Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Day of Rest

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while.  While it's true that I've been super busy, the fact of the matter is just that I haven't felt like posting.  My day seems to be on a repetitive cycle, and there's nothing to talk about.  Granted, that cycle is fantastic and wonderful at the moment, but how often can one read about how happy I am?  So, for this post, I'm going to give you a few Lil' Tidbits, and then I'll tell you about my weekend.

Not much happened after Cody's birthday.  Well, not much except for one major thing.  Last Wednesday (the 14th) was Hans' and my anniversary.  We've now been married 3 years and have been together for almost 7.  It's really amazing how time flies.  I mean, it seems like just yesterday that I was a frightened freshmen in college and I was rolling my eyes at the stupid jock nickname that was Hans (that is, until I figured out why he was really called Hans.  Cultural influences are so much better).  Now, I'm married to a wonderful man, we have a fantastic home and dog(s), and we're both gainfully employed (i.e. not living off our parents).  It's kind of amazing.  Maybe next year I'll do a decent anniversary post.

We really didn't do much for our anniversary.  We took the dogs for a walk through an outdoor mall, and just spent the evening together.  Then, we came home and had pizza and pie.  It was a pleasant evening off that we haven't had in a while.

Oh, and Hans got me a really great gift.  One of our friends, Emily Cole, is a really great artist.  Hans surprised me with some of her work.

A while back we had some pictures taken of Cody by Jenna Morris.  Hans apparently snuck those pictures to Emily and had her do this beautiful collage.  The center picture is Cody's headshot from 'Annie' and the pictures around it are from the photo shoot.  I'm thoroughly impressed.

Yeah, so that's pretty much it...until this weekend.

This Weekend
This weekend was AMAZING.  With as crazy as what life has been lately, Hans and I decided we needed a break for the weekend.  We went to a B&B in the Shenandoah Valley.

A five-star resort this was not.  It was dirtier than I can usually handle.  The view, though.  Wow!  The view was fantastic.

And the room did have a cozy feel.

And Cody was very were both Hans and I.

All we pretty much did was hike, eat and sleep, but that's all that was needed.  Plus, for the first time ever, Cody was able to carry our stuff instead of us carrying his stuff.

 Doesn't he look happy?

Before we finally came home, we stopped in Charlottesville for a walk through the downtown mall.  There we found these:

Now, Cody can finally stick his head out the window, and I don't have to worry about a stray stone!  Plus, he looks super-duper cute.

We ended the day with a great meal at Lucille's.  I still want some more of that crab cake sandwich, even though I feel stuffed to the brim.

Now, Hans is telling me to hurry up so I can join in and watch the movie that's playing.  Sooo...I guess I'd better go.  Hope y'all enjoyed my long-overdue post.  Before I go, though, one more thing.  Can anyone tell me what this bug is?

1 comment:

  1. Aw! Thanks for the props, Val. It was a fun drawing to work on, especially since it was on the down-low! haha The spot in the Shen. Valley looks beautiful (despite the lodgings themselves being grubby). Glad you had a good anniversary! :)