Friday, October 11, 2013

Ten



Ten years ago today, the Artist and I went on our first date. It was a long hike through beautiful woods with a waterfall and a lost dog thrown in for good measure.

Years later, it seems like we're still on that first date, enjoying the scenery of a trail that takes us up and down and leads us left when we want to go right and sometimes doesn't make it clear which direction we're headed but we hold hands and plod along anyways.

There might be a hike today but it will be in our backyard and the dog with us will be our constant companion and fierce protector, Callie; it will be preceded by stacking firewood and likely followed up with work in the garden. Tis the season.

If you told me ten years ago, I'd be building a farm and raising a family with my true love, I likely would have laughed...and sighed.

Despite the fact that we've had  the heartache of losing both of our dads in the last ten years, we had each other to help us through, making it the best ten years I've ever had. 

Happy Anniversary Artist, here's to the next ten years and beyond; my hiking boots are ready.

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18 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Happy 10th Anniversary to both of you Andrea you have come a long way isn't it wonderful the whole farm thing? I love it too. I lost my Dad and My Hero's Dad so I understand that one. Take care have a nice celebration running in the woods with Callie and Happy Thanksgiving. Hug B

Buttons said...

Forgot to say AWESOME shot. :)

Tanya Breese said...

happy anniversary and i love the photo!

Anne Payne said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Lovely image :)

Snap said...

Gorgeous image. Happy Happy Anniversary!

Jessica Sweeney said...

Beautiful photo, and story. :) Happy Anniversary!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Congrats on the Anniversary! here's to many many more! get those hiking boots ready. walk on! ( :

great shot. so pretty. very mysterious!

TexWisGirl said...

that is sweet.

Kim Cunningham said...

Well, you make the 3rd anniversary of ten years that I know of today! Must have been a very great day 10 years ago!

augcott said...

♫ Happy Anniversary ♪
That shot is awesome!!!
Absolutely love it.

Karen said...

Love the shot! Happy 10th to you and your artist!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful, moody photo -- very romantic. Happy 10th. Wishing you many more years of walks and gardening and hand-holding. :)

Country Gal said...

Happy Anniversary you love birds hehe ! Wonderful photo ! I lost both parents , in laws are doing well thankfully . Oh Miggs and Callie would get along wonderfully , Papa and I also love hiking in the woods here and taking lots of photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend !

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful capture! And congrats, Fellow Bee Girl.. to you and the Artist ♥ -Tammy

Nicki said...

Happy Anniversary! Fabulous photo and wonderful tribute and story of your love.

Jenny said...

Happy anniversary! The photo is captivating.
Big Family Small Farm

Anke said...

Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you many more years of happiness and love!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Congrats♫ Lovely image to boot! My Top Shot: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/dash-of-orange/