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Saturday Update: 07/19/08

Well, it’s been a busy couple of days in this Karwoski household…but a good kind of busy. Yesterday Matt and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. It’s sooo hard to believe that 10 whole years have come and gone since we officially started our life together. It’s been quite a ride, I’ll say that!

We had always dreamt of going to Hawaii or someplace warm to celebrate this first big milestone in our marriage, but with the new house expenses and just really getting settled after the China trip…now just didn’t feel like the right time to try and squeeze in a trip. We’ve been tossing around ideas for a trip this fall, maybe up to Minnesota…so we’ll see. Knowing that we weren’t really planning anything special, I didn’t want the day to go by without really acknowledging it. We both agreed that we just wanted to have a really good ‘Matt and Emily’ day. So I took the day off and that’s what we did. We slept in a little, had a lazy morning, went to see a matinee in the afternoon, and then off to therapy. Afterwards we made homemade pizza and watched a couple movies at home. It was just a really good day spent together.

Tonight we had our ‘official’ anniversary dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Christopher’s. It’s such a great spot for a special dinner…nice and quiet and cozy. We love it…and tonight was no exception. After dinner, we took a drive around the lake and now are settling in for the evening. We’ve had a great couple of days, just being together…and I’m so happy that we still have Sunday as well! It was good to have a day off for quality ‘us’ time…laughing, cuddling, talking, and just being together. It’s been a great weekend all around. While we didn’t plan to give each other any gifts…well, I didn’t plan to get anything for Matt, I should say…he was sneaky and got me a gift certificate for one of my favorite local greenhouses…we just wanted to have time together and for us, that is the best way to celebrate.

Monday we head to Iowa City again. Matt has a follow up MRI in the morning, followed by appointments with both the eye dept and the neuro dept. Should be fun! Hopefully nothing new to report in the neuro dept…but I’ll update the blog afterwards.

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Anonymous said…
hey emily, do you use the carepages at iowacity?
ekarwoski said…
no- i'm not familiar with them.

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