Friday, August 31, 2007

Happy Anniversary, on land and at sea

Wednesday was the 15th anniversary of my marriage to the dashing and talented spouse-o you see pictured here. We celebrated Wednesday night with dinner at Junnoon restaurant in Palo Alto. I don't think we would have tried this restaurant if Bill hadn't played a gig here, backing singer Leanne Weatherly (Sundays & Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm) If you are in range, you should absolutely check out Junnoon. Their attention to spicing is exquisite. Try the Paneer Cake with tomato and onion sauce -- or the chilled mango soup, which is worth founding a new religion for. We spent three hours over the five course tasting menu and enjoyed every bit of it.

We pre-celebrated Sunday with a FABULOUS day on the ocean in Monterey Bay. Go check out Bill's photos of the wildlife we saw - and take special note of the flat, glassy, shiny ocean. Dude, it is *never* like that. We saw: albatross, shearwaters, auklets, murres, humpbacks, and ORCAs! The whole trip was a prize donated to participants in the Audubon's Birdathon in from April. Bill and raised over $1500 with our crazy birdathon, thanks to the generous support of many friends & family. We were awarded the sixth pick of prizes. I think were super-lucky that this all-day bird & whale watching trip was still available. We snapped it up! We are grateful to Doug and Gail Cheeseman, of Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris for this memorable trip. (Oh yes, consider it. He's hot in the suede jacket for a night on the town... AND he's hot in the dorky birding regalia. I am one lucky woman.)

We extended the celebration today by taking delivery on a 1922 Steinway bought from a good friend. It's true, I don't personally play the piano, but the presence of a piano in the house is an excellent way to get a party going (which I love) and it encourages Bill to play at home (which I love).

All in all, a fabulous anniversary celebration. I don't know what we can do to top this when we get to a Really Big Num (25? 50?). It was an awesome week, babe, and an amazing 15 years. Onward!

(Note to contest participants - I am piling up all the books for a group photo. Thanks for all your guesses so far -- I'll announce a winner Saturday morning along with the prize.)


Blogger Bogie said...

Happy anniversary Mary & Bill! Congratulations on 15 wonderful years and here's to many many more.

August 31, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger Nathania said...

Again, happy anniversary! And happy Monterey Bay cruise. And drool over the new piano. sigh....

August 31, 2007 6:58 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Happy Anniversary - it looked like an excellent way to celebrate!

August 31, 2007 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Kristi said...

Happy Anniversary to an amazing couple! I count myself lucky to know you both.

August 31, 2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Happy anniversary to the both of you! What a wonderful way to celebrate, and I am glad the weather was so nice for you out on the bay- gorgeous! (niiiccce piano too!)

August 31, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a wonderful time too.

August 31, 2007 11:02 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! :)

August 31, 2007 4:03 PM  
Anonymous Marie said...

Major anniversary love to the both of you!

September 01, 2007 3:11 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Yes, Happy Anniversary to you both! What a great week you had...:-)

September 01, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Wiz Knitter said...

Missing you both! I know you had a fantastic anniversary but we're sorry we didn't get to join you for dinner.

September 14, 2007 2:32 PM  

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