We had a marvelous anniversary celebration. Paul was ready to treat me to a nice, romantic dinner at a favorite fancy restaurant- Carvers (sounded good and expensive), but he just started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and like most Americans, we're watching what we spend. So we went with plan B my plan and made our own Carvers restaurant at home. After S & S soccer game (way to score girls!), and dinner for them, they went down at 8 o'clock sharp. Paul fired up the grill and cooked the New York strips while I whipped up some cheesy potatoes, asparagus, and fresh fruit salad, with our favorite chocolate layered pie setting in the fridge. It was a delicious, romantic, candlelight dinner with old time favorites playing in the background... the steaks were perfect, potatoes were creamy, dessert to die for and a nice private setting with my sweetheart. Oh ya, the waiters weren't too bad themselves, they were awesome! (Josh & Trevor were so cute & willing to help, they did their part very well. They stayed inconspicuous unless we needed something then mysteriously disappeared- off to bed, thanks boys!). We really enjoyed the Anniversary Inn last year, so why not create our own- fireplace, jacuzzi, and romantic movie on the big screen. We changed into something comfortable and nestled on the loveseat for a great movie- Shadowlands, tear jerker. It was magical, just as good, if not better, had we gone out to celebrate. The only thing missing (should've planned ahead for this) was breakfast in bed the next morning, that was such a nice ending last year. But I let Paul sleep in while I got the kids off to school, since he had to work all day. Happy Anniversary hon! Looking forward to the next 19+ years with you.