“I love every part of you, every thought and word…
the entire complex, fascinating bundle of all the things you are.
I love all the seasons of you, the way you are now,
the thought of how much more beautiful you’ll be in the decades to come.
I love you for being the answer to every question my heart could ask.”
Kevin and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary on Wednesday! 🙂
We were reeeeeally hoping to be taking our second (bonding) trip to Haiti this week/weekend, but since we haven’t even been officially invited (by IBESR) to make our first (socialization) trip down there yet, we decided to just stick close to home instead. It was a fun little “staycation” and I thought I’d save some of my favorite parts of it here today. 🙂
He surprised me with a sweet little cross first thing…and we pulled over for our favorite clouds on our way to breakfast. (A fire ant got me while I was taking the pic on the right- ouch!)
We both woke up craving french toast, so we thought we’d try out the new (to us) IHOP. My toast came topped with strawberries and whipped cream, and Kevin’s were covered in cinnamon sauce and bananas. The food was delicious, but we had a quite a few unwanted guests buzzing around our booth, so Kevin nicknamed it FLY-HOP. 😉
After breakfast, we decided to swing by our first home. (Maybe there would be fewer insects there? LOL) We got married there in 2004, and thought it would be fun to see it again, exactly ten years later. Gosh did we love that place. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until we pulled up to the curb. Kevin was hesitant to trespass, but I managed to talk him into posing for a quick pic in the front yard.
It’s crooked (Think: our DSLR camera, on timer-mode, propped up on Kevin’s wallet on the hood of our car), but I’m so glad we took the time to capture that shot!
A woman from across the street saw us struggling to get a straight shot and said, “Do y’all want me to help take your picture? I’m a professional photographer and the people that live there are really sweet.”
That mint green metal fence was one of my favorite (original) parts of the house. There’s a great big courtyard on the other side of it, and we had so many good times with friends and family (and teeny-tiny Max) back there!
After that, we drove by the house we *almost* bought in 2007…about six months before I started this blog.
We both wondered how different life would be if we had moved in there instead! 🙂
We spent the rest afternoon having fun in our new neighborhood…
…and then we split a little bit of our favorite fried chicken for supper, so that we’d have room for what we really wanted to fill up on that night! #MoviePopcorn
I’m thankful for such a sweet day with that precious man of mine. Can’t wait to see him as a Daddy in decade #2! 😀
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