I remember getting off work, throwing some clean clothes on, watching the Kentucky Derby and then running out to the justice of peace to meet our friends and get hitched. After the wedding we ate at M's pub in Omaha.....one of my favorite places to eat. We had planned a destination wedding but the stress of planning that made me abandon the plan. I think hubby was secretly relieved.
We took all the extra money we saved on not having a big wedding and went on a fabulous honeymoon in Hawaii. It was magical and romantic. Our love affair with Hawaii began on that trip. We have returned 3 times since and just bought our tickets for this winter.
I truly can say I am married to the man of my dreams. We, like most couples, had some rough patches. We still have fights and I am sure I drive him crazy often. But I am proud of us. We moved far way from anyone we knew and started a new life in Alaska. We have had many adventures and have survived the first 7 months of having a new baby...it has made us closer and stronger as a family. I know in my heart that I will be with hubby forever.
To celebrate we are doing a nice dinner at home. I am hit up pininterest and found the following recipes to cook.
Fresh Halibut is in, we haven't fished yet so we will buy some and make Hawaiian Crunch Halibut with truffled mashed potatoes ( I even bough heavy cream to make them extra sinful! Some fresh brussels sprouts roasted with garlic and parmesan will round off our meal. I have some nice rosemary bread and delicious Chardonnay from Red Car winery that we brought back from Napa....I seriously didn't even like white wine until that trip.
Just to give the night a little extra sparkle I am also making my favorite cake, Dos Layers Tres Leche cake. It basically means 3 milks cake...I think. When I taught Journalism in Nebraska one of my student's family owned a hispanic store, and they would bring this cake to our food days....oh I hope mine turns out as good as theirs!
I also hope I can get all this cooked with love bug helping out...she loves to watch me cook and goes to bed early enough to allow us adult time to enjoy it.....that is her present to us :)