30 April 2008

Three Years Down, Eternity to Go...

Tuesday was our third wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful date and really enjoyed the time we could spend together. If we hadn't spent the week before gallavanting about the North Island, we probably would have gone away somewhere to go camping and hiking or something outdoorsy to celebrate another successful year. We stayed in town, and we still had a great time.

I picked Eric up when he got out of his class, and we headed over to the gardens (again, these gardens are free!) The gardens have quite a large series of aviaries with all sorts of birds, so we spent some time admiring them and trying to get them to engage with us in some sort of intelligent conversation. Unfortunately, the only talkers were not willing to converse, but we enjoyed watching them and reading about them. Then we meandered down to the herb garden and picked a couple of fresh herbs. (Don't worry! It's encouraged to pick the herbs.) Unfortunately, the gardens aren't at their peak now, but they were still pleasant enough for a lovely stroll.

Then we were off to a restaurant called High Tide. Eric had made us reservations, and it was quite a nice meal. The restaurant was really quiet and we had it all to ourselves for most of the meal.

After that we went for a walk on the beach! Because we live by a beach! It was our first time to be able to go walking on a beach for our anniversary, and I'm glad we went. We both love the beach. We love the sound of the waves and the squishiness of the sand and the chill of the air. Hooray for the beach!

I didn't know it, but Eric had gone by the city library that day and got three movies. He got a coupon for three free movies when he signed up for his library card, and he waited for the perfect occasion to use it. We watched Miss Potter, and we really enjoyed. I even enjoyed it despite my fierce, inexplicable loathing of Renee Zellweger. Such a great movie. I think Ewan McGregor was the deal-breaker for me. He is charming always. And he sings! Even better!

It was a wonderful anniversary, and we look forward to many more.


Bart said...

Congratulations on the third anniversary, oh favorite child of your family. ;)

Science Teacher Mommy said...

What is every critic's fascination with Rene Zell . . . whatever anyway. She looks permanently botoxed. Or like she's on cortizone shots.