That’s how long Darling Hubby and I have been married…as of yesterday. It’s kinda hard to believe it’s been 6 years since we got married 156 feet below the surface of the earth at Howe Caverns. It was such a special day surrounded by our family and close friends.
On this, our 6th anniversary, we shared it alone, just the two of us. We dropped Bug off with some friends so he could spend the afternoon playing with ADN, their 2 year old son. Thankfully, he’s such a good kid that he didn’t make a fuss when we left him. He was having too much fun playing with the geotracks train set.
Darling Hubby and I went to see The Dark Knight together in the new theater in the newly renovated mall near our house. The theaters are great (stadium seating with reclining seats) and the movie was great, too. Heath Ledger did an amazing job with the Joker roll. At first I was a bit resistant to see the movie in the theater. Darling Hubby went shortly after it was released and with his review and the raving reviews I’d heard from others I was feeling a little out of the loop. I figured it was going to be a very dark (not dark as in night dark, but dark in mood and tone). I was wrong. Yes, there were some dark and scary moments, but there were some “funny” (read slightly comical psycho) moments as well as amazing make-up jobs and cool gadgets. Course, Christian Bale isn’t bad to look at, either.
After the movie, we had a bit of time to kill so we wandered through the book store (picking up a book for ADN and one for Bug) before heading over to PF Chang’s for dinner reservations at 6:30. If you’ve never been to PF Chang’s you should really try it. In my opinion, it’s kinda pricy (we spent a bit over $50 with tip), but the food is so very worth it. In February, I babysat for some friends of mine over night while they went out of town and in return they gave us a gift card for PF Chang’s which had recently opened in the mall. Otherwise I don’t think we would have made reservations to try it, even for our anniversary. Darling Hubby had the Dali Chicken (served with Youkon Gold potatoes (which is very spicy!) and I had Philip’s Better Lemon Chicken with broccoli. My chicken was very lightly breaded, perfectly cooked and oh so juicy. The broccoli was cooked perfectly and was still crispy. The sauce was so smooth and lemony with little wedges of lemon throughout. Yum! We also had brown rice and we each had a cup of egg drop soup, which was delicious, if not a little too hot temperature wise. For dessert, we’d wanted to try the Wall of Chocolate cake, but unfortuanately they were out so we settled for the no flour Chocolate Dome cake served with raspberry sauce, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Let me say that I was a little disappointed in the size of the portion that came. It was a very small little dome of chocolate cake, but between Darling Hubby and I we finished it off and decided that had it been any bigger we would not have been able to eat it all and feel good afterwards. Oh, and the taste…it was delicious! It was so fudgy and smooth, kinda like eating a ball of fudge frosting. Mmm! I’m salivating just thinking about it again! I need to find a recipe for it to make at home!
After dinner we drove back to pick up Bug and were pleased to find that he was a very good boy. He even went potty for them. He did ask once where we had disappeared to and when told we’d gone to a movie he asked if they were sure…which is a typical question from him. He didn’t really miss us, which makes us both happy and a little sad. It means he’s growing up and doesn’t always need us around anymore.
Overall, it was a fantasatic anniversary. I loved having some time with just me and Darling Hubby. It was nice to not worry about where Bug was headed and what he was touching. It was very relaxing and gave my spirit a lift (and beleive me, I needed it). There were a couple times, in the car, I turned to check on Bug or thought to point out the motorcycle on the street or airplane in the sky only to realize he wasn’t with us.
Here’s to many more happy years for us! Love you honey!