Monday, March 3, 2008

6th Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Yesterday we talked about how developing an attitude of gratitude is the first step to expressing thanks.

Last night, DH and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary at home with romantic music and dinner by candlelight. Our healthy meal consisted of a baby spinach salad with fresh strawberries and slivered almonds, then drizzled with light Asian sesame dressing, followed by a six-ounce beef tenderloin filet accompanied with baby lima beans, julienned sweet potatoes sauteed in a balsamic reduction sauce, and iced tea. (As part of the centerpiece, I used the figurines from our wedding cake. Notice the golf club at the feet of the groom in the picture above.)

Want to share the moment? Here's a short video of me reading the card from DH, followed by a video of DH reading the card from me. (Nope, he is not lying down at the table. I had the camera turned the wrong way!)

Talk about grateful! I do love my DH and am SO proud of his losing 22 pounds since January 15. Please remember us this afternoon when we visit a surgeon to discuss options to having DH's gall bladder removed.


Hanlie said...

That is so sweet! What a wonderful, expressive man! You are both very lucky to have one another...

And that dinner! You rock! Happy anniversary!

HappyBlogChick said...

Awwww! Many congratulations.

And what a wonderful, healthy meal! Yum!

Dr. George Monta said...

By now you know how your letter and videos affected me. Congratulations on six good years. To think that Adaire and I were a part of that beautiful wedding fills me with appreciation to the Lord for HIS wonderful ways. Thanks for being such a blessed part of my life.

Felicia said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

That table looks AMAZING!!

Sending good thoughts to your hubby about his Gallbladder. Keep us posted on how it goes!!


Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Awwwwww! That was so sweet and very romantic. The table looked great too. Did you cook that gourmet meal?? Im so very impressed. Congrats on 6 years!

Ready Maid said...

Chanda (and others!)
Thanks for the kind words about the table. The tall candles were part of a larger group on the altar during the wedding!

Did I cook the meal? Well, I had help. DH grilled the steaks.

One more time....AWWWWW!

Nicole said...

What a beautiful table you set out. And so healthy, too! Yay for both of you. Congratulations! :o)

I started A New Earth. I read the first chapter, and today I'm going to do the workbook. Then I'm going to watch the class from last night on iTunes.

Angie said...

Aren't you good? Even on a special occasion! That's when it's the hardest for me... I say, but today is special, I deserve to eat a whole chocolate cake! lol :)

Congratulations! And here's to many more! I'm nearing # 21! Don't know how... I only feel 25 yrs old!