Tuesday, February 5, 2008


David and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary yesterday. And we decided to call it our peas and carrots anniversary. The picture below illustrates why...

David made a WONDERFUL meal (where do all the wonderful, creative ideas come from?!?). What you see here is veggie "sushi": blanched carrots wrapped around avocado, water cress, and a cream-cheese yogurt sauce. We had a side of gingered peas and pickled ginger as a garnish (also pictured above). It was delightful. We ended the meal with chocolate dessert cups (read: mini-chocolate angel food cakes) topped with freshly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

As we ate dinner we spent some time reflecting on where we've been and where we're going as a family. We had a terrific second year of marriage; highlights include buying our first home, traveling to Taiwan together, and cooking/serving our first seven course dinner. We also made time to travel: Jackson Hole for spring skiing, Pittsburgh for my Grandma's 90th birthday, and NYC for a new year's celebration.

I'm sure our third year of marriage will be full of surprises, adventures, and some day-to-day normalcy. And that is good. I'm hoping we spend more time listening for the call on our lives and less time trying to selfishly determine what it is that we want to do. I hope we spend more time being grateful for all that we have and less time focusing on the things that didn't play out as we expected. Most importantly I hope we learn to love more deeply and encourage each other to follow our dreams.

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