Easter weekend was pretty great weekend. Saturday morning, March 26th, after getting home from my night shift I slept about 3 hours and then got ready to take Canaan to the Pinewood Derby. I had missed last years because Wesley was born!
It was a fun time and it only took a few hours. Canaan didn't have as good as showing as last year but did manage to win 1 of the eight heats he competed in. He had a great time and I'm really proud of him.
Saturday was also Kate's 30th Birthday! To celebrate the occasion I took her on a fancy dinner to The Sedgley Place in Greene. The menu changes every week except for a couple entree's and it's a fixed price for the five course meal. They stagger how each course is brought out and it took just about two hours from beginning to end.
When I called and made the reservation I stated that was my wife's birthday and asked for a secluded spot. We were seated on the second floor in the back corner. It really was secluded compared to the rest of the floor and we loved it. The staff was amazing as several people waited on us through-out the evening. Everyone we spoke with was very nice and outgoing.
First course was a homemade cheese spread on crackers that was waiting at the table when we were seated. They then brought us a fresh made mini loaf of wheat bread, it was warm and delicious served with a honey whipped butter. Our second course was an appetizer, Kate had the French Onion Soup Au Gratin and I had their Creamy Vegetable Soup. They were both fantastic. The third course was a salad, Kate had the Caesar Salad and myself the Tossed Garden with house made balsamic vinaigrette.
The main entree was next, Kate had the Seasoned Pork Tenderloin wrapped in Bacon, served with a sweet potato hash and caramelized onion demi-glace. I had the Fillet Mignon wrapped in bacon topped with a Bearnaise sauce and caramelized shallots garnished with steamed broccoli. All entrees come with either seasoned roasted organic potatoes (my choice) or creamy garlic egg noodles (Kate's choice) and two fresh vegetables which were glazed carrots and steamed cauliflower in a cheese sauce. I don't like cauliflower but this was fantastic!!
We found out that the owners of The Sedgley Place grow all the vegetables that they serve in the restaurant in greenhouses year round, and they are organic. That's pretty fantastic really.
Dessert there were several options but we both chose the same, Peanut Butter pie on an Oreo Cookie crust. It was so thick and delicious that I had to order a glass of milk to help wash it down. The water just wasn't cutting it.
All in all it was a fantastic experience, something neither of us had done before. It was great to try something new.
After dinner we met Emma, Caleb, Uncle Steve, & Aunt Laurie at Roosters for a drink and a nice visit. They were in town for Easter. We couldn't stay late because Jesse was watching little Wesley Boy. Even though she said we could stay out until 2 am we really couldn't have done that.
Sunday morning we went to church for Easter Service. It was a nice morning and the kids really like going to Church and participating in everything. They even sang a song during the service.
We had dinner at Aunt Carolyn's which was wonderful. GG made this orange jello with carrots and i think she said pineapple. Based on the way it looked it should have been disgusting, but it was surprising very good.
Linda has written a nice song to the tune of "I've Got You Babe" entitled "We've Got You Dad" for Grandad, it was really good and quite emotional. It was sung by Linda, Steve, Carolyn, Krista, Seth & Caleb with all but Krista and Carolyn playing the guitar. After we all sang Yellow Submarine, I videoed both songs.
Sunday night John and I recorded Episode 3 of our podcast "What Did You Watch This Week?". That's right John and I have a podcast on the Nerdy Legion podcast network. It started a few weeks back when I guested on "Off The Ropes" another podcast on the Nerdy Legion. My cousin Paul and his friend Martin essentially started this network, mostly Martin, with their Valiant Central Podcast show.
After I guested on one episode of "Off The Ropes" they invited me to be a regular and have dubbed me "The Dean of Wrestling". I proposed to Martin and Paul John and my idea for a show talking about the TV shows and movies that we had watched recently. Basically what we had done for the last 20 years, just recorded.
The third episode was just posted on Monday, 28th, and we are having an awesome time! The second episode already has over 1500 downloads, which we are very impressed with.
If you want to check out our podcast you can here: What Did You Watch This Week?
My wrestling podcast with Todd & Ronnie is here: "Off The Ropes"
Both shows are also on iTunes if you're wondering.
I've got another very excited project that has been in the works for a while. I haven't said too much about it because I don't want to say anything until it's in hand, but another important step was complete Sunday night and it should be almost complete!
Here are some photos of the kids at church bedecking the cross.