Saturday, May 22, 2010

Anniversary and the end of an era.

May 12th was a very exciting day for me and my family. For me, Wednesday was my last day of work at Great American Title. It was a strange feeling. I was pretty busy for it being my last day and as I was plugging away, working up HUDs, preparing recording packages and closing out files I had a moment where I felt like I was making a huge mistake by leaving. I know that job so well, I've been doing it for so long that I became efficient and comfortable with everything I did. Leaving this job?? What was I thinking! And just like that, I looked around my cubicle, around the office...out the window and thought of a million reasons why I should leave. So after a productive 8 hours in the office I said my goodbyes and out the door I went. I of course immediately called Jeremy, he answered the phone singing something about freedom while I wailed out loud FREEBIRD, I'm a freebird! It felt amazing.

I headed over to my sister's house, not only to pick up Espen but to meet up with the family to celebrate my parents 37th (yes, 37 years!) anniversary. We headed over to Pappadeaux and settled in their 'wine room' for one of the best meals I've had in a while. Pappadeaux is a huge New Orleans style Seafood restaurant on the west side of town. We love it because they have a private room where we can eat and keep the kiddos 'locked up'. Our server was a little seafood angel. Everything on the menu looked amazing, but I really wanted something specific...not a problem, she had the kitchen make me something that wasn't exactly on the menu but was exactly what I wanted. Between the appetizers, the wine, the main course and dessert everything was DELISH! And what a great day to celebrate, a huge mile stone and the start of something brand new for me.

{the crab cakes weren't even on the plate long enough for a picture, so good!}


{I am definitely this man's daughter}

{...and this is definitely my kid}

{we practically ordered one of each}

{key lime pie for me}

{love birds}

{the family, except jeremy, who had to teach...bummer!}