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Our Anniversary Weekend

Our Anniversary Weekend

This weekend was our anniversary weekend. It wasn't a traditional celebration like most anniversary celebrations are. There wasn't any expensive dinners or lavish gifts. There wasn't any surprise gatherings or weekend getaways or songs being sang. Although, Tony! Toni! Tone! has the best anniversary song by far and I did make time to play it a couple of times over the weekend. Instead our weekend was sandwiched between all star practices and music lessons on one side with baseball camp, recreation camp and all star practices coming up this week. My wife is not big on flowers and we stopped hand delivering cards years ago. But it was still a fun weekend for my wife and I. 

Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary, made for you and me.
— Tony! Toni! Tone!

The boys spent Friday at the American History Museum and we spent the evening as a family taking in a Nationals win at Nationals Park. On Saturday, my oldest son and I had all-star practice first thing in the morning for nearly three hours which was our fourth practice in five days. Right after that we had our end of the season team party. My wife along with all the other wives, put together a great team function. After the team party, we played a fun baseball game as the parents squared off against the kids and the kids got beat down. We thought about finding someone to watch the boys later that evening, but we decided to spend the evening at my brother and sister-in-law's house instead.  

 Nats fans with Nats swag. 

Nats fans with Nats swag. 

Our actual anniversary is today and it turned out to be a great family day. We took the boys to breakfast and after that we went to the Nationals game in which the boys received some cool Nationals swag; although the Nats lost 6-2. I planned on grilling once we got home, but I forgot to defrost the chicken so the boys chose Firehouse Subs for dinner. We ended the night at Resort 112, swimming and watching Turbo by DreamWorks on the outdoor projector. 

 Family time at Resort 112.

Family time at Resort 112.

In all, my wife and I had a great weekend. My baseball team received their first place trophies and the coaches received a ceramic baseball that my wife picked out in which all the kids signed. My wife and I split a slice of cheesecake, the boys got Nationals wiffle balls and bats and Turbo won the Indianapolis 500 by a shell. I guess you have to see the movie to understand.  

Play Hard, Play Fast

Play Hard, Play Fast

On Your Left

On Your Left