We celebrated a milestone last month! Ten years as husband and wife! It’s hard to believe we’ve been married that long, but I think it’s even harder to believe we’re old enough to be married that long! Jeez, I still feel like I just graduated from college!
We spent three glorious days child free (thank you Nana and Grandpa) in Bellingham, our college town, and the place where we started out as a married couple. We gazed at the ocean, ate delicious food, visited with good friends, and toured as many of our old stomping grounds as we could. We also visited the farmer’s market, window shopped in antique stores, took a guided tour of the oldest brick building in Washington, jogged around Lake Padden, and bought basil for our garden. It flew by, and we had a terrific time. It was so nice to get some time together, just the two of us!
The Ridge. Jonathan’s Omega on the left, my Delta on the right. See the window on the top story of the building on the left? That’s where we met on our first night in the dorms, before classes even started, at Andre’s margarita party. I was sitting on a couch with my girlfriends when Jonathan walked in with his roommate, and that’s how it all began!
On the bench between our dorms. We spent a lot of time here Freshman year.
The building was unlocked and I got inside my old room!
This is where we went for Tuesday night parties at Chestnut and High
One of our college watering holes, The Up & Up
Another watering hole. I worked here for a while. Back then it was “Christo’s Club.”
Our first place as husband and wife, also on High St.
The first house we looked at when we were looking to buy our first home. You can only sort of tell from the picture, but it’s lime green! And pretty ghetto inside. I cried and told Jonathan I’d rather just keep renting. We will forever remember this house. 🙂
My gift from Jonathan, wrapped in tin foil (tin is the ten year anniversary gift).
I gave Jonathan a “date night” shirt for our anniversary. Turns out, it was too flaming/busy for him. We found this Buddha statue at a garden store, and it became the replacement gift.
The house on Ellis St. Where Death Cab for Cutie wrote their hit music
The oldest brick building in Washington State.
We went on a double date at The Oyster Bar with our friends, Ray and Betty. These lovebirds celebrated 64 years a few days before our anniversary!
What better way to end a trip than visiting my bestie, Caroline, and her beautiful newborn, Ethan, in the hospital?!