Sunday, June 3, 2007

Anniversary

On Friday, June 1, we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary! For some reason, this year the date almost passed us by before we made plans. Maybe it's because last year we made such grand plans for our 10-year celebration (spent the day together, bought expensive gifts for each other, went out to a fancy restaurant). This year, we hadn't gotten a babysitter or set aside money for our special night. So with three days notice, we made reservations at Suzanne's Cuisine and hired a babysitter for Friday.

It was such a nice, quiet dinner. We exchanged cards and talked and talked over a delicious meal. When it came time for dessert, we were only going to order one dessert and split it (to save money that we didn't even have in the first place) and then the sweet waitress encouraged us to order two desserts. She said, "It is your anniversary. It only comes once a year. I'll let you two think about it and come back in a few minutes." We decided we would order two desserts and thoroughly enjoyed the Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte (our all-time fave dessert--pictured below) and a new one, Pineapple Gratina with Coconut Ice Cream. At the time I thought it was odd that the waitress--who has never pushed the dessert issue on us before--was advising us to order two. And then we got the bill. A big heart was circled around the two desserts and the words, "Happy Anniversary. Dessert is on Lea Gonzalez & family." Our wonderful friends knew we were going to Suzanne's and phoned ahead. What a delightful surprise and a wonderful way to remember our 11th anniversary!

6 comments:

hestermom said...

Yeah!!! Praise God for His provision, and for His blessing on these 11 years. I can't wait to see what He has ahead for you both! Can't wait to see you Thursday!

heidibelle said...

How fun! I'm glad you got to go out and have such a lovely evening. Your doing a great job keeping up with the blog. Give your girls a kiss from 'aunt heidi'.

Rebecca said...

Happy Anniversary! I had no idea Suzanne's was so fancy! Those desserts are gorgeous. :)

eccobellea said...

We wish you many years of blessings and pure joy! Congratulations!

Rebecca said...

Oh yeah. . . And yoga does totally change your body if you do it every day with a good instructor like Patricia Walden. I've only lost a few pounds so far, but my posture has totally changed, and I've got better muscle tone, and that's only in a month. Plus it just feels good.

ATSmith said...

Now I want to go get a piece of that flourless chocolate peanut butter yumminess ... that is a great story to hear and esp. for you guys -- to be part of : ) happy 11 yrs!