It’s kind of fun being home on a regular day – not a weekend or holiday. I can’t really believe that my parents still live here now that I moved away almost 9 years ago. My parents were nice to put together a romantic anniversary dinner on such short notice. I requested a childhood favorite: steaks on the grill with baked potatoes!
On the drive up I snacked on a Clif Nectar bar around 5pm. LOVE these bars. They are the perfect size (slightly smaller than Lara + Clif bars) but still with that wonderful chew. The vanilla flavor in this flavor is very apparent and I loved it.
Upon arrival around 6pm we were showered with “happy anniversaries” and encouraged to have a drink to celebrate
I had a miniature Manhattan, extra sweet! (That’s about a 6 ounce glass)
We chatted for a while and then collaborated to put together dinner on the grill.
Lillian even participated!
On the menu:
Grilled Sliced Potatoes
A 100% vegetable salad (radish, cuc, mushroom, carrot, bell pepper, celery, lettuce tossed in homemade dressing)
DEEEEEElicious corn on the cob (much better than Sunday night’s)
And the sirloin steak
We even had a bottle of red from our rehearsal dinner!
To the wedding!
And there was a surprise cake!!! Thanks to Dad for picking it up. Raspberry in honor of our chambord cake!
My plate – a little of everything and a glass of vino
Homph. I preferred the veggies to the meat and ate about 80% of my slice. I don’t know if it’s psychological (knowing too much) or physical (taste), but meat just doesn’t do much for me like it used to…
Kanz wrote the date into the cake 🙂
I’m still a little caked out from our trip, but again, you can’t turn down your own anniversary cake! I had a small piece, and it was quite good!
After dinner Matt, Mom and I went on a walk around town. About 30 minutes until the sun set. It’s quite hot, but still a perfect summer night.
I believe my dad chilled some champagne for the anniversary as well, but we forgot about it. I might just have a taste if it gets opened when Karen and Andrew get here. I’ll let ya know. (I’m ready for some water if you ask me!)
Tomorrow is Grampa’s funeral at noon, so I’m not sure what my blogging schedule will be, but I’ll probably be around in the AM.
Off to start a new book…