Oct. 14, 2012 3:44 pm
Updated: Oct. 21, 2012 7:07 pm
Jon and I will be celebrating our 31st anniversary on Wednesday. Last year our two kids surprised us with a party where all our close friends and family came to celebrate with us. This year we were uncertain when we would be able to find time to celebrate.
This past week we decided to go out for brunch today at Blue Canyon Restaurant - we'd heard their brunch is fantastic. It was good - we gorged ourselves with everything from prime rib and smoked salmon to eggs benedict to oysters on the half shell, all enjoyed
with a mimosa. The finishing touch was chocolate fondue with strawberries, pineapple, and pretzels.
Over the years we have celebrated in many ways. We've done everything from preparing a seafood feast at home to going out for dinner and staying at a bed and breakfast. Our first anniversary was celebrated by going out for a movie and dinner; after a beautiful
bunch of roses had been delivered to me. Once we returned home we cut our cake top from our wedding that we had pulled from our freezer. I remember it looked awful, but tasted fine.
What did we do when we got home today? Well...... about six weeks ago we had a massive tree fall in our yard and on our house and on our garage. Progress is being made. The insurance company has issued partial checks and a few things have been repaired.
Friday we had the satellite company in to replace the crushed satellite so now we have TV. Something that doesn't really excite me as I don't watch it, but my husband does and he's one happy camper now! The tree is slowly being cut and removed from the yard.
Luckily we have a fireplace and now we'll have firewood for a long time to come. Back to what we did today...
Jon fired up the chainsaw and logsplitter and got busy loading the "gator" with firewood. My job was to stack it. And stack it I did - for several hours. I'm not sure if I'll be able to move tomorrow morning. Today we not only celebrated our anniversary but
it is our black lab, Suzy's, fourth birthday. She joined in helping us with the tree. Suzy could only carry one piece of wood at a time and she has a short attention span. More often than not she would get interrupted on her way to the wood pile and stop
to work on making her log into mulch, but she had fun.
We both agreed we didn't need any dinner tonight - our brunch is still taking up a lot of space in our stomachs. Maybe in an hour or so we'll pull out the ice cream and even let Suzy have a small dish. It's her special day, too!