Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Last Friday morning as my nephew was screaming, my neice was calling for my help, and my son was soaking all of us in spit-up, I said to Eli, "Mommy needs a break!" Thankfully, a break was coming right up!

This past weekend Eric took me to Austin for a long weekend to celebrate our first anniversary. My parents kept Eli for us. I missed him some (I cried when James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" came up on the playlist because I always sing that lullabye to him), but not too much, because I knew he was in very good hands.

Eric and I stayed on Town Lake and went kayaking and swimming and took lots of long walks along the lake and around town and ate at some awesome restaraunts and slept A LOT. It was just so nice to be FREE for three whole days. We really enjoyed just being together and being outside, our favorite things.

And even though it's only been a year of marriage, it's been quite the year! :) From finding out three weeks after our wedding that we were pregnant to me being put on bed rest for almost two months to having Eli 7 weeks early and spending 6 weeks driving back and forth daily to the hospital to see him in the NICU to all the little health issues that he's had because of his prematurity... yeah, it's been some 12 months! :) But we wouldn't trade it for anything, and we are proud to say that we are more in love today than the day we got married.

Eric is my favorite person in the whole world- I can't imagine a better husband. I thank God every single day for the privilege of being his wife, and I pray that I can make him as happy as he makes me every single day. I am so thankful for the weekend that we got to spend celebrating our marriage.

And it was so wonderful to get to hug Eli again, to see his smiles, to hold that little tiny baby that has brought us so much joy this year. And after we put him to bed we ate the top of our wedding cake (still yummy, surprisingly) and opened a bottle of wine that we bought at the vineyard we stayed at outside of Seattle last year. It was a perfect first anniversary! We are very refreshed.