Yesterday was MrBeep’s and my anniversary. We’ve been married for two years, but we have been together for over fourteen. We decided to have the ceremony and “make it official” because we were seriously going for help in making our family. We had our ceremony in the local state park in a grove covered with trees and surrounded by ferns. Here is a picture of us after the ceremony, walking from the fern grove to the reception building. My dress was green and the top had gold and copper embroidery. It was hand made by a local shop in Bellevue, WA. We are both so glad we got hitched because we have an official day where we enjoyed a big party with a small group of our favorite friends and family. We both decided amid the planning that we didn’t want a wedding cake because most wedding cake isn’t very good…and really…when it comes right down to it. Wouldn’t you rather have pie? We love pie. We had a wedding pie.
A pear and almond tart, it was fun and yummy and topped with Penguins in Love
Last year, I came up with a system for our anniversary. We both decided was a fun idea.
MrBeep is in charge of odd year anniversary celebrations (1, 3, 5, 7, 9…)
I am in charge of even year anniversary celebrations (2, 4, 6, 8, 10…)
If the anniversary date falls on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday we make a mini-vacation out of it. If the date falls on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday then we have a little evening of dinner or a movie. Last year MrBeep selected a weekend in Portland, OR. This year I chose to go out to a restaurant in Seattle called Bizzarro. We shared the best risotto I have ever enjoyed. It was served with a seared duck breast. We also had some hand-made pasta with Bolognese. Dessert was strawberry and balsamic vinegar ice-cream. Mmmmmmmmm. We both had a really fun time and we love new eating adventures. I’m very lucky to have such a great best friend and love in MrBeep. I am a better person for meeting and knowing him he is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Cycle status update: Sorry for the delay in reporting what is going on with me and eggs and the cycle. I have been swamped with a new cool film project. I promise to write about that another time. Tuesday we hadn’t quite made it so we waited another day. Today I went in to see DocO for an ultrasound and blood work. Ultrasound finally revealed enough follicles over 19mm to go for trigger. I have 16 follicles measuring above 10mm on with a half dozen smaller ones around for good measure. DocO thinks we may get 10 or 11 good sized ones out of the bunch given their current size. My E2 level was 2585 so we have some going on for sure. MrBeep mixed my trigger shot while I watched and we took it at 9:30 pm. We are scheduled for egg retrieval on Friday morning. WOWZER!