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Sunday, March 17, 2013

a lucky anniversary

Soooo...  Mike and I have been married for 13 years. 

Yeah, we sailed through the 13th yr.

We're in a very comfortable stage in the marriage.  Not that I expect an uncomfortable stage...  It's just that we're, you know ...comfortable.  It seems we've figured each other out pretty well and we're like hey, I'm good ...wanna get a sandwich?  Someone once asked Mike, noticing we have an easy marriage, how we do so well.  Mike said something brilliant and neither of us can remember what it was.  Something about not expecting the other to make us happy, but being independently happy already.  So our secret is low expectations.

Yup.  That's gold.

Anyway, for my darling darling easy husband I put together a trip around the world!  I know, I know, traveling is expensive, what do we do with the kids, work, etc...  I took care of everything.  So just sit back and enjoy our post-trip slide show... 

We kicked off our SEETHEWORLD extravaganza at Niagara Falls.  BOY HOWDY it's incredible!  I didn't get the camera out much with all the water, but I did get a quick shot of Mike, excited about taking a dip...

Turns out they discourage swimming around the falls.  ...In case you were planning a similar trip.

From there we hopped over to Norway.  I've always wanted to see those majestic mountains.  Mike was patient as I dragged the camera up and down the highways.   

It was really cold so we moved on.

We then visited a ranch in The Netherlands.  What do you do at a ranch in The Netherlands?  Well I ate a lot of cupcakes.

This is me thinking Wait until I at least swallow!.

I was really excited about Botswana.  The wildlife?  Hello!  I had my camera out as soon as we arrived.   ...Unfortunately the wildlife is actually wild and well, the only shot I got was Mike rushing me out of there as he had just upset a pack of hyenas...

The photography was a bust, but we did make some good friends and spent some time selling fruit.

Before we completely fell in love with the land, people, and fruit-selling life style I remembered how excited I was to do this-

I'm pinching the Eiffel tower! 

Of course, Nova Scotia was next.  Of course.  In a village we found quaint cottages to stay in and ours was called "Tranquility".  See the gate?   

That got a little boring after a while so it was off to South Korea to shop for property.

So now we've got a lovely lot with a super view.  We'll be sure to put in a guest room so Becky and Nate can come anytime!  Someone will need to introduce us to the neighbors!  (All I can say, in Korean, is yup.  That might be how we ended up with property...)

By the time we got to Croatia we were both pretty pooped.  We had been gone so long and, well, once again Mike didn't get to go swimming.

Home again home again,
jiggidy joo.
Happy anniversary to us,
lovey, duvey doo.

I spent waaaaay too much time on that poem.


Christy Jones said...

I love this, so creative! Happy anniversary, hard to believe its been 13yrs.

Sue O said...

Mike doesn't look nearly impressed enough with your creative trip, but I was all kinds of jazzed, so that should make up for it.

Radke said...

What an awesome trip:) Happy Anniversary!

Kara said...

Reading your blog makes me sigh with happiness. Thank you for that bit of it this morning.

Becca Jane said...

Yes, we'll come visit!!

I liked your Eiffel Tower shot, the best!

DeAnn said...

If you really want to see Niagara Falls, I could offer you free lodging 2 1/2 hours away. Just sayin'.

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