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Monday, February 1, 2010

Eleven Years

Garth and I celebrated 11 years of marriage on January 30th.

Friday night some friends kept the boys for us so we could attend a pre-deployment brief on base.  It was nice to have a few kid-free hours, but we both wish we could have been somewhere else.  I kept thinking to myself that eleven years ago I never imagined being at a point ready to send my husband off for a year. Craziness, I tell you.

Saturday we didn't do anything too special.  We have never really done anything big for our anniversary - that is just us.  We went to Dylan's football game in the morning.  I sure do wish his little team could win one.  However, he is a scrappy little player and fun to watch.  He is a flag pulling dude.  We get lots of joy watching him crash to the ground making moaning sounds in the process of pulling off some pour little soul's flag - pure JOY!!!  :)  After the game Garth went and bought us a new camera.  It is a Canon Rebel XSi and so much fun to use.  I can actually take a picture of the boys without it being blurry and get the picture when I actually hit the button.  Who knew??  Later in the afternoon we enjoyed a visit from a friend that Garth worked with in Corpus.  It was great to see him and catch up on life and the family.

Sunday was just another family day.  We love those around here, but especially here as we approach the leave date.  We got a little air pistol which is lots of fun for all of us to shoot.  We spend the day in our little backyard shooting a squirrel target.  Yes, I just said that.

That was our anniversary in a nutshell.  We were blessed to have Garth off today also.  It is so great to have him around.  Who knew I would love him more today than I did 11 years ago??


Chellie said...

Congratulations on 11 years of marriage! It really seems like yesterday that we were in Hillsboro watching you guys tie the knot. Everything you've experienced in these 11 years has prepared you to be apart for a year. I can't fathom what that feels like for the both of you, but I do know there will be a lot of us praying for you both during that time.

aldrich4one said...

Time goes by so fast doesn't it?? I am so glad you were there to share in our special day. Thanks for your sweet, sweet words Chellie. One good thing is that hopefully, I will finally get to meet little Lyla before she is a teenager. :)