My husband and I have been celebrating our anniversary all weekend. I got home from work late afternoon on Friday, and he already had plans for that evening! After getting an awesome dinner at Five Guys Burgers, we continued south to the Higley Center of Performing Arts to watch a rendition of "The Sound Of Music," my favorite musical by far. I don't intend to drag John along to things that make him queasy, but he insisted we "start our weekend out right." It was a great show with wonderful talent, and the evening couldn't have been better. I am proud that I didn't fall asleep halfway through considering I had been up since 1:30 AM for work.
Saturday morning meant sleeping in. I have quite a bit of sleep debt that needs paying, but we were unintentionally up and at 'em by 8:00 AM. Today meant heading to Tucson to enjoy the weekend together. I didn't realize how important it would be to get away from the house. If I am home, I want to be busy on projects. By leaving Mesa far behind for a few days, it meant we could enjoy our time together without any distractions! Our first stop was the zoo, which was so fun. We got there shortly after noon and wandered the whole park in time for closing at 4:00. Then we stopped at Wal-Mart on our way to the hotel for check-in. Groceries were purchased for a picnic on Sunday so we wouldn't have to eat out and ruin Sunday intentions. After dropping our things off inside the hotel room, we hopped back in the car for a twenty-minute drive to our first time at The Melting Pot. It was a neat experience, but we both agree it was a lot of money for just boiled meat. We probably won't go again unless it's with other couples and we just get dessert. I thoroughly enjoyed dessert. We were supposed to visit Dust Town and watch a gun show that evening, but we were both so exhausted that we just decided to live up to our age and go back to the hotel for some sleep.
Sunday morning was lazy. We slept in and then watched a movie on television. We grabbed a yummy breakfast at the hotel, and I was even able to make a Belgium waffle (my favorite!). We then got ready for church and visited a ward that started at 1:00. We stuffed our picnic items inside the fridge at church and then enjoyed the next three hours of spiritual encouragement! People were friendly and the lessons were great. We hit the road yet again after church, this time to the west side of Tucson towards Gates Pass. My romantic husband had discovered through hours of research that this location is famous for its sunsets, and neither of us was disappointed at the beauty! We took a few pictures before my camera battery finally died (I had taken a million pictures last week at work and had forgotten to charge my battery before leaving for the weekend). After the sunset, we drove home and arrived just before 8:00. It was such a nice weekend! And I learned it's quite a challenge to find songs on my iPod that I think John will like, too!
I am glad John took today off work. After not seeing him much these past few months, I wasn't ready for our weekend to be over already. True to form, however, we are busy working on the house. He's adding a few more coats of polyurethane to the cabinets while I am getting several loads of laundry caught up. I am making him chicken enchiladas and peach cobbler for our anniversary dinner tonight. Something tells me he won't complain!