Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Celebrating Twelve on the 13th

Whew! This weekend was a whirlwind of activity and celebration! Not only was it Mothers Day but it was also my father-in-laws birthday and our 12th Anniversary.

I love our anniversary. I think it is so fun to go back and try to remember all the things we have done in the years past. Last year we bought a kayak. The year before we moved to NC. The year before that we think we went out to eat. And the year before that we got matching tattoos...yes, we really did.

We laughed about those early days when, living on a very tight budget we would go buy a loaf of French bread and some cheese and climb up the foot hills of the surrounding mountains and sit and chat and watch the city lights come on. That was often our standard date. It was also my favorite date.

I remember living on campus, in that first year of marriage, and every once in awhile deciding that ice cream sounded like a good dinner. So we would walk a couple miles to the Cold Stone Creamery, pick up our dinner, and slowly walk home.

This year we took the kids up the mountain and hiked. We ate a loaf of French bread and cheddar cheese and did our best to escape the desert heat, which was over 100! After 12 years of marriage (plus two years of dating!), that's still my favorite thing!

La Vida Dulce!

Here are a few more pictures of our Mother's Day and Anniversary.

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