Saturday, July 25, 2009

Belated Anniversary

On June 19, King Charming and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. Only, it wasn't much of a celebration. We were unable to find a babysitter that night, so we rented a movie and made the most of a "stay at home" date.


When we got to Mom and Dad's "bed and breakfast," they volunteered to keep the kids while we got away for a belated anniversary date. We jumped at the chance! : )


So Thursday, we drove to Leavenworth, WA, a little tourist town at the base of the Cascades they've turned into a Bavarian village. You feel like you are in the alps!


Look at this view out our hotel room window!




King Charming, being the grand deal finder, was able to surprise me with a suite!


We walked in and found bathrobes,


chocolate mints,

even a rubber ducky!

I really felt like royalty.

That night we drove to the ski hill to an outdoor amphitheater and watched a performance of The Sound of Music. So fun! I loved walking up the hill on the path lit with white lights up to the amphitheater. The little kids in the musical were amazing and so talented. It was all magical.

Then the next morning, I woke up and said, "I miss my kids. Time to go home to Mom and Dad's!" I made it less than 24 hours! Ha Ha.

We stopped by Liberty Orchards Aplets and Cotlets candy factory in Cashmere on the way home and watched them making the candy. Aplets and Cotlets are my dad's ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CANDY IN THE WHOLE WORLD, so we brought home a thank you gift for the babysitting.



It was so nice to be away with my husband. 10 years has been a blink. I didn't think I could love you any more on the first day, but every day I love you more, King Charming.

I heard this song the other day, and I'm so thankful I will never have to go back to the day before you. Happy Belated Anniversary Baby!

I had all but given up on finding the one that I could fall into
On the day before you
I was ready to settle for less than love and not much more
There was no such thing as a dream come true
But that was on the day before you

Now you're here and everything's changing
Suddenly life means so much
I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and find out this promise is true
I will never have to go back to the day before you

In your eyes I see forever
And it makes me wish that my life never knew the day before you
Oh, but heaven knows those years without you
Were shaping my heart for the day that I found you

And if you're the reason for all I've been through
then I'm thankful for the day before you

Now you're here and everything's changing
Suddenly life means so much
I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and find out this promise is true
I will never have to go back to the day before you
It was the last day that I ever lived alone

And I'm never going back
No, I'm never going back

To the day before you.

Love,

10 comments:

Em said...

Belated congratulations to you guys :). I know the applets and cottlets place is too hard to pass by isn't it lol!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on the 10 years Becky. It sounds like you guys had fun. We didn't do much for our anniversary. We were even asleep before 10:30! Hehe, but sleep is so valuable these days with kiddos!

Katy said...

Congrats Becky! Em took me to that applets and cottlets place one time! Yummy! And I have always wanted to watch the Sound of Music in Leavenworth! How fun! ;)

The Jernigan Family said...

What a guy, that King of yours! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time. I know what you mean about missing the kids...Jeramy is off fishing with my Uncle Dan and has been gone overnight and wants to come home becuase he misses his girls...lol...that is a first, wanting to skip fishing...enjoy the rest of your vacation. PS...10 years man has it been that long already, wow!

Andi said...

Wow 10 years already!! I remember that day very well! Congratulations!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you had a great time!! I've always wanted to stay at place that gave me those big fuzzy bathrobes... what fun!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

I am sooooooooo jealous of your anniversary date! That sounds like so much fun!

Glad you are back!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful husband! You are so lucky to have me... err... him!

Mom said...

That song really fits, doesn't it. Are you sure you didn't write it? Mom

Sally Jo said...

I'm going to try this again since I forgot my password and couldn't post my comment on my google account. I'm glad you had a good time in Levenworth, because we had a good time with the kids in Omak. Mom