Craig and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary yesterday! In a way it feels like our wedding was just yesterday, but it also feels like it has been 6 years, or more! A lot has happened! We've traveled a bunch, lived in 3 different homes, been through financial ups and downs, had fertility issues, and then had 2 babies...in a 6 year nutshell. It has been a great adventure. Can't wait to see what else God has in store for us!
I was really looking forward to our date last night...We had planned to eat at Centro, a great restaurant in downtown Des Moines, then go mini-golfing, then stop for dessert somewhere, most likely the Cheesecake Factory! Well our plans were altered during our appetizer course when we got a call from the babysitter: "Eli has been screaming for the past half hour since he woke up, what should I do?"
I can't believe I forgot that he has been showing signs of separation/stranger anxiety, so with him being asleep when we left it would be scary for him when he woke up and we weren't there. The same babysitter watched the boys last weekend and he was fine so it just didn't cross my mind. Well, long story short, we finished our dinner and since we couldn't get a hold of the babysitter we headed home. En route, we finally heard back from her that Eli and Gage were both in bed and everything was fine. Okay...great! Wish we could have learned the good news sooner, but oh well, we decided to end our evening in Ames. So we walked Main Street and ate dessert at Aunt Maude's before going home. We joked over our chocolate bread pudding and creme brulee (yum!!) how life sure has changed in the past year and a half...
Our honeymoon found us touring lighthouses and B&Bs on the east coast, our One Year anniversary was spent touring mansions in Newport, RI and more B&Bs on the east coast, Two Years was in Chicago, Three Years in Galena, Four Years in San Diego and Years Five and Six... at Centro in Des Moines!
When all is said and done, I am more than happy to end our romantic date night to get home to our precious son, and I am more than willing to give up the exciting anniversary vacations. I have all my heart desires in my wonderful husband and beautiful children. And I celebrate that every day.
Picnic Party with Apple Pie Shakes
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