Love letter to Big Monkey

Happy Anniversary Big Monkey! We have now known each other for ten years (almost a third of our lives) and been married for eight of those. It gets better everyday! You are an adoring husband. You are patient when I am impatient. You are calm when I am in hysterics. You make me laugh when I want to cry. You make me think twice before I make a fool of myself. And most of all, you just make me a better person. I can't think of anyone else I would rather spend the rest of my life with or raise a family with. Thanks for being a wonderful husband, father, and friend!
I took off work today to have a day of fun with Big Monkey in honor of our anniversary. We had a wonderful time. We started off at The Ruby Slipper in Mid-City for breakfast. BM had the Three Little Piggies omelet (meat, meat, meat) and I had the basic breakfast with a side of pancake. It was relaxing and delicious!
We then hit the Nike outlet to suit up for our New Year's resolution of both getting healthier and losing weight.After relaxing a bit at home, we went to see the movie "Milk" (commentary to follow tomorrow).
We ended the evening with a fabulous dinner at Luke, one of Chef John Besh's restaurants. It was really wonderful. I started off with the fried oyser, bacon, and avocado salad. The bacon was nice and smoky and the oysters could not have been fresher. It was our favorite dish of the evening. I got the mussels et frites for my entree. The french fries were awesome and crispy. The muscles were a bit bland but a good choice since I didn't want something too heavy. The only disappoinment was the bread pudding which was much too dense and hard and as Big Monkey put it "uncomfortable to eat". But, it did not deter from a wonderful dinner!


Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! You look so cute in your picture.

ModernMommy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Cogratulations on 8 years! I'm glad you had such a good day, sounds like a lot of fun.

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm so jealous that you got to spend the day with your hubby! How nice!

On the day of our anniversary we had had so many trials by the end of it that we pooped out of our dinner out and just ate with my in-laws. ROTFL. It was very romantic, especially the part where my MIL started yelling at OU to "move your butts!"

Later Gator said...

Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to your Milk review.

Trisha said...

I'm so proud of you guys. Seeing how you both resolved conflict the first night of Hanukkah night at Gordon Biersch proved why you have made it to eight years, but more importantly, how you've happily made it there.

Okay, enough of the sweet stuff; Sara, it's time for the Milk review dear.

Juan Duque said...

Hi from Colombia. I lived in nola from 95 to 97 and i still miss it.

The Dragon's Den, Snake n Jakes, Rock n Bowl, Camellia Grill, etc etc.

Only sorry I didn't make it to the Ruby Slipper! Maybe it s a newer place?

Anyway, thanks for the nostalgia and the food porn,


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