Saturday, July 28, 2007

Today - We Celebrate!

Today we "celebrated" our anniversary - celebrate inasmuch as we went out.

Without children.

We went to our favorite museum and discovered that they've again changed the current exhibits and we really didn't see much we liked. They had a special exhibit on Antoine-Louis Barye which was, to say the least, interesting. We overheard one mom tell a dad that "this man needs serious therapy. How many ways can one envision an animal killing another?"

Which made me laugh. Because my thoughts run along the same thing.
The nifty thing about Barye's work was that he really never saw it in action. He never saw one animal kill another. He studied most of his subjects in a Paris zoo. But his attention to detail was amazing. On one sculpture of a lion, we could see the detail of the rib cage...

When we were done looking at the special exhibit, we wandered out to the gardens.

Shall we say it was hot - but the gardens were beautiful.

Here we are at the "bottom" of the gardens.
Sitting here, looking out, this is what we saw:


It really is quite pretty.

I was playing with my camera, and took this picture:

I thought about it - and decided it's really rather symbolic.

We've been walking together for 10 years.

He's always worn black sneakers, by the way. How fantastic to take a picture of our feet as we embark on the next leg of our journey.

Then we went to dinner and to the bookstore.

I got a new copy of Ivanhoe, though, I'm really wishing I'd found a copy for younger readers, so that I could read it to the kids. Our wonderful friend & babysitter said, "You guys always end up at the bookstore."

I guess we're creatures habit. It was a nice anniversary outing. I'm so glad we went.

We got home and were greeted by great big hugs from the kids all in their pajamas. It was nice to be home. 10 years. I'm still getting used to saying that.

10 comments:

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Look at you two smiling like a couple of schoolkids!
Bill and I are going on 12 years this November, that makes me feel OLD!

ThoughtfulMom said...

I'm glad you all had such a lovely time!

The Family Jewels said...

Isn't it nice to have adult time? We couldn't find enough things to do to make it worth the kids time at Momo and Boompa's on our anniversary...we ended our evening buying a couple of movies and then getting milk for breakfast the next morning.

I am glad that you got some sdult only time! Congrats again.

The Family Jewels said...

maybe that should be adult only time. :)

jugglingpaynes said...

How sweet! A lot of celebrating going on lately! We spent ours having dessert at the local Barnes and Noble cafe. Adult time is adult time!
Happy anniversary!

Peace and Laughter,

TobyBo said...

wow... a real date... congratulations! and the yard is fork-free?

Debbie said...

Congratulations, again! I really like the pic of you guy's feet and the comment about the next leg of the journey.
It's amazing how much we change, but yet stay the same during our years of marriage.
I enjoy talking with my hubby about our beginning journey, middle years, and where we are now.
Blessings to you today!

Melanie said...

Congrats on the big 1-0! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Me again, I gave you the schmooze award. Come to my blog to check out your 'prize'

Mama Bear said...

I'm all misty eyed now... Sniffle.

Happy anniversary and may God grant you many, many more! :o)