Sunday, January 3, 2010

Anniversary Brunch Fail

Today Josh and I are celebrating six years of marriage. It's been a big year--kind of a crazy thing when you get to see your spouse become a parent for the first time. Josh is a GREAT dad. I knew he would be, and he keeps telling me I'm doing all right at this mom thing too.

A couple of weeks ago, a friend at church asked how things were going with a new baby in the house. He framed the question a bit differently than most people do: "Do you still feel married?" Good question, Joe. (He's got three little ones, so he knows how it is.) The good news is, yes, we still feel married. But we also understand that we will need to get a little more couple time back in our schedule in the near future. Thankfully, we have no lack of folks who have volunteered to
hang out with Lorien once we reinstate date night. Now we just need to take them up on their offers.

This year, it was my turn to make plans for the anniversary celebration. (Side note: our first year of marriage, a friend shared that she and her husband would trade off planning their anniversary and Valentine's Day each year. We adopted that plan too and it works quite well. That way, we both get to be creative, and we both get to be surprised each year.)

For a long time, I have wanted to go to the famous Sunday Brunch at the Broadmoor Hotel. Since our anniversary fell on a Sunday this year, I decided it was a great occasion to do just that.

So here we are at the Broadmoor. We stayed here on our wedding night, so it's a fun part of the anniversary story.

Good news: The Broadmoor still has all of its cool Christmas decorations up, so we got to enjoy those, including this amazing edible creation. (It's not an amazing photograph though, so in case you can't tell, it's a giant gingerbread village.)

Bad news: Sunday Brunch is by reservation only. Oops! Didn't do my research very well when I made those plans. Not wanting to wait an hour and a half for a table, we decided to grab a cheap lunch at Panera and try again next Sunday. So I guess we'll be stretching the celebration out for a whole week.

So glad for marriage in general: that God created it to bring so many good things in our lives. (Yes, even the good things that are also hard.) And glad for our marriage in particular. It is amazing to think of all the ways we have learned from one another and grown together in just six years. Josh's prayer at lunch was that we would learn to take care of each other even more in the next year. Wonder how God will bring that about.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to keep up with you through your blog! I've had one for a couple of years and have loved doing it--although with a little one I don't do it as much as I used to :)