Our anniversary was on Wednesday. Nine years. We celebrated at home with the monsters. We had a cocktail when The Dad got home from work, then food and wine on the deck. Our neighbor came over with her daughter for dessert, and we ended up chatting in the backyard until midnight while the kids played. Their last summer hurrah before school starts.
The drink was super yummy. I used this recipe, but substituted cucumber-vanilla vodka for the plain. Yum, yum.
With a gutted kitchen, dinner was far from fancy.
I did a cheese and fruit platter, tomatoes and basil from the garden with with oil and vinegar, and steak skewers on the grill.
Easy and delicious.
Every year, we drink wine out of our wedding glasses.
Here's dinner on my plate:
I have to throw in the kiddos.
When we were cleaning up dinner, I went to hand something to The Dad, and knocked my glass onto the deck.
I didn't talk for 10 minutes.
All I wanted to do was cry. :(
For dessert, I made the Peach Dumplings I posted the other day, but with apples and pears.
Uh, yeah, they were delicious.
We had them with ice cream this time around.
I just realized, they were the last thing to ever be cooked in the old oven.
It's out in the driveway.
Poor old oven.
So that's it.
Aside from the wine glass tragedy, it was a good evening.
Nine years....here's to the next ninety.
Please see my sidebar for the parties I link up to.