Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Anniversary: Take TWO!

I woke up this morning knowing it was the 14th of April. Nothing really popped in my head. No appointments, no errands, no meetings.. just some important phone calls I had to make and that was it besides the "normal" stuff. It was just a very ordinary day for us... the same, the usual. The hubby came home in the afternoon and we stayed home. While watching t.v., the mom knocked on the door and handed us an envelope with giftcards in it. Mark and I looked at each other with questioning eyes. He had thought it was for my birthday, but to our SURPRISE, it said HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! We both looked at the calendar and thought, how could we have forgotten?! And we just smiled.

Not that we intentionally forgot, but some of you may not know that we have been and will continue to celebrate our civil marriage - January 27, just because it's more meaningful to us. Two years later, that's when we finally had our church wedding - April 14, 2007. We've been married for a little more than 3 years now (not 1). Needless to say, we could not have had it any sooner, but as most of you know the hubby is in the service and working around the schedule isn't all that easy. If you're also a military spouse, then you'd know and understand what exactly it is I'm trying to say.

Anyhow, this year for our anniversary, Mark surprised me by taking me to Big Bear Mountain/Snow Summit. It was both our first time there and driving took almost 3 hours. Funny how it was all sunny driving in the valley, but the scenery changed once we made our way to the top. From Spring to Winter in an instant! It was amazing... the trees were full of snow and the lakes were was just beautiful! Mark rented out a cabin. It has been a terribly long time since I last went camping and this brought back many memories. I won't get into details since it'll only make this blog longer, but yes, it was definitely a joyful experience!