Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dinners and Movies

When Dan and I joined the club of Old Married Folk, we decided to keep a regular "date night" and so far we've stuck to that. Because it's cold outside, our dates have mostly been of the dinner-and-a-movie variety, but we have made it a point to stretch ourselves and try new restaurants and we take turns picking the movie. We are pretty limited with restaurant choices in the Pullman and Moscow area, but so far, our favorite has been Suchada's Thai Restaurant. The atmosphere is certainly lacking, but the food is so good. We've also been pleased with Tucci's Italian in Moscow, Fireside Grill, Sangria, Swilly's and Basilio's. Those of you who have dined in the area, please feel free to leave us some suggestions. It might take us years, but we want to try every restaurant in the Moscow-Pullman area.

We usually can agree fairly easily on where to dine, but choosing a movie is definitely harder. Since we have a hard time agreeing on this, we decided to take turns, so one week I'll pick the movie and the next week we'll see Dan's choice. The differences in our personalities certainly were evident when you look at the most recent movies we've seen. Two weeks ago, my choice was 'Juno,' a sweet and sad independent film with a funky soundtrack and some hilarious one-liners. Last week, Dan's choice was 'Cloverfield,' an intense and scary monster movie. Just because our tastes are so different, doesn't mean we didn't enjoy the others' movie. I was glued to the screen during every bump and weird angle of 'Cloverfield' and Dan laughed as hard as I did during parts of 'Juno.' So I guess it's good that we have some differences. We can share them with each other and help the other one grow and appreciate the things we both enjoy.

Friday, January 4, 2008

What a Year!

2007 was quite a year, wasn't it? I made this little photo collage on Picasa and it kind of sums up the year for me. I was excited for the births of little nieces, Sandy Fugal and Kenzie Louise Lenssen, the 50th anniversary celebration in Montana for my grandparents, Bob and Ree, visits to Utah and Las Vegas to see family and friends. There were also several dinner-and-a-movie dates with Dan, long phone calls with friends, miles and miles driven across the state, a diamond ring, a wedding, a husband and a new life together : ) There were grand adventures and hum-drum every-day life kind of days.
I'm sure 2008 will have even more in store for us. Who knows what all we'll have to reflect back on this time next year. This time last year, I would not have thought that half of the stuff we've gone through would have happened. I guess that's the way it goes. We try so hard to have our lives planned just so, but fortunately for us, God has better plans for us than we could ever imagine for ourselves.
Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2008 brings more than you ever thought possible!
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