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Monday, December 15, 2008

Mark, Tate, and Uncle Steve

Steve is back! We're so happy to see him again, if only for a couple of weeks.
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On Saturday Mark and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary (yay!) by going to the Space Needle for dinner. It was excellent! The reputation (that is several years old) is that the food isn't that good and the prices are outrageous. The prices are high, but the food was incredible! We really enjoyed our time together, not having to worry about a little monkey spilling his milk, throwing a fit about what he wants to eat, etc. Adult conversation was a special treat, and the fact that it was snowing while we were eating was just a bonus. The night was clear and beautiful, and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Sigh...it was fantastic!
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While we were dinnering, Stephen took Tate to his first hockey game. This was a huge deal because Tate has no idea what hockey is, but he talks about it all the time. (Stephen makes sure whenever he's around to talk a lot about hockey, so that is where Tate learned the word.) Anyway, the game started after Tate's bedtime, and with the cold and the noise we were a little unsure about how it was going to go. Well, it couldn't have gone any better. Tate LOVED it! It helped that when they first got to the game the Zamboni was on the ice and Tate said to Stephen:
"Uncle Steve, Tractors and Hockey? Oh My Goodness!"
They got home late, but Tate was so happy to have seen hockey. We'll have to go back sometime soon.
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We're heading back from my parent's today. It's quite cold (15 degrees this morning) and there is some concern about us making it up and down our driveway. We'll just have to see how it goes.
I have another few stories to tell, but for now I'll have to cut this short. Tate's overdue for a nap and I need to encourage him in that general direction.
Have a wonderful day!
Love,
Jenni

4 comments:

Alibear said...

Congratulations on five years! I can just see the child enthusiasm behind "tractors and hockey". Tate and Steve will never forget their first game together (or at least Steve won't let Tate forget.)

cadovius said...

I'm so excited yall got to go out! I'm sure it was so wonderful to not have to worry about a little one for a while. :-)
How are you feeling lately? We sure are excited for yall! I can't wait to see the little one!!

Our Family said...

Congrats on 5 years of marriage. I cant believe five years ago we were at your wedding. Crazy! Id love to chat more with you about military life/ civilian life/ and Reserves haha. If you get a chance send me an email so ill have you address and then we can keep in better touch. Mine is amanda.nakamine@gmail.com.

RachelRae said...

Congratulations! I've been secretly reading your blog for a while now & couldn't have waited any longer to comment.