|ROAD TRIP AAAAHHHHH!|
|Boy loves him some "chips".|
|TLG was pleased as punch to spy a megalodon.|
|Life sized. For real.|
|The wind was up!|
(And then tried real hard not to take it too personally when it stopped the second we made it back to the car after a half-run up a suddenly-much-longer trail...)
From there we went to get some ice cream ("Just what you want when you're wet and freezing," Nathan joked, but ice cream had been promised earlier, and therefore ice cream would be had.) (I had something called Oregon Trail and it was delicious) and then it was back on the road.
|(we DID get this conciliatory rainbow on the way home)|
One last thing to share- the "traditional" theme for gifts for the ten year anniversary is tin or aluminum. Originally I booked a lesson in tin-type photography for Nathan, but the people I booked through lost their classroom space, so we switched it to a family portrait done in tin-type. I'll share that once we actually get it done... Nathan's mind was working along similar lines, and he got three of our Bonnie-and-Clyde-themed Engagement Photos (taken by my Katie!) printed on aluminum in matching heights, so I can make a nice display at my office (or in the new house- we'll see!). (For the record, we would never go on a mass-murder spree.) (And if we did, we'd be a lot smarter about it.)
|LOOK AT WHAT BABIES WE WERE!|
A little over one since I changed careers. Three-and-a-half since our first child was born. Nearly five since we lost Koopa. Nearly six since we lost the first baby. Seven since we brought Isis home. Eight since we moved to Vancouver and bought our first house together. Nine since our first trip overseas. Ten since our Wedding Day.
But... that's not really where it began, is it? Let's go further back.
Ten years and two weeks since we eloped to the courthouse, giggling like fools. Eleven-and-a-half years since I packed up my life and relocated 3000 miles to see if we could work as a couple. Nearly twelve since we had the conversation that would lead to said move. Nearly fourteen since we decided we could never be together because of our different faiths, and had our first (and what I thought would be our only) kiss. Twenty since I confessed I was in love with him and he told me he didn't think of me that way- but we stayed best friends anyway. And twenty-four since we met and bonded over bouncing crawdad eyeballs in Freshman Biology.
So yeah. We've had a lot of Milestones over the full course of our relationship with just-as-much-if-not-more importance than "a decade of marriage". And I look forward to hitting many, many more on the way. Cheers!
*I actually put together over four hours of carefully curated (and mixed!) music for our entire wedding/reception (oh hello there control-freak-nature), but for the Album Itself (which was sent to those of our Nearest and Dearest who couldn't make it to the Official Shindig) I pared it down to a mere Twenty Significant Tracks:
Heart Asks Pleasure First (Ahn Trio)
Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof)
Wedding Day- Duet With Heidi (Seal)
Love You More (Alexi Murdoch)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
Hairy Trees (Goldfrapp)
Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
Lucky (Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat)
Alabama Chicken (Sean Hayes)
Wontcha Come Home (G. Love & Special Sauce)
Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve)
Holding Out for a Hero (Frou Frou)**
Singin' in the Rain (Mint Royale)
I've Got You Under My Skin (Ella Fitzgerald)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Gamble Everything for Love (Ben Lee)
Surfer Girl (The Beach Boys)
Delirious Love (Neil Diamond)
Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
**I can't actually get this version on Spotify, so I had to pause my Official Soundtrack and pop over to YouTube...