This is a Swoon that will change your life…because once I tell you what the letter combos above mean, you will never be able to unsee it. Your mind will create little blurbs from the license plates no matter how hard you try to stop it. I’m sorry.
Kat & Greg Snuggle. Greg Hugs Via. Jacob Kicks Leah. Sorry Leah…it just pops in and I do not edit. I am not sure when this started, and I assume it will go on for the rest of my life…whether driving or walking in a parking lot, my mind spins little stories of the ones I love. It is kind of comforting.
Greg has his own game while in the car, I will be happily scrolling on my phone, listening to a podcast while he is driving and suddenly…I get a Wet Willy…Greg Slobbers on Kat (GSK) or a pinch (GPK). I will immediately look up and have to guess based on his action and the car in front of us. It can be quite startling to get flicked (GFK) out of nowhere…he keeps me on my toes. Sometimes I feel like I have taken on the role his younger sisters fulfilled for his first 19 years…especially on long car rides.
We had our 30th anniversary date yesterday. Just us, 3 hours of driving for strawberry and asparagus picking, antiquing, an outdoor meal, and just being out in beautiful air while enjoying spectacular scenery. Cleansing. We arrived home to realize we had picked enough strawberries for our own festival, so we did a quick distribution to those in need of strawberries. My mom graciously cleaned and removed the stems of 12 cups of fresh berries. A beautiful batch of homemade ice cream, frozen baggies for smoothies, crushed berries with lemon and a bit of sugar for future drinks, pancakes, and ice cream…glorious. Then we made dinner together and the four of us watched a movie. What a day. A perfect day.
I have watched people celebrate anniversaries with big trips to Italy, buying a boat, or sporting new diamond ring. The twenty year old me dreamed of this stuff…oh so romantic…but I can honestly say I had the most swoon-worthy day…simple, silly, and full of goodness.
Here’s to the next 30…Swoon.