Monday, May 14, 2012


Love is in the air, my dear readers.
This past Saturday was my five-year anniversary with my super handsome husband. Our plans for a romantic evening were nearly waylaid by Noah's continued sickness, but my parents graciously watched both the boys so that our dinner plans could happen. So, after pancake breakfast, family time during the day to commemorate what five years of holy matrimony has blessed us with, and an afternoon nap for all, Stephan and I got all dolled up, dropped off the kiddos at Bebe and Papa's, and then made our way to an evening of romance and fuzzy warm feelings.
  First, we wanted to try dinner at a restaurant we've never tried before. That led us to Jake's on the Square.
The table was quite large. It was hard to look cuddly for the picture.
   The food was delicious. From this moment forth, when I speak of tasty shrimp, I shall reference the astonishingly good shrimp I ate at Jake's. All other shrimp I have tasted thus far in my life has been put to embarrassing shame in the light of that glorious, grilled shrimp. I could eat that shrimp every day. Stephan had their crab cakes. For dessert, in honor of our five years of married-ness, Jake's honored us with a luscious slice chocolate cheesecake. All-in-all, it was an impressive meal and a real treat.
   After dinner, Stephan and I wanted to watch a movie. Though the Avengers was awesome when we saw it, we didn't want to watch the same movie twice. That's way too much money for a movie we've already seen. Instead, we both decided to try Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp. Here is my official review: do not waste your money to see it. Not in theaters, not even when it comes out to rent for a dollar. I could go into detail as to how disappointed Stephan and I were with our movie selection ( we only stayed through the whole thing because we kept thinking it would get better), but I want to remember the evening with only fond memories, so I'm currently working on blocking out that memory.
   The night (minus the movie) was a joy. It served as a good reminder as to why I'm so happy to be Mrs. Stephan Du Toit. That good-looking guy made me laugh and feel beautiful. We talked about our past and our plans for the future. We prayed for our children and their future. Then we picked up the kids and took our family home.
   And because I love thinking about it, here is a list of what God, in his goodness and mercy, has blessed Stephan and I with in the past five years:
  *His love, joy, peace, patients, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. With these gifts, we have been able to rough stormy weather and enjoy days of calm and still love each other deeply.
  *A lovely, sturdy house.
  *loving, supportive family.
  *Dear, wonderful friends.
 And two of our most favorite-est blessings of all thus far:
  *these guys-

    Ooooooooh, the cuteness. And because babies be cuter in diapers, Here's another good one:
 Kinda emphasizes the size difference, don't it?
  Tonight is BSF for mommy. Daddy is back to working like a champ. Noah is faring a little bit better, but is still coughing like it's what all the cool kids are doing. Witten is growing far to fast. I thank God so much that He has, for some mysterious reason, withheld from me what I deserve and instead given me everything I do not deserve.  Thank You, God!

1 comment:

  1. hahaha! I LOVE that last shot :P

    Happy Anniversary and Mother's Day! :)