Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Seven wonderful years

This week, I got the surprise--well, maybe not of my life-- but a bigger surprise than I have had in quite awhile.

Shane arranged it all--he whisked me away for 3 1/2 days to celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary. (Picture is of us heading off on our trip on Friday afternoon.)

Now, this was no easy task, considering the fact that we have three children. But, very good friends of our family agreed to let our boys be a part of their family for a few days, and Shane and I went up north all by ourselves.

We had an amazing time, doing all the things we love to do together....eat, shop, see a couple of movies, eat, sleep in, relax, and eat! (These pics are outside at the Crate and Barrel, downtown Chicago, on Michigan Ave.) It was such a gift to have this time with him, and I am so thankful to have been blessed with such an amazing husband who would work so hard at surprising me with something like this! I love you so much Shane, you are the best thing that God has ever given me.

And, talk about blessings--our friends who would take on all three of our boys for 3 1/2 days to help make it happen--thank you so much to the entire Munro family! I know that each one pitched in their part to keep our boys, and we are both so grateful. A special thanks to Ann, who I know bore the brunt of effort! We love you guys--you are more than friends to us, you are truly family! (By the way, for those of you reading this who don't know this family, they have seven children already--so their house was packed with 12 people while our boys were there!!)

At Giordano's, enjoying pizza (Shane was goofing for me and the camera, but was loving the pizza even more than what the camera shows!)

Inside Garrett's popcorn, on Michigan Ave. This place is famous for their popcorn, so we decided to wait it out (over 15 minutes, and it wasn't even a crowded day!) to try some....it was worth the wait!

In front of Chili's, downtown--one our our many dining experiences!

Seven years ago I married my absolute best friend in the whole world....the years have flown by, and it keeps getting better and better everyday. I love you Shane!


Unknown said...

ok watching shane eat that pizza makes me want some!! however, the last time I ate that was when karie was here and I got sick on it so I don't know if I want to chance it right now. maybe I will wait til after the baby is born.

can't wait to see you guys here in a few days!!