Thursday, May 15, 2008


you know how on the Iron chef, when the panel of judges taste the contestant's culinary creations, and the princess of Japan says things like "oooooohhhh! this is so exquisite - - like a rainbow exploding into a million dazzling pieces in my mouth!"
and then you (the show viewer) just kind of snort and snicker, and roll your eyes that anyone could possibly talk that way about
food . . .

well, it happened to me.
yep, here - - all night long Joshua and I were saying absurd things like - - "this is so good, I feel like I am going to cry!" and "the combination of textures is unexpected and masterfully juxtaposed" and "the flavor is so deep and complex, and yet so clean!" . . .

Really - - the food was that good.
the best part, though, was Joshua - - and me - - and Joshua and me married for NINE YEARS!
it gets better every year, baby.

12 comments:

lizandbunyan said...

You know one of my most favorite things to do is go eat at a very nice, fancy restaurant with extraordinary food. It really is a feast for the senses and somehow you truly feel like you are living how God intended- Divine food with wonderful fellowship. Anyways, thats what it sounds like you experienced that night. Love it. Congratulations! I can't believe its been 9 years. Whenever we drive to the Frio in the summer, we pass by the field where you got married and I always think of y'all.

Heather Pelczar said...

Congratulations, guys. It DOES get better every day, doesn't it? How wonderful it is to have couple friends like you.

emily said...

you guys are so cute! YOu have to let me take pictures of your beautiful family while you're home! pretty please?

Naomi Smith said...

Lory - - yes! nature groans with anticipation of the earth's restoration, right?; I can't wait to try the asparagus on the new earth!

heather - - thank you! can't wait to see you girls this summer

Emily - - are you serious!? um . . . yeah we'll "let" you take our pictures; we would love that!

Megan said...

Congratulations on 9 wonderful years! Your photo is so artistic!

Megan said...

Naomi, would you please share your chocolate cake recipe with me? (The one you made for Joshua's b-day...it looked wonderful!)I am looking for a yummy cake to make for Phil's sister's birthday this weekend.

Naomi Smith said...

Megan, of course I'll share it; it is such an excellent recipe, I try to share it as often as I can! I'll email it to you right now.

Anonymous said...

you guys are so AMAZINGLY awesome!...pretty much the funnest couple i know! :) cant wait to see you! -mercy

GreenEggsandSam said...

NINE years?!?!?!?! wow...that flew by. I still remember your weddig out in a peaceful field in TX.

Praise the LORD!

Anonymous said...

Dear Joshua and Naomi,

It is hard to believe that you have been married nine years! Just seems like yesterday, that Joshua brought home a "friend" from college.

We are blessed to have you as our daughter-in-law. Thanks for the wonderful children and life you have with Joshua.

Love,

Jim and Ginny

Caroline said...

It sounds like you were really able to celebrate! And it's always nice to enjoy the food too:) We can't wait to see you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

We'd like a run-down of the evening's meal, in great detail.

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