Yesterday was Wyatt’s and my 7 year anniversary. (Yes, and our 3 month wedding anniversary. I’m not sure which number is more exciting to me…)
And to celebrate, we went out, on a date. A real date. Not just dinner, which counts as a date, but a whole day-long date.
It was Wyatt’s idea to go play mini golf, so we headed out in the late afternoon (in this amazingly beautiful Fall weather)
We haven’t been mini golfing for several years. Of course, in the past, it was pretty much the only “sport” at which I could beat Wyatt. But I’m not very good either, so it’s fun to just go play and have fun outside.
And since it’s October, it was themed mini golf! Even better!
In all reality, we were at the mini golf course on the hill in Parkville. It’s a little run down and kind of “easy” (not a lot of obstacles or trick shots needed), but it was only $6 and since we’re on a budget, (we’re newlyweds, and I’m unemployed for goodness sake!) it was perfect for a fun afternoon of just being outside and laughing at each other.
I admit that these three months of marriage have been great, but also challenging for me personally, as I’m having to redefine the way I value my abilities and talents. But when the weather is that nice and we’re having that much fun, I think I forgot all about my unemployment! Successful afternoon indeed!
It was fun to see several other couples out there playing. The couple a few holes in front of us was younger, I’d say probably in high school. The couple after us was married, but several years older than us. And after them, a couple in their fifties.
And believe it or not, even with Wyatt’s terrible start, our game turned out to be pretty close, right up to the end. (I told you I wasn’t very great either, remember?) We even ended up tying. As crazy as that is.
Afterwards we walked around main street for a little while. And I found Twain!
We were walking around and all of a sudden, I spotted a statue, and being the curious girl I am, I had to investigate, despite Wyatt’s hunger claims. I said, excitedly, “Honey, it looks like Twain!”
But as we got closer, he said, “I don’t think so.”
And I faltered a bit as well, as we looked around for any sort of sign or plaque, to no avail, but I took my picture with him anyway, and said I would google it. (Which I did, and it’s Twain!)
Then we left Parkville and headed to Zona Rosa for some Smokehouse BBQ. Yum.
I’m telling you, it was as if we were still “just” dating.
We walked around Zona for awhile, just enjoying the great night. And stopped in to Barnes and Noble to browse. (I’m proud to say I held out and didn’t buy anything, not even anything on clearance!)
And then it was home, which is where the similarities to “the way we were” ended. Because there was no driving home alone or lying around and trying to stay awake as long as we could just for a few more minutes together, and especially, no saying goodbye.
It was nice to realize we got to go home after this date. Together. OUR home. And off to OUR bed.
Ah, married life!