This year I planned a night away for Brian and I to celebrate our 4 year anniversary! It doesn’t seem possible that it has been 4 years sometimes and other times it feels like it has been at least 10. :)
The weekend started with our actual anniversary on Friday. We took our little guy out to dinner at Margaritas. He had fun, there was a little newborn at the table near us and he was all about the “baby” :) He enjoyed walking around the uncrowded restaurant and inevitably bumping his head into a table which of course hurt and our waiter came quickly by with a hat to help that head feel and look better! Then he proceeded to spill his drink all over his shirt and finally stumbled out of Margaritas looking more like it was his 21st birthday then our 4th anniversary.
The next day Grammy came down to watch Arlo so that we could go out to the NH Coast. (Thank you so much again Mom!) :) We had the famous lobster rolls from the Beach Plum for lunch and enjoyed taking our time making our way over to the hotel, which was right on the beach and right in front of where we used to live when we were first together. We brought the bicycles and skateboards and planned to re-live our carefree beach living lifestyle, if only for a weekend. We road the boards, we biked, we walked the beach in the evening before going out to a yummy dinner and special dessert.
There were some serious fisherman setup on the beach with 8 poles in the water. They ended up fishing well past 11pm! Their poles had lights on the tips of them and we could still see them out there from our hotel late at night. We remembered how peaceful it is to be by the sea. And it reminded us of how wonderful it was to live right there and we hope to someday get a chance to be that close again in the future somehow.
We both happened to wake early and notice that the sun was just about to rise up over the ocean. So we made quick hotel coffee’s in our cups and took them down to watch the day’s beginning.
It was truly beautiful and peaceful and we even saw a baby seal on the beach. We hoped she was ok, as we walked closer she bobbled off back into the sea before we could get to close.
The birds over the ocean were amazing to watch. They flew so close and in such formation. So peaceful.
We made a cute shadow story on the wall. :)
We went to breakfast and then rode the skateboards back down to get smoothies at the secret spot and enjoyed watching all the surfers on what was the warmest day in September that there probably has ever been! It was a beautiful weekend to be at the beach and celebrating our marriage and love at the place where it sort of all began.
It was great to take a break from our busy crazy workaholic lives and just be together with the ocean and the sand and the sun. It was also nice to return home and see that little smile that we love so much on the most beautiful product of our love, our boy. :)