These five years have been great and I'm looking to many more!
We started the night out going to the Magestic Grille in downtown Memphis. It was great! Definitely glad we had reservations, it was busy. They offer a pre-theater menu with a set price for three courses. We enjoyed having dinner at a nice restaurant with just the two of us, not having to worry that our kids are distracting everyone around us. Then we headed to The Orpheum theater for Wicked. I was giddy like a little school girl, I was so excited. We had great seats! The show was fabulous! Whoever wrote and came up the idea for Wicked is very creative. I went into the show not knowing anything about it except that it was the story of the witches before the Wizard of Oz. There were so many twists and surprises in it. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth the money!
Here are a few pictures from our adult night out: