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Anniversary Weekend

  06/27/11 23:28, by , Categories: General, Family

June 4th was our 6th wedding anniversary. For some reason, we were having a tough time deciding what to do to celebrate. Molly’s parents were coming to town for the weekend and my company was having an outing to Friday night’s Indians game. We decided that we would have enough romance during our upcoming vacation to Boston, we didn’t need to make the anniversary weekend exclusive.

Molly and I went to the baseball game with my company. The Indians lost, but we had a good time.

Saturday, Molly’s parents showed up before noon. We went to Panera for lunch and then went to The Melting Pot for dinner. For our anniversary, I got Molly tickets to go see Josh Groban. “You Raise Me Up” was in our wedding and she has all of his albums, so I thought it would be a great present. The idea occurred to me late in the week and I was so excited that I had finally thought of something she would enjoy, that I paid more for the tickets than I would have otherwise. When I gave them to her, she just kind of went “Oh.” Apparently, I overestimated how much she likes Josh Groban.

Well, after an excellent meal at The Melting Pot, we went to the concert.

The coolest part of the show was when Josh Groban was answering questions from people in the audience and one was a music teacher who asked if she could sing with him. He brought her up to the stage and they sang “The Prayer” together. This girl sang wonderfully, even in front of that huge crowd. It was awesome. (video)

Another neat part of the show was when the Indians game at Progressive field next door ended, Josh was in the middle of a story about a war-torn soldier as an intro for one of his songs. They had fireworks after the game, so there were loud booms coming from outside. (Yes, they have fireworks even after they lose.) Groban said it was the oddest thing that’s ever happened at one of his shows, but I think it fit well with the story and song.
I think Molly liked the concert more than she thought she would, but if I had it to do over again, I would save my money. Oh well, we live and learn.

Molly got me a present, too: a gift card for Jimmy John’s! I think she wins this year’s best anniversary gift award.

We went to church in the morning, but left right after the sermon so we could make it to the Indians game. Once again, they lost. Luckily, we don’t depend on them winning to have a good time.
Back at the house, we taught Allen and Melanie how to play Golf (the card game). We couldn’t figure out how she was doing it, but Melanie managed to always get the cards she needed. Suffice it to say that she won the game handily.

That was it for the weekend, but on Wednesday I joined Molly and her company for their outing to an Indians game. Guess what. They lost! It was a noon game and the sun was torturous. At one point, most of the people were huddled in the back under the shade, but some of us stuck it out in the heat. Molly’s co-workers got to see a side of her they’ve never seen before. At work, everyone knows her as a sweet and quiet girl, but she’s very boisterous when it comes to cheering on (or critisizing) the Indians.

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Comment from:
Alison

Another fun read. You write very well, you’re interesting and live your life to the fullest.
Happy Anniversary!

07/03/11 @ 01:51


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