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15th Year Anniversary

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They say that crystal is the gift for your 15th wedding anniversary. I think the reason you give crystal is because it becomes crystal clear about the marriage relationship and all that is needed in keeping such a commitment over the long haul of time. That is my take on it anyway, plus it wax's poetic for such a time as this.

Kim and I had a very good Anniversary this year. It was our 15th year anniversary. We wanted to plan to go out of town, but we were too busy, and nothing seemed to be working out. So, we decided to stay local and have some fun by ourselves. So, we got Steven to go over to a friends house, so we could have a nice long weekend to ourselves. It was nice. We started out with Kim wanting to make a special supper for me, but I told her I had already booked a reservation at a restaurant. She kept trying to get me to tell her my plans, but I wouldn't tell her. She kept saying she had already made plans for a special supper at home for the 2 of us and wanted to know if my plan was better than hers. I finally gave in and told her my plans of going to a restaurant and maybe catch a movie afterwards. She finally said that sounded good. I told her it was a restaurant we had wanted to try before but haven't gotten around to it, yet. So, I finally told her it was the restaurant called Forty-Six over in Kannapolis. The restaurant was built around the corner from the research center owned by David H. Murdock (the owner of the Dole Corp). The restaurant was named for the 46 chromosomes in our somatic cells. Every human has these 46 chromosomes cells which are actually two sets of 23.

15th Year Anniversary
15th Year Anniversary
15th Year Anniversary
15th Year Anniversary
15th Year Anniversary

The food was pretty good and atmosphere was even better. We had a very nice time. I ordered the lobster ravioli appetizer for the both of us. Then, for the entrees I ordered Kim the Sizzler Steak Medallions which is seared medallions of shoulder tender, served with Red Wine Demi Glace, mashed potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable. I ordered for myself a seafood bisque of great proportions. I topped mine off with a nice Bordeaux wine. Once we were done with the entree, the server came back for the big question, "Would you like some desert". She then gave her opus of all deserts at their establishment with great detail till both our mouths were watering, and I am not even a big sweets lover. However, after hearing her pontificate on deserts I was spellbound to oblige her call to the thaumaturgic deserts. Needless to say, it had chocolate in it.

We had a very nice evening to just sit and relax and chat, with no rush to go anywhere. I was enjoying every minute of it; since I usually throw my food down my pie hole because I have some other place to be. So, it was nice to relax this much while eating, for a french_toastchange. After a nice dinner and good time together, we headed back to the house for a little hiatus. We decided to watch an old movie on Netflix. We watched The Buccaneer. It was a nice relaxing evening. Tired from all the food, TV, and desert, we decided to called it a night. The next morning we got up and struck a ihopplan to eat some breakfast at a fine upscale restaurant...so we headed to IHOP.  That is as upscale as our breakfasts gets around here. I enjoyed an extravagant breakfast of eggs, bacon, grits, toast, and several cups of coffee. Kim enjoyed the french toast platter with juice. With a full belly, I decided to spend some money on my new bride of 15 years. I told her I was going to take her shopping for some more new clothes (she is shrinking--losing weight). So I headed over to the local mall here in Concord, and we spent the day letting her shop for clothes. She had a great time, and we goofed around and had fun all day.

I must admit it seems hard to believe we have been married for 15 years. I look back and think there is no way it's been 15 years, but it has. I think it's because times flies when your having fun. I enjoy being around Kim so much. She is my best friend, and it doesn't hurt that she is looking smoking hot too(She blushes here). I would be beside myself without her. God gave me a great gift that day 15 years ago, and I have tried to cherish her more and more. I will admit the beginning of the relationship was a lot harder and bumpy. It seems to get so much better over time. I see the world going the opposite direction. They love the beginning and in a few years tire of the relationship. For Kim and I, it is not that way. We are getting better every year like a fine wine develops. I know I love her more now than I did then. God has done a wonderful thing between us. I hope it brings him half the Glory I have enjoyed being in this relationship he has so graciously given me.

I asked Kim a while back ago what she wanted from me as a gift on our anniversary, and she said write her a song....so I did...stay tuned.

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