Sunday, August 3, 2008
22 years and counting!
Yesterday MOW and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary. We've been married half of my life! We had a lovely day together watching movies all day. Sounds kind of strange, but we were huge movie-goers before we had children, and a friend tipped us off one time that she and her dh have a movie day on her birthday every year since they're too busy the rest of the time. So we ditched the kids at 9:30 a.m. and lit out for the brand new, all digital AMC theater that is showing all the good movies.
We started with The Dark Knight, which is an amazing movie. Creepy and scary, but very well made.
Then we had lunch at Ted's Montana Grill. Say what you like about Ted Turner, but they have great food there, especially the bison burgers.
After that it was back to the theater for something cheerier: Mamma Mia!. It was a toe-tapper. Very cute and, yes, I sort of did want to get up and dance in the aisles.
After Mamma Mia! we had an hour or so to kill and we wandered around the beautiful new shopping center, got some snacks and went back to see Wall-e for our final film of the day. The girl who took our tickets for all three movies must have recognized us, but maybe we're not the only ones who do this sort of thing!
Wall-e definitely lived up to it's reputation. It was a good, heartwarming story, and it was beautifully animated. My only complaint about the movie was that he appeared to find a living, green, plant inside a refrigerator. And don't tell me the light was still on inside with the door closed after 700 years! Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
We came home to a house that was sparkling clean because the kids had done all their chores and picked up all the clutter. The kitchen was even spotless from dinner and the Little Princess was bathed and ready for bed. We ended the day by watching another movie with the older kids while the little ones saw one downstairs.
I loved my day and I love my honey. It's been a beautiful 22 years, with 6 beautiful children to show for it, and I'm looking forward to more wonderful years.