Thursday, August 19, 2010

7 Years

For those of you who aren't aware, Mya was born on our anniversary.  So , sadly, it kind of gets thrown aside every year.  But we still pick a day to do something extra special - just not on the actual day of our anniversary :)
This year, we somehow conned my awesome little sister to come stay at our house overnight and watch the monsters.  We decided to go up to the cabin and spend some alone time together.  No getting up early, no restarting Peter Pan over and over again while Lo tries to go to sleep.
We decided to eat all things Midway while we were there, since when we have the girls we try to go out as little as possible and save ourselves (and the other diners) the screams and food-throwing.  We went here for dinner.  It was delicious.  But on our way out, in the dessert case in front, I spotted a little apple pie and decided we should take it with us.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  It is heaven in a tin pan.  I love apple pie - it's probably my favorite dessert.  This was the most delicious pie I have ever tasted.  It was like they went into the backyard, picked apples, and had someone's grandma make the best crust you can imagine, full of love and old lady perfection.  I can't stop thinking about it.  Good thing we're going up again tonight for the weekend, because I might be addicted.
So we spent the night alone, no TV, no movies, talking about our kids and the last 7 years.  About how we sometimes can't believe how happy we still are after all this time. 
The back room in the cabin stays really, really dark because of the trees right outside the window.  It makes sleeping there with no kids waking up at the crack of dawn awesome.  We slept until 9:00 - I think it has been actual years since that has happened.  It was glorious.
In the morning we decided to go to breakfast - also something we NEVER do when we have the kids with us.  I can't remember the name of the cafe we went to, but it's right on Main Street - we've been there for lunch (they have amazing pizza AND ice cream) and saw they had bagel sandwiches.  Um, wow.  Can't even believe how good it was.
Then headed back down to SLC and saw Inception (absolutely blew my mind - loved it).
Came home, completely refreshed, to happy girls who had so much fun with their aunt.  McKell even did Lo's hair in pig tails - too cute.  Thanks again, sister of mine - you are a gem :)
It was such a great little getaway.  We held hands constantly and kissed in public a little too much.  Oh well, deal with it.  We are still so crazy in love and every day I'm amazed at how happy we are.
Love you, Bryan - you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, by far.  I can't imagine life without you.


Holly Strong said...

How awesome!!! I love that you two got to get away and enjoy each other. Davis always says an anniversary is a date and as long as it's celebrated it doesn't matter what date it fun to have a Mya on your anniversary.

j. said...

happy anniversary to the sweet love birds! xoxo

Lindsay said...

"old lady perfection" Haha!

Congratulations to the two of you, it all sounds so perfectly fabulous!! Very fun!