This year is our 10th Wedding Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary, Adam! (Our 10th Anniversary was on Friday, October 19, 2012.)
Each year we try to go out on a date and eat a different ethnic food. Most years we’ve managed to go without our kids – we weren’t able to do that this year, but we’ll still hit up a new restaurant – after all, we figured out that it would actually be cheaper to TAKE the kids and feed them instead of find a babysitter.
Please note, I said cheaper NOT easier.
So… here’s the list, that we spent a week and a half ago trying to remember and decided we better get it written down…
1st: Greek – The Vernon Inn, Cedar Rapids, IA
2nd: Czech – Zindrick’s Czech Restaurant, Cedar Rapids, IA
3rd: German – Hessen Haus, Des Moines, IA
(Side note: This is the year we celebrated with Adam’s parents, who were in town – their anniversary is October 12. We decided this fall in 2005 to purchase their passports for Christmas and take them with us to Germany the following year.)
4th: Chinese – P.F. Chang’s, Des Moines, IA
(Side note: I still have my fortune cookie fortune from this dinner – “Soon you’ll hear the pitter patter of little feet.” We found out two weeks later that we were expecting, only to miscarry in December. BUT, Julia soon followed on that baby’s heels!)
5th: Italian – Tursi’s Latin King, Des Moines, IA
6th: Thai – Restaurant in Des Moines, IA
7th: Hawaiian – Alohana Hawaiian Grill, Des Moines, IA
(Side note: We went out for this dinner only TWO DAYS after I had my gall bladder out when Adam’s mom was visiting having helped us with the surgery and was more than willing to watch the kids.)
8th: English – Royal Mile, Des Moines, IA
9th: Pizza – The Bucket, Arvada, CO
(Side note: Okay, kind of a sad “ethnic food”, but we went out for dinner ON OUR ANNIVESARY with some new friends we had made and their kids.)
THIS YEAR… the 10th: Landry’s Seafood House, Englewood, CO (Time to get our seafood on!)
We called and made reservations (though we wouldn’t have needed to), and when we arrived, we saw this on our menus:
That was pretty cool!
Though the food wasn’t spectacular, it was still tasty, and the girls were really good (and mommy and daddy were able to enjoy dessert in relative peace thanks to contraband – read: markers – that mommy had brought along for the night. Landry’s, sorry about your table cloth!).
On Thursday Adam surprised me with these:
So very cool! He ordered Signature M&M’s for me in our wedding colors (though he couldn’t quite get dark enough turquoise for those of you wondering). Red and silver… and as you can see in the second picture, they say, “Adam & Erin”, “10 years!”, hearts, roses… he’s so sweet! I still haven’t dug into them… kinda wondering if there is some way we can preserve any of them.
Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!