Saturday, July 26, 2008

Anniversary

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.

17 comments:

  1. Happiest of anniversaries to you both!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post and I loved seeing the photos. And congratulations on the photo show.

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  3. What a sweet post! And I thought you look young now...holy moly!

    Congrats on getting a photo chosen to be hung. I'll have to get over there to look at the exhibit; I really enjoyed it last year.

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  4. Aw your last paragraph got me all choked up! You two sound so much like Brent and I, except I want a present and all the kindness and caring attentions. :-) Happy Anniversary to the two o you! Loved the Wedding photos! :-)

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  5. Congrats! 22 years, wow... Oh, and congrats on the photo, too. It's beautiful. :)

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  6. Happy Anniversary you guys are so darn cute! I love seeing your wedding pictures. And you both look just has happy as on your wedding day.

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  7. Chris and I looked at your post together and loved the pictures! You are both so young and cute! Congrats on a great marriage.

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  8. Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful post. Congrats on the photo too. That is awesome. I am glad you had a wonderful day together. I loved all the pictures of the two of you.

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  9. And people were razzing Kari and I about looking young (then and now)! Wow! Congratulations on the anniversary and having a picture selected - that was a bit like a gift on your special day.

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  10. Congrats and congrats! That is great you had a photo hung! Also great that you have reached, and passed your 22 yr mark. I loved the pictures of you guys from the beginning!

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  11. Fantastic! Congratulations on your 22 years. And also on your picture being selected! I love that one.

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I had no idea we shared the same wedding day. I still have a ways to go though to reach 22.

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  13. FRIEND. Somehow it did not click in my brain that your picture was chosen. THAT'S AWESOME!!! I am THRILLED for you :) OH, and happy anniversary (late)

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  14. Happy Anniversary a few days late.... wow, I think we probably were at that reception, huh?? Such cuties! Age becomes you, my friend.

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  15. oh how i love old photos. seriously, kellie, you were 12 when you got married, weren't you? :)

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  16. Beautiful post, Kellie. Congratulations on 22 years! After meeting you in person, Oswaldo and I were so impressed by your companionship.

    And congrats on the photo--I love photo competitions, though I've never submitted anything to one. I really enjoy seeing what makes it before the public.

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