We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

8 Roses, 8 Years

My sweet husband brought me these roses today, one for each year we've been married. Aren't they beautiful?I wish I had a wedding picture to post, but our wedding was back in the pre-digital photography days, so this is the best I can do. Here we are on our second (above) and third (below) anniversaries.

We tried last night to remember where we were on this date each year. Here's what we could recall:
1st Anniversary: Slept on the floor in a church in Uvalde, TX, on a service trip with our church.
2nd Anniversary: Ate at Saltgrass Steak House in Fort Worth. Mmmmmm!
3rd Anniversary: Niagara Falls. So beautiful! (That trip also included a visit to the home of the original Buffalo Wings--a sacred moment for Jason)
4th Anniversary: This one's kind of a blur. We were the thrilled, amazed, and exhausted parents of our first little bundle of joy, and we think we probably remembered to say "Happy Anniversary" to each other that day!
5th Anniversary: We spent this one at Harmony Bay Youth Music Camp--a dream come true for Jason to be back there as the camp clinician.
6th Anniversary: Our first anniversary overseas. Jason's mom was visiting and bravely offered to keep them both so we could have a night away. We spent the night in a beautiful hotel overlooking the Nile.
7th Anniversary: No visiting grandparents this year, but we did have a lovely dinner overlooking the Nile.

And that brings us to 2008. This year our anniversary is wedged tightly between two out-of-town trips, so we decided the most appealing thing to both of us was just to stay home for the evening. We don't have any extravagant plans, but we've had fun today remembering the highlights of our journey so far.
Happy Anniversary, Jason! Looking forward to many, many more. I love you.

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