Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce that yesterday, May 15th 2012, was Olin and my four year anniversary! Four years is a respectable amount of time for younglings like us, and to celebrate, we went out for breakfast, then took a drive out to Bird Park, the same place we went for our first year anniversary!
Bird Park is a lovely little picnic area in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, but since it's not actually in the National Park, admission is free!
It looked the same, if a little dry!
Mysterious berries were mysterious.
Olin investigating little caves.
For those of you unfamiliar, this flower is called ōʻhiʻa lehua, one of Hawai'i's endemic flower species! Local folklore says that if you pick one, it'll rain, so I've never picked one!
Bird Park is full of old, fallen over trees. I'm not sure why, but they're fun to play on!
We found a new addition since we were here last: some charcoal drawings!
...And a name badge. From an elementary school field trip, maybe?
Since it was just the two of us, we tried to take a photo together with my camera's self-timer... but I was bad at running into place in time.
So I stayed put and Olin did the running.
It's not fair when your boyfriend has longer eyelashes than you, right?
All in all, our day trip was really fun. And at the risk of sounding mushy, it's hard to believe that it's been four years since Olin and I first started dating! So much has changed since May 15, 2008 - we've moved houses twice, adopted two cats, started jobs (Hilo Bay Cafe for Olin and Gamestop for me), ended those jobs, and then we both got jobs at Target! I feel like we've both done a lot of growing up in these four years. I think our teenage years are officially behind us, and young adulthood is just beginning.
I can say with certainty that at this point in our lives, we both anticipate celebrating many many more anniversaries together!