Today Derek and I have been married 14 years.
He completely surprised me this morning by waking me up at 7:15 with the Happy Anniversary song and giving me the sweetest note which I'm not allowed to share. He then told me to get ready, because he was taking me out for the day. He had even arranged for my Mom to keep the girls.
Would you like to hear what we did?
We began the day with breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Then it was off to Atlanta to the Margaret Mitchell House. We stood in the very apartment where she wrote the great Gone With the Wind. Amazing. Cramped; but amazing. We bought Nancy a gift.
Where next? Well, I think I'm the only girl (besides Mom) left in the world who has not stepped foot in an IKEA. I got to experience my first visit with my man. My thoughts? Once you are in that store, they DO NOT WANT YOU TO LEAVE. My gracious goodness alive, it took us forever to walk through that place. Don't get me wrong, it was great - but possibly a little overwhelming.
Can you go to Atlanta without getting a chili dog from the Varsity? We can't. And boy did we work up our appetite after walking 3 miles in IKEA.
While at Peggy's apartment (I learned today that that is what Margaret Mitchell preferred to be called - I'm in the know, people), I found a brochure for the Wren's Nest. It looked like a great place so we thought we'd go check it out, too. It was the home of the man that wrote the Uncle Remus Tales. Folks, this was the best part of the day. If you live near Atlanta it is worth the stop! We bought a Brer Rabbit book for the kids and our tour guide told us we could have it autographed. Seeing as how Joel Chandler Harris died over a century ago, I was naturally confused. However, the man's great great great grandson was in the room right next to us and apparently he likes to sign things. We let him sign our book. Maybe one day, he too will write a great book and his signature will be worth something.
Once home, guess what greeted me at the door? A huge box of YARN. My Mom is part of a buy group and a lady there was selling all of her yarn. I didn't ask questions, I just knew I wanted it. She sold me 44 skeins for $80!!! I'm talking Lamb's Pride, Brown Sheep, Manos Del Uruguay, Cascade, plus more - good stuff for those of you who don't speak yarn.
Derek made homemade pizza for supper. I have homemade bread in the oven. The kids are all asleep. What a delightful day. The best anniversary. Ever.
Here's looking to spending many more years with you, babe.