6 Years

It's a little hard to believe sometimes that Geoff and I have been married for 6 years! 

This year, we did things pretty low key for the Anniversary.  Our actual anniversary was on Sunday and we didn't do a whole lot to "celebrate" per se.  We had a nice family breakfast, went to church, and had dinner over at our friend's Danny and Amanda's place.  I told Amanda it was a delightful treat for me because I didn't have to cook on my anniversary! But, really, we had a great time. 

Then, since Geoff has Monday's off, I took off Monday the 19th for us to go out.  We started the day by taking Will over to ride the Steam Train in Berkeley.  It was a short, beautiful ride through redwood trees with views of the bay and San Francisco.  Mama G and Cole joined us for the train ride and a picnic.  It was so surreal to take a turn off one of the busiest freeways in the country and then find ourselves winding our way up a mountain pass.  The Bay Area is really an incredible place that in 15 minutes you can go from the city to mountains and to the ocean.

After the train ride and lunch, Mama G took the boys back home while Geoff and I took Daddy G's convertible back down the mountain and over to go bowling.  We found an alley nearby that had 99 cent games on Mondays and Tuesdays.  It was a blast.  We really enjoy bowling - we used to do it weekly (if not more) when we were dating.  We are both a bit out of shape for it now (after three games, we were toast!), but we had a really good time.  I even beat Geoff one game.

We had already made reservations for dinner at a restaurant on the Berkeley pier called Skates on the Bay.  We had requested a window seat for our anniversary and the views promised to be incredible (and they didn't disappoint!).  But, we realized we were both wearing shorts and weren't exactly ready for an expensive dinner on the water.  So, we spent the tail end of the afternoon doing a little bit of shopping.  Then, we head over the restaurant where Geoff had steak and I had a stuffed pork chop. 

At one point, when I was ordering the Salmon, the waiter mentioned that it was cooked rare and wondered if that was a problem.  I mentioned to him that I was pregnant and really didn't want to get raw fish, so I ordered the pork instead.

Later, however, when delivering some bread to the table, we had an amusing conversation that went like this:

Waiter: Congratulations, by the way.  Is this number one?
Me (assuming he was referring to the number of anniversaries): No, this is our 6th!
Waiter: No, way.  There's no way you are old enough...
Geoff: What she means is it's our 6th wedding anniversary, it's our 2nd baby. 
Me: Oh! Dear! Yes, we are here to celebrate our 6th anniversary.  We don't have 6 kids.
Waiter: Well, that makes more sense!  Congratulations on both!

Geoff was pretty amused by the whole encounter.  I blame pregnancy brain. 

But, it was a lovely day and it's rare that Geoff and I go out and do something just the two of us, so it was a treat! 

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