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6 Months

March 14, 2009

were-married Just wanted to check in with everyone and let you all know that we very excitedly celebrated our 6-month wedding anniversary yesterday!  Yes, we’re STILL MARRIED!!

My sweetie sent me a “will you marry me” e-card which I loved, loved, loved!

Then we had a fun dinner at a little place in Brooklyn called Moto.  Sam (Melissa’s little sister) is up in the city visiting, so she joined us.  It seemed only right to have a member of the Baum and/or Haley family as part of an anniversary…

We had a perfect day, all on a Friday the 13th…which was the day of our first date, too!

M, J, and S


Our First Valentine’s Day (as a married pair)

February 16, 2009


Our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple was a fantastic day, so we thought, “all the better to come back to the blog with it.” Our plans weren’t as exciting as they could have been, but we had a really good day.

We hope that all of you had a great day, too.

The day started off with a surprise…our buzzer rang and it was Ikea delivering a piece of furniture (the Stockholm glass-door cabinet – in golden-brown) that we were not expecting for another week or two! In the excitement of knowing that we would be doing a little reorganizing, we changed our plans to hurry home.

The day started off with a fun lunch at Lombardi’s in the city – the oldest pizzeria in New York City. It’s very good to say the least. We had a few small errands to run and ended at Dean and Deluca (Melissa’s favorite spot on the corner of Broadway and Prince) to pick up the last few ingredients for our very special dinner.

We weren’t going to go out on the town this year – we wanted to enjoy our time together at home, something that rarely happens these days. Our big plan was a special Valentine’s Day dinner, which I had been planning for a while. We enjoyed couple of filet mignons with a Roquefort sauce, braised Swiss chard with bacon, sautéed snap peas, and parslied potatoes all with a nice bottle of 2003 Winemaker’s Reserve Calloway Sangiovese that we brought home from our honeymoon in California. dinner-cu-2

As I cooked, my sweetie built the cabinet, hung some picture frames in our bathroom, and did a little cleaning.

The dinner was fabulous!  My sweetie hasn’t stopped thanking me yet.  Star even had a little taste and was very, very purrrrr-y all evening after that.  Just see this kitty bliss…


Very exciting.  I was so tired from the cooking and excitement of our day that I actually almost fell asleep at the table.

It was my favorite Valentine’s Day yet.

M, J, and S