Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary and Christmas Recap

Hubby and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary today. It's a bright, sunny-shiny day, just like it was 12 years ago. Only the thermometer registers about sixty degrees warmer. (We were married in twenty below weather in Minnesota). 

Christmas continues of course - liturgically and stuffily speaking - there is evidence of it everywhere. New toys strewn about, new dolls freshly dressed and sleeping in strange nooks and crannies, new books left open on couches. It's everywhere! But it's also Sunday, so that can wait...


We continue the tradition my parents started, of posing with a "number of Christmases together sign." This is usually taken at the worst possible moment, with all of us grumpy and underdressed and not wanting to be photographed. But I love having an album with these less than perfect pictures. This year, for the first time, no one is screaming or hiding their faces. Instead it's the chubby, I'm-almost-30-weeks-pregnant-and-about-to-fall-over-face of yours truly.
Toddzilla hasn't stopped playing with his new construction set.
Sharing french toast in new Disney themed pajamas.
Modeling more Disney themed attire... Do you see a pattern emerging? 
Mickey called Christmas morning to let them know a big trip is in the works! 
"Gramma loves the funky clothes!" 
So said the girls upon receiving these new outfits. 
Obviously, so do they!


8 comments:

Darla said...

Cute outfits for the girls. Looks like a fun Christmas! You didn't mention what Santa brought you!?

Michelle Waters said...

Darla, Hubby got me a Garmin GPS because I'm always lost in our new city! Still figuring out how to use it...

Alice Gunther said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!

Love the dresses!!!

mark said...

-20! Really? Did you have to walk uphill both ways in the aisle? Yes, it was cold, but I don't think even the windchill was that cold. I looked up 12/28/1996 and found this:

Low 10, high 17, and sustained wind of 10 mph. Here's the link:

http://www.almanac.com/weatherhistory/oneday.php?month=12&day=28&year=1996&number=726580&wban=14922

Happy Anniversary! Wendy's jealous of your GPS.

Grandma said...

Hi everybody...just want to let you all know that we all had a wonderful time at your house for Christmas...can't wait to get all the pictures developed to send your way...Aunt Nikki and Aunt Gerry had a great time, too.... can't wait to see you all at Disney World in a few weeks.....Love...Grandma

Michelle Waters said...

To my fact finding brother:

Okay, maybe you win, but ask the groomsmen who went off in search of cigars around midnight - on foot - with only their tux jackets on. They may agree with my memory...

Michelle Waters said...

To Gramma,
Glad you made it home safe and sound. Yes, everyone is counting down the days to Disney!

Nina said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I have a December anniversary as well. You look great for thirty weeks. I bet your children are excited about a trip to Disney World. However will you manage it?