David & Billy & Our Anniversary Dinner

Meet Dill's Official Family, and our neighbors and best friends.

A week ago I asked them to join us for dinner tonight, completely forgetting that we'd be taking John & Ashley up to the airport (1.5 hr away) with plans to stop, while we were near Halifax, to make a Costco run and do some additional shopping. The night before, I got a note from Billy telling me that they were going to take care of dinner for us.

As they have a key to our house, we arrived home around 5:30 to find the table freshly set, candles lit, and music in the living room. David was already in the kitchen preparing dinner (he's an amazing cook!) He'd created an antipasto for an appetizer, scallops and leeks (in a lot of butter and cream) over linguini for dinner, salad, and a chocolate-whisky cake for dessert. It was the sweetest gesture, and delicous food. We ended the evening with champagne and conversation in the living room, Dill curled up in "his" livingroom chair & looking exactly like this again http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-05-14 (Billy kept telling me to take pictures of him and didn't remember I had one of him in the same position already. ...now do you remember?)

Thank you guys for making this a memorable anniversary! You're just the best!

(If you'd like to see our wedding picture, Heather surprised us by posting this http://365project.org/biggirlart/365/2010-06-14 )
That is so lovely. Happy anniversary Louise and Ken!
posted June 15th, 2010  
awww HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! what a happy day!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy aniversary and many more....Nice pic!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Glad to hear you got spoiled. Love your wedding pic.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had a great time!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Hello David and Billy!

What a lovely way to spend your anniversary ... that cake looks DELISH!
posted June 15th, 2010  
what a lovely & sweet suprise! looks like it couldn't have turned out any better! and that cake looks yummy!
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a lovely surprise. An anniversary (among all the others) to remember! No better way to remember than on 365!!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy anniversary - good pic! I like the expression on the guy on the right's face!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Ah, that's wonderful. What great friends you have.
posted June 15th, 2010  
very wonderful!
Happy aniversary!
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a sweet thing for your friends to do for you! Dinner sounds absolutely wonderful! It sounds like you and Ken had a great anniversary!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! What a nice way to spend it, must get some friends like these!!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Wonderful!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary - sounds like a lovely evening with dear friends!
posted June 15th, 2010  
How wonderful. I miss our Auckland neighbours. That's the sort of thing they would have done.Happy Anniversary
posted June 15th, 2010  
Hello David and Billy! You are lucky to have such wonderful neighbours.
posted June 15th, 2010  
What fantastic friends you have and what a lovely thing to come home to. Happy Anniversary :)
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a wonderful meal for your anniversary.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Gee.... it is wonderful finding good friends... and Happy Anniversary
posted June 15th, 2010  
What amazing friends you are blessed with! Happy anniversary and I absolutely loved your wedding photo. :)
posted June 15th, 2010  
Such sweet, thoughtful friends that you have! Dinner sounds delicious. Happy Anniversary.
posted June 15th, 2010  
looked at the wedding photo...smiles don't change even if other things do!
posted June 15th, 2010  
What great friends you have!!
posted June 15th, 2010  
and happy anniversary...ours is coming up soon too...
posted June 15th, 2010  
Thanks for creating the link. I missed that picture the first time. Dill is irresistible! Glad you were cosseted on your anniversary. You certainly have great friends--both human and feline!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!
What a great shot. :)
posted June 15th, 2010  
Sounds like you all had a very memorable evening. There's nothing like having great friends to share special moments in our lives.
posted June 15th, 2010  
happy anniversary! that cake looks yummy! so glad that you have wonderful friends like that, they are hard to come by these days! here's to many more happy years for the two of you!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversery to both of you! Sounds like a great time was had by all( the best kind of evenings)
posted June 15th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary! Great shot!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Aw, sounds like a great anniversary! You guys have some great friends there and I loved the wedding picture :).
posted June 15th, 2010  
Ahh... Nova Scotia hospitality at its best :) Hope you enjoyed your day, Louise :)
posted June 15th, 2010  
How wonderful! It's nice to meet the people that Dill lets live in his house. Isn't that the way it usually is? Cats own the homes, right? I've enjoyed hearing all about their hospitality. Good friends are so wonderful...and something to value. Wonderful picture!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Sounds like an awesome day and some yummy food!

Love the wedding picture and of course I had to follow Heather now too LOL.

Louise, thank you so much for your comment on my butterfly blog! I was surprised to go in there this morning and see comments! I always forget to look. You are welcome to share the link anywhere you'd like! One lady said she found it on a jewelry making board and my daughter (happilybarefoot) posts it on her diaper making boards. I love when the word gets out about the monarchs, so thank you!
posted June 15th, 2010  
looks like a great aniversary.. yummy cake and some tanned men in the picture! My kitties would have had paw prints and teeth marks all over the cake and cake all over their paws and whiskers! Thanks for lovely comments on syko and Nero, they just had their cat flu injections and are very quiet...... for now....
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a wonderful anniversary dinner you've got!! I loved your wedding photo! :-) How sweet of Heather to put it up! :-))
posted June 15th, 2010  
Good friends good food, what more could any one want.
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a lovely day you had! Happy Anniversary!
posted June 15th, 2010  
Louise - I have seen all of those animals in my yard. My backyard is about 1 acre of woods. That is small to average in this area. I have the occasional sunk or raccoon also, but who doesn't.
posted June 15th, 2010  
love the wedding picture!!! :)
posted June 15th, 2010  
Just looked at your wedding picture. very nice. looks like you had a lovely day.
posted June 15th, 2010  
i'm trying to catch up a bit on my comments to your lovely pictures.
posted June 15th, 2010  
Wow what a lovely surprise! Loved your wedding photo on Heather's page ! I realise that I was a little baby when you were married & you don't look old enough for that to be possible! : D
posted June 15th, 2010  
Btw I did use an iphone to take the rose photo, it was using the hipstamatic app which i think is really cool as it makes retro looking photos and you can play about with different lenses, film and flashes.
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary :)
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!!! Sounds like you had an amazing night :-)
posted June 16th, 2010  
Wishing you a happy anniversary
posted June 16th, 2010  
I just wish I could have read all the comments but I am running out of time and need to get to bed...work will call very early in the morning. But it looks like we both have wonderful friends! What a treat your friends made for you! When we come to visit I would like to meet them too!
posted June 16th, 2010  
Thanks for playing matchmaker for me and Christine. Here's the really amazing thing; Before she moved, she lived in the same city I do! I'd tag that with "eerie" but that was last week's theme.
posted June 16th, 2010  
Mmmmm...have missing following. Great photo...and happy anniversary! Hopped in just in time to wish you this!
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!!! :) about your comment in my multiplicity photo the two pictures were taken in the same room. I have known Aly for 7 years now and I encourage her to join 365. ;)
posted June 16th, 2010  
They look like such nice guys! And I loved your wedding photo--it's wonderful to still see you looking so happy today.

Thanks for your comment on my page. I believe that a home develops a personality or a vibe or something over time, and this place has always had such a good one. :)
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!
posted June 16th, 2010  
Yay Billy and Dave! I wish we could have spent more time hanging out with them. I wish I could have been able to have some of the homemade cake as well.
posted June 16th, 2010  
HAPPY HAPPY Anniversary Dear Friends!
What a special day!
What lovely friends you have in David and Billy.
*waves at the boys!*
Louise, I was speaking to my best friend about you yesterday ( as she was hopping a plane to Germany...wouldn't you love to just HOP a plane to Germany? And then take a Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona? Oh, the joy! )...and I told her that you collect "people"...or rather people are magnetically drawn to you....as they are to her husband, which we have talked about often.
Anyway...what a lovely quality to have, we've both decided.
And how wonderful to be within your radius!
I think Lunenburg is lucky to have you infuse their fair city each summer with your enthusiasm and effervescence. To say nothing of all of the tourism advertising dollars you are surely saving them! ;-)
And I love that you have become an honourary Canadian, who has much insight into what makes us - a rather eccentric, but very proud people - tick. XO
posted June 16th, 2010  
Oh...yes...just a clarification form something you posted earlier on one of my photos...
Kyle and Maria live here in Vancouver, so we get to visit with them fairly often. YAY! It's Kelsey and Ian who live away from us.
I am glad that you had a lovely visit with Ashley and John, but am sorry it seemed to go by so fast! But that also means that it;s that much closer to Grandma time! And just 4 months away from wedding time for me!!!
Kyle and Maria are currently in the process of booking their wedding now, so that's fun.
My kids really like holidays, it seems!
Kelsey is getting married on Thanksgiving, and Kyle is getting married on July 1, 2011.
Oh, that reminds me...what are July 1st celebrations like in Lunenburg?
And...if we ever get back to New Brunswick to visit my aunt and uncle again ( though our travel $$$ have to go to visiting Kelsey and Ian, these days...not that we mind! ;-)... Brad and I must surely stop by and say HI!
posted June 16th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!
posted June 16th, 2010  
What a lovely day you had and how nice for your neighbours to be so thoughtful and to make you dinner - great!
posted June 16th, 2010  
What a wonderful Anniversary present from David and Billy! Sounds like you had a wonderful day (and evening). I love the pic that Heather put up of you two just glowing on your wedding day. Just adorable! :-)
posted June 17th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary!!!! I have been waaay behind on my comments and I am only just now getting to see this, so sorry for my belated sentiments. The photo from your wedding day is fantastic! You two look so happy in that picture, and it warms my heart that you seem just as happy together today, 41 years later. What a great way to spend your anniversary, too - that was so sweet of your friends to do. :)
posted June 19th, 2010  
Happy Anniversary a little late! Sooo, is that all there is to it...you give someone your key and they surprise you with dinner and dessert? Cool! I'm gonna try it...oh, you probably have to be very selective in who you give the key to - lol
posted June 20th, 2010  
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