(Note- I originally wrote this on my iPhone and it deleted it when I went to save it- boo! So here goes again!)

Before too much time gets away from me, I wanted to share in our wonderful anniversary-ness on the 8th of June. Eric went to work that morning and we headed off at lunchtime with Charis enjoying some Grandma time. We went to SeaStar for lunch in Seattle and enjoyed a wonderful meal of crabcakes, spicy tuna roll, and smoked salmon sliders. Our dessert was three mini desserts, and my favorite was a mango/passion fruit sherbert and it was incredible!!

From there, we headed out to the Chateau Ste Michelle winery in Woodinville. What a great time! We went on a tour, got a free tasting, joined the Vintage Reserve Club (because we’re cool like that), got some more free tastings of our current selection, got free champagne because it was our anniversary, met a great couple with their 3 month old daughter and chatted for quite some time. It was a great afternoon and we really enjoyed the entire experience. We wanted to be fair and head across the street to Columbia but didn’t end up making it there.

After the winery, we were hungry! We wanted seafood again and thought about going to the Crabpot in downtown, but with traffic it would have taken us 45 minutes, so we decided to go to the Crab Cracker in Kirkland instead. Eric got King, Dungeness, and Snow crab, and I had bacon-wrapped crab-stuffed shrimp over fettuccine alfredo! Tasty indeed!

We arrived home 15 minutes after Charis had fallen asleep (music to our ears, as last year we arrived home to a colic-y Charis) and had a relaxing evening. We enjoyed a glass of Ballet of Angels, one of my favorite wines from a Connecticut winery, Sharpe Hill.

Our previous anniversary celebrations have included:

2008- Eric surprised me with a gorgeous frame of wedding photos in Sunday School in front of all the kiddos and it brought me to tears (the night before I had told him we for real needed some wedding photos, as we had ONE in our house!). We went to Bahama Breeze for dinner and enjoyed our honeymoon drinks- a mai tai for myself and a lava flow for Eric.

2009- Our first day away from Charis! She stayed with Grandma & Grandpa Drumm while we took the ferry to Bainbridge Island. We had brunch at a diner in downtown and took a tour of the Sage Fly Rod factory (can you guess if that was Eric’s highlight or mine?). We walked around the shops and enjoyed great ice cream in the sun. We then came home to a colic-y Charis who cried and screamed for 6 hours. Thank goodness Gma & Gpa stayed to help us through that evening!