For our four-year anniversary, the husband and I went on a trip to Dallas. I love taking trips with Russell, because it lets you relax together, talk together, play together, laugh together, and just enjoy each other without the insanity of daily life back home. Couples trips are the best. And I'm glad I am a part of this couple! :)
Our hotel! We used Priceline.com to book a four-star hotel for only $50 a night! And it was wonderful, elegant and quite mod. Loved it.
IKEA! Oh, what an adventure, my friends. I had no idea. Three hours to get through the upstairs showrooms, hour-ish for lunch, another few hours rounding up our finds in the warehouse below. Wow. I so enjoy shopping with my husband for a few reasons: he actually cares about most of the ideas I conjure up for our house; he is patient while I look at EVERY last item in the store before deciding; if the store happens to have guy things AND girl things, we'll part at the opening of the store and meet at the dressing rooms half an hour later. Works out well. I'll keep him.
Medieval Times! If you've not been, it is quite the experience. You are assigned a knight for which you cheer during the jousting tournaments that take place as you eat dinner arena-side. You must eat with your hands (as they did in Medieval Times, duh Erin....), and they call you "Me Lord" or "Me Lady" all night. The show includes sword fighting, falconry, horse performances and a jousting tournament, all of which are fake and rehearsed...but I found myself still enjoying it! NERD ALERT! Give us a break: I teach British literature for a living, and my husband once taught European history...we like this stuff! ;)
Anniversary dinner in Deep Ellum at Daddy Jack's. YUM. Cool area as well.
Wizard of Oz! After dinner, we went to see this Broadway show at Dallas' performing arts center. It was a lovely show, complete with a real puppy playing Toto! He stole the show, needless to say.
Since it was our last night, we decided to try and play with the camera a bit, and a nice man asked if he could snap our picture together....
We were laughing in this picture, and, while it isn't the greatest shot of the two of us, I love that we are captured having such a fun moment together. These have been a strange and challenging few months, and my husband has tirelessly cared for me and supported me. I was so very grateful for a trip where we could forget about a lot of things and simply enjoy each other.
Happy anniversary, my love.