Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A Night to Remember

What an amazing evening Expresso and I had Saturday night. Some friends of ours watched our Littles as we ventured out into the night. Before I even begin I must confess something... I am a disgrace to woman everywhere. That morning bright and early Expresso walked in all sleepy eyed and wished us a very happy anniversary, I smiled and returned the wish and then dropped my head down in shame and guilt as I had just realized it was our anniversary! What a thoughtless pig!! I had remembered up until Friday evening and then just plain forgot. I tried to figure out a way to recover from it and creatively find something to do but... nothing. So my 7th anniversary gift to my super sweet husband is a nice huge "You forgot our anniversary" to hang over my head for next year and many years to come. Well, anyway back to the evening. We first had to take a few before pics:




I don't like getting pictures taken of me but have begun to realize that one day my children might want to see what their mother looked like when she was younger. All videos and nearly all pictures are taken by me, I like to be behind the camera not in front of it. Well, our first stop was....

Where we had our very first date, not at this one of course but at one in Natchitoches Louisiana. I love Applebee's, mmm so good. We enjoyed some good food as we watched an important college football game if you live anywhere in Oklahoma or Texas it seems. I was going for Texas but they lost, go figure. I skipped off to the bathroom to finish a card that I had bought for my hubby but just felt to silly as I was writing it in the stall, so I just gave in and sucked it up for I knew he was about to give me my gift that he didn't forget to get for me...

When I saw the box I felt so unworthy! James Avery... I opened it to find a lovely silver ring with a black stone in the middle, perfect! Just perfect. Then he read to me, a poem that he wrote just for me... melt my heart... and it did. It was so beautiful, I felt like a princess....


(I was so caught up in the moment I forgot to get a pic so he posed for me at our next stop :0)
After we finished my hero came riding in on a white horse I mean honda to sweep me away in the rain to our next stop....

a place that I have only heard of and known as the place the men go to talk theology...

It was an amazing place that we are all going to come back to as a family. Very classy but yet casual. After that we stopped in a Urban Outfitters just to gaulk and drool and found a suprising sight... pretty little pillows originally 24.00 for only 4.99. Perfect match for our couches, I had to have them. Then after we made a few puddles on the floor we left to quench our thirst at Starbucks our favorite place where we rushed to get out after getting a call from our friends that our little Butterfly has been crying for a long time not even eating a bite of her food. I went into panic mode inside, we got our drinks and quickly left. On the way home we reflected on many wonderful moments and shared our favorites.

*I have some major making up to do next year, I must clear my name, but the 7th year will always be remembered not only for my absent mindness but for its magnificent memories.

4 comments:

Amy said...

What a beautiful, beautiful night. I'm a tiny bit jealous that you got to go to the "exclusive" Trinity Hall ;o) I give Jason a hard time about us girls not being allowed to go.
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Robin said...

Thanks for sharing your special night. It's so good to see you. You landed quite a guy.

sheep wander said...

Awww, so sweet to read, and very nice to see a pic of you:-)

Liz, UK

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

I just wanted to say that you shouldn't be shy for the camera. I think you are beautiful!!