Sunday, October 5, 2008

Our First 5 Years

Carl and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Saturday. To celebrate we went out to The Melting Pot, a restaurant we have always desired to try, but not wanted to spend the money to do so. We thought this anniversary was a good a reason as any, so we did and it was phenomenal! We LOVED it!! The food was absolutely delicious, and the experience was a great time. You will not leave there hungry, and all the food you eat is quite healthy! We got the 4 course choice (you can only get a minimum of 3 I believe), and our dessert was free as we had a coupon (always exciting). The first course is a variety of breads, apple slices, and variety of fresh veggies to dip in your choice of a cheese fondue sauce. The second course was a delicious salad (no fondue necessary ;) ) and the third course was the main course with a variety of meat and veggies and your choice of broth fondue. Here are a few pictures from the day and the meal. I will apologize in advance, I always remembered to take the picture after eating a bit, so you don't get to see the nice spread as we first saw it, but rather partially eaten. ;)

We of course had to get a little gussied up for our nice meal and special day. : )

Here is the first course (or what's left of it). : )

Main course of pork bbq, shrimp, salmon, honey dijon chicken, ravioli, and fillet Mignon (and veggies).

The boiling broth.

So, in our first five years we have lived in and traveled around Europe, moved 3 times, lived in 3 different states, had 4 different churches, gotten 2 dogs, both served in the war against terrorism, made many good friends, and seen the Lord keep us through hard times as well as good times. We have also seen many prayers answered. We are so thankful to be where we are now, as our marriage really does keep getting better all of the time, as we desire more and more to serve the Lord and through serving Him, serve each other. What a sweet blessing my husband is to me daily, and I strive to be the same to him. We are SO excited to see how God will work in our marriage in the next 5 years and more.


Tom and April said...

oh Jenny. look just beautiful. It looks like a wonderful time. We miss you guys a lot, but glad to see you are settled into your new home. God is so good. And thank you both for your service, such a wonderful opportunity to serve your country(in no small way). Congratulations on 5 years to the both of you!

One Happy Family said...

Congratulations on 5 years of marriage! What a milestone! The next 5 will be even better!

Jenny said...

Awww... you both look so great!! Congrats on 5 years!! Yay! Loved seeing the photos of your interesting meal! What an exciting 5 years to have lived in so many places and done so many things! It has been such a joy to know you both! Love the photos!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Marriage gets better every year!! Craig and I are on year number 15!! Wow! That makes me feel sooooooo old! ;) You looked so beautiful! Sure do miss you! Love you!
-Emily H.

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!! That looks like a great place to go! Does it feel like it has gone by quickly?

Jenny B. said...


It feels like it has gone by not too quickly, but not too slowly. :)

Jenny B. said...

Thanks for the comment Emily! We REALLY miss Westside, but are getting settled in to our new church and how God will use us in His ministry here. We think of you and Pastor often and how thankful we are to have been a part of Westside.

Renee said...

What a beautiful couple! I love you both so much! God is so good to us.