Thursday, July 28, 2005

Yesterday Bill and I celebrated nine years of marriage. "Mawwiage...is what bwings us....togevva....tooday" (That was from The Princess Bride, in case you were wondering). So what does one do when celebrating an anniversary sans spouse? Well, if she has wonderful friends like I do, she is taken out to dinner without her children and given a little adult time. Our great friends, Amy and Jerry (you know, the future inlaws) took me to Buca di Beppo's for dinner last night. We got way too much food and way too much dessert, but that's what going out is all about, right? Our waitress was a little on the annoying side. She was one of those people who thought her sarcasm was funny, but really, not so much! We strolled around the Carlsbad Forum which is a new hoity toity place out here. I came across the website today and the *average* annual income for those who live within a certain distance of the forum is a little over $100,000. HA! So not able to comprehend that one. Regardless, we had fun strolling the shops and being able to go into stores without directing the children to keep their hands to themselves and having to use bribery to get them to listen. It was just us. Doing what we wanted to do, going to the places we wanted to go. Niiiiiice. I had a whole four hours away from my children and sadly, it was great.

The kids all had a great time together. They watched movies, drank gallons of juice and got along swimmingly. Trey is such a ladies man. By the time we got home, it was well past the kiddos bedtime so off they went and then my groom called. We talked about nothing and everything for a whole thirty minutes before the phone card ran dry. A 300 minute phone card in the States is a whopping half hour between Iraq and here. Crazy. He sent me some beautiful flowers to commemorate our special day. He proposed under the stars in August of 95 and my beautiful white bouquet is here to remind me of that night.

Do ya see it? White, stars, see? Thanks, Love.

To bring me back to reality with the force of whiplash, my children have been crying, cranky, whiny and snotty all morning. It took me from 8:30am to 10:30am to get Leah to take a nap. Every time she'd finally fall asleep Trey would somehow get the signal to make all kinds of noise and wake her from dreamland and causing my blood pressure to rise. We've already had one episode of "go to your room!" and death threats and we have an hour before lunch. I'm so handing these kids over to their dad when he comes home. He's a combat vetx2. I'm sure he can handle them while I go somewhere quiet for a couple of hours.

16 comments:

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary :)

Judy said...

First off - happy anniversary!

It sounds like dinner was a huge hit; glad you got some adult time in!

I can so relate to the whole nap issue. Travis is FOREVER doing something that wakes Tyler up from his nap, and Travis is almost 6 - you'd think he would know by now what BE QUIET means! HAHA Hang in there - maybe Trey and Travis should do their time-outs together during naptime and compare notes!

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Bill. You have some really nice friends. That was nice of them to think of you and take you out.
Hope you had fun.

Katy said...

Happy Anniversary...beautiful flowers

void said...

Happy anniversary , guys!!!! It's easy to see how VERY fortunate you both are and easy to say how VERY proud we are of BOTH of you. Thank you !!!

Maeve said...

Happy anniversary to you!
:)

steelcowboy said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing this one, and thanks to you and Bill for what you BOTH do for us :)
Blessings.

Dorko said...

Today, you know I thought of you - just the way I always do.
Yesterday, and the day before, of you, I'm thinking more and more. Sometimes I think of what has been.
Sometimes my thoughts are more pretend.
I wonder if you think of me?
I wonder what those thoughts could be?
If I could only read your mind, what kind of thinking would I find?
Sometimes, I think, I'm on the brink - of craziness, with what I think!
Am I crazy to think of you - just the way I always do?
Maybe I should call and say, how much I thought of you today...

A little poem I wrote, once upon a time ago. It reminds me of how it feels when love is new & how it feels when we are separated from the ones we love...

Thought it might be a good way to wish you a Happy Anniversary on what, no doubt, has been a real "thinker" for you both!

Next year will be different. But I'm guessing you'll be no less blessed. There is obviously so much LOVE, building and growing on every moment of your relationship: together or apart, You KEEP WELL each other's heart! May God, who is Love, bless you now... all ways and always!

Robin said...

Happy Anniversary.

I knew instantly where that quote came from too! One of my most favorite movies ever!!!! :)

Housewife said...

Happy belated anniversary. Came in via Ex Scientia, Veritas (Mike). I'll be praying for your Marine to come home safe and sound to you and your little boy. God Bless your husband and you for the sacrifices you make on a daily basis for the freedom of America. THANK YOU!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad to hear you have good friends to keep you company right now...sounds like it was a great evening. :)

Jamie Dawn said...

Wishing you many more wonderful years together!!!!!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you!!

letti said...

happy anniversary and many more wonderful ones to come!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary, and many, many more to come. :)

Jaws said...

Happy Annviversary to both of you!