Friday, June 30, 2006

One whole hand

Thats what I have been saying for the past month about our upcoming anniversary. Its 5 years, thats a whole hand! Thats pretty special. How can you tell I taught kindergarten kids this past year, heh.

Our day together was lovely and relaxing. This morning we slept in to about 9ish. Opened our cards for each other. Ken wrote the cutest poem in mine:

One Whole Hand
by Ken Priebe

One whole hand to touch on a first date,
one whole hand for comfort in time of loss,
one whole hand for a ring that asks, "will you?"
one whole hand for another saying, "I do!"
one whole hand to hold up a tiny head,
one whole hand watching over us,
one finger for each year,
an entire audience of applause still to come

How sweet he is! We then walked to Cafe de gourmet for a light breakfast sitting in the morning sun. Then walked down to the shops, found a gorgeous tinkerbell in the Heartwood Creek design for Ariel's room at Fancy This! We love it! We walked home, taking time to window shop and enjoy the wonderful weather.

In the afternoon, we took it easy. Ken popped in our wedding video and we laughed and cried together. Its amazing how ones wedding can bring those memories to the surface. Remembering the details and stories that a camera didn't capture. How we felt standing up there saying those vows. It was nice to reflect, and nice to hear those words again. I still love our vows, they were different but so deep and spiritual.

We had a good laugh at how young everyone looks, including us. The kids are so small, so few grey hairs and so many personal changes in people's lives since that day. People who are married themselves now or in the process of doing so this year. New babies and joys and a few ended relationships. Its amazing how we can capture time on a video or picture.

Nana then delivered our wedding cake! Well, same cake, less fancy but same wonderful taste. We cut it together and finally got to feed each other, we missed doing that at our reception. Ken was afraid I was gonna bash it in his face, but I didn't. It was very good and looking at the size of it, will be freezing some.

Then came dinner at the 4 star restaurant in Ladner called La Belle Auberge. We had the Table d'Hote Menu, in other words, the several course dinner. YUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM! If you want to torture yourself, read on about the amazing food.
  • An Amuse Bouche of Pheasant pate, very tasty.
  • Lobster Bisque with Lobster Ragôut, amazing!
  • Smoked Kangaroo with Red Currant Gelée, this was the item I was most excited to try. It was fantastic!
  • Lentil Salad with Roasted Vegetables, very good.
  • Pear Sorbet, amazing.
  • I then had the Duck Breast with Citrus Fruit while Ken had the Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Apples with Peppered Cream. We each shared a bite of each with each other. My duck was perfection!
  • We finished with dessert over tea and coffee. I had Chocolate Souffle and Ken had their award winning Tiramisu.

Afterwards we waddled home and will be watching a movie. Its been an amazing day just getting the whole date together. We are very blessed indeed.

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