I know that you all are waiting for photos from my trip to Aruba.
They are coming.
I’m clearing out computer space to import them. My laptop is already full and there’s the moving of things to an external hard drive.
I shot all my photos in RAW this time. I know all you photographers out there are gasping in horror that I didn’t shoot in RAW in the past, but I’ve only recently installed Lightroom (which I still haven’t used). And I’m sure to all the non-photographers, I sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher… wah…wah…wah.
Don’t worry, some of it still sounds like that to me too. I’ve got a long way to go before I find myself well versed in photography skills.
However, I think there are moments in life that deserve acknowledgment. An anniversary is one of those moments. So I’m stopping my digital decluttering to acknowledge the 19th anniversary of my marriage.
I think it’s a disservice to future marriages to pretend like a marriage unfolds as a fairytale or that there aren’t hard times.
I shared a lot about my thoughts on marriage and those facts when I acknowledged our 18th wedding anniversary.
If you missed that post, you can find it here.
But there are fairytale moments!
That heading is tongue in cheek.
Being an optimist is not my normal bent.
Part of my journey has been learning to focus on the good.
To be mindful of the good that is happening now.
To have gratitude for all that is well.
To smile more.
So today, I pause and share some silliness and smiles with the man who has walked beside me, loved me, believed in me, and raised children with me for 19 years of marriage.
This was on the boat ride in Amsterdam last April. We had a photo from a different time on the boat where the lady behind us photobombed our selfie with big eyes and her cookie held in her mouth. So Big Mr. photobombed us with big eyes as a play on that photo.
This was silliness on full display during our family beach vacation last summer in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.
Lastly, here we are, all smiles on the lunch break of our Safari through the desert in Aruba.
Natural Bridge collapsed in 2005. Unfortunately, we never saw that one. However, there is a Baby natural bridge. This photo is taken in front of that.
You can see that this coastline was much more rugged than the other coast.
For more photos from Aruba.
Let your light shine!