Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Romantic Anniversary Dinner

Yesterday was our second anniversary. John came home for work early and we just kind of hung out- weeded the flower garden together, chatted, researched voles to try to figure out how to get rid of them- they are systematically destroying the flower garden. Money is really tight right now, so we decided not to go out to dinner. We made dinner together. I love doing that! I set the table with cloth linens and lit candles. The "bouquet" (a couple of wild daisies, purple asters, and butter cups, all from our yard) of flowers from Sunday was on the table. White wine. And meatloaf, baked potatoes, and bok choy. No Pudge cappuccino brownies for dessert.

It probably wasn't the most traditional romantic anniversary dinner in the history of romantic anniversary dinners, but it was special to us, and we loved it! We finished off the evening by watching A League of Their Own. A very "us" way to celebrate two wonderful years together and look ahead to many more.


  1. Your evening together sounds wonderful (and your dinner sounds yummy!).

    Isn't there some kind of flower you can plant that is so unappealing to voles (maybe it was voles ... maybe it was some other garden pest) that they leave the rest of your garden alone? I can't remember what it's called. I think it starts with an "f" ... "Frit"-something, I think.

  2. Supposedly mint is a deterrent- but is is also incredibly invasive. We ended up getting something from the hardware store that has castor oil in it. We'll see how that works.