Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Anniversary at Home

     We met eight years ago yesterday, January 29th. We celebrated, but very casually, by camping in our backyard. 
I made a tomato and red pepper soup in our Vitamix (ok, so it wasn't true camping)
and Scott cooked quesadillas over our chiminea fire
we talked about Scott's day as a P.E. teacher and my first day coaching surfing
then we played Gin Rummy and checkers and finished our food
    I know we have a new anniversary now that we are married, but it just doesn't feel right not to acknowledge this original anniversary in some way. That night changed us forever. When I met Scott I knew who I was, but I had no idea how he would breathe so much life into that person. And our life together is the only one I want.

16 comments:

  1. What a great way to commemorate such a momentous day. Quesadillas over an open flame? Delicious. I loved reading about how you guys met!

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  2. how sweet,great idea to stay in the moment and enjoy each other :)

    happy anniversary!

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  3. wait, is that really called a chiminea? Jon's parents have one but I totally thought they made that word up!

    Happy anniversary :)

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  4. ill take that vitamix recipe, thank you very much!

    and this is awesome! i was just talking with justin about celebrating our first night we met this year- because it will be SIX years! so now we have to do it. you've inspired me!

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  5. Happy anniversary. :) Way to go camping ...

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  6. I'm a firm believer of celebrating all kinds of anniversaries :)

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  7. I'm the same way about celebrating...it's such an important day to remember. You 2 are adorable!! Happy anniversary to you!

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  8. Happy Meet-A-Versary! I love that you still celebrate this!! ox

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  9. You're teaching surfing now?? I would love to come get a lesson from you :)
    Happy anniversary

    Jess

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  10. I found your blog through from the 12 months of ad space giveaway and I am so glad I did, I love it and I am now following you! Happy Friday!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  11. Awww, looks perfect! Happy anniversary to you two!
    I just found your blog, and am a new follower!

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  12. So sweet... Sean and I celebrated our 11 year "togther" anniversary just a few days before our big 1 year wedding anniversary. I don't think the former should be forgotten in light of the latter. Both are significant. And seriously.. how did I miss that Scott is a P.E. teacher? Is that most guys' dream job? On of my husband's dreams for sure. Somehow he missed the mark and is a high school special ed teacher. Hahah. He enjoys it so alls well that ends well.

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  13. How touching "I knew who I was, but I had no idea how he would breathe so much life into that person"

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  14. so cute! and so shocked that you can be outside at night in shorts at this time of the year :) hahah. Colorado is a different world!

    i am a new follower and i am so excited to be here!

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  15. What a beautiful thing to celebrate. Without that first meeting your new anniversary wouldn't even exist!

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