Today we marked our 17th wedding anniversary! In some ways, it is really hard to believe that it's been that long (it feels like yesterday!) in others it seems like we've always been together. :-)
Despite some not-so-pleasant weather -- muggy temps and on-again/off-again storms -- we've had a nice day. Kevin and Raechel spent last night here on their way home from Arkansas, so we spent the morning visiting with them before they got on the road. We ran some errands and included a little extra playtime while doing them (bought imported chocolate!), despite the rain. We topped off the evening with our traditional steak dinner out.
Must take a moment here to recommend the Capital City Chop House - yummy! We made a reservation and informed them that we were celebrating our anniversary. When we got there, our waiter brought us a complimentary split of champagne to celebrate! Throughout the meal the service was fabulous. In addition, the food was pretty great! The tenderloin tips appetizer was fantastic, as was the tomato and mozzarella salad (recommended by our waiter). For dinner, Bruce had the strip steak -- which was good -- and I had the filet mignon -- which was excellent. We both had the asparagus with bernaise sauce, which was great. And we did a little experiment and concluded that bernaise sauce can indeed make anything taste better (it was amazing on the steak as well as the veggies).
Seventeen years. Hard to believe, but all together awesome. Here's to the next 17, and the 17 after that, and....