Monday, July 15, 2013

6 of One, Half Dozen of the Other

Cute Boy
When I was 19, a cute boy asked me to go see a movie at the drive-in. 19 years later we took our little girls to the same drive-in to celebrate our half-life together. Yes I know it's cheesy, but we never celebrated the 1 week, 1 month, 1 year thing that lots of couples do.

We got there early so that I could take some pictures and we could get settled before the movie started.
What a great night. The ticket taker/greeter was super friendly, he had seen me taking pictures and apologized for the broken neon! He then told us about the evening's activities before the movie and pointed out the window washer.
After finding our spot we got right down to playing Mini-golf.
Once the retro pre-show cartoons started to play, I headed to the concession stand for some snacks.

The snack shack was hopping, but I still got to visit for a few minutes with the owner who was busy making popcorn. My Vet figured out how to override the daytime running lights on the Honda and we settled in for a cute movie. (It had been a long day, so we didn't stay for the second feature. So I don't know if that one was cute or not.)
If you are heading to the Black Hills, or find yourself in SD for any other reason this summer, plan to spend the night in Mitchell. This is something your kids will remember doing for years to come. I still remember seeing "Jewel of the Nile", and "Savannah Smiles" there as a kid.

A lot has changed for me and My Vet in the past 19 years, but a lot has stayed the same.

Motorcycles have made way for a family friendly convertible. Green screen DOS prompt email while attending college in different states, has become Words With Friends on our smartphones as we sit in the living room. Waiting tables for tips, has become waiting tables for an "I love you mom".

We have done some pretty neat things over the years, visited some cool locations, and met some amazing people. That cute boy became a doctor, a dad, and a (retired) mayor.

We've hit bumps along the way like any other couple, but our blessings have far exceeded our stumbles. I am grateful for the legacy of prayer that both of our parents instilled in us. I know that long before we even met, his parents where praying for me, and mine him.

Like you, I don't know what the future has in store for us. I am just happy to have my helpmate for the journey.

**This post is not sponsored, we just really enjoyed ourselves, and I thought you might too.

This will be the last season for the Starlite, so be sure to get there this summer.


  1. Love this, Cindy! Congrats on the half-life! :)

  2. I just love outdoor theaters. Does Redfield still have their's? I know there was one up in Williston or Minot for a while, but I don't know if it is still going.

    I went to "Dick Tracy" and "Arachnaphobia" (double feature) at the Columbus, NE outdoor theater with my dad and sister, and it is still a wonderful memory. That theater closed down several years ago, too.

    I wish they weren't all closing down...


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