Monday, July 18, 2011

Sitting in the middle of the bench

Barbara Johnson once said, "Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of the bench when there is plenty of room at both ends." Saturday, David and I celebrated our sixth anniversary. Of course, having two kids and little money, it wasn't meant to be a huge celebration. In fact, we began the day at my parents' house, breaking beans from the garden so they could can them. And if that's not enough, we ended the day buying groceries. But in the middle, we spent some time outdoors as a family.

We headed to Rotary Park, where we went on a short hike. The trail follows a creek, and though right behind Kmart, and across from the skating center, is quiet and peaceful. We spent a few days here while dating, after David's brother introduced it to us. In fact, on that very trip, David dropped me in the creek. He was supposed to be helping me down from the trail, but that didn't go over well, and I ended up soaked. We walked to that spot today, and found a new bridge built across the creek.

We enjoyed our hike, and David even took some time to teach Sammie about the power of water. Just look at the awesome grooves it cut through this rock.

And of course, I wouldn't be happy without taking some family pictures. We tried to get Sammie to take a picture of us, but she doesn't yet have steady enough hands. So after a blurry pic and one with our heads cut off, we gave up and did it the old fashioned way, by holding the camera out in front of us.

Afterwards, we took a couple more of us split up.

The following picture is a retake of one that I have from when we were dating (minus the kids, of course).

Sorry. I'm not sure why this one won't rotate.
It was a nice little reminder of our dating days, and a great way to celebrate our 6th anniversary!

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