Friday, June 27, 2014

15 Years!






Wow. Yesterday was our 15th Wedding Anniversary. Unfortunately the pictures we have are literally few, and poorly done - my brother was big into photography at the time, and was really good at it. For whatever reason, by our wedding day, he just didn't feel like it, and had a poor attitude. Stinker. I still love him, heehee. Now he has his own little stinker clone (who is completely adorable, I wish we lived closer!)  I had thought I would share our story while blogging about our anniversary, but have just not really had the time - and...my laptop is in the laptop hospital. My mom was over for my oldest son's birthday (22!), I was showing her some different things on the laptop (she has no internet! How does she live, haha?). We were serving cake, she got up to help, her foot got caught in the charger cord, and the laptop went down hard on the hardwood floor! Amazingly (especially for us), we had TEN days left on our warranty! Dell even paid for the shipping. What a huge relief! We use a lot of online stuff for homeschooling, so now all four kids have to take turns on one computer. I've had another "tragedy", my little camera died! No warranty on that one, fortunately that one isn't too terribly expensive, I just had a little Nikon Coolpix. I really liked it, and will just get another one of those on payday. Back to the point of the post, we didn't do much, being the low-key people we are. My parents took the younger three kids so we could go visit some junk/thrift stores alone before dinner, but then because I stupidly hadn't gotten clothes ready the night before, and I realized I literally had no clean clothes! While doing laundry, I went to get at least my hair and  face ready, and found that someone has dropped or stepped on my hair straightener. Yep, been that kind of week. Or two weeks. Fortunately my husband is a very patient man, and he wasn't irritated (that he showed, heehee), just felt bad for me. We did manage to hit two stores, and found a couple end tables that would look great in my 14 year old's room. David took him back a bit ago to see if he likes them. We went to T Paul's Supper Club for dinner, and it was AMAZING. We are the kind of losers who are really bad at trying the different places locally, for no reason other than when we go out alone, we generally want to know that we will like what we're paying for. I've heard nothing but good about this place, but we still have never tried it. I had a Seafood Fettuccine, and I can't gush about it enough. It had prawns, shrimp, salmon, clams, and crab. The prawns were the most perfectly cooked prawns I have ever had. David had a steak with a blue cheese bourbon sauce, and it just melted in your mouth. I also finally tried a Lemon Drop, and it was perfect - no overwhelming alcohol taste, just lemony yumminess! Definitely want to repeat that dinner sometime! I had thought it would be fun to go for a walk afterward, then go to the restaurant my son cooks at for dessert and coffee, but good grief, we were TOO full. We did go for a walk, but were so full it was rather uncomfortable. Normally we would have boxed some dinner up for later, but I didn't really want seafood sitting in the fridge, and his steak would not have been the same reheated, either! I know our little town has a few other really wonderful restaurants, and I also know that we need to get back into a date night routine! It is too easy to not go out for introverts, but it is good for us.  We then hit Goodwill, and laughed with some of the people in there about being there for our anniversary, went to my parents', visited for a while, came home, Aidan made me coffee, and I crocheted while we watched funny videos on Youtube through the tv. I will admit, in the back of my mind, I kept thinking ahead to our 20 year anniversary, and wondering, "Do we really have to wait 5 years to go to England?" I can't wait!

8 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary to you both! 15 years, wow. The photos are great - they show how very happy you look which is all that matters really. x

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    1. Thank you! It was an extremely happy day! A little surreal, too. I really want to do a post on it sometime - this summer has just been so busy! We're putting our new porch in today!

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  2. Happy Wedding Anniversary!! 15 years!! Wow that's amazing! It will be our fifth anniversary this August and we might do something similar too--eat out somewhere local and just enjoy being with each other. We might even check out a charity shop or two as well....Wishing you both many more years of happiness together!!! Have a great weekend! x

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    1. August is coming up quickly! I hope your anniversary is enjoyable - and I hope I finally get your little package sent! I've been so weirdly busy!!

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  3. I'm guess you still haven't gotten your laptop back and life is passing by too quickly to write about it! I'm just getting over to see how y'all are.
    I laughed at your Anniversary Goodwill trip! That sounds exactly like something we'd do. We just had our 31st anniversary (well, in April) -- and finally tried a NEW restaurant too. It was great! But now with my being diabetic... I probably won't be eating there very often.
    Congrats on 15 years.
    Pat

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    1. Oh, my - I do need to get back on here and post! I do still have a regular computer, haha - I just find it nice to sit somewhere comfy with the laptop. Yes, though, life is super busy right now! I'm glad you tried a new restaurant! It is fun to do once in a while. Diabetes. Ugh, I must, MUST get into better shape! I want to avoid diabetes as long as possible.

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  4. Stinker of a brother, or not; I love the photos! Congrats to the two of you!!! You know things happen in three's, don't you? Yup, good ole 3's! lol! Your meal sounds delicious and I too am laughing about Goodwill. Would not be what my hubby would call a 'good time'!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you! I am so fortunate to have a hubby who loves old stuff! My husband's trainee just accused him of looking like a 90's guy in the pictures! Can you believe it? Hahaha, I mean it *was* 1999!

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