Monday was Jeremy and I’s seven year anniversary! In someways seven years seems like a long time, but really it seems like a blink of an eye. We’ve done a lot in seven years and seen a lot in seven years. I’m amazed at how much I’ve changed in seven years. I got married when I was twenty, so I feel like I’ve grown up a lot in the last seven years. At times I think I’ve mellowed and at other times, I feel just as crazy as I did seven years ago. Jeremy, however, has been a constant! He is my stable rock. I have been blessed with a hubby who is laid back and go with the flow – two things I am not. He’s influence has been greatly appreciated in my life and I have no clue what I would do without him. He makes me laugh and smile and has provided a wonderful life for me.
Since this was our last anniversary without kids, we broke the trend of our normal anniversary plans. The last two years we’ve gone shopping in the Portland area. In years prior, we’ve been so busy with our VBA that we usually do church shopping and then just go to dinner. But this year was different. I wanted to make the most of the last anniversary where our family unit would be just the two of us. We decided to spend the day in Seattle. We often to go Portland because of the no sales tax, but we rarely just hang out in Seattle. The weather was beautiful. It usually is every July 8th! We hung out the waterfront and wondered around Pike’s Place Market. We decided to be touristy and try the new Great Wheel they have at the waterfront. It’s a large ferris wheel with great views of the city and the water. After our ride on the wheel, I took Jeremy to Top Pot Doughnuts where we splurged on a half dozen yummy treats. Our evening plans included dinner at Safeco Field and watching the Mariners beat the Boston Red Sox. Jeremy and I usually make it the ballpark once a year for our annual 5th Grade Graduation with the kids at Bethel. It’s an entirely different experience when just the two of us go. It was fun to take the time to eat at the ballpark. I indulged in a clam chowder bread bowl from Ivar’s! Yum! Normally I have Shishkaberries (chocolate covered strawberries) as my snack of choice, but I was so full from my doughnut earlier that I passed on them this year. I’ll save them for the next game I’ll watch in a month with the 5th graders.
It was a great day to spend with Jeremy in Seattle. I couldn’t ask for a better day and it was fun to hang out in Seattle since we don’t go there very often. We ate a lot of good food and just enjoyed walking around and being in each others company. It was a great anniversary! I’m so blessed and very grateful to be married to such a wonderful guy! I love you, Jeremy!