Friday, July 10, 2009

Special Anniversary Date

We had planned to go downtown for a nice dinner for our anniversary, but the 'donation' to the SPCA and a surprise vet trip for Nala curtailed those plans. (Another good example of how we are trying to make wise decisions.) When I was stressing about the cost of a nice dinner out, Matt kept saying, "trust me...don't worry about it", but I wouldn't leave it alone. Finally, I figured out that someone was cooking dinner for us instead of going to a restaurant. I was more excited about this than going to a fancy restaurant anyway.

So, at the appointed time, we arrived at my Mom's house and went through the back gate to the back deck. It was beautifully decorated with white lights, candles, and flowers. The small table was set for two with nice linens, silver and my mom's fine china. It literally took my breath away.

Valerie put a lot of effort into making it a beautiful evening. She had made personalized menus, prepared a wonderful 6-course meal, and treated us like royalty. Though it started raining around Course 2, we were able to stay outside and enjoy it still because the outside umbrella kept most of the rain off us. Eventually it got too cold to stay out there, but we definitely enjoyed it while it lasted!

Thank you, Valerie, for all of your work to make our 2nd anniversary a very special celebration. We love you and are so thankful for you!Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, we did not do cards/gifts for each other this year, so there were no matching anniversary cards this year. :)


  1. I seriously started tearing up while reading this post. =) Your sister is soo sweet. I'm so happy for you and Matt...2 years already! Amazing. God is good and has blessed you both. You look gorgeous--like a beautiful glowing Bride of 2 years =)

  2. So stinking cute! You guys are adorable and it sounds like a very memorable evening! We miss you guys!!!