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eating dinner at Tugboats

My mother shot this picture at the fabulous Tugboats on Hyannis Harbor in Cape Cod. It overlooks the bay filled with multimillion dollar yachts. The view is beautiful. The crab cakes were out of this world good.

But I digress, that’s not what this post is about at all. It’s about us:
Dan and Jenna Scott.

Today was one of those days. Work was insane with deadlines. The kids were insane with what must be a full moon outside. Jenna and I were exhausted and the kids…well… weren’t. Jenna headed downstairs and watched a movie. I stayed upstairs and finally got the kids to sleep. I got to thinking about us and our exhaustion.

We run the dishwasher at least once a day.

Jenna does laundry at least every other day.

We fold laundry every day.

We chase kids around and attempt to keep them busy.

We work at keeping the house in some semblance of order.

And we’re tired.

But I looked at the picture above and thought to myself, “MAN, you guys look great!” She’s all hot with the cap-sleeves and great hair, and I’m all Cape-Cod-preppy. We’re smiling. And not just because we’re having our picture taking, but because we’re thrilled to be together and in love.

This is just a great time for Jenna and me. We’re starting to get the hang of this parenting thing, not that we’ve arrived, but we’re starting to know our kids and realize what they need and how they need it. The adoption is allowing us to work together on a project again, and I’m telling you, watch out! – we kick BUTT when we’re working together on something.

We’re coming up on nine years of marriage. Nine years of many ups and downs. But I look at that picture and bask in the fact that we’re still here and more on the same page than we’ve ever been. I am the luckiest man alive to live the life I live. Sure, I may complain about this or that, but in all seriousness, it’s good to be me even with being a little worse for wear every so often.

The exhaustion means we’re doing something right (I think) and living each moment to the fullest (I hope). And seriously, if we can be this tired and wear it that well, then we’re golden!

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