Monday, August 29, 2011

Feeling Croquettish

When Kyle came home from work, he let me drag him out to Schiller Park in German Village, one of the prettiest spots in Columbus (in my humblest of opinions). And we totally played croquet with the vintage wooden set I found thrifting last month. It was as much fun as I remembered, although Kyle had to re-educate me on the actual rules. Apparently, I was playing it wrong my entire childhood (see, that’s what happens to homeschooled kids, Mom…)

A statue of the park’s namesake, the great poet and playwright Friedrich von Schiller.
Some more of what is rapidly becoming my favorite kind of graffiti, the public declaration of love.

When we stopped at the grocery store on the way home, I stopped Kyle in the condiment aisle, next to the mayonnaise. “Can you believe,” I asked. “That we’ve been together nearly 7 years, all of the life that has happened, that we’re standing here in the grocery store together, still in love, after all this time? Can you believe that?”

He couldn’t.

love, elizabeth


Karen in Progress said...

One of my fondest childhood memories is of chasing a boy around my friends house while swinging a croquet mallet over my head because he said some smart ass remark. Ah the good ol' days. Thanks for helping me remember that. :)

jess | 4th + south said...

you two are cute! :)

Sush said...

What a delightful story you are living! Thanks for joining my group...I'm now a member of yours! I am a sucker for Love Stories and what a magical story you two are telling!

Kate said...

I would just like to point out that 6-ish years ago, I had complete faith in the two of you. So glad you're still going strong. Love you both ~K

Chloe said...

Awe, this is such a sweet post!!
I love it!
You're such a cute couple!

Sarahcastically said...

I, on the other hand, went to public school and know ALL of the rules to croquet. We totally played that all the time.

Janet @ Made For This said...

I love you, Sarah!!!

Elizabeth, what a great post. Great pictures. Great love.
It isn't my fault you don't know the rules to croquet. I am pretty sure it isn't my fault.

Alexandria said...

Supah dupah cute :) You two just melt my heart.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Ah, I haven't played this game since I was in elementary school! I love all the pretty colors in the game.

Looks like a beautiful park...the grass is so green!

Alana said...

Aww cute photos! I haven't played croquet or carved my initials into anything in forever. Adding it to the list. :)

Faith said...

i love how cute the two of you are! love the bright colors you are wearing too! makes me happy! :)

Liesl said...

How super cute and adorable are you both as a this!!! Looks like a super fun time...I haven't played croquet since I was a child, fun!

Liesl :)

Kaycie said...

You two are so cute together! I love that you played croquet. I feel like I need to dress all fancy and British-like when I play (which I haven't. sad day!). You know, eat tea and crumpets afterward or something, haha.

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