Back Where We Met, part I

November 17, 2011

Back in September, Simon and I re-visited Scarborough, where we first met eight years ago.  (Want to know how that happened?  Read our love story – How to Rope an Englishman).

We were both 21 then, and thought we knew an awful lot about life.  We walked the streets where we first fell in love, sat on the bench where we first confessed our feelings for each other, and hung out with some good friends who nurtured our budding romance.

Eight years on, and we’ve been through a heck of a lot.  And although there are days when I miss the butterflies and romance of the early days of our courtship, I wouldn’t trade this – our deep friendship, our knowing each other inside-and-out, our perfect, tiny family – for anything.

Walking the streets of Scarborough as a four-years-married couple with our little boy in tow was a great reminder of just how far we’ve come, and just how impossible it would’ve been for our 21-year-old selves to ever predict what was in store.

Traveling with a 10-month-old ain’t no joke.  This was just one of our crawl-stops on our five-hour drive to Scarborough.  At a centuries-old Norman church.  You know, no big deal.

Ah, Scarborough.

View of the South Bay, Scarborough castle (on top of the hill out in the distance) and harbour from the promenade.

Husband on a bridge.

This is our friend Nick.  Simon lived with him and his wife Anna in college.  When I first met Simon, Anna listened to me talk about how much I liked him.  A lot.

Nick took us to a farm, where we had lunch and let Adlai look at animals and generally be cute. Like so…

Family photo.

I love my family.

And I loved this trip to Scarborough.  Stay tuned for more photos of our re-visit to the place where we fell in love.

5 responses to “Back Where We Met, part I”

  1. Sabrina says:

    I love all these pictures, but the last one…there are no words. My heart just made a squishing sound.

  2. Rick McDuffie says:

    I still want to go to Yorkshire.

  3. Hannah Pao says:

    Adlai totally has your smile, Faith. He is an adorable one-year-old. (Can you believe you’ve been a mommy for a year?!)

  4. aparnauteur says:

    Nothing like a warm love story to put a smile on my face 🙂

  5. umanbn says:

    North Yorkhire is a beautifully rugged part of the Uk…..though being from Whitby….I have to tell you how much more beautiful/historic/romantic it is than Scarborough.. 🙂 🙂

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