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Monday, August 31, 2009

August Recap

So, it's been a pretty full summer, but I still can't believe it's almost fall!

August held some great moments this year. At the beginning of the month I flew up to Grand Rapids, MI to get together with my K College buddies. We used to celebrate our birthdays together when we were in school and, now that we're marking our 40's, we decided it was time to do so again! Mitch hosted the gang at his beautiful house and the rains let up long enough for us to have a delightful afternoon on the beach at Lake Michigan followed by a wonderful evening on the porch back at Mitch's.

Of course, Bruce and I also marked our 17th wedding anniversary this month! A delightful milestone which included a surprise guest appearance by our friends Kevin and Raechel as they stopped off on their way home from Arkansas.

And we rolled up characters to begin a new D&D campaign later this fall - Bruce will be back at the helm of this adventure, I will once again be playing an Elf Ranger.

So, good times had with more to come!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

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....