Monday, July 13, 2009

Anniversary Weekend

On Friday we left work early and headed to SLC for a Bee's game. My dad and brother both work for banks that had tickets to the game so my whole family was able to go and it included a dinner! We ate dinner, watched the game and played with the kids. The Bee's ended up winning, and since they won, if you took your game tickets to Sonic, you got a free drink or slush so a bunch of us cashed in on that! On our way out of the stadium my nephew Lincoln even got to meet "Bumble" the bee!

I love how Lincoln is "poking" Bumble in this picture!!

On Saturday Andrew and I did some shopping. We went to DI in West Valley as one of our stops and I came away with more Corelle Callaway dishes. I have a complete set of Corelle dishes in a different pattern so I didn't want to spend a lot more money on a new set, but I love anything ivy and these dishes are just me so I told myself if I found pieces at thrift stores then it would be okay to start a new collection and guess what? I've been lucky! I previously found 2 mugs at a Saver's and at the DI Saturday I found 10 more pieces: 3 more mugs, 1 soup/cereal bowl, 4 saucers and 2 salad/luncheon plates. I was so excited because at $0.50 a piece, all 10 pieces were only $5.00!

Saturday night Andrew and I went to The Melting Pot for our official anniversary dinner. This is something that we've been wanting to do for years and even though it's expensive and we probably won't get to go again, it was a really fun experience. The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant for those who don't know and to start off first you choose a Cheese Fondue. We chose Cheddar Cheese Fondue that described as Aged, medium-sharp Cheddar and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, lager beer, garlic and seasonings. They prepare it in the fondue pot that's on a burner in the center of your table and they bring you fresh breads, vegetables and apples for dipping. YUM!

Then you choose an Entree Selection and we chose Fondue Feast that includes the following meats: Filet Mignon Florentine, Limoncello Balsamic Sirloin, Breast of Chicken (instead of Shrimp Diablo - we're not seafood fans!), Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Orange Fennel Pork Tenderloin, Porcini and Portobello Sacchetti and Fresh Vegetables. The meat and vegetables come out raw and you cook them in your choice of cooking liquid again in a fondue pot in the center of your table. We chose the Court Bouillon cooking style, which is described as Homemade, seasoned vegetable broth and they also bring you many dipping sauces to try.

Last you choose a Chocolate Fondue and we choose Yin and Yang that's described as Half milk chocolate and half white chocolate, artfully swirled for a perfect balance of flavors. They bring you Fresh strawberries, bananas, cheesecake, tasty marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for dipping. There were also rice krispie treats. So good!! We were there about 2 1/2 hours, but it was a great experience!

I also got a new camera and you can tell from the pictures taken by the old one of the new one why a new camera was needed! The old one just doesn't take very clear pictures anymore and all the pictures come out dark no matter how much light you have. The new one has a huge screen compared to my other one and it is so slim. My other one was about 6 years old and was just worn out I guess!


  1. The Melting Pot sounds SO GOOD! I would love that kind of thing, but Josh wouldn't. We do fondue at my mom's every Christmas. It's tradition. My mom once tried to drop it and we all threw a fit, except Josh. He is a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
    What a fun weekend!

  2. Sounds delicious! I hope you guys had an awesome anniversary!