Happy Anniversary to Us! It is our twelfth anniversary. Which means we were married at the young age of 22. Yikes! Now we are old. I know this because it is Saturday night and by 7 p.m. we were done with dinner and yawning - ready for sleep. We swung by S's house to pick up the kids (thanks S!) and were home before 8. Woo hoo. The excitement of it all is just too much, don't you think? In our defense, we have been battling the Never-Ending Evil Cough since before Christmas so really just wanted to stay in bed all day anyway. The fact that we got dressed and left the house at all is remarkable really. If we weren't sick I'm sure we could have stayed out until at least 9 or 10!
All of that aside, dinner was very nice. We tried a new restaurant for our annual Anniversary Steak Dinner. The food was delicious. Even the wine was good (I'm very picky - I only like sweet white!). We chit-chatted about family, friends, the kids, jobs. We reminisced a little about "best married memories" and even had dessert. Even more noteworthy, Ron ate some! I'm not sure how such a total sweet-tooth (me) ended up with such a non-sweet-tooth (him).
Speaking of food... I would like to share with you Ron's 12 Favorite Snacks. It came to my attention a few weeks ago that I had no idea what Ron's all-time favorite snack was. After 12 years you would think I would know that! So I immediately challenged him to list off his top 12 and I WROTE THEM DOWN so that I will always know and then saved the list to publish here for our anniversary. And now you will also know because here they are....
1. French bread and cheese
2. Chips and Salsa
3. Cheese and Triscuits
4. Plain Tortilla Chips
5. Potato chips without ridges (I like Ruffles so that is an important distinction!)
7. Popcorn and milk
8. Mixed nuts, salted
10. Dried fruit, in a variety of flavors
12. Mexican food of any type - tacos, burritos, enchiladas, taquitos, etc
I know he and his family eat bread and cheese but I always thought it was just something his parents did. Now I know better! And if you had asked me if he liked any of those foods, I would have said yes. And I definitely knew that #2 and #3 were at the top of the list. So one wrong out of twelve - that's not bad, right? Right?
Ron brought home roses this afternoon. 12 Roses for 12 years. Circus Roses. Because living here is like living in a circus... heh heh. They are beautiful and even more special because of the name.
Happy Anniversary! I love you Ron! Here's to dozens more delightful years together...