Blake and I celebrated our six year anniversary this past Saturday. It's hard to believe that it's been six years since we got married, and over seven years since we started dating. Time truly does fly.
Before I regale you with tales of our anniversary celebration, let me was mushy for just a moment. Blake is a truly wonderful human being. Anyone who knows him will heartily agree that he is one of the nicest people they've ever met. You know how some people have resting grumpy face (always with a frown)?, well, Blake has resting happy face. There are very few times when I've ever seen him without a smile. He is incredibly socially gifted and is able to talk with anyone and make them feel at ease. He makes up for my awkwardness (and all my other shortcomings) in spades and has helped temper my anxious nature. He puts up with my constant projects and odd ideas and the fact that I never laugh out loud (I only shake and occasionally giggle/snort). He gallantly survived the past couple years when my hormones would have made most people head for the hills. In short: he's the best. There's no denying it. He's just the best.
But before I bore you all with more declarations of my affections...
Because I'm rarely making it past 9 p.m. these days and because Blake was recovering from a cold, we decided to do our celebrating during the day rather than the evening. Neither of us had done much adventuring in National Harbor, so we made reservations at Redstone American Grill and had a late lunch. The food was good (our favorite was the complimentary "morning bread" that they bring you, which was more like an entire blueberry poundcake with frosting - yum!), the service was great, and it was right on the water, so the view was beautiful. It was a gray and icy day, but that made it all the more peaceful to look out at the boats and the snow in the marina.
After lunch we rode the Capital Wheel, from which you can see more of Alexandria and the Potomac than you can of the Capital...but it was still fun. Of course the only picture we took together that day was the promotional one that the folks at the Capital Wheels try to make you buy for some outlandish price. Let me tell you, that was not our best photo. Not even close. Needless to say, we did not purchase it.
So here's a photo of us from this fall where we are not bundled up to the gills, and where we actually look somewhat normal. I further resolve to take more photos this year - I'm hoping that once Maybe arrives we'll have more of an incentive to document our lives and I'll worry less about how un-photogenic I am.