|We blocked the sign, my hair looks like caca, and J.J. looks high. #nailedit|
|We didn't get a picture of the Dairy, the ice cream, or my fave co-workers. SCORE.|
Dude, it is so past time for us to get a new mattress. The one we have is J.J.'s from, like, 12 years ago (ish?), and it was pretty okay until moving day. Um, as in, the day we moved to our HOUSE. THREE YEARS AGO. J.J.'s younger brother took the initiative to
We decided on a Sleep Number bed, for a few reasons:
- J.J. is a really, really, REALLY picky sleeper. He's been known to rotate among all our sleeping surfaces (bed, futon, couch) in one night in order to find his desired firmness. (That's what she said?)
- He likes it hard, I like it soft. (THAT'S what she said.)
- Our mattress needs may fluctuate when I'm pregnant someday/when we have kids.
- They have a 20-year warranty, and we've heard good reviews from some friends.
The biggest knock against a Sleep Number mattress was, of course, the price. We splurged anyway. I can't tell you exactly why (anniversary? Desperation? Twenty-year warranty? Hadn't balanced my checkbook in a while and was in blissful denial?), but it's supposed to be delivered tomorrow (DELAYED GRATIFICATION IS DELAYYYED), and I'm hella psyched. (Do people still say "hella"?) (Excessive parenthetical statements much?)
So, after modeling our sleeping positions for strange men at the Sleep Number store and making our splurgy purchase (ew), we went on our real anniversary adventure: kayaking down the Huron River. They (who? River fairies, probably) recently built a "cascades" section of the river where you can go tubing/boating down a series of small drop-offs. We wanted to check that out, not to mention relive our courtship days, wherein J.J. and I rowed down the river while he
|These two pics above are of Island Park, where we had our engagement photo|
session (and where we used to live [THE APARTMENTS, NOT THE PARK], and
where we used to have camp cookouts when we were both counselors).
I can't tell you the last time I felt so relaxed. The Summer of Hellish Doom was winding down (THERE'S A REASON I HAVEN'T POSTED ALL GODDAMN SUMMER), I was with the love of my life, and we were on my favorite river in my favorite town.
It took almost two hours to kayak from Argo to Gallup, at which point it was six o'clock, and we. Were. FAMISHED. We stopped at home for a quick wardrobe change (cascades = river water cascading into our shorts) and got dinner at Kosmo - a delish Korean restaurant in Kerrytown. We dined al fresco, in the deserted courtyard adjacent to the Kerrytown shops.
|Okay, not completely deserted. One over-enthusiastic lady came through and|
graciously snapped about 20 pictures of us, with only partial consent on our part.
Then it was off to Cobblestone Farm, our wedding site, for our now-annual tradition of Pictures on the Farm! ...Which totally needs to be italicized and have an exclamation point, IKNOWRIGHT?
Picture from our wedding day - August 22, 2010:
First anniversary - August 22, 2011:
Second anniversary - August 22, 2012:
I'd love to frame these and put them up in our bedroom...might be a cute collection! I also liked these two from this year's Cobblestone sesh:
All in all, a freakin' awesome anniversary. What can I say...I love this guy.
And tomorrow, our present gets delivered, so hopefully THIS will be upgraded just a touch: