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Anniversary Re-Cap

Thank you all for your kind words on yesterday’s post! It sounds like several of you share equally awkward first kisses! I am glad I am not the only one! πŸ™‚

Chase got home from the hospital late but quickly got dressed and we were off to a secret location that ended up being dinner reservations at one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Bethlehem: Edge Restaurant.

I was pumped!

Don’t you love Chase’s 7 fingers to celebrate the occasion! He is not throwing gang signs.

We love Edge because it has perfect ambiance. They always play really classy jazz and indie music at the ideal volume where you can listen but also talk. It is rarely packed, so you don’t feel like people are encroaching on your space. The lighting is also quite romantic. It is simply lovely!

I had a rather handsome date!

While I had been strictly admonished to abandon my frugal frog ways at this celebratory dinner, Chase and I decided to split a salad to start. I TOTALLY recommend it as it is often a perfect pre-meal portion (and frugal…shhhh).

We started with the Baby Arugula and Spinach Salad.

It was positively delightful! The pickled red onions were my favorite!

The little white things are egg whites, not cheese. This was a perfectly Paleo starter–Score!

I was a bit overwhelmed by the menu and ended up being lame and ordering a fancy burger, the Triple Truffle House Burger to be exact:

I asked for no bun or cheese, but they ended up just leaving everything off and I received a lone burger, no Bibb lettuce, nothing. 😦

I realize that the Truffle french fries were not paleo, since white potatoes are on the “not ideal” list. However, I usually have no trouble with white potatoes and these were DELICIOUS. I ate them with great satisfaction!

While we did not order dessert, as we were STUFFED, they brought us out this glorious and complimentary “Strawberries and Creme” dessert. The waitress noted that I did not eat gluten, so she surprised us with this. It was delightful! A perfect palate cleanser!

Not only were we given free dessert, but the manager also gave us a gift card because they had overcooked my burger. So while this was not supposed to be a frugal night, it ended up being rather economical! Um, happy anniversary to us (and our wallets!).

I was VERY excited about the gift card.

We then got on with the rest of the celebration. We traded gifts and has a kiss re-do. It was much better this time.

I gave Chase “Curious George” stories.

He was excited!

Then he presented me with our final evening activity: Watching “You’ve Got Mail.” The first movie we watched together freshman year and which we proceeded to watch on a bi-weekly basis throughout college.

And yes, we do know the whole movie by heart and yes, we are those annoying people who proceed to quoteΒ  lines during the entire movie.

Also, while you can’ t tell this from the picture, I watched the movie in the comfort of my Kathleen Kelly(the character Meg Ryan plays) pajamas that Chase got me for Christmas when we were dating. We are 100% obsessed with You’ve Got Mail.


(My PJ’s are blue, by the way)

Watching YGM got me thinking, what ever happened to Meg Ryan? She has basically disappeared! She is/was one of my favorite actresses. I love almost every single one of her movies. I think Reese Witherspoon is kind of her 2000’s replacement.

Who is your favorite actor/actress? Do you have any movies that you can watch 100 times?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

19 responses »

  1. I really want to try truffle fries someday!!
    Good lord though – I think we may have reached a sisterhood gap with Meg Ryan – I cant STAND her, or any of her movies. I’m obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow (shallow hall!! sliding doors!!!) but hardly anyone agrees with me on that. woops!
    you look super pretty in your bday outfit – very southern belle with your red hair! xoxox

  2. That looks like a great restaurant with some amazing service!

    I love You’ve Got Mail too!

  3. Ordering a burger is not lame! It’s delicious πŸ™‚ And those truffle fries look anything but lame! It sounds like a really great restaurant with awesome service too. Glad you had a nice anniversary πŸ™‚

  4. You two are super cute. It looks like you had a great time. I really like your dress!

  5. Sorry I’m a day late (I stayed off the computer last night!), but happy anniversary!! Sounds like the cutest date night EVER! πŸ™‚

  6. What a perfect date! I love getting free gift cards when people at restaurants/sbux mess. I’m never even mad so I end up being super happy!! Lol. Love You’ve Got Mail. It’s funny that you mentioned Reese because another big fave is Sweet Home Alabama! Those fries look amazing!

  7. Sounds like a great date night! Happy anniversary πŸ™‚ I could watch Pretty Woman over and over again. I love it!

  8. Truffle fries… droolllllll to say the very least! I haven’t had anything quite like that in YEARS but if I were to splurge on some fries (which I plan to!) something like this will definitely be making an appearance πŸ™‚
    Glad you had a nice time, you look so pretty!

  9. Awwwww. Great date night. I really like your dress!

  10. Happy Anniversary! Y’all are adorable together!

  11. You looked so pretty for your dinner … and happy, which of course, makes everyone pretty πŸ™‚

    Glad to know I’m not to only one who orders burgers with no meat or cheese πŸ™‚ I played with paleo for a while, and I actually prefer it! Sad they forgot the veggies though.

    My favorite actress is Jennifer Garner and the movie I’ve watched over and over … I’d say it’s a toss up between Newsies and 13 going on 30.

  12. Your night sounds like it was too cute :)!

    I could watch Pretty Woman over and over and over again. When I was in Italy for three weeks this past summer, Pretty Woman was the only movie my friend and I could get to play in English, so we definitely watched it at least 5 times.

  13. I’m such a kid, Disney movies instantly come to mind…. As well as all the girlie classics: Pretty Woman, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days, ect….
    Glad you two had a happy anniversary! That is so sweet and I’m glad you went out and made some memories and put frugal frog to the side. Delicious and fun!!!

  14. too cute! i am loving the dress you wore to dinner!!!

  15. Sounds like a great night! And Curious George was a great choice πŸ™‚ Have you two ever watched the more recent Curious George movie? It is hilarious!! Dave and I love it! I gave it to him for Christmas a couple years ago.


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