Sunday, June 24, 2012

Seven Year Itch

After seven years, we find ourselves just as in love as we were then. 

We'd dated for six years prior to getting married, so I think we both knew what we were getting before taking the plunge.

I looked up what to get each other for a seventh anniversary and I found it to be..... wool.
That being the case, I think I've found why we have all heard of the seven year itch.

To celebrate, we rejoiced in the fact that our business is doing quite well.
That being said, we didn't have much time to ourselves. 
But, if you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that I believe in celebrating even the most mundane things. So, we couldn't ignore this special day.
Friday morning after work, we decided that we would go to our yoga class to get a good start on our special weekend. After driving there and waiting, we found out that it had been canceled for that day. If we were not so busy on Wednesday and actually went then, we'd have known this. 
Not the kind of people to miss an opportunity though, we headed down to the restaurant that we've been wanting to go to for a while now.
 Called Howe's Bayou, you can guess that it is a Cajun theme. 
I got myself a Po'Boy with BBQ Pulled Pork, done right with the slaw right in there.
Edward got himself the Shrimp Etouffee' with butter beans on the side.
A little side history for you.... My parents owned a couple of chiropractic practices in Louisiana back in the day. Cajun dishes were not rare in our household.
These folk pass the test!
I have experienced many of bad imitations when it comes to Cajun. But these folk have done it right. 
We arrived as they were opening and had the place all to ourselves. The waitress is one of the owners. She made great conversation and we talked about our trip last year as well as some of her favorite New Orleans haunts. If you ever find yourself in Ferndale Michigan and wonder what you did to deserve it, 
you must have done something right, because you are just steps away from a wonderful experience.
After stuffing ourselves, we drove home feeling less than stretched out and limber.

Since that was only Friday and our anniversary isn't until Sunday, we had to go out Saturday night too.
This time we went someplace a lot closer to home. A place called the Twisted Rooster. It is a Michigan based place that serves nothing but Michigan grown and raised products. We've had so many amazing meals here that I couldn't possibly tell you about any of them without feeling like I'm not telling you something just as important. I'll tell you that it is a must, to enjoy a meal there if you find yourself in our great state.

To cap our weekend, we spent the evening watching the sun go down sitting on our patio surrounded by all the flowers, trees, birds, rabbits, Pugsley and Eachother.
 I couldn't think of a better way to spend our special day.

Now, if only we didn't have to work tonight and are forced to sleep the day away. But then again, maybe that's not such a bad way to spend it either.


lettersfromlaunna said...

This sounds like you had an amazing time, it is wonderful to see such an amazing love shared:)

Ms Sparrow said...

Happy Anniversary you two! Spending a quiet evening on the patio
together sounds absolutely perfect.

That corgi :) said...

June 24 must have been a popular day for marriages; yours is the third blog already this morning that have listed it as their anniversary. Happy anniversary! The food sounded delicious with the way you celebrated! May today be a very nice one indeed, even in sleeping a bit of it away (I have personally come to treasure my Sunday afternoon naps :)


MorningAJ said...

Sometimes it's the unplanned things that come out best. I'm glad you had a good weekend. Love to you both.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

sounds like a fun anniversary week!! or at least a few days! it's nice to hear about that lasting lOvE. CAJUN, YUM!
sleeping...cuddling...holding...can be better than just about anything else!

happy anniversary you two!

Zaftig Diva said...

How lovely to share time with the one who will scratch your seven year itch. Every day is a miracle; each moment a blessing.

May you share many, many more.