A Happy 2nd Anniversary
Ryan and I celebrated our anniversary on Tuesday by taking the afternoon off for a picnic with pup followed by dinner at Brother's Restaurant "Mattie's Tavern" in Los Olivos. In between meals we took photobooth pictures and took a nap.
We had our picnic at my parents house, on the edge of the bluff, the same place where we had our wedding ceremony. My parents were so sweet to arrange the umbrella outside for us. They also put out a lovely bouquet of orange roses, a card, and a bottle of champagne (I had a little bit!).
On the drive to dinner we talked to Ryan's parents Don & Nancy, wishing them a happy anniversary too. They have been married for 36 years and we share the date.
It was a wonderful afternoon/evening, very relaxed and simple. We started a tradition last year where we buy a bottle of wine on our anniversary that we save and drink the following year. So we kept that up even though we're saving the bottle we bought last year until we can enjoy it together after our baby arrives.
Two years has gone by fast, and so has this pregnancy. I can't believe I'm going to have a kid in a few short weeks! I have been feeling good and more balanced than last week. I am so excited to begin this new stage of our lives together as parents. I know it will be a challenge to maintain balance, but I think am as ready as I'll ever be. I know I've grown a lot as a person, becoming better, calmer, kinder, more satisfied since I've been with Ryan.
Adding a kid to the mix will surely rock the boat a bit. There will be sleepless nights, short fuses, tears (both kinds), and lots of challenges for us to face together. My intention is to learn as I go, and have a death grip on a commitment to be patient and kind. I'm not really the easiest person to be around when I'm having a hard time. People who are close to me tell me that the whole room feels it.
I'm going to need to let that bad habit go.