This weekend was our 2nd anniversary and we celebrated in a big way! Friday night, we went to The Melting Pot and had the most amazing dining experience. The ambiance was perfect and the service was impeccable (aside from the fact that I'm pretty sure our server had a man crush on Andrew... and after we told him we were married, he eased up on the googly eyes).
We ordered the 4-course meal which was absolutely delish. Every portion of this meal was delectable and such a wonderful experience. We cannot rave enough about how in love we are with The Melting Pot. It was definitely out of norm to spend so much on a meal, but we splurged for the occasion. We started out with the Feng Shui Cheese Fondue, followed by Lettuce Wraps with an orange-ginger dressing. For the main course, we chose The French Quarter which included an assortment of filet minon, chicken breast and shrimp, seasoned with cajun spices and served with Andouille sausage. We especially loved the style of cooking our own meat and veggies in the homemade broth on our table. It was a slow process that allowed us to relax and enjoy the cuisine at our own pace. To top off the meal, we finished with the Yin and Yang fondue which was a combination of white and dark chocolate. To accompany the rich chocolate was an assortment of fresh strawberries, marshmellows, cheesecake, brownies and angel food cake. This place charmed us with their savoir-faire in every way. Thank you Melting Pot for giving us a romantic night out!
After our bellies were royally filled, we walked the streets of Portland and enjoyed each others company.
On Saturday, we furthered our celebrating by attending a wedding of a childhood friend of mine. She too was adopted from Seoul, Korea through the same agency and even the same exact social worker. We grew up living just a few houses away from each other and even danced together on our high school dance team. Erin looked gorgeous in her wedding gown and the entire event was beautiful. She was married in a Lutheran church very close by. Snuggling up with my husband and watching two people enter into the wonderful world of marital bliss was a reflection for me on just how far Andrew and I have come. It also reminded me of the blessing we have been given through the covenants we have made. I am truly grateful to be sealed to this man of mine for eternity and through good times and bad, it is always worth it.
Happy Anniversary Andrew Thomas! I love you to the moon and back!