Friday, September 11, 2009

Our First Anniversary!

Jason and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary...Obviously, it has been a pretty busy year ;)

Our anniversary fell on a Sunday, so it was really great to spend the weekend together doing some family bonding activities. One of our favorite activities, and a big perk to living in an apartment complex, is we get to take Chase to the pool (which is literally 100yrds to the left of our building). Usually, we go at night to avoid the crowds as well as the major heat of the day. Chase LOVES the pool. I don't think I have ever seen him cry. I believe this was around 7:30 on a Saturday night. He was getting pretty tired, but as soon as we got him in the pool all of his tiredness went away....

Daddy and Chase walking back home after another successful trip to the pool. Thanks to Aunt Carolyn and cousin Claire taking swim lessons, we now know how to successfully and safely "dunk" Chase. And he really is starting to breathe in before going under! Swim lessons do pay off :)

Sunday morning we got up, did our usual routine, and then I surprised Jason and told him we were going on a picnic at a nearby park for the afternoon. We received a beautiful picnic basket from Jason's parents for our anniversary (which I LOVE) so I wanted to put it to good use! I chose Freedom Park in Charlotte to try, per a recommendation from a Charlottonian. We had never been, but it was amazing! Beautiful trees, wide open spaces, plenty of people, and lots of walking trails surrounding a big pond. Luckily, it was only about 75 that afternoon so we had a grand old time. Of course, we found ourselves a sweet little spot in the shade for our lunch, and then we went on a short walk together...I am pretty sure we wore Chase out!

P.S. Chase likes grass... no surprise there.

Our wonderful and gracious neighbors, Cindy and Allie, who are the godsends that live next door always offer to watch Chase for us when we need to go somewhere. In this case, Allie told me, about a month ago "You need to go out for your Anniversary. We will watch Chase." No questions asked. We really appreciate their generosity, and of course, took them up on their offer. In the afternoon Jason and I went to the movies (sans Chase) and saw GI Joe which was surprisingly good! Later that evening, we went to the Melting Pot for some fondue action!

Here is a picture of Allie and Chase:

Family Shot:

The roses and picture Jason had ordered, waiting for me at the table... what a guy :)

Now onto the next 59 or so years...

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