Sunday, September 26, 2010

Anniversary



Yesterday was our 46th Anniversary - and what a fabulous day. First I went to the sew-in at Anacortes (more about that later) and Don stayed home and did housework and mowed the lawn (is he well trained or what?) Linda, from Fiber Fabrications and I left at 8 for the monthly sew-in in Anacortes, a bright and sunny day. We had a fabulous time, how could you not have a fabulous time with Linda, she is such fun!!! After a day of feasting and sewing and laughing and shopping I was back home by 4:30 and it was time to celebrate our anniversary. For dinner, we picked the Oboe Cafe, in the Best Western Hotel. A great choice. We had never been there before but had heard great things.
The Oboe is softly decorated and softly lit, and all evening they played the most wonderful Oboe Music . . .

The Oboe features local food and it was all delicious and excellently prepared.

Starting with a pretty glass of ice water . . .

Don ordered a large steak - with mashed potatoes and asparagus - ok - so he didn't order the asparagus (you know him so well) but it came with his dinner and I got to eat it. It was lightly grilled - to perfection!!!

I had Alaska Halibut and Chips (you can see I've already snitched his asparagus) . . .

The meals were all served in large bowls, even the steak.

The servings were huge - here is what was left after I ate the fish - and many of the fries. They were delicious - and much too plentiful . . . I didn't get a picture of Don's plate after he was finished - but he only ate half the potatoes and half the steak. Very generous servings.

Then, because it was our anniversary, dessert was on the house.

Don's cheescake before - well sort of before - he'd already eaten the strawberry and some of the cheesecake. The cheesecake is made by a local company, Chuckanut Cheesecake Company.

Don's dessert after . . .

My banana split before - well almost before. I swear it was the size of Rhode Island . . . and made with local Mallard's Ice Cream.

My dessert after . . . it was delicious, but I can't eat a dessert the size of Rhode Island . . .

This was my gift to Don - a mug with a collage of photos of the boys . . .

Just outside the window by our table was a waterfall and fountain, Herons in a pond . . .

You can see the top of the waterfall behind the stairs. It is all so beautiful.

We had a fabulous time celebrating together.


20 comments:

Fearless Nester said...

Why but of course you had Alaska Halibut! Congrats to you two! And oh my, you DO have him trained, sounds like a fabulous day! ~Lili

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary - 46 years is a terrific accomplishment!

Linda B said...

I'm so glad it turned out so well for you. It's always questionable when you try a new spot. Mallard's Ice Cream, love it, love it. Have you ever had their ginger ice cream? Heavenly, and you can pretend it is good for you! I could have come along and hid under the table and finished your dessert for you. LOL.

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your celebration looks delicious and very fun.

belinda said...

WOW girl!!! Congrats on 46!!!

OHHHHH....the food looks FAB! I'm a fish-n-chip kind of gal so I probable would have ordered what you did....only NO banana split...I would have gone for the cheesecake....speaking of cheesecake....I have a homemade one in the fridge....'blieve I'll go get a nibble!!!

Pat said...

A belated Happy Anniversary to you and Don! It sounds as if your day was perfect!!!

Sharyn said...

Happy Anniversary!
Are you going to the appliqué show at LaConner the first of next month?
Sounds like it will be a great show and sort of in your neck of the woods.
Sharyn

Sharyn said...

Forgot to say, you were surely a child bride of 10?

Julie in the Barn said...

Sounds like your day was the perfect way to celebrate a wonderful milestone. Happy anniversary to you both!

Rowan said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, 46 years is a real achievement especially these days: Love your anniversary present to Don, what a great idea. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable day.

Crispy said...

HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY!! 46 years is a long time (he should be well trained by now) LOL.

What a fun way to celebrate, you sewing, him getting chores done and then a quiet lovely supper out together.

Congratulations :0)

Crispy

Peg said...

Happy anniversary - it really does sound like a perfect day!

Christine Thresh said...

Your 46 years together is a wonderful milestone. You have been together in sickness and in health and in joy and sadness. Good for you guys.
Congratulations. It sounds as if you had a perfect day. I hope you have many more.

andsewon said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! Wishing you many more years of happy times!!
That food all looked yummy from the main course to dessert!!
Your day sounds like such a fun one! Jealous you and Lindab got to spend a fun day together!
Hugs,
Lola

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day.

Happy anniversary!

JoyceAnn said...

Congrats to You and Don on your 46 years of marriage , sounds like you two had a wonderful night out !

~ Peaceful Autumn Blessings ~

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!!! Your dinner looks like it was delicious!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello there ! A belated Happy Anniversary : ) .. I saw yo over at Bonnie's blog and your comments about spider webs and I had such a laugh over the name slob-webs ! too funny!
This place must have been so nice to celebrate your dinner at ... and wow .. I would have loved the deserts for sure ! LOL
Joy : )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I'm so glad! :-)

Just checking in from my blog break to see what you're doing, and I'm happy to see you celebrating a milestone anniversary. CONGRATS!

Hope to be blogging again in a week or so. Mr. Magpie is MUCH better and on the mend. YEA! Now, I'm playing catch up on a month's work of things I put on hold while I nursed him!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Celestial Charms said...

Happy belated Anniversary. Thank you ever so much for visiting my Christmas blog. Those herons are beautiful, and your banana split looked to die for! What a sweet idea for a gift mug.
Have a wonderful day.
Maureen