Anniversary woes

Yesterday was our 5-year anniversary.  It didn’t quite go according to plan.

We left the boys with some friends in order to have a date, something we haven’t done since we were back home this summer.  We went to see the movie, The Dilemma.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great.  I’d give it 2.5 stars.

Our dinner plans were going to be at Prime Rib.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have reservations and it was 6:30.  The wait time was about an hour.  Keeping the boys’ bedtime in mind, we didn’t think that would work.  We tried Boss Lodge.  Unfortunately, Friday night was seafood buffet night.  Not being a big seafood person, that was out.  We then went downtown to the Chophouse.  The wait time was only 20 minutes.

The Chophouse was very busy.  My guess, every place in Gillette was busy last night.  It took quite a while to get our soup and salad, chiefly because the kitchen was backed up.  My French onion soup was very good.  When our meal finally came out, it was also good.  By the time we were finished with our meal, it was almost 9:00.  If were just us, not a big deal.  But having a 2 1/2 year old who was an hour past bedtime, we felt in a rush.

Once we got home, Wesley read his bus book and he was out.  Bryce woke up in his carseat.  I picked him up and held him and he was out.

Overall, it was a good night, though dinner plans didn’t go as smooth as I had planned.  Note to self: always make a reservation on a Friday night.  Even reservations at McDonald’s might not be a bad idea in the future.