Seven years ago, our Christmas was spent on our honeymoon, in Paris. That man to Kent's left fell asleep on Kent's shoulder shortly after this photo was taken.
The French do eating out much more slowly than we do here.
And the days before Christmas we explored a new country, just the two of us, for the first time ever. We didn't speak the language, we couldn't read the maps,
and we didn't have any luggage--our suitcases got lost on the way and weren't returned to us until the day before we were coming home.
It was the most fantastic adventure; I would do it all over again if I could.
We were married, and we were figuring it all out, together.
It was bliss.
(We were using a disposable camera for most of our pictures....the camera charger was in that lost suitcase.)
This year, for our anniversary, we went to Salt Lake. (Our adventures now have a budget and a babysitter attached...)
I got lucky and was picked to receive some tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.
On our way we stopped for dinner in this fantastic place downtown-Stoneground Kitchen.
We'd never been there, and I purchased a voucher from yelp.
We forgot to use the coupon,
and I'm actually really glad, because now we have a reason to go back!We started with dessert.
It was our anniversary, after all.
They gave us the table wedged in the corner, with a glass wall in front of us. They said they called it the "affair table."
The concert was incredible. So wonderful. But it was the Tabernacle Choir, so how could it be anything less?
The next week, the day after our actual anniversary, I surprised Kent with tickets to see the Hobbit movie after we went to our ward Christmas dinner party.
Just little celebrations, but fun anyway.
There's something special about what we've got.
Our marriage has comfort, peace, friendship, trust, sacrifice, faith,
and we wake up each morning making the choice to love each other and to work together.
Here's to the next seven years and many adventures to come.