Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

16 Fun Filled Years -11/12/1993

I should add with a few sucky months thrown in to keep it "real":) I added the year so as you were laughing hysterically at the sheer volume of my up do you could take in to consideration that it was 1993 in Western Massachusetts....which really means it was closer to the fabulous 80's. Check out Chris weighing more than he does now and with hair! I am going to throw in some bullets because I am exhausted and I don't want to worry about grammar etc.

  • Chris and I actually have 2 anniversaries. We got married by the JP on July 15, 1993 so I could add Chris to my insurance. He was just starting his company and was diagnosed with caratus conos (I wrote that phonetically cuz I have no idea how to spell it)
  • When I told my Dad that we were going to be getting married sooner because of Chris' diagnosis. His response..." You are marrying an unemployed blind guy??? Do you want a seeing eye dog for a wedding gift??" It still makes me laugh. Not nice. But funny all the same.
  • Our first wedding was a secret. Only our parents and siblings knew.
  • This was probably a good thing because I was nice and calm the day of our wedding in November.
  • Our family needed something to celebrate. My maternal grandfather passed away at the beginning of the week right before our wedding.
  • That made things insane for my Mom. She doesn't really remember much about our wedding.
  • Lots of people I know that have been married around the same amount of time Chris and I have been married are divorcing or separating....freaks me out a little. I want to shake them and remind them that there was a time that they thought their spouse hung the moon......
  • I don't know anyone married more than 10 years that hasn't had some sucky marital months to work included.

Chris and I are heading out for some Thai food tonight. No kids. Just some yummy food , beer and uninterrupted conversation. I love this man dearly. He is the my perfect match. He loves me and he makes me laugh every day....he is my dream.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Orphan" Sunday

I going to link to another blog that addresses "Orphan" Sunday in a more eloquent way than I ever could......I understand that the motivations behind"Orphan" Sunday are good....but as a parent of a child who was once an orphan I have to wonder what it would be like for her to be with her faith community and see faces "splashed" across a big screen that look like hers, the not so positive opinions of her birth country shared, feeling like we "rescued" her from a life not as good as ours here in the USA. I would add to Malinda's prayer that we pray for all children everyday that they feel His love and presence in their lives.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Big Ben and Little Ben
Hannah as "willow the tree-hugging hippie

Our little "queen bee" Sophie
Heather, Calvin and Hobbs, and Sleeping Beauty.
Sophie and Sleeping Beauty.

Whew! We just got back in to town. We left at 6:00am Saturday morning for a lax tournament about an 1.5 hours from our house. We made plans with friends in the area to trick or treat. We had a great time but we are all seriously exhausted!