Belated Anniversary Dinner

Last night, we were fortunate enough, to be able to have a belated Anniversary dinner.  With 3 kids, getting out is near impossible.  At least, for us it seems to be.  We went to the Outback Steakhouse, then to Dunkin Donuts for some coffee.  It was so nice to be able to sit and talk and have each others undivided attention for a while. 

As we were about to pay and leave the Outback, it dawned on me, how amazing it was to be able to sit and enjoy a hot meal, without getting up 5 times to take the kids to the bathroom.  Am I the only one, that kids seem to think going to the bathroom is a must before, during, and after a meal??  It never fails!  So inevitably, I get a few bites, before the little one usually all the sudden has to potty BAD!

Anyhow, after dinner we went to Dunkin Donuts (I’m one of those boycotting Starbucks) for some coffee.  I am a huge coffee drinker, and we weren’t ready to end our date night, so we went and sat and enjoyed conversation together.  My hubby likes to be a funny boy.  The feature photo I have posted, is literally the best I could get.  The others he is being a complete clown, making funny faces, and determined not to let me take a picture of us.  It is rare to get a picture together.

After 13 years of marriage, I am so happy with where we are.  We started our lives together, young, and dumb.  We have struggled, and learned together.  We are finally financially sound, and more than being content, we are happy with the life we have.  We may not have all the fancy things, that most people are age are wanting, but we have so much to be thankful for.   Our kids, our home, our animals, and most importantly our faith, and family are what make us happy.  We reflected over all these things on our date last night. 

My husband makes me laugh, every single day.  He works so hard, giving his all to his military career, then comes home and gives his all to us.  I am very fortunate, and blessed, and not a day goes by that I don’t give thanks for the man God brought in my life.  I know without a doubt, God brought us together, and will keep us.  This has been an unusually hard year for our family, because of the unit hubby is currently with and upcoming deployment.  Jeremy has been gone weeks at a time non stop, and when he is home, he is stressed because of work.  I am so thankful for Jeremy, and thankful for our faith in God to take care of us when life seems uncertain. 

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