We drove south to Cedar City on Wednesday to play for a few days and celebrate the completion of our first five years of marriage. Here is Douglas "napping" on a swing at a park near our hotel.
Mom, Doogles, and Penny at a small, man-made lake.
Douglas's and Penny's Aunt Taylor came with us to help babysit when we wanted some time sans the little ones.
Last night Sam and I attended a Utah Shakespeare Festival play called The Foreigner. It was hilarious.
This morning Sam and I participated in sealings at the Cedar City Temple. I am now caught up (once again) on all of the LDS Temples in the United States.
Sam, Penny, Doogles, Taylor - visiting Cedar Breaks National Monument. Thank you, Taylor, for coming with us!
I have learned much in these five short years of marriage. There have been plenty of ups and plenty of downs. Of all the things Sam and I have done so far, bringing these two little beings into this world was the most important. Marriage is hard. Trying to be a good father is harder. But I look forward to the next five years and I have the best companion a man could ask for.
I love you, Sam!
Update on 21 July (funnies from four-year-old Douglas):
Conversation (about the boogie man) while eating in Cedar City:
Doogles: I'm the boogie man
Sam: How do you know about the boogie man?
Sam (to Daniel): Did you teach him about the boogie man?
Doogles: I'm the boogie man because I make boogers.
We arrived home not too long ago from Cedar City. I walked in the house and said, "Ah, home, sweet home," to which Doogles replied, "I don't like this house as much as Cedar City."
A few minute ago:
Daniel: I'm going to the store.
Doogles: Why are you going to the store?
Daniel: To get some milk and other things. Do you need anything?
Doogles: No, but I'll text you if I need anything.