Erik and I have been together for 5 years this month. And so we can choose from the traditional gift of wood or the modern gift of silverware. Since we aren't traditional, in that we aren't legally married, I suppose we should forego the wood. But silverware? I'm not thinking that's such a great idea since we already have enough in the drawer for the two of us. We planted a couple more new trees recently so that's probably good enough to cover the wood. We'll go with that.
A lot has changed in 5 years. Erik sold his place up north and moved down here to our little ranch. Although I already had the dogs, they really needed a papa, so that's a good thing. We added Harry and Gunny and several chickens. Two years ago we brought Toby home and he's been a very good addition. Roosters bring good luck, you know.
We now have some fruit trees and other trees that are growing nicely. In another 5 years they should all be pretty awesome. We remodeled the living room, the master bath, the laundry room, and had several other projects done. Always more to do.... like a new kitchen? Someday soon.
We love spending time with Erik's girls when we're able. Melinda loves a great guy and so we have Pete as part of the family. They moved from San Francisco to New York where she was offered a full ride to a graduate program at NYU. They love New York and we are so happy for them, although it's quite far away. Carli graduated from Portland Art Institute with a degree in Apparel Design, moved to California, and has her dream job at BCBG. Who could ask for more when it comes to happy and healthy kids?
I am not sharing photos today. I just wanted to take the day to acknowledge my life with a wonderful man. We'll probably share a special bottle of wine next weekend....cork is made from wood, right? Here's to many many more, Honey of mine.
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