Today Jim and I are celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary. We are so busy with life that we almost forgot about it this year. We decided not to worry about gifts and just to sneak out for a nice dinner somewhere. I googled 11th anniversary and the traditional gifts are steel. Well, our gift will be "steeling" a moment to ourselves. Ar ar ar.
Not every year can be a ten year anni. Last year we had a whirlwind Viva Las Vegas weekend complete with a visit to an Elvis Chapel to have "Elvis" renew our vows. He (The "El" man) walked me down the aisle in his lamay singing "Love Her Tender" and we laughed the whole time. I highly recommend it! http://www.elvischapel.com/index.html The next night we saw The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage and it was absolutely amazing!! I mean stunning. Please go if you get a chance. It was also that weekend in Vegas that we decided to move forward with an adoption. (Well, it didn't hurt that I just happened to bring along the adoption papers for him to sign, and an agenda!) That was one year ago that we decided to move forward with a China adoption. Then we learned that the wait was moving upwards of three years and we ain't getting any younger. So, now we are waiting for a domestic infant and our little boy is getting close to five years old and we are about to release a book/CD about our highly dramatic experience of becoming parents the first time. Shew! Life is wild.
But tonight, we will steal a moment to relax and think about the day at Union Station that started it all eleven years ago.
Watered-down earth mother, singer/songwriter and actress, Lauren Braddock Havey has penned a parenting memoir, A Journey to the Son, being released October 2009 by Two Harbors Press. She is also concurrently releasing a companion CD, a “folk-rock opera” of the same name. For more info, please visit www.ajourneytotheson.com