Easter Dinner

Before Easter falls too far behind us in the rearview mirror, I want to share our Easter dinner. It was so special, and I want to record it here not just for you, but also for us. Our first year of marriage is really flying by, and I know we will treasure these early memories, hopefully until we are old and gray and bouncing our grandchildren on our knees. We had our Easter dinner on Saturday night, actually, and then again on Sunday. Eric usually cooks on the weekends, and he wanted to make lamb shanks. Almost all of the recipes he chooses are from our Gourmet Today cookbook, and they are always amazing. This one was no exception! But first, a bit of context.

We spent Saturday in LA exploring the Miracle Mile and West Hollywood. We traipsed around the historic farmer’s market, the La Brea Tar Pits (Still bubbling! Crazy!) and the pretty LACMA complex. It was gorgeous, and it was also really hot, with no shade to be found. By the time we stumbled into a cafe for lunch, we were exhausted.

We headed back home in the late afternoon and took a dip in the pool (and the hot tub, of course), and then I spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing, while Eric was in the kitchen. He was being just a tiny bit secretive, which was really sweet.

Around 7:30, he came into the office, held out his hand, and asked if he could take me to dinner. He led me into the dining room, where he had set dinner out on our china and crystal. And he had our wedding dinner playlist playing on the stereo. Oh my goodness, I was in tears. I wasn’t crying so much because all of these incredibly sweet gestures were so overwhelming, which they were, but mostly because these incredibly sweet gestures happen all the time: this is the man I married. I am so intensely grateful for him, and for the fact that, with him, magic little moments like these can and do happen anytime, anywhere.

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