Sunday, September 25, 2011


A few years after we got married, we went to one of my favorite places for breakfast on our anniversary.  The Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder has a beautiful wrap-around porch with a backdrop that can't be beat.  On a mid-September morning, the temperatures are perfect, the skies are unbelievably blue, the trees are on the verge of changing, and breakfast on the porch is a must.

We loved it so much that it quickly became a tradition. 
I'm not sure exactly when our tradition started, but the first picture we have is from 2005, when I was pregnant with Addie.  

In 2006, with one-year-old Addie in tow, three-year-old Emma took this picture of us.  
It's one of our favorites today because we remember how we had to move around in order to be in the picture.
It was also the year I captured this picture, 
which is my favorite picture of Emma and Gary:

In 2007, we posed for our picture again, and again moved to try to be in the frame, and barely made it!
But is it any wonder with a pint-sized photographer like this?
{ I don't have pictures from 2008 or 2009, which drives me crazy! }

Last year in 2010, Brody and a brand-new Chloe were our breakfast dates.  
And with a busy guy like this...
 ...we had to take our own picture:

 Last week was our anniversary, so the tradition continued, 
this time compliments of photographer Addie:
 Our breakfast dates were Addie, Brody and Chloe.  
We sat and talked about how our breakfast buddies will diminish over the next few years until it's just the two of us again.
What peaceful breakfasts those will be.
I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Goodness, how time flies.


  1. So fun seeing your fam in this span of years. Happy anniversary...keep blessing others through that God ordained union.

  2. Such a beautiful post! Loved seeing your family grow over time. Peace & Quiet sounds wonderful but I bet we will miss the madness when we finally get some peace & quiet.


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