Well, not really. But we did manage to go out on a date which is a big deal these days.
So yes, May 19th marked our 9 year anniversary. Are you surprised that it's been 9 years already? You can't be more surprised than me. Literally. Dale had to remind me two days before that our anniversary was coming up. Whoops. No biggie that I forgot though. But if HE forgot? Big trouble. Am I right ladies???
So anyway, we weren't going to go out because our anniversary was on a Wednesday and I had already made plans for the weekend and who wants to go out on a Wednesday anyway? But Dale's brother Ken insisted we go out and wouldn't take no for an answer when it came to watching our kids so out on a date we went!
First we went to Kona. Most fave restaurant ever. Let the record show that I absolutely loathe seafood. Which is what Kona is known for. If it comes out of the water, I won't eat it. But the reason I love that place is the Macadamia Nut Chicken. Holy crap it's good. It's pricey but on special occasions, totally worth it. You have to order it with extra sauce. Once you taste it you can't get enough of it.
Afterwards we went and saw Robin Hood. I was super excited to see it and it was pretty good. Looooonnnnnng but still good. But it's no Gladiator. I love what they kept saying over and over in the movie: "Rise and rise again until lambs become lions." I think that has a lot of meaning to it.
After that we called it a night and went home. We are old, what can I say.
Dale did surprise me with 2 wonderful gifts that morning.
This hair clip/brooch:
And this belt/headband:
They are from my favorite etsy shop. I was really thinking about buying them myself and then I saw that they had been sold. I was pretty bummed out about it until they were presented to me as gifts and I realized they were sold because my husband bought them! That sly guy. I've already worn them a few times and I feel like a pretty pretty princess when I have one of them on.
The past 9 years has been a beautiful ride. We've shared amazing moments and sometimes some not so great trials but we've pulled together and trudged through whatever has been thrown our way. And we are the better for it.
We make a great team, I think.
Can't wait for our 10 year!