Monday, July 23, 2012

5 years! Where does the time go?!

Saturday, Brandon and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We dropped the kids off at my mom's around ten and headed off for the day. It was a nice carefree feeling knowing we didn't have any time constraints and  had the entire day and night to ourselves. Such a rarity, and  much needed.

We headed to a quaint local seaside town and figured we would just see where the day took us. On our way out there we spotted a local berry farm that had advertised a hedge maze! I love mazes and this one proved to be fun!

The entrance to the maze

Got a little lost...maybe on purpose. :)
So, I was not expecting a giant slide in the middle of the maze....that you had to go down. It was pretty darn steep and I had wedges on and my purse with me. I went first, of course, and oh my! That thing was fast. I went flying out the bottom and had a not so graceful landing. Good thing no one but Brandon got to witness it!

about to go down

After the maze we headed to La Conner and by then the sun had come out and I was not prepared for it. We both got a little warm. We headed to a few local antique shops (something we can never do with the kids) and just wandered through, killing time.

We came upon a little olive shop and they had tastings! I love green olives, so I was in heaven. We ended up purchasing a jar of feta and pepperjack stuffed olives. Yum!

After that we wandered up and down the roads trying to decide on what restaurant to eat at. While I was craving fish tacos from a local place I knew they had no outside seating and we were both dying to sit outside at one of the places overlooking the channel.

Once we finally decided I was a bit disappointed with my entree choice.  I feel like every time I order fish and chips it is hit or miss. This time was a miss. :( Oh well, the drinks were good and so was the atmosphere. Of course our conversation inevitably ended up revolving around the kids. :) We had purchased a new Where's Waldo book for Jaxson at a local shop and I drug it out. This embarrassed Brandon so I had to put it away.

After lunch we took some time to just sit and enjoy the view.

 We decided to head toward home and get some frozen yogurt. Brandon had yet to try the new place and he loved it, of course.

We enjoyed an afternoon nap and time to just watch tv.

Around 5 we decided to head up north and check out a Mexican restaurant we had never been to. It did not dissapoint!

While at dinner we kept remarking on how it felt as though we were on vacation. It was a nice feeling.

By the time we finished dinner it was almost 8 and we couldn't decide what we wanted to do. The options were comedy club, outdoor movie, going to a movie or just renting one. We finally decided to take the scenic drive home and pick up a movie on the way. It was nice to just relax at home on the couch after a long day. I am under no illusion that I can stay out like I used to years ago. Sometimes it's nice to just snuggle up at home.

We are pretty blessed with some of the prettiest views in the Pacific Northwest and it was fun watching the sunset along the water.

Sunday morning we couldn't sleep in since we are so used to getting up early so we decided to head to breakfast, which is something we haven't done in years! It was a great way to end our weekend.

All in all, I would have to say it was my favorite anniversary, thus far. It was nothing extravagant; just filled with little things we love and spending time together.


  1. Awww looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating your anniversary!

  2. you guys are too cute! ahh, all this food is making me hungrier. :) i have always wanted to try eggs benedict. my friend just got it the other day. and those olives sound amazing, i bet i could eat the whole jar.
    i love that you packed so much into your time together. and that maze looks like tons of fun. i was laughing at the slide and your landing :)
    i'm so glad you enjoyed such a wonderful anniversary filled with good food, great sights and so much love. <3
    and um, hello to that awesome drink! lol
    have a sweet night, ashley!

  3. Sounds like an amazing anniversary!! Cheers to 5 years and many more!!!

  4. Happy 5 year anniversary! Y'all are such a cute couple :)