Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Valentine...

As I said before, this was a special Valentine's Day for Rick and I. February 14, 2009 was the date that I had been with Rick longer than I had been without him (based on the day we met at WordPerfect). An important date for him, which is cute. He usually forgets Valentine's Day, Anniversaries and Birthdays. So, for him, this was quite the occasion!

With the stay in Williamsburg, we really had a great day. Rick gave me a beautiful set of pearls before we headed out. We took a carriage ride, toured around the town, went to an amazing Valentine's dinner at our hotel (arranged for by Sharon, it had been sold out for quite sometime), and attended "Cry Witch" at the historic Capitol.

The entire day we tried getting a picture of the two of us for documentation of this important day. It actually started getting quite humorous. I know that I am a perfectionist and I like good pictures. I really need to stop asking strangers to use my complicated camera. However, I always set the picture up for them so that all they have to do is push the button. They do get a bit confused when I tell them that they have to push the button half-way down first, to focus. Here are some of the attempts at pictures (keep in mind they are all taken by different people)...

Palace in focus, we are not...

Palace grounds in focus, we are not...

Could we not move the camera up a little more to get more of the roof than the road?...

Again, just up and over a hair...

This was my favorite. It was before our Valentine dinner at the hotel. Our bell man took this one. We originally were standing in front of the "Williamsburg Inn" awning, then he moved over so there wasn't a good background and he kept backing up further and further! We were trying so hard not to laugh at this point!

This one isn't too bad, but we don't look great... I hate using a flash. This was after our dinner at the hotel. It was an amazing dinner & they had incredible dessert. We even got to dance a little bit to the live piano music!

After being frustrated, I decided to take on the task myself. On our way home from "Cry Witch," at about midnight, I decided to take a few pictures, holding my 100 pound camera out in front of us (I'm sure this method is much easier with a smaller point and shoot camera). And, then Rick started making faces. Isn't he so funny? If it's not the photographer, it's the subject. I give up...




P.S. I forgot one other picture of us. I fell in love with one of Edwin Green's paintings of a red bridge. It is called the Crim Dell Bridge and it is located on the College of William & Mary campus (right in Williamsburg). It is rumored that if two lovers cross the bridge together and kiss at the crest of it, they will be together forever. If that couple separates at any point thereafter, however, the lady must throw her ex-lover off of the bridge and into the water to break the curse of being forever single. I just had to buy the painting and we found the bridge on our way out of town Sunday morning. For Rick's sake, I hope we never separate.

2 comments:

Kenny, Jill and Aiden said...

What a fun Valentine's vacation! Colonial Williamsburg is so cool, that's one of the coolest places my dad dragged me to. That last picture is pretty cool, what a pretty bridge!

Deon said...

Oh my gosh! You continue to amaze me with your awesome life! Your trip looks like it could have been designed for royalty--so lovely and perfect and the attention to detail is amazing. You and Rick will obviously have such cherished memories to look back on after this adventure. (Love the pearls! What a sweetheart.)