Friday, May 16, 2008

Anniversary Celebration

Last weekend Jim and I went back up to Rockport for a little anniversary get-away. The couple that rented us the manor house last year were kind enough to let us stay in the room in the back. While the weather was very reminiscent of last year, we had a good time. There was no rushing around to pick up flowers or put together welcome baskets or organize decorations. We got to just do whatever we wanted.

If the weather had been warmer, I would have wanted to rent kayaks and go out to the lighthouses.

But, it was not meant to be this year. Instead we mostly just walked around Rockport and poked our heads into the little shops and artist studios.

Then we drove over to Essex and Ipswich and wandered through antique shops. And we ate at delicious restaurants in Gloucester.
We found this - the creepiest cookie jar ever:

And Jim decided that in his next house he wants a fort like this:

We were both sort of pathetic because we were somewhat at a loss for what to do if we weren't working on projects! How many people have to literally force themselves to relax? I guess that's what we have to take the occasion to do!

(Only don't tell anyone, but as soon as we got home, I sawed out a couple of balusters and Jim went to the shop for a bit)

1 comment:

brandon & alisa said...

Creepy cookie jar! Yikes...I can only imagine walking into the kitchen in the middle of the night with that thing on the counter.

I can't help but laughing because Brandon has to force me to relax all the time. He has no problem with it-when he's not studying, at least. I can barely watch TV without doing something else at the same time.