I'd like to thank everyone for the anniversary wishes. They were all so sweet! And to answer the question as to if we did something special to celebrate......I have an interesting story to share.
Thursday evening, the night before our anniversary, was our night to celebrate and I dressed up a little to go out to dinner to Outback Steakhouse. You know as a stay at home mom, you don't always get a chance to dress up, so it's kind of a treat! The second picture of us on the anniversary post was taken right before we left. Jason snapped this of us before we left and since it's the only picture I have to go with this post, I included it on here again today. :)
Well....on with the story....it was raining ALOT! We left around 4:30 p.m., hoping to allow plenty of time because of the weather. Traffic was backed way up on the interstate to a crawl. But in spite of the traffic and the pouring rain, Jason and I had such a great time just talking....remembering...really oblivious to the time....and the weather. When we did start getting close to Outback, we began hearing sirens. We were looking around trying to figure it out. We decided they must be testing the sirens because of the weather! When we turned into the parking lot of Outback, the manager came out to our car (in the rain) and told us their electricity was off. At that point, we figured, the tornado sirens must have been going off for a reason! Honestly, it just didn't look like tornado weather....just heavy rain. Then again, we had just been talking the time away. Anyway, we thought about our options as far as more Outback Steakhouses in the area. We decided on another one and set out in that direction....back out on the interstate....with traffic again. Meanwhile, it was still pouring and we were still talking. Colt texted us and asked where we were and if we were okay. Then my mom called (and then daddy got on the phone)and asked the same thing. We then learned that just an exit away from where we were, a tornado had hit and took off part of a Kohl's store and blew out all the windows of all the cars and the parking lot. There was a natural gas leak in the area as well, so by the time we got to that exit, the police had it blocked off because of the damage. After getting directions for a LONG detour to Outback Steakhouse, we arrived safely at around 7:00 p.m.!
I've thanked God for taking care of us through all of that bad weather, and for really giving us a memorable anniversary in the midst of it. Because honestly, we had a great time and I think it will be remembered as a special one for us for a long time.....talking and enjoying each other's company while the storms raged around us.
In the next few days, I'll share a few pictures from a mini family vacation that we took Friday and Saturday to the mountains. After time for just us, we then had some family time together! I know Joy will want to share some of those pictures on her blog too. And don't give up on me, please!
~ Tammy ~