Wednesday, July 27, 2011

anniversary happenings

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Long overdue post on our 10 year anniversary!! To be honest we were both a bit bummed we would be "here" and not be able to do some amazing trip or something super swank but let me just say God provides. All the time. We celebrated in style! And we talked about the challenges, the lows and the highs, the best parts, and most importantly celebrated how faithful God has been to us over these last ten years


First, he morning of our actual anniversary Doro brought us these adorable cakes....
I love the bride actually had eyelashes with frosting! So sweet of her and we shared our yummy cakes with some new friends that came over for lunch. anniversary, ginger, samoa's, anni follwing Jesus 006.jpgedit
That night we did get away for dinner and some friends we know in town arranged reservations at a swaky-ish hotel and even had gone over and brought a special cake that was brought out to us after we finished dinner with cheesy Kiswahili singing. Hey, we take what we can get.
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It even had our names spelled correctly....amazing! Here we are dressed and then transformed (only me :) to actually go out on the piki piki...
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Then this past weekend we took full advantage of our guest's offer to watch the girls to give us some alone time to get our anniversary on. We have lived here long enough to know when an opportunity like comes along you jump! And the girls had a blast while we were living large on the coast for 2 nights! Just me, J, books, the Word, food, the beach, the ocean, sunshine, and lots of quiet and time. yeah, that was good.
The biggest surprise was a special zawadi J had picked out for me. Check out my new bling!
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The best part was he did everything Waswahili style: he called a local friend that lives in town and asked where he should go to get real Tanzanite and then went with his friend and found a couple local jewelers. He picked out such a beautiful ring and even had it engraved with a special message in Kiswahili of course (as an aside the engraving is actually my fav part because it is completely bootleg done by hand)!
My hubby is awesome y'all. Mad props to my J & happy 10 years to us!
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4 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds like you guys had a great 10 year anniversary! Love the pictures - especially that last one! You both look great; so happy!

Bibi Ronnie said...

Beautiful pics. Nice seeing you without head coverings. Ring is very pretty. Leaving for NYC on Tues for our anniversary trip. Rio comes out Tues. Does Anni have it already?

jkww said...

Yay! Well done, Jason! And congrats again on your 10 amazing years!! Love you both a superton.

xox

Gma Rho said...

I'm so glad you got to celebrate ~ your new ring is gorgeous!! It's hard to believe you're celebrating 10 years!!