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Saturday, August 18, 2007

12 Years and Counting!

Last Sunday (Aug 12th) Shaun and I had a neighbor watch the kids and we took a much needed day for ourselves and went to San Francisco. Our excuse? Other than the fact that we haven't had anytime alone together since I got pregnant with Jesse (other than the time in the hospital when I was in labor, but I don't count that!) While that is a great reason, there was more to it. We were celebrating 12 years of wedded bliss.

Okay, so maybe the whole 12 years has not been "bliss", but we've stayed together and we are both still alive with all our limbs! That's an accomplishment. Seriously though, we have had our share of troubles, but we are both stubborn and love each other very much. So we made a decision 12 years ago to stick it out no matter what. We took the "til death we do part" thing seriously.

Love and marriage definitely is not an easy thing and love is not just a feeling you have towards someone. It is something you make a decision to do and then you work at it day by day, through the good and bad. You don't see real love during the good times when everything is peachy. Real love is what you see through the hard times when it would be easier to walk out and not look back.

So with all that said, Shaun and I spent the day in San Francisco. We walked from Pier 39 to Ghiradelli square (did I spell that right?) and back, doing the tourist thing. Then we ate a bunch of calamari and 3lbs of crab. Yummy! We wanted to go on a tour after that but the one we found was 2 1/2 hours. We did not want to go for that long so we got in the Tahoe and Shaun just started driving. That is how he got to know his way around Seattle and Phoenix. He just drives, gets lost and finds his way back. I could never do that as I would be a nervous wreck and in tears. But he enjoys is and as long as he is the one driving, I enjoy myself and watch the scenery. I know he'll get us home eventually.

We ended up driving down the Presido (that was really cool!), almost went across the Golden Gate and then in our search to get back home we ended up on Market street. I saw more rainbow flags than I ever care to see again there and the biggest one I've ever seen. It was the size of the US flags some care dealerships fly. HUGE!!!

We really had a great day and I loved spending time alone with my husband. I remember doing things like this in Seattle and Phoenix before we had kids. Don't get me wrong, we dearly love all three of our children, but it is nice to have a day to yourselves sometimes too.


Dana said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you had a wonderful day and congratz on being a top momma!

Anonymous said...

Yes, 12 years, it just doesn't seem like you have been married that long little girl. Seems like only yesterday your were my LITTLE girl. Marriage does have it's up and downs, good and bad, and lots of joy, and you do have to work at it at time. Your dad and I have been together over 35 years and it just doesn't seem like it's been that long either. Sometime we are thinking and same thing with out even knowing the other is....we are together heart and soul....that is a great marriage. I still love spending time together, just us, and now you know it's the golf thing. We love you both, and wish you many more great years together. Hugs, MOM & Dad

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Happy anniversary! My husband and I haven't had a night completely alone since 2005. I was thinking, though, that we would need at least three nights. One for me to just unwind and relax (sleep is good LOL) and the other two to spend time together.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Happy Anniversary! I love SF!