Monday, August 04, 2008

Ten on Tuesday: The Six-Year Anniversary Edition.

1. Ron and I celebrated six years of wedded bliss on Sunday, eleven of togetherness. That's a mighty long time, a third of our lives now have been shared with each other. To mark the occasion we loaded up the kiddos and went down to St. Paul to have coffee and the most decadent cream cheese croissants you can imagine. Really, that did it for me right there, just that two-dollar amazing buttery-flakey-creamy goodness topped off with good coffee. Happy Anniversary, babe, let's do it again next year:)
2. OK, though that was the highlight of the day probably for both of us grown folk, we did do a little sightseeing afterward, since we were already out and all. Anniversaries are a different ballgame once you have kids, I tell you.
3. Alla was just excited that we let her bring along her babydoll stroller. Loaded up with two doggies and two Monchichis. Hello, 1985. Yes she's been digging instead of napping. But the question isn't "Why won't she nap?" - it's more like, "Why do I still have Monchichi's??"

4. After the yummy croissants (of which we do NOT have photos because they were absolutely inhaled), we ventured toward Minnehaha Falls, so we could cross that off our to-do list, and stopped at a new park along the way.
5. Maybe this was the best part for the little girl. New stuff to navigate. 6. A photo-op with my littlest love, a fave part of the day for me. 7. We did find the Falls, after some circling and the saving grace of the iPhone. Very lovely. And then we wandered around and just took our time strolling before we loaded up the kiddos in the car to nap on the twenty minute ride home. I'm pretty sure Alla here was telling us about getting in that water with a boat. She had a plan.8. Don't you love how they love you? Unconditionally. Just love love love.9. Fisher didn't have too high an opinion of the Falls.
10. Anniversaries are a different thing with kids, I tell you again. At least with babies. One of these years we're heading on an anniversary vacation again, but for now, it seems to be celebration enough just to head out in general, to eat something new, see something new, and celebrate together as a family.
That doesn't mean we won't be doing our own thing in a few weeks when Nana+Pappi come visit:)

12 comments:

Marie said...

happy anniversary!!!

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary! I happen to have found your anniversary card sitting on the counter, not mailed. Sorry it will be a bit late! At least I made the card, right? Great 10!

boo arnold said...

What a special day! WOW 11 years of togetherness is great! and 6 of wedding bliss! great pictures and miss alla is just scrumdiliumptious! those curls are my favorite!

great way to spend the day!

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Cathy Bolander said...

Happy Anniversary! I love how happy you look in the photo with Fisher. And I love Alla's face in the pic of her telling a story.

Dre said...

happy anniversary! 11 years- wow jadge- that's amazing... i remeber when you guys had your first date :) so super cute! love you guys!
dre

Katie said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you got to squeeze a sip of wine or champagne in at the end of the day. (-:

paula said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds and looks like you had the perfect day!

JOD said...

Happy Anniversary! You're totally right -- having kids definitely changes the way you celebrate your anniversary. But it also means you fall in love with your husband all over again when you watch him interact with your children. :) Wishing you many, many more happy years together!

Susie said...

Happy Happy Anniversary to you two! It sounds like a wonderful day out- even with kiddos in tow! The crossiants sound mmmmm, good.

Sue Thomas said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KMF said...

Happy anniversary guys. I'm so happy for you. Btw, that's seriously crazy that you still have the Monchichi's. I had to look them up since I didn't remember what they were called, but yeah I had one too. But I digress. You guys are one happy family. Can't wait to bring our little one for a visit when we get back to the states.