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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Anniversary Dinner

One of the ways we like to celebrate special occasions in our household is with special food. We did not go out to dinner for our anniversary, as we had a very nice getaway last month to celebrate and spent our dining dollars then. So we do believe it's important to preserve nice getaways as a couple (and I savored my days of not having to think about what to eat for dinner!). But we also think it's important for our children to know and see their heritage through the marriage of their mother and father and to have some tangible ways of seeing our love for one another. An anniversary can be a great time to impart vision of godly marriage to our children and to build upon the foundation of love and security that comes from knowing the depth of commitment a mother and father have for one another. And yes, even to see love and romance alive in the home.

So I commissioned my Country Girls to undertake a special operation. I thought it would be good training to prepare a meal and table for a special occasion. Even though we got to be the blessed recipients of such efforts, my intent was really just to teach an act of service that blesses others. I made it fairly easy for them by planning the menu (since it was kind of a short-notice operation). They did the preparation, and I did the grilling as this dinner was ALL cooked outside on the grill.

Didn't they make such a lovely table? The white roses were a gift from my husband, and they smell heavenly. The pink roses and rose petals distributed on the tablecloth came from our garden.

I didn't take a picture of the whole meal. But we did have some of these from our very own garden.

They were perfect alongside some grilled salmon!

After dinner we gathered around to watch a DVD slideshow I made of our first twenty years. Then came the part the children couldn't wait for:

Oh MY, is this EVER delicious!! We try to make it at least once every summer. One of those gems I collected from an Air Force cookbook in the days of our first assignment.

Just a small part of the celebration of our anniversary. It was a day of joy and blessing for which I am so grateful!


  1. That sounds like a lot of fun! I have some questions for you re: raspberry bushes. I think I'd like to plant some around here next year, when the time is right, but I'm not sure exactly where to start! Taking all advice for that one!

    In the meantime, happy anniversary once again!

  2. Oh yes! We had LOTS of raspberries this year! Fall is a good time to put them in. I'll send you some info.



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