Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Two Anniversaries

We recently celebrated our 12th anniversary.  We were married on Flag Day, June 14th, but we didn't end up celebrating on that date.  We had a chance to see Jason Isbell in concert in Bloomington on the Thursday before our anniversary.  After some discussion, we decided it would be much more fun than going to see a movie we didn't really want to see anyway (which is what we've done the last two years). My parents took the kids for the night and we were off.

We had a fabulous time.  Mr. Isbell is amazing, a real poet and kickass guitarist. He knows exactly how to do it. I am currently obsessed with his music.  If you're interested, check him out here or here.  Anyone who can make the phrase "water table line" poetic is worth a listen, in my opinion.

It had been a long time since we had been to a concert.  You currently could not get me to attend a large live performance of any major group or artist, as I think that most popular acts are overrated.  I also hate crowds.  But this?  This was a smallish renovated theater.  This is exactly the venue I've always enjoyed watching music in.  Plus, they served beer.


Exactly right.

We did spend the day together on our actual anniversary.  We went out to lunch with our kids, did a little shopping, and just hung out at home together in the evening.  Those are some of my favorite things to do.  My husband bought my two favorite kinds of flowers and put them together.  I think it turned out kind of awesome.  Who knew he was also a pretty good floral designer?  That man never ceases to amaze and surprise me.

We also finally pulled the trigger and ordered a new fancy camera as a gift to each other that I am hoping to be able to learn to use to sharpen up the look of the old blog. 

Speaking of which, today I celebrate another anniversary.  It's been one year since I started my blog.  My intention was to start writing again.  Fairly straightforward and it has helped me do exactly that.  I've also learned lots of other stuff as I've developed it that I was completely unfamiliar with pre-blog.  The first time I actually got the code right to link with my Facebook page and Pinterest page I was elated.  I've talked to people I've never met who have taken the time to read it. 

As I come close to 4,000 page views, I want to say thank you to everyone who reads it.  Thanks to those of you who have encouraged me along the way.  Sharing anything you've created is a somewhat terrifying proposition. It gives me a deep appreciation for anyone who is willing to put something original out there. As I said in my first post ever, I was trying to find my way back.  I think I've also found a path going forward.



  1. Yay for both anniversaries! It looks like you had a great time, and blogging is such a fun hobby too.

  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I haven't been to a concert in a long time, but a smaller venue seems like it would be fun! And yay for 1 year blogging! :)