Monday, July 18, 2011

Our 9th Anniversary

(This blog post is a few months overdue, but at least it's getting written.)

Back in March, Chris and I celebrated our 9th Anniversary. We decided to book a weekend away. We looked all over at different places, and we landed on the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. What a fabulous choice that was.

We pulled up to the Resort and were blown away. When we got to our room they had set out a nice tray of speciality strawberries and a bottle of champagne. Obviously I was pregnant, so I got to toast to bubbling sprite =) There is a river that winds through the hotel and part of it was turned into the River Walk complete with a Mexican Restaurant. There were several shops to browse through and a variety of restaurants to choose from. One night we chose to eat at the steakhouse. They served the best steak I have ever eaten.

We spent time at the Grapevine Mall, watched a movie, and just hung out. Saturday night we hunted for a comedy club to go to. We ended up finding one that had GREAT reviews. The "club" was housed out of a hotel lobby. We were a little nervous about what we were getting into. We walked into the room and it was literally about the size of our hotel room. They packed about 30 of us into this room. Of course they sat us up close to the front. Which is fine, but the stage was so close to the front row that we could literally see up the comedians' nose. It turned out to be really fun. They cycled through about 15 different comedians. Some were really good, some not so much. But we had a great time.

Here we are on our balcony.

Views from our room.

Here is Chris hanging out as we wait on the doors to the Comedy Club to open.

It is amazing how I can remember our wedding day so easily, and all the emotions that were surrounding that day. How I thought that day would never come. And now it's been almost 10 years since that day. We've definitely been through a lot these last 9 years. We have experienced joy in the birth (even though both difficult) of our 2 precious girls and great excitement surrounding Caedy's birth, and sadness with the passing of several grandparents at once. We've experienced joy and relief in job changes and big life changes like moving to a new city. I am excited to see where God will take us as He completes our family of 5 in just a few short weeks, and then how He'll shape Chris and I as parents to take care of 3 sweet little girls. I'm enjoying the way God is molding Chris into the man he is as he is living out day to day who God created him to be. I'm very thankful for the last 9 years, and can't wait to see where we'll be in the next 9!

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