I've been married to this man for 12 happy years.
For our anniversary he whisked me away to Tucson for an overnight getaway. We stayed in a resort on the foothills that had a beautiful view of the city. The place looked like a huge fortress/mansion and we got turned around more than once in the labyrinth of hallways inside. We went to dinner at Roma's, a little Italian place Mitch found on Yelp in a completely frightening neighborhood that was truly a hole in the wall. But inside it was clean, bright, and full of smells to make your mouth water. The food was delicious. We browsed around downtown on foot for awhile and hit Bookman's before heading back to the hotel. We sat in the hot tub near a waterfall outside and watched dozens of bats swoop and dive overhead.
The next morning we went on a beautiful hike to Seven Falls, which is dry this time of year, but still majestic. It made me want to come back when there's water gushing down. In this desert landscape it would be truly a sight to see. As it was the only waterfall we saw was a hiker relieving himself, unconscious of our presence at first.
On our way home we stopped for a movie made after a book we had both read, Water for Elephants. And then we went to pick up our boys, who had so much fun with their cousins it was hard to drag them away. I'm such a lucky girl.