Sunday, December 06, 2009

A Red Velvet Kind of Weekend

Just got back from a glorious weekend with Jill and Stef. Lots of coffee, Christmas gifts checked off the list, sore feet, sleeping in and staying up late. One of our best years to date.
We went to the Cheesecake Factory and we all three ordered the Miso Salmon. We devored every grain of rice and it was all I could do not to lick it clean. I know that's frowned upon so I refrained. Then we each got a piece of cheesecake. Did you know they had cheesecake? Apparently they are famous for it. Stefanie got the Banana Cream, Jill got some cocoanut number and I had the most incredible spiritual experience eating Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake. You have to just love the name itself. I promise you this, you will become closer to God if you eat this. It's more proof of His existence.

We decided to catch a love story move to end our chick weekend off with some Jake Gyllenhaal eye candy. 'Brothers' was the pick and we all settled in our seats with our hot pretzels we snuck into the theater, (we are all dangerous, dangerous criminals). This movie was brilliantly acted. The story was painfully moving, highlighting wars most crippling injury; post traumatic stress disorder. I don't know if I have ever sob so much in a movie, ever. I left not only feeling that my heart had been ripped out and stomped on but then thrown into a food processor. And so I leave you tonight with this: my gratitude for those who have served our country is deepened tonight. Not only those who have bravely gone to fight a battle on foreign ground to keep the fight away from us but for the wives, mothers, fathers, husbands and kids who also sacrifice immeasurably to see their loved ones engage in war that is not only physically risky but mentally as well. My thanks is not adequate. I wish I could give you all a piece of Red Velvet Cheesecake.


joyq said...

Good heads up on the movie- Brett and I are planning to go see it this week (babysitter willing...)

Sobbed and sobbed? Suddenly Ninja Assassin sounds like a "maybe"...

Molly said...

Gary brought a piece of that cheesecake home yesterday. He had planned to bring his leftovers home for me...but forgot it at the table. I told him, go back my sweetheart! (We were talking on the phone.) He graciously went back and guess what? The staff had thrown it out! So they gave him an entire new piece.

I only got a third of it as he shared it with Josiah as well, but with something as yummy as that, I don't mind sharing.

I am so glad you had a great weekend away. It sounds wonderful!

Stefanie said...

It really is the best way to start our holidays!!

I always am so sad when it is over. I truly think it is my favorite gift every year. I will never take it for granted.

Anonymous said...

I completely, 100% agree with your assessment of the Red velvet cheesecake!! I had it a few months ago, and the experience was nothing less than spiritual for me as well. YUMMMMMM!!
Amy Hollis