To celebrate we decided on a trip to Columbia, that very city where we met and incrementally fell in love. Walking through campus is a jarring experience for me, finding new buildings and streets where none existed before. I almost cannot recognize it as my campus at all, but I find peace in visiting "our" spots around town, both downtown and in the state parks, that haven't seemed to change one iota.
First stop, however, on the way to Columbia, was the historic Liberty Jail, a church history stop that we had never been to together (we were originally planning to go to the KC temple but Topher came down with a fever and we got a late start that morning).
Then it was on to Columbia, Missouri (CoMo). Here are a few of our favorite--and must-take-obligatory-pics-in-front-of--places:
Rock Bridge State Park
The Quad and surrounding:
We also went and saw a movie in the theater (Dark Knight Rises) and we were able to visit our good friends Anne and Andy (don't you just love that?!?) who have two dogs, a toddler, and a new little baby. It was a GREAT time, and the baby cuddles and puppy kisses were just the icing on the cake.
Meanwhile Topher did great at the farm, even with a little cold. And when we brought him back a surprise (a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!), I think he was ready for us to leave all over again.
Happy SEVEN years to the man I admire most. I'm so happy with you. I love the child we made together. I love the home we've created. Thank you for stalking me all those years ago, wink wink. I love you.