Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Yesterday was mine and Blaine's 7th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we did something that we've never done before...left the kids at home while we went "away" on a romantic little getaway. We bid on priceline.com for a hotel in downtown Denver and we were happy to get the Grand Hyatt for a reasonable price. The white bedspread and luxury accommodations sure beat our recent La Quinta Inn stay with the nasty, multi-colored bedspread (what ARE they trying to hide with those hideous things?)
Anyway, I was worried about how well Ez would do with my parents as he has recently been experiencing extreme separation anxiety and stranger danger. But, the old adage out of sight out of mind proved true in this case as Mom and Dad reported that both Bella and Ez were perfect and that everyone had fun in our absence. Hmmm, maybe we should do this more often...
Needless to say, we had a fabulous time alone. It was fun to be right downtown and to walk to the 16th street outdoor mall where we dined, experienced the street entertainment, did some shopping, and just enjoyed the ambiance and each other's uninterrupted company. BTW, a big THANK YOU to Mom and Dad for making our getaway possible!
It was also very sweet to get home and to know that even though the kids were having a great time with Grandma and Grandpa, that they missed us, too. When Ez saw us, he started laughing and army crawled to us in high gear. My Mom said that right after breakfast this morning Bella asked when her Mom and Dad would be home. Grandma said, "After lunch." With out missing a beat, Bella asked, "Can I have lunch?" I love the way her mind works!
Celebrating our anniversary has caused me to ponder our life together so far. Statistically speaking, most marriages and relationships end after 7 years, hence the popular reference to the 7 year itch. Well, we have some statistics of our own that we have accumulated over the past wonderful 7 years.
2 phenomenal, miracle children
1 apartment, 1 summer at Tiff's house, and 2 houses
1 Bachelor's degree and 1 and a half Masters' degrees
Millions of "I love yous"
Lots of laughter and some tears, too
4 vacations to Mexico, 1 vacation to Chile and Argentina, 1 to Mt. Rushmore, too many to Utah, not enough to California, a few to Oklahoma and Oregon, and 1 to Vegas (Oh, wait, our car broke down there...that wasn't really a vacation, was it?)
Dozens of dreams that came true
An enormous amount of hugs and kisses
Not enough sleeping in together
Much joy and happiness
More than enough poopy diapers (but, still hoping for more...)
And loads and loads of fun
I feel extremely blessed to have married my best friend and I look forward to accumulating more and more statistics with each passing year. Babe, I am so grateful that the sun rises and sets with you in my life.
Posted by Tirsa at 2:32 PM