We'd given each other presents earlier in the week because we are dorks who cannot wait until The Day (which was June 18, incidentally). nyxie gave me a bottle of Aberlour a'Bunadh single malt Scotch, a cask-strength special bottling of Aberlour which I've been wanting to try since halfjack started taunting me with it months ago. I gave her a bike, because, well, she didn't have a bike and wanted one (a Trek 7100 for the bike geeks in the audience). We also bought a new bedroom suite (the bed, end tables and dresser visible here) and mattress, but that had been in the works for a while now.
We went out to the Urban Pear, one of our favorite local restaurants. No-one writes decent restaurant reviews here, or else I'd point to one. The Pear has a new menu daily based on what fresh local ingredients the chef decided to work with that day—five appetizers, five entrees, five desserts. I had a chilled pear soup with wine jelly, beef tenderloin in red wine broth with a baby potato, radish and pork salad, and a lemon-ricotta bread pudding with sour cream ice cream; nyxie started with an antipasto of roasted garlic, pear, chilied kalamata olives and Canadian "Brie", snapper on a bed of beets and black sticky rice, and a dark chocolate tart. The restaurant was having air-conditioning problems but it was still an excellent time.
It's hard to believe it's already been a year. I am a very happy mendel and still head over heels about my sweetie. :-)