Today marks 22 years since Eric and I tied the knot.
We snuck out to spend the afternoon together in the midst of a busy day of swimming competition, getting everyone ready for scout camp and reclaiming the house from the usual weekly wear and tear.Our first stop was the Washington D.C. Temple visitor's center. I had submitted 3 photos to my first ever juried exhibit and was quite thrilled to have one of my images (the one of the redwood trees from California) chosen to be hung! It was even better because three friends also had images chosen to be in the show. Anything is more fun with friends along. One friend received a Judges' Choice Award. Congratulations Jeri! I really enjoyed looking at all the chosen photos. It was a good experience to see what is considered worthy of inclusion. I feel energized and motivated to continue to learn and improve and enjoy my photography all the more.
Next we went to an early dinner. We tried for my new favorite restaurant, Victoria Gastro Pub, but they weren't serving dinner yet so we settled on a reliable favorite-PF Chang's. That one is by the mall so after our yummy food, we got the chance to go ogle Power Macs and iPhones at the Apple Store. My next computer is a little ways away, but it is fun to dream. Eric is great for dreaming right along with me. That is definitely one of the reasons we work so well together. He always supports my dreams and especially my realities, with never a complaint about any of my many pursuits.Now we're home and back to the real world of last-minute packing and other preparations for the week ahead. I'm getting ready for a marathon session of sewing patches on scout shirts, hemming pants and other tasks while Eric indulges in a little rare tv watching and finishing up some high-powered lawyer stuff. Bless his heart-his work never ends.
So, while this may seem like a very un-romantic anniversary, it really represents the very best of our life together-we're good at running a family together and at the end of the day, he's my greatest comfort. Our lives are so good every day, with so many little kindnesses and caring attentions, that when the subject of gifts comes up, we just look at each other and chuckle and wonder what we could possibly get for each other-we have everything we could ever want.