Here's what we were up to, celebrating our wedding anniversary.
As I'd mentioned last week, we had dinner Friday night at the Angus Barn. It was definitely in my top 5 all time favorite meals, the food was that good. Expensive, but so good (as in "1/3rd of a coffee table expensive," as the hubs said).
(I wore my wedding jewelry with one of my dresses I bought for my Chicago trip. I was thinking about wearing my wedding after party dress, but my hubs didn't want to wear his tux T-shirt, which was his after party outfit 2 years ago, so it wouldn't have been quite as fun to wear my old dress.)
Sadly I only brought my little point and shoot camera with us to dinner, which doesn't do well in low lighting, but the snow crab claws were to die for.
And the bacon wrapped fillet was out of this world. Like, saying to yourself ohmygawdthisissocrazygood after every single bite!
Hubs had the fillet and ribs. And oh yeah, we ordered a bottle of wine. I think this is only the second time we've ever splurged and did that at a restaurant.
One of the nice things about this restaurant is they really go the extra mile when you're celebrating a special occasion. They even brought us out free pound cake, with 2 candles to blow out.
Although we opted to have the cake wrapped up for later, and instead shared the creme brulee.
The next morning, our anniversary weekend celebration continued, with the hubs making me waffles for brunch. Then we sneaked in working on a quickie project of building a little outdoor table (which I'll save for another post), and then we chilled down by the fire pit terrace for a little bit, enjoying the view of the creek.
Hailey, our ever present supervisor, also relaxed with us for a bit.
While down by the fire pit, we spotted a deer on the other side of the creek. We actually saw 3 deer this past weekend, but this is the only one I caught a (far away, not great) photo of. I really need a better lens than my kit lens for all the animals I'm always trying to zoom in on!
At least I can sort of zoom in on my computer later, and below you can see the spots of a young deer between the trees.
Later that afternoon, we finally tried frozen custard, which neither of us had ever had before. It was yummy, but so rich. 2/3rds of my Heath bar sundae are still in our freezer!
Then, to burn off the frozen custard, we took a walk to one of the lakes in our neighborhood, about 1/2 a mile away from our house.
And we discovered there are tons of turtles in the lake! This was the first time since moving in about 2 months ago that we'd done anything more than just drive by the lake, and it was a nice surprise to see the turtles floating by as we sat on a shady bench.
There were also a bunch of dragon flies, which are incredibly hard to photograph since they move so fast.
And a cute little toad!
Dinner that night was shish kabobs and cheesy potatoes (that we roasted on the fire a little later).
Which of course meant we had a fire that night. Gotta use our anniversary gift to ourselves on our anniversary weekend!
Sunday we did a lot of this. Except we weren't sleeping. And we had books in our hands. Chilling on the deck reading all day!
Hailey has discovered that if she lays next to Bernard, the birds on the nearby bird feeders hanging from the deck don't notice her.
I started and finished Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by The Bloggess, which I highly recommend. It made me laugh so hard I was crying. Even if you're not a devoted follower of her blog, I still would recommend this book, it was that good!
My husband and I decided that we may never need to go on another camping trip again, since our weekend at home was so close to the real thing. We got to see wildlife, go "hiking" to a lake, have a fire and relax, all without a 4 hour drive to the mountains. Ahhh, can you tell we adore our new house and all that it offers!
How was your weekend? Anybody eat anything really yummy or do any reading or relaxing?