Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ten Years

I know, I know...where have I been and why can't I just say hello now and again, eh?


Today is our anniversary. 10 years. We're not doing anything. We just took the kids to my grandma's swimming pool then ate lunch at a sports bar called The End Zone. That was fun. For an anniversary gift, Del got me three bottles of very nice wine, including this lovely bottle of port, which I plan to enjoy a glass of tonight.

The port is from South Africa. That's really neat!
The wine came in this handsome crate. If you notice the papers next to the crate you'll see the other part of my gift.
Dance lesson from Arthur Murray. We took some dance lessons in Monterey when we were dating and had a lot of fun. I know I don't seem like a Waltz and Foxtrot type of person, but I really do like to dance. I just don't know how...yet. This is a fabulous gift. I can't wait to get started and hope that we can keep it up.
My parents also gave us a very nice bottle of wine that was bottled in St. Augustine and a nice wine rack. I want to make a fancy dinner and serve nice wine. Anyone up for a dinner party and dancing?
As for what I got Del; I know this just looks like another boring office in someones bedroom, but it was a horrid mess before. Del has been wanting to clean it up but also wanting to clean up the garage so he can start making some things with his saw; he couldn't decide which was the higher priority. So I went out and got the rug and a bunch of manly organizing things and filed all the papers, got rid of all the boxes and found a home for everything. The bedroom is spotless and neat and tidy. I hardly recognize it. He was stunned and loves it. Now he is freed up to do other things. This is probably the best gift I've ever given him. Well...except for 10 years of marriage...and you know, 5 daughters.
Here's the play yard in our back yard. You'll find six little girls in this picture, my three oldest and three neighbor girls. After I took this picture another neighbor girls came over to play. It's astonishing how many girls live on my street. Poor D, our neighbor. Someone with some boys needs to move in next door so he can have some friends. Johanna? How about it?
See this here little girl? Isn't she sweet? She is now completely potty trained...except for at night, so I guess that's not completely. She took to it like a champ. I think it took only about a week to accomplish. She's had a couple of small accidents but I'm here to tell you that every 15 minutes or less I am taking her to the potty where she empties her bladder...again, and again and again. I've never visited the restroom so much in my entire life.

And then there's Anna. Still not rolling over, still not crawling, just sitting and being happy and healthy. Love it!!
Carrots, sweet potatoes, bread, squash, apples, graham crackers. She likes food!

What a little sweetie!! I love babies. No I am not pregnant.


Johanna said...

Although I would give my left lung to live on the same street as you, I don't think FL is an option for us...which is entirely too bad. It's gonna be really hard for my young men to meet and fall in love with one of your lovely young ladies in 15 years or so if we still live this far apart... :)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I still remember your wedding like it was yesterday. You were such a beautiful bride. What an eventful marriage you have had in just 10 year's time! You are blessed, Jo.

I've never had port. It's good? I'm allergic to brewer's yeast, so maybe it's better that I don't know.

Debra said...

Oh, what bee-you-ti-ful girls! Finished potty training? Now that deserves a huge congratulations. Of course, so does ten years... congratulations on that as well. And enjoy the wine and dancing.

Tina said...

What a great gift!!! Always wanted to dance, but have accepted that Aaron is just not the man, now trying to find some fun sort of non-dance class that we can take together.
I LOVE your play toy in your yard. Always wanted one for my kids, but with renting it is just not an option.
AND - I CAN'T believe that you have a chubby baby. She is adorable.
(totally jealous about the potty training. Jack just isn't there yet. Boys are so slow!)

Luke said...

Happy Anniversary!


Lawanda said...

Happy anniversary!! :-D

Meagan said...

The bottle from St Augustine is probably one of Mikes favorites. He loves some of the wine from the San Sabastian winery.

Congrats on the anniversary.

Lyn said...

Haven't been on your site for a long time--your girls are still beautiful! Lyn