Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Circus

This past weekend we went with Niles' family to the circus. The kids had never been to a circus before and were so excited to go. It was a great show! The kids laughed, were amazed at all the stunts and ate lots of cotton candy:) It was a super fun night!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Twelfth Year

Niles and I celebrated our 12th anniversary in July. In our personal family history books, this year will go down as the year of "Parallel" lives. It's been a busy year, during which we didn't actually see each other all that often...at least when either of us were coherent. Between the kids, work and Niles going to graduate school full-time there wasn't much time for anything more than sleep. Our quality time has consisted of us exchanging either a quick smooch or the occasional high five with a "catch you later". The culminating "parallel" achievement was that we didn't actually have to be at the same place at the same time to conceive a child. Really. (That may have been TMI..... but there it is.) Fortunately, he did show up for the "Grand Finale".

With that said, I wasn't going to let our 13th year begin with how our past year was spent. I planned a weekend trip to the mountains, crossed my fingers and thought of multiple ways to guilt or threaten him into going. Luckily for me, he was all for it. No manipulation or promises of romance were necessary. Probably, a first for that all year!

It was a great weekend. We went hiking up Adam's Falls, went to the beach at Grand Lake, ate at my favorite ice cream shop, had a camp fire and made smores. Best of all, we enjoyed our kids and each other. It was exactly how we wanted to spend our 12 year anniversary. I'm so fortunate to have such a kind and hard working guy for a husband. I hope to see a lot of him in year 13.