Today, Roy and I have been married for 6 years. It seems impossible that this much time has passed. That I am 6 years older. That we have such a domesticated life. At the time of our marriage we were still so merrily unsettled. So perfectly happy to just BE as we were.
It's funny how time changes. I think I always knew that one day I would rather have a mortgage than a bus in which to travel around the country. I knew I would want health insurance and take my vitamins every day. Create an environment like the one I grew up in - earthy, warm, and inviting. Today, 6 years after our wedding, we are still so perfectly happy to just BE where we are... even though it's an entirely different place.
We celebrated Friday night with pizza at Smashing Tomatoes (mine was arugula and prosciutto and yes, it was amazing) and a carafe of wine, followed by Batman, The Dark Knight, which totally lived up to the hype. I didn't realize how long it had been since we had been to a movie theater until I saw the "please turn off your cell phone" had been replaced with "please no texting during the film".
Pa (Roy's dad) had picked up Riley from school and MawMaw (Roy's step-mom) got Sophie and they went north to their property in Sadieville, so we had the whole night to ourselves. When the kids are gone, I like to come home and talk loudly late at night, just because I can.
When we went to Sadieville Saturday morning, after sleeping in until 8:00, I marveled at just how lucky our children are.
MawMaw and Pa had set up their horse trailer and camper. No doubt the kids slept in comfort. There was bacon, eggs, donuts, coffee, and juice, and all kinds of family sitting around in sweatshirts and pj's.
Sophie was two-fisting it.
Riley was riding. He's become an amazing rider and spent the rest of the afternoon with his Pa, doing time trials and going up the trails Pa has made in the property. The barn in the background was built after he put in the trails. It allows us to camp with a running water... luxury!We took a lovely hike up the mountian and picked a wildflowers, taught Sophie words like "moss" and "dirt" and she identified puddles and butterflies.
We spent the morning there, then headed back to town to hit the Farmer's Market, wind down and make dinner for Granny.
Six years ago I married the man of my dreams. Six years later I have a life I could only imagine for its blessings.
Today is indeed a day to be thankful.