Yesterday, Jeff and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. And by celebrated I mean we spent the morning surveying the damage in our neighborhood after Friday night's CRAZY storm, the afternoon locked in our house trying to stay cool from the 105 degree temperatures (we are one of very few in our area with power this weekend, so we feel very blessed for sure), and let Sam spend the night with my parents so we could have dinner at one of our favorite restaurants from our first year of marriage and treat ourselves to a luxurious 10AM wake-up this morning. It was special, but it was also us... Which I always prefer over super fancy or extravagant.
Here we are at my mom and dad's before heading out on our date night... Always looking for an excuse to get all "gussied up." :)
Pretty sure Jeff is staring into
space our future together here... This one is a little better:
|(Told you I was into teal and red.)|
Over dinner, we talked about our Top 5 events/experiences in the last five years, and about our Top 5 goals/hopes for the next five. If you've never done that with your spouse, I definitely recommend it... It was so good for us just to think about where we have already been and where we are going. Our goals aren't something we are going to be "strict" about per se, but more just a list we can look at on our tenth anniversary and see where the Lord has met and detoured those plans. I really wish we had made a list like this for our first five years of marriage, but we both agreed last night that we've really "accomplished" much of what would have been on that list, and so much more. For that, we feel very grateful and very blessed. I don't expect that our entire marriage will be that easy; but, the really great part about that is that it is OK. I love knowing that whatever road God has us walk down, we will do it hand-in-hand.
When we left the restaurant, we had planned to go downtown to hear music and have a drink together like "the good ole days" when we were wild and young newlyweds. Ha! But, alas, our oldie-moldieness got the best of us, and instead we opted for a Red Box movie at home. We did, however, make one stop...
Krispy Kreme donuts!! If you've been reading a while, you might remember the significance of this from our anniversary last year when I was HUGELY pregnant and diabetic and Jeff innocently stopped on our way home from dinner to by himself a dozen hot and ready donuts. It was not pretty. (Read that post here - probably one of my favorite, in a totally embarrassing way, posts of all time!) Needless to say, this year, I happily indulged with him. :) (Because of the bad storms this weekend, the store wasn't accepting credit cards, so we could only scrounge up enough cash for four donuts this time... Haha, it was
probably definitely for the best!)
Now, changing the subject but along the same lines of happiness and getting "gussied up" (do ya'll say that?), I wanted to quickly introduce my newest sponsor Shared Joy.
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Have a good Sunday and STAY COOL!