Saturday, May 22, 2010

Reason #437 Why We Love San Diego

Three words: Dog Surfing Competition.

Sorry the video is shaky at first, I was being pummelled by a wave.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Family Time!

Dan's parents came to visit us for a week, and we loved having them here! Dan & I had to work all week, unfortunately, but they got to see what a normal work week looks like for us, and had plenty of time to tour San Diego during the days. They made time to pick one of us up for lunch each day, though, and it was really fun having them at home every night when we got off work!

When the weekend finally arrived, we took Dan's mom out for a belated Mother's Day celebration at the Cheesecake Factory (obviously she is a woman after my own heart). We kept Saturday and Sunday laid back with shopping, walking on the beach & the bay, touring Old Town, church, and of course afternoon naps. :) Dan played roller hockey on Sunday night, and I think it was the first hockey game they'd seen him play besides the street hockey games he played with neighborhood kids growing up.

They're hoping to visit us again in the fall, and we can't wait!

Mother's Day meal at the Cheesecake Factory
Shopping at Old Town's feet???

Dan playing hockey (in the center). I tried taking pictures of him when he was really in action, but he was too fast for our camera & looked blurry in the pictures!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Prom Night

A hot guy asked me to prom this year, so I said yes. It's still surprisingly fun, but an altogether different experience for us now.

Debby getting ready for Prom - 1995: "Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Prom is FINALLY HERE!! I should've gotten my nails done yesterday - how will I EVER get ready in only 4 hours? Sooooo nervous! I hope my nail appt. doesn't make me late to my hair appt., because then I...Oh.No. IS THAT A ZIT???" (you get the picture - hours of endless angst and frantic rushing around)

Debby getting ready for Prom - 2010: "Ugggh. Prom's tonight, isn't it. (Digs through closet for faithful black dress) Hang on, give me 15 mins to do something to my hair. You wanna grab fast food for dinner on the way?"

Dan getting ready for Prom - 2010: "I would rather have a root canal than go to this thing. Next year, somebody else is going." (He says that every year)

But we did have a lot of fun and Dan loves seeing his high schoolers have a great time together. The kids looked great, the venue was beautiful, the music was loud, I wasn't voted prom queen (still mad), Dan danced the Electric Slide and showed those kids how it was done, and a good time was had by all.

Prom 2010

Just for kicks: Prom 1995 (No, that's not Dan with hair...)

THAT'S Dan with hair!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Seven Years and Counting

This Monday, Dan & I celebrated our 7th anniversary! Seven years! Wow, that's a long time ... er, I mean, boy does time fly when you're madly in love! :) Honestly, I think we've had the closest thing to a 7-year honeymoon that's possible, and we're so thankful because we know it's all because of God's grace. Not that we haven't had our down times, but maybe they haven't seemed so bad because we've always been in each other's corner, offering support and creative ideas to make things better. But as much as we cherish one another, we don't depend on each other for ultimate purpose, security, or love. God is the only one who can meet all our needs, and knowing that sure takes a lot of pressure off our relationship!

Dan's much more of a visionary than I am, and he's occasionally said that he envisioned his life a lot differently than it's turned out so far. Reading between the lines, he obviously means "I had a really boring life planned until I met you and it took a turn towards AMAZING!" :) I, on the other hand, am neither visionary nor reflective by nature. I live in the present and think about the present, plus or minus 6 months or so. But we both rest securely in the knowledge that we were designed for each other, and that God has brought us through the past 7 years to develop us individually and together as husband and wife. We're exactly where He wants us to be today, and it feels perfect.

A little of this...

And a little of that...

= an awesome 7th anniversary celebration!

The day that started it all.

Our friend's kid who's blowing bubbles in the background has his driver's license now. sigh.