Fifteen years ago today, on a random Wednesday night, @principalspage and I eloped.?? That’s right, fifteen years ago.?? And they said it wouldn’t last 😉
Did you know that the traditional fifteenth wedding anniversary gift is crystal? or a watch??? Wow…I mean if you know my husband, you don’t exactly think “crystal”.?? The only crystal I know that people purchase comes in the form of a vase or picture frame.?? I can just imagine his reaction to either of those gifts.?? Maybe something like.. “Uhhhh….insert long pause here….thanks hon’.”??
So maybe a watch would have been the way to go then right??? Well.?? I should take a picture of his valet rack in our bedroom for??our “picture of the day” at some point.?? There are about 15 watches, one for every year we have been married.?? So that option was also out.??
He has??always wanted a “Sit n’ Mow”.?? That is what he and my daughter have called it for years.?? You know, a riding lawn mower.?? The problem is our yard is borderline big/small enough to have/not have one.?? He has decided that our next house will either have a smaller yard, so he can easily??push it, or a bigger yard so he can finally buy a “Sit n’ Mow”.??
As I was walking with Ashton downtown Gran Marais, MN on Saturday, we saw the perfect “Sit n’ Mow” for Mike.?? Too bad I had already purchased his “crystal” screen iPad as his anniversary gift. (Seriously, the screen is glass…who knew?)
I am pretty sure he likes the crystal better than the “Sit n’ Mow”.??What do you think?
This morning we went in search of groceries.?? Luckily for me I found this great little grocery store that had everything I needed.?? All of the produce is organic and some of it is even locally grown.?? They had a section of bulk food bins so I could buy exactly the amount I needed for dry goods like spelt flour, oats, chia seeds etc…?? I am so happy I am able to eat good, clean food while on vacation!?? These pictures are from the mural that is on the side of their building.?? It was created by 4th graders at Sawtooth Elementary School and is entitled “Streaming Through the Seasons”. The pictures honestly don’t do the mural justice.?? It is a beautifully created piece of art that is showcased well in this quaint lake side village.??
“I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
pick, if I were to choose to surround myself with kids. Lots of hard work is involved in preparation for the judging, and it shows walking through the stalls. Our family farms are decreasing in numbers, but this week it isn’t obvious as I watched the young people groom their animals, arrange their displays, and wait nervously for the judges. I will take a whole classroom filled with these kids any day of the week.