Monday, October 22, 2012

The best kind of dinner plans

Yesterday afternoon, as C and I were driving home from a little anniversary-weekend getaway, we were trying to come up with something for dinner. I wanted it to be special (it was our anniversary) but not too involved (we were tired) and not too spendy (we’d already gone out to dinner to celebrate on Saturday night). We tossed ideas back and forth, but had yet to settle on anything that truly sounded appealing to both of us. Then, as if my mother was reading our minds, I got a text with the magic words: Do you want to come over for dinner? Ummm… yes.

We spent the evening making chicken parmesan, with scallops for an appetizer and asparagus on the side, and added some stuff mushrooms I picked up at the store. The conversation revolved around our busy weekends and everything that had been packed into the last two days, and football was on TV in the background. When we were done with dinner, we unwrapped the top tier of our wedding cake that had been in the freezer for the last 365 days, and C & I shared a champagne toast, using our wedding flutes, with my parents. We cut the cake, and had dessert while we reminisced a little bit about the past year and the fantastic party that was our wedding.

Spending the night of your first anniversary with your parents may not sound ideal to some – but to me, it was perfect. What better way to celebrate my first year of marriage than with the very people who taught me what marriage should be like? What better place to spend the evening than in the house I grew up in, with the very parents who set an amazing example of love and commitment for me as I grew up and chose my own spouse? It was a simple and sweet way to wind down a great weekend, and a wonderful way for C & I to kick off Year 2 of our marriage.

2 comments :

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary! May y'all have many blessed and happy years ahead.

Lindsay said...

Thank you!! :)