Thursday, August 13, 2015

{pretty, happy, funny, real} - Anniversary Edition

For our ten year anniversary, my husband and I did something we have never done before.  We left the children with some trusted friends, and headed on the road to San Diego for a weekend all to ourselves.  While I did miss my children, the weekend was lovely, and after a stressful few months, exactly what both of us needed.  
Watching a sunset on the beach.  I could have sat there forever.
The "old" couple.  Happy just being together.
When we first arrived in San Diego, we headed straight for the USS Midway Museum.  Just outside was another "giant" happy couple.  I tried to get Dan to kiss me like that in front of the statue, but my sailor refused me.  :)
A happy hubby.  Standing at the bow of an aircraft carrier, watching a battleship go by.
This was actually the following day. We went back down to San Diego proper and walked around the pier and beach area while we waited for our dinner reservations.  By this point all the stress in life had completely disappeared.  I could smile!  Naturally!  Without feeling like it was forced!  Amazing!
We attended Mass at the Mission Basilica de San Diego, which was the first mission started by Blessed Junipero Serra (soon to be Saint!). We arrived early and were able to tour the grounds before Mass.
On board the Midway my hubby got thrown in the brig.  :)
We are back to real life now, with all the stressors (more work travel coming soon.  Ug.).  It wasn't until Monday that I realized just how stressed I actually am on an everyday basis.  It's good to realize this because it means I can adjust how we are doing some things to lower that everyday stress.  In the meantime, I'm really trying to take things a day at a time and make sure we have room carved out to just be and enjoy.
Time for an impromptu science lesson...

A cicada nymph the kids spotted while we were enjoying the not-so-hot day we had here the other day.  I think this guy was looking for a place to latch on to so he could bust out of his shell and join the summer orchestra.

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Marcia said...

Couples in love don't ever grow old. Happy anniversary! You are right: during the few times that the hubby and I are able to go on vacation just by ourselves, we would be halfway done with the precious break before I am completely relaxed!

Jennie C. said...

It's amazing how we sometimes don't realize the stress we're under, until we either snap or it's suddenly relieved. Glad your revelation was through relief! :-) Congratulations, too, on that most momentous anniversary!

Kate said...

Awwww!I am so glad you had such a nice time!! God bless you and your beautiful family!!!!!