The Perfect Marriage

May 29, 2011

…Involves great communication and sunflower butter & jelly!


It’s the week of our 4-year wedding anniversary!! We’ll be celebrating with our bakery’s open house on Thursday night. Boy did 4 years fly by! (But did you know we’ve been together for nearly 10 years?! Read about how we met in this post.) Our wedding date was 6.2.07. Notice anything about the 6.2?!




Perfect Marriage Oats

  • 2 tbsp Scottish oats
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Half banana
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese, stirred in at end
  • Hemp Plus granola
  • Sunflower butter
  • Strawberry jam



Cool coffee (once the ice melted!) with chocolate mint


We are taking today totally off from the bakery under the recommendation of Great Harvest. When Tim told us to take a day off before this week starts, Matt and I looked at each other and smiled: “WINE TASTING!” It’s our very favorite romantic getaway. After all, we did spend our whole honeymoon drinking in wine country!

Barndiva Blueberry Cocktail Strawberry basil cocktailDining in Sonoma IIICouple DrinksSt. Francis WineryThe everlasting purple teeth

But after a week of eating in restaurants, I’m a little bit overfed and the thought of drinking all day wasn’t that appealing. We decided a hike would be just as fun and a bit more relaxing.

But when it came down to planning a hike, we decided we’d rather do stuff around the house and just relax. Weeding the garden. Mowing the grass. Reading a book. Veg day! I’m excited for another day to get our house in tip top shape for the busy week ahead – including a little prep cooking!

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1 Ashley May 29, 2011 at 9:26 am

Congrats on your anniversary week!!! Have so much fun today! :) Love those Scottish oats!


2 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

I hope my future husband loves sunflower see butter too :) Happy almost anniversary!


3 Melissa May 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

Happy Anniversary week! :) Enjoy your time together today . . . and the week ahead! You are a lucky couple!


4 Kiran @ May 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

Happy Anniversary Week! :) Have a great Sunday!!!


5 Khushboo May 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

You 2 are adorable! Wishing 26 thousands more years together. :)


6 Lenna May 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Wow, congrats, 4 years – that already is SOMETHING!!! Enjoy your wedding anniversary :)


7 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

enjoy your day off and happy early anniversary!


8 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

Congratulations on four years :) I’m sure that a day of relaxation is just what you guys need to prepare for your big week ahead!


9 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

aww congrats to you two! you definitely deserve a day of relaxation :)

The bakery opening is such a wonderful way to celebrate your special day! :)


10 Katie May 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Awwwww congrats!!! U guys are a amazing couple! Cheers to many more beautiful years to you both!

How cool the bakery opening is the day of your 4 year anny! That is awesome!!!



11 Karen May 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

Congrats and Happy Anniversary, Kath and Matt…sounds like a perfect ‘chill’ day to me!
Have fun!


12 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures May 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

Congratulations! Enjoy your day off!


13 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

sunflower butter & jelly = great!

The Wine Country, one of my fave places on earth! I always have said, could live in Napa or Sonoma if it werent for the cold winters. Yes, Im a wuss and that’s cold to me now :)

I think it’s great that you took a “vacation” from work but stayed home and are being productive doing the things that you want to do. That’s the BEST way to use a day off: doing exactly what YOU WANT to be doing!


14 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

How cool that your anniversary is this week + the bakery opening!

I love lazy days at home, enjoy!


15 Val @ Balancing Val May 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

Enjoy your veg day before life goes into full swing!

You will be so happy following out your dream and so much energy will come from within! :)

Very excited for you and it inspires me to keep going on my own business journey.


16 faith May 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

How about a late afternoon Monticello Trail walk?


17 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

I am so happy for you two! I hope you have an incredible day off today! Enjoy each other and congrats on the anniversary to come! It is so special when you can do something you love with the one you love!


18 lynn @ the actor's diet May 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

happy anniversary! my hubby and i have been together for 8? i think? 14 years total. i can’t keep track anymore!


19 Dee May 29, 2011 at 11:03 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Matt, Kath! Enjoy your day of relaxation! Perfect on a Sunday! 😉


20 Molly @ RDexposed May 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

You two look so great in your honeymoon pictures! Cheers!


21 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

Happy anniversary week! A day to relax at home sounds perfect considering how busy you’ve been lately! I hope you guys enjoy it. 😀


22 Emilia May 29, 2011 at 11:14 am

Aw, happy anniversary to you guys! Your such a beautiful couple and I see many many more wonderful years ahead. Have a wonderful day!


23 Mary May 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

aww y’all look so young in your honeymoon pics! Have a great anniversary!


24 Allison @ The Delicious Life May 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

Aww, so cute! Happy anniversary :) You always seem like the perfect couple. I’m happy for you :)


25 Lisa Fine May 29, 2011 at 11:35 am

Happy anniversary week!

You two look so happy together, and it must be incredible to see how much you’ve changed and grown over the years.

I love days like that – to laze around, or just catch up with things around the house. Enjoy!


26 Tracy May 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

Happy Anniversary week!

Our 20th anniversary is actually this Tuesday, June 1st!!! :)


27 SquatLikeALady May 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

Awwww happy early anniversary! =) I’m glad you guys have a whole day to yourselves, finally!


28 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

Happy wedding week! 6.2 is 26 backwards!


29 KathEats May 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm

You got it!!


30 Anne May 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

Do you have any wedding pics on your blog?


31 KathEats May 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Yeah, see last year’s anniversary for all the links- including a video!


32 Katherine May 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Scottish oats? Sooo many types of oats lol. What do they taste like, and what is the texture?


33 KathEats May 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm

They’re blended steel cut.


34 Katherine May 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Ahhh, *want*!


35 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

How fitting that you and Matt will be embarking on another amazing journey in your life as you celebrate your anniversary. Congrats!


36 The Teenage Taste May 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Happy Anniversary, Kath! I still think you and Matt are the cutest couple around. Well, almost as cute as sunflower seed butter and jelly! 😉


37 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm

happy anniversary week! So excited for your bakery to open :)


38 Chloe (South Beach Girl) May 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Sometimes the best days of relaxation for me are also the ones where I have ample time to get the house and my life organized and clean, so I know exactly how you feel! Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary coming up – you two clearly will have many more to celebrate together :)


39 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith May 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm

You two have every reason to celebrate!


40 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

LOL that pic of Matt cracks me up! I swear I have the same one of Eric…

Happy Anniversary week! Have fun veggin.


41 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

You insirted me with the cottage cheese – I just picked some up at the farmer’s market. :)

i LOVE that pic of your hand where you just see the wine glasses and rings. Very neat shot.


42 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Apparently I can’t type, eat, and proof read. Sorry for the typos! :)

Enjoy your day off!


43 Emily May 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Congrats on anniversary week! We’re coming up on having been together 10 years too – and almost married for 2!


44 Baking 'n' Books May 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Congrats! Sounds like a plan…veg around the house


45 Julie K. May 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Why do I always feel I am just not able to make my oatmeal look this attractive? Seriously, no matter how I try, it never looks this good. Okay, I will stop complaining now – happy anniversary week to you!


46 erica May 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

congrats on your wedding week anniversary and GH opening week coming up! you definitely deserve/need a veg day!!!


47 Margaret May 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Congratulations to you both, you look like a 16 yearold in the pic wearing the black top !!!!!


48 Hannah May 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Aw, just the cutest! And relaxing at home with your lovely husband? Perfect day off!


49 [email protected] May 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our third one last week :-)


50 Angel7 May 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Congrats! May you both have many years of wedded bliss, and plenty of bread–that is an understatement, huh :)


51 Meagan May 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

What a great decision, veg days are the best! Happy Anniversary.

It’s kind of funny I made homemade sun butter today :) IT’S SO creamy and delicious!


52 Jill Will Run May 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Happy upcoming anniversary! My husband and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary on Wednesday!


53 Alaina May 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Aw, happy anniversary!! My husband and I had our honeymoon in Napa. It was the best. :-)


54 klm May 30, 2011 at 8:10 am

super mega congratulations!!!!!!!!!!


55 Jessica May 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

We got married on 6.2.07 as well! :) Happy 4th anniversary to you both!


56 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Happy anniversary week! You guys are adorable :)


57 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs May 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Happy Anniversary!!


58 Brittany May 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Happy almost anniversay. I’m so excited for the grand opening of GH!!!


59 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen May 31, 2011 at 9:02 am

You guys look so young in your honeymoon photos – adorable!! Happy anniversary week!!


60 Ashley Myers May 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

Congrats on both! That’s is our exact Anniversary as well. I can’t believe it has been 4 years for us either. Funny we have also known eachother for about 10 years but didn’t have a romantic spark until about 6 years ago. I read your story on how you met. It is always fun to hear others stories. Thanks for sharing.



61 Kelly ( May 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

July is our 4 year anniversary – hooray for 2007 weddings! We always celebrate by following the traditional anniversary gifts – it’s a FUN way to celebrate our relationship. 4 years is flowers or fruit. Should be easy!! Cheers to you!


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