Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two wonderful years...

Yesterday Graham and I celebrated two wonderful years of marriage. Unfortunately we couldn't be together, since the Air Force has him in training in Texas.

He came home this weekend so we could celebrate, and we had an absolutely wonderful weekend.

Two years down, a lifetime to go =)

We started the weekend with a looooooong walk with Hermione at Emerald Park. The skyline will never be like the Charlotte, Chicago or Boston skylines, but this area has one of the best views.

The last time we were here was in February when everything was brown & dead. The city is so much prettier in the spring!

We went to one of our favorite Little Rock restaurants, So!, for dinner. The food was superb, as usual. Our service was excellent this time too. We actually got a seat in the main dining room, and not in the dark, freezing area we usually end up in.

We started with the blackened seafood fondue which is incredible. The bread was warm & fresh, and the chunks of seafood in the cheese were huge and delicious.

Knowing this would more than likely be our last dinner here, I figured I should try something besides the scallops. When our waiter was describing the specials, he had me at Brussels sprouts. I ordered the grilled grouper in an herbed lemon cream sauce over a bed of pan seared Brussels sprouts. I'm so glad I ordered this, because it was absolutely epic. The fish was HUGE and perfectly cooked. The sauce was light and had a ton of flavor. And you can't tell from the picture, but they gave me a TON of Brussels sprouts and they were delicious- tender, with perfect flavor.

Since I chose not to order scallops, Graham jumped on them. The portion size was much better than last time, and they were just as perfect as ever. I know the linguine is a little intimidating, but if you get the opportunity, you must try it. It's salty, garlicky, and absolutely delicious.

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We got home and continued our photo tradition & drank cheap champagne out of or ridiculously expensive glasses.

We had a perfect night together, and I can't wait to see what new adventures the next year brings.

On our actual anniversary, we couldn't be together, but we tried to make the best of it. Graham sent me these GORGEOUS flowers. Lilies are pretty much my favorite flower, and the roses are gorgeous.

I wish we could have been together, but so far we've been really lucky, and this is the only important occasion we've missed. I guess the benefit of having two anniversaries is we're pretty much guaranteed to be together for one of them.


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