Sunday, September 19, 2010


Here’s a video of the girls in the pool.  My uber-slow internet would only upload one to you tube.  I’ll try again, later, for the 2nd one.  Hannah was trying to see how long she could hold her breath.  :)


Happy 10th Anniversary to us!

Alex and I just celebrated our 10th anniversary on the 16th.  Ten years!  Can you believe it?!  It sure has been an adventure-filled 10 years; some of it fantastic, some of it smooth sailing, and some of it just totally stress-filled and crazy. 

We were able to go out yesterday and celebrate.  Mary came to watch her sisters so we could escape.  Thank you, Mary!  I wasn’t exactly sure what we were doing, but I had a fairly good idea.  I grabbed my camera before we left so I could document our day………


First we went to Lake Eola.  This was the first time that I had been there.


What a totally gorgeous place.


I cannot wait to run here soon. 


We sat on a shady spot on the lawn, had something cold to drink (it was hooooooot), and stared at the geese and the water for a while.  Then we left to go to dinner.  Alex wouldn’t tell me where we were going, but after the clue he gave me, I had it figured out.



No, he didn’t take me to the salon or AT&T.  You can barely see the sign, but we ended up at The Melting Pot.  Neither of us had ever been there, but I had heard great things about it. 


We ate lots and lots and lots of food.  Holy cow.  It took us 2 hours to have dinner.  It was all wonderful, too.  We started off with a cheese fondue.  Yes, for those of you that know that Alex cannot have dairy, here was a huge pot of cheddar cheese with beer and garlic.  He did end up eating a few pieces of it, and thankfully it didn’t bother him too badly.  I’m not sure if the cheese or the beer sucked him in.  ;) 


Then we had a salad, but I totally forgot to take a picture of it.  Oops!  It was good, too.  We were seating in a really quiet section where the booths were all separated and there was only one row of them.  It was nice and private and oh-so cool.


Then we moved on to our main course.  We had beef, chicken, lobster, shrimp, and spring vegetable dumplings.  There was also potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms.  We went with the broth/wine cooking pot, and there was also a bunch of different sauces.  I was in food heaven.  It was fun taking our time, cooking our own stuff, and just hanging out and talking without kids.  I really want to do something like this at home now……Dear Santa, I would like an electric fondue pot for Christmas – thank you. :) 


We ate, and ate,


and ate.  We ate until there was no room left.


And then we had chocolate.  Fabulous dark chocolate with caramel and pecans. 


I swear I gained 10 pounds at dinner.


and I will have to work extra hard to get it off, but it was sooooo worth it.  Dinner was just fabulous.  Just having those two uninterrupted hours eating and hanging out with Alex was great. 


Then we hopped – no, walked very, very slowly – to the car and headed out again.  This time I had already figured out where we were going.  :)  I knew Mary was involved in the planning, and since the two of us happen to think alike at times, I figured out what she suggested to Alex…….


The sunset was so beautiful.  The picture does not do it justice.


Can you tell where we are yet?


Blue Man Group!!


We had never seen them, either.  We had no clue what to expect.


The show was awesome!  It was so loud that my insides were pounding.  :) 


After the show ended around 11:00, we headed home.  We were totally exhausted!  We talked to Mary for a few and then fell into a coma.  I didn’t wake up until 7:30, which is totally sleeping in for me! 


Today we hung out at the pool with the girls this morning.  They turn into fish when they hit the water.










Gosh, she’s growing up fast. 


So is she.  :)


Then we ate lunch, and took off for the Lake Eola farmers market.  I will say that I like the Winter Park one much better, but it was nice to take the girls to the lake that we went to yesterday.



Then we went grocery shopping and came home.  Tomorrow I must become one with the elliptical machine to get rid of all the food I ate this weekend!

I had a fabulous time, I am married to a fabulous man, and I now know that every once in a while, he does listen to me!  ;)  Thank you, honey, for 10 crazy, wonderful years.  I am looking forward to many more. ♥