Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Super Romantic 5th Anniversary Weekend Getaway

To celebrate our big 5th, Cam and I rented this beautiful country home on Orcas Island of the San Juan's. It was so big, we had two other families join us, with all of their children. Sonya had an absolute RIOT. Here she is flirting with a boy on her parents anniversary evening. Ironically, while she was cuddling up to baby Grae, I was all alone- Cam had to work, so we agreed he would come on the following day.

Sonya and I had a good time playing the next morning without Daddy.

My husband spent most of Friday in the car with this charming creature. You can see why I was jealous, and seriously questioned whether or not he had stayed true to his wedding vows on his journey (He assures me that he spent the whole time changing diapers, and consoling her three young children...hmmm...[raised eyebrow])

Soon we were all together again, a big happy family (x3). It was GORGEOUS outside...a predicted rainy dark weekend turned out to be Sunny, Warm, and Fabulous! So what did we do, you ask? Well, Cam sat the kids down and lectured them about the PIG WAR (a battle between the British and American's over the Islands) as part of their Junior ranger training in the national park system [insert unapologetic eye roll here]....

....and the rest of us stared at the computer!

OK, so we did actually get a date on Saturday. We took a nice tandem ride around the island. It was beautiful and peaceful. We did, of course, stop for some National Park stamps, and listen to Cam lecture the park rangers about their website, history, water (?), etc. [enter afore mentioned eye roll] :-) We also had a really nice seafood lunch. It turned out that Cam swallowed too much air during our ride (yes, really -giggle), and got sick. He lost his lunch, and breakfast the next day.

Being the nurturing wife that I am, I left sick Cam at the house and took Sonya and some friends on a nice little hike. This was the view from the top. Deep breath....mmmmm....

All joking aside, it really was a nice weekend. I love being married to Cam. He is my life's most dazzling adventure- entertaining, light, and always fun!


  1. It was your anniversary?! You didn't tell us that, did you?! Well, happy belated 5th :)

  2. well happy anniversary! that was hilarious and definitely sounds like cam!

  3. Is that charming creature's leg broken?

    Happy #5, you guys. I can't wait to read the post about your #10. Where will you be? Who will you be sharing it with (besides Cameron)...?

  4. I miss you guys! It sounds like you had a blast. Wish we could have been there.

  5. Happy Anniversary! Ours was this weekend too... but we did not do too much:) Just a normal date. Love you guys.

  6. You're two of my favorite nuts. Happy Anniversary!

  7. You always make me laugh....miss you!