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Celebrating 10 Years

Mark and I were able to get away for an extended overnight date. We weren’t sure we were going to be able to do it but in the end it all worked out and we’re so thankful for a great sitter and friends who made it possible for us to be gone for 30 hours.

Mark surprised me with dinner and the hotel – at a place we’ve always wanted to stay not too far from home. It was such a great hotel and the only downside was that we didn’t have longer to enjoy it.

Something unique about this place is that it has these penguins all over the hotel and the staff moves them around all the time. It’s funny to come into a hallway and see one standing in a new place. The ones in the elevator actually startled me once.

10 years

Here we are in that same elevator, this time without the penguins.

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We tried not to pack too much into the weekend. We mostly wanted to just take some time to celebrate and relax.

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And we were able to do just that. We had so much fun but we were ready to see the kids again. They had a great time too, so all in all, it was a great weekend for our whole family.

Unfortunately, it’s Sunday night and that means it’s time to make lunches and get ready for work/school tomorrow. Oh well…guess I better get to it.

You know you’re getting old when…

… you spend Friday night doing taxes…
    …. and realize you actually owe taxes this year…
          (that will make you miss the good ol’ days – of refunds – more than anything.)

… an 11 year old isn’t convinced when you say you couldn’t be her grandma and looks at you half expecting you/challenging you to do the math…
     …. you start wondering about it yourself but realize you’re right and give a youthful sigh of relief…

… you go shopping because one of the main things on your list is floss and you just can’t wait any longer…
    … then you’re tempted to drive multiple places because for some of reason, your small town supercenter is almost completely out and you have to buy the kind you know you don’t like…
       
And this is how you know you’re married to your best friend…
       …. when you’re cleaning out your purse and he’s cleaning out his car and all of a sudden you’re walking towards each other with your hands behind your back saying I have a surprise for you! You both show the free little floss sample from your last cleaning the weeks before and you knew it would be the one thing the other person would want to see.

I may be getting older, but so glad I’m not doing it alone and I get to share it all with somebody who is willing to figure out our tax payment and go dig in places for the good kind of floss. And hey, I’m not a grandma either! That’s enough to bring a smile.