Sunday, 20 May 2012

17 Years and Never a Cross Word Spoken...

...and if you believe that, I've got something to sell you!

So here we are just after getting hitched, standing outside the chapel.

And here we stood this morning, 17 years later, outside the chapel just after church.  Wow, time sure flies and I think we've had fun, with more to come!

We went out to dinner on Friday night to celebrate our anniversary since Saturday and Sunday night wasn't going to work.  I was told to be ready by 6:45pm, not a problem.  Paul gets home before that and I'm still getting ready, not a problem.  The "dinger" goes off at the top of the driveway, letting us know someone is here.  The boys come tell me to see who's here and I'm thinking, Paul's planned for another couple to come with us.  Or maybe it's my gf, Cori, dropping by on her way home to say hello.  So I went to get my shoes from the garage and didn't recognize the car, just that it was nice.  Come to find out, the car was for us!  Paul had arranged it so we wouldn't have to drive after celebrating.  Absolutely no problem!!!  Such a sweetheart, what was a wonderful surprise!

We went to The Melting Pot, one of my favourite special occasion places.  For those of you who don't know what it is, it's a fondue restaurant - cheese fondue, meat/shrimp fondue, and the most important... chocolate fondue.  I enjoyed a Berry Bourbon cocktail which was so good, I had to have another!  
After dinner, we had enough time to make a stop for another drink before heading home.  What a fantastic evening and such a treat to be chauffeured!

Today, on our actual anniversary, we headed to Washington, DC to the Nationals Stadium for some baseball.  The Baltimore Orioles vs The Washington Nationals - we live closer to Baltimore, but between the two, we root for the Nats.  Shhh, don't tell our Baltimore O's friends!

Nathan and I took a walk before the game started and took the escalator up and then the walkway down.  Pausing to take a picture of him "next" to the Washington Monument and then his brothers sitting down below.

And look who met us there, DJ & family!  We finally got to sit next to each other, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to have our chit chat session.  We were also able to sneak away to get some water and I'm pretty sure it was her who suggested ice cream! ; )

Fun and games at the President's Race, I think Abe won.  Poor Teddy never wins!  George is below tossing t-shirts.

Jason Chimera, from the Washington Capitols, threw out the first pitch at the game - the crowd went wild!

Sorry, no stitchy stuff today, something to work on tomorrow since I've been too busy celebrating!


Denise said...

The Nats? Bad girl!!! Looks like it was a fun weekend, congrats!

mdgtjulie said...

Happy belated anniversary. It sounds like you had a great time, both at night and during the day. (I'm not a baseball person, but I'm a rabid football fan, so I understand the emotion, lol.) Great pics of everything!!

Stitching Noni said...

Congratulations! What a lovely way to celebrate ;0)

Anonymous said...


Happy anniversary to you, looks like you had a great time.!

Parsley said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Kaisievic said...

Happy Anniversary - it sounds like it was a wonderful one. TraderVic and I celebrated our 30th a couple of weeks ago!

Love your Washington pics - we were there in March and loved it!

Mangogirl said...

Happy Anniversary :D Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

ricketyjo said...

Happy anniversary to you both, lovely photos :)