12 Years of Bledded Wiss

Wednesday June 2, 2010

This weekend marked our 12 year anniversary.  We celebrated by having a yard sale and convincing some friends to keep the kids (overnight!).

Once we were footloose and fancy free, we cashed in on two Groupons I recently scored.   Without telling Mike our destination, I directed him into Clarendon where we found street parking.  A short stroll down the street and we found ourselves at Artisan Confections.

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With Groupon firmly in hand, we admired the gorgeous chocolates and made our selections.


These are the chocolates we selected:  Top Row:  Fresh Mint, Malted Milk, Cinnamon Caramel; Second Row: Chipotle Chili, Salted Butter Caramel, Tahitian Vanilla Bean; Bottom Row: Coconut Caramel, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Fresh Mint


The flavors were rich and complex and the presentation beautiful.  But we couldn’t indulge too much, we had reservations at our main event for the evening – The Melting Pot!   We get out for a fancy dinner so rarely that I always think we should try somewhere new.  But when a Melting Pot Groupon shows up the week before your anniversary, you don’t argue and go with what you know you love!   They took great care of us, as always and we enjoyed a wonderful meal.


This is our version of the “Yin & Yang” dessert – a whole lotta dark with a leetle bit of milk chocolate.  I tried to explain it was like ordering a pizza.  “He wants all dark on his half, and I want my half to be half dark and half milk.”




After stuffing ourselves silly, we rolled out of there and returned to an empty house (whee!) where we finally took the time to watch The Blind Side.  What a great movie!

It was a busy fun filled day and a great way to celebrate 12 years together.   It’s not always easy and not always fun, but as Mike would say, it’s never dull!  And I’m so thankful to have had these 12+ years together with Mike, there’s no one I’d rather walk this journey with.  Lord willing, we look forward to 12 more, many times over.

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2 Responses to 12 Years of Bledded Wiss

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    kristine kennedy says:

    Happy 12th! That’s so nice Kendra! Those chocolates are to die for. Too pretty to eat! Nice to have the night to yourselves. I still am dying to see that movie. Funny, we use a night with the sitter to watch a movie. We finally saw The Hangover last time Jack went overnight.

    We are celebrating 10 yrs in October and starting to think about what we can do now. We need to celebrate, we haven’t been out in a very long time. Off to check out Groupon. Thanks!

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    Renee says:

    Happy Anniversary!

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