Our Anniversary Dinner

Nell Thorn2We traveled north from our home to LaConner, Washington for our anniversary dinner at Nell Thorn.

Nell Thorn1The food was delicious. We started with Polenta Cakes smothered in a creamy Shitake Gorgonzola sauce. For our main course Dear enjoyed a Rib-Eye steak and I enjoyed a Lamb Shank with a stew of beans and greens with a lamb jus. Because I’m a lover of all things lamb this hits the spot for me.

So this new week brings some fun preparations at this old house for a much anticipated Christmas Party coming up this next Sunday. I will share fully next week. We were challenged today at church to slow down, enjoy the wonder and receive God’s love. I will consider how to do that in the midst of preparations. How are you doing?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Our Anniversary Dinner

  1. Happy 40th wedding anniversary, Ellen! Your celebratory dinner looks delicious!

    I could not believe how fast 40 years passed when we celebrate dour 40th a couple months ago! I’m sure you feel as I do, that you would not turn back the clock, as those years were so full of wonderful memories and you would not want to lose even one of them.

    Enjoy the season and don’t stress. It all seems to get done and the most important thing is spending time with family and friends

  2. Happiest Anniversary….:)
    Love your snow on your blog…:)
    I am taking it sooo much slower and easier this year on my decorating. Doing just a bit at a time and loving it.

  3. Happy 40th to you and Dear! Your dinner looks wonderful and was a great way to celebrate! I will be preparing (in spits and spurts) for the farmer’s office party on Saturday – nothing like hosting a party to get the decorating done. Trying so hard not to stress!

  4. Oh yummmy menu … actually you had me at that appetizer! I could live on that. Happy Anniversary to both of you.

    There were many many hectic Holiday years when I had to remind myself to relax and enjoy and appreciate the season (and the reason for it). Now that the planning is up to younger generations, I give thanks for our blessings — and thanks also that I lived (and lived through) those wonderfully hectic times! Wouldn’t have missed them — but glad we don’t have to do them again at this stage of our lives.

  5. Happy 40th anniversary to you and your hubby! What a gift! (And doesn’t it go by fast?!)

    It is difficult to strike a balance between slowing down and getting the important things done. We have had several full days in a row, and, while I have been busy, I try to (as Elisabeth Elliot said) “keep a quiet heart.”

  6. Your dinner looks scrumptious, and although I have never heard of the restaurant , it is close enough to us to consider giving it a try.

    My husband & I have finally begun to simplify & slow down our lives. Time goes so quickly and we have many grandchildren and much family to enjoy. Many gardens to plant & harvest, and time just spent being together as we watch birds from the porch, deer & wild turkeys in our woods…. time together. I hope you find the balance and still enjoy all you love.

  7. What a scrumptious-looking Anniversary dinner! You both look so happy. Congratulations on a long and happy life together! We’re at 45 1/2…it’s such a great thing!

  8. I like that message received at church. Slow down and just receive God’s love…and that of those around us.

    I’m so glad you guys enjoyed your anniversary dinner!!! You know how to eat well, that’s for sure! While you were savoring those delicacies, I was probably eating a bowl of Sugar Crisp with a side of olives! 🙂

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