Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - Brad
What a busy day. I'm not writing at tea time as is our normal schedule. It's 9:30 at night, and Heidi is asleep in bed. I'm sipping on white herbal tea and listening to the sounds of kids playing in the courtyard.
Last night, we went back to Sam Sneads for dinner. We both had French onion soup - and boy were we gassy! Our salads came, and I had a tasty sherry vinegarette dressing. For my main course, I had a delicious New York Strip Steak and asparagus. I ate some of the asparagus and it was pretty good, but I wanted to save room for dessert. I had a delicious fresh berry shortcake with whipped cream, ice cream and some sort of liquor (I didn't know, or I wouldn't have ordered it!) drizzled in. It was AMAZING! Heidi ordered the ribeye and I'm not kidding when I say that the steak was bigger than my head. It was at LEAST 16 oz of cow butt. Heidi ate about 1/3 of it and I had a couple of bites, but I couldn't eat much. I was too full.
After dinner, we went back to the pool and played and laughed and splashed around, then we went back to the room and got ready for bed. We've been spending so much time in the pool and outdoors that we're ready for bed by 9:00.
Bobby and Amy bought Heidi and I a couple's devotional book by James and Shirley Dobson. Each night, I read the day's selection aloud and Heidi and I discuss the "talking points" at the end of the reading. More than once, at the end of the conversation, our eyes have been wet with tears as we realize more and more how lucky we are to have found each other.
We woke up this morning at around 8 - for a change of pace, Heidi was awake before me. We went through the morning routine, went to breakfast, then went back to the library where I read and Heidi worked on a puzzle. We then played a game of checkers before we went for the gorge hike. The guide told us that if we didn't want to stay and listen to him, we could walk ahead and the trail was well-marked. Well, his voice was annoying and after listening to him spend over half an hour talking about poison ivy and the joys of herbal medicine and not actually WALKING anywhere, Heidi and I took off. We got lost, and they had to send a van to come get us. The path, it turns out, was NOT well-marked and we were thankful for an air-conditioned ride. We got back to the room, took showers and laid down until it was time for dinner.
We went back to Sam Sneads and I think we are a little burnt out on it. I had the calimari again and Heidi had homemade potato chips which were rather unimpressive. I ordered ribs, which were only OK and Heidi had fettucini primavera which didn't impress me much, either. I did, however, have delicious peach cobbler, though.
After dinner, we went swimming again and stayed until they told us we HAD to go. Back to the room, and now Heidi is asleep.
What I love about marriage is watching Heidi as I sing love songs while she falls asleep.
Thursday, August 7, 2008 - Heidi
It's about 9 am. I'm up and dressed and Brad is in the shower. I don't want to be walking into breakfast right before they close as we have the past few mornings. I didn't get to journal last night cause I fell asleep on Brad.
Yesterday after another marvelous breakfast of fresh blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, waffles, eggs and ham, we went to the library and Brad sat down to read. I wandered around for a bit, discovered a puzzle and began to work on it. At some point, another gentleman sat down at the chair across from me and began to help me.
I was extremely embarrassed and I think my face turned at least 6 shades of red. Brad took several pictures and seemed to find it immensely amusing. I didn't think so. After a few minutes, I got up and went and sat next to Brad. Then the guy got up and sat in the chair I had been sitting in!
After that we played a game of checkers and I lost (again!). Then it was off to the gorge hike. The guide was beyond goofy (no offense, Dawn and Jeff) and we set off on our own. Not such a great idea.
After that, dinner at Sam Sneads and then the pool. I love playing in the pool with Brad. There's a part of me that feels 16 again. The giggly, silly girl who's in love. Playing in the pool lets that part of me out. We giggle and laugh about silly things and jump and splash like kids. I love it! The rest of the day is fun but we do have to act like adults. When we're in the pool, we can let out that tiny part of us that wants to run and play. It's a great way to end a day. I'm gonna miss that when we leave. We'll have to find something to replace that time. There's something about being in love that makes you feel like a kid again.
This is our last day her. I'm disappointed but excited to get home to our apartment and start the day in day outs of life with my husband.