Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Celebrating Two Years of Marriage

The two years have gone by so fast. We often talk about how our wedding and honeymoons (we went on two, for good measure) seem like they were just the other day. On the other hand, our single lives (thankfully) seem like dim memories in the remote past. I often hear people talk about how they want to do this or that before they "get married and settle down." I did a lot of things and went to a lot of places before getting married at twenty-eight but, in retrospect, all that those experiences really amount to is a lot of interesting anecdotes that people may or may not believe. In many ways life didn't really begin until I got married, and it would have been nice if Yuko and I had been mature enough to fall in love with and marry each other the first time we met, back when we were teenagers at Word of Life Bible Institute. People like to say nowadays that one shouldn't be in too much of a hurry to grow up. That might be sound advice for a twelve year-old, but . . . certainly not for college students.

We Celebrated by Consuming (over Four Courses) All Manner of Beasts of the Field and Birds of the Air, and Many Plants and Minerals Besides

Of course, a Little Someone Came with Us . . .

. . . and Seemed to Enjoy Herself Thoroughly
(I didn't actually let her eat my dessert because sugar is bad for everyone except mommy and daddy; Grace was mostly fed brown rice and wild duck)

Pomodoro: Probably Our Favourite Restaurant in Shimokita

It's a French Restaurant Up on a Hill Overlooking Ominato Harbour and Mutsu Bay