Monday, August 20, 2007

Catching Up

The past week has been crazy! With Elijah gone, Dan and I celebrated our 8th anniversary (I meant to post on it, but didn't have time!). We had a lovely afternoon out. We went ice-skating and out to dinner, nothing over-the-top, just one of our favorite restaurants that we don't get to visit very often.

We continued celebrating our anniversary on Thursday when we went to the county zoo during their "A La Carte" where local restaurants set up shop by all the animals and you can sample great food from a host of different vendors. I was so excited to get a falafel, which Gretchen introduced me to in Louisville in May and I have been salivating to try again ever since. We ate a ton of food, but the walking in-between helped it all digest so we could cram some more in! It was a blast and we ate all that great-tasting food for $20, which helped make the trip memorable enough that we will probably do it again next year!

Dan's brother came Thursday night and we spent most of the day on Friday in the boat on the lake. We came home a bit sunburned and exhausted, but not so much that we couldn't get together with 8 other friends to play "The Settlers of Catan" that evening. (Dan won the men's game, I did poorly at the Ladie's table.)

The weekend took us to Waupaca where we met Dan's parents and picked up Elijah. I am so glad to have him back home! So all in all, we had a busy week. It has been raining a lot here, and promises to about every day this week, so we things should be a bit quieter around here.






8 comments:

Morning Rose said...

Happy 8th Anniversary! Sounds like you had a fun time. What is falafel? It sounds good.

Donette said...

I have a really hard time describing it, so your best bet is to google it. But here is how I try: it is made of fava beans and chickpeas and highly seasoned (but not spicy hot) and formed into little balls and fried. They are commonly served in a pita with cucumber sauce poured over the top. It is a middle-estern food, so your best bet to find it around here is at a place that sells gyros and the like.
Try it sometime, you will love it!

Crazy Mom said...

The zoo was a blast. I think I am going to go every time they have the a la carte thing! :) Thanks for including us n your Settler's game...especially since I was the one who won! :)

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Settlers is my FAVORITE game! Glad you guys had so much fun, and happy anniversary!

Jana said...

My sister Dana and her boys were at the zoo on the same day! Happy anniversary.

Donette said...

Nice way to get it in that you won the game, crazy mom! Subtle gloating . . .

Jana, I was with a teacher from your bro-in-law's school and she saw a ton of people she knew. But I am certain that I would have recognized your sis if I saw her.

Missy, we were introduced to Settlers just before Thanksgiving and I went on a shopping spree trying to find it in the stores. It was worth all the time because we are so addicted! Have you tried the expansion "Cities and Knights"? It's a lot tougher (and meaner cards!) but still lots of fun.

Gretchen said...

OOOOOh! Lovin' me some falafel! I thought of you last night when I was getting in my car after church because we parked right outside of Shiraz and I REALLY wanted to go get some!

Glad you had a fun anniversary. I love it how you and Dan are always running around having fun together.

Morning Rose -- at some places in malls there are often middle eastern restaurants in food courts. Maybe you could find falafel there.

Morning Rose said...

Donette and Gretchen - Thanks for the info on falafel. I may have to try it sometime. Thanks also for the recommendation on The Jesus Storybook Bible. We've been reading it in our homeschool and love it.