so yesterday we celebrated two whole years of marriage
by taking a leap
out of an airplane
|somewhat blurry, because Nick just grabbed me by my harness.|
they asked us to point to who was more freaked out
by the prospect of jumping out of a plane
we both agreed it was me.
|but i survived.|
it was truly amazing.
we each did a tandem jump
where our fates were linked to that of our instructors
since the instructors were strapped to our backs.
after 5 minutes of walking us through the procedures
we jumped on a plane
and in 2 minutes were in the air.
another 10 minutes and we were at 10,500 feet
and it was time to jump.
there was a moment,
when i was leaning out of the airplane,
looking at the clouds and very very hard earth below me
where i panicked.
but then there was no time
because i was suddenly backflipping out of the plane
and free-falling for what seemed like forever.
then the chute deployed
*thank the sweet sweet Lord*
and we gracefully floated back to earth
it was amazing.
like i said.
then we got bbq
and took naps by the pool
before heading out to a fancy dinner
|ahí tuna with rhubarb? on a cucumber? it was fantastic.|
|rack of venison. the deer was apparently shot yesterday. farm fresh?|
|the one where Nick doesn't look drunk/sleepy|
|aaaaaand the one where he does.|
and to finish it all off,
another gratuitous shot of my peonies.
oh my Lordy am i ever obsessed with these beauties.
now before you all go patting Nick on the back
for a job well-done in the anniversary present department...
allow me to provide a little background:
this month, Nick is working like a dog.
four days off. that's it. all month long. just four days.
and he was just SURE he couldn't take the 28th as one of those days
but he never asked his bosses.
he just assumed.
so meanwhile, i'm trying to find out what his schedule is
so that we can plan SOMETHING to celebrate our anniversary
and he's just not cooperating.
he even said, "i just want to celebrate our marriage every day. why does it have to be on our anniversary?"
so finally, i got mad.
he knows celebrations are a big deal to me.
i said to him, "you can choose to blow off our anniversary if you wish,
but that will make me very angry
and keep in mind that it will be an entire YEAR
before you're able to make it up to me"
Nick had the 28th off.
lest you all think that this marriage is the stuff of dreams,
i felt the need to bring it back to reality.
we had a fantastic time
but it almost wasn't.
i love this man.
and he surprises me daily.
but sometimes i have to threaten him. (:
and that's the truth.