Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our 27th Anniversary!

Yep, 27 years ago I married my best friend, and guess what?!  He is STILL my best friend!!!

I mean, this guy is AMAZING.  He is still SO MUCH FUN to be with (as long as I can distract him from his HP palm, which requires MUCH animation on my part!).  He comes in from an overseas trip, and when I backed into the garage, sure enough -- he had CLEANED and organized all the stuff I had been throwing around out there!  He did multiple chores, and called me several times waiting for me....

When I walked in, there he was sitting all cute with this HUGE smile on his face.  He played TWO songs on the computer for me and made me sit and listen to all the words (I wanna grow old with you by Westlife --- awwwwww --- and "our song" Endless Love by Diana Ross & Lionel Ritchie, which we danced to!!!)  THEN he read me an amazing note (which was on the back of HP letterhead!  ;-) ).  Then he told me that he shopped and shopped while in Switzerland, and ended up buying me a pink watch.  (I have to admit he is quite compulsive on the gifts he picks out -- I didn't even KNOW I needed a watch or wanted a watch, but he is so cute to pick it out for me!)

We then did some chores around the house, fixed the internet together, then went out to eat at Lebanese Grill with the best company in town:  our children and the wonderful BFF they have picked out (minus Gabe and Mike, who were sorely missed!).   Came home and enjoyed the Pistons game with Jesse and Amber.

What did I do for him?   Since we usually don't do gifts, I didn't get him a gift.  And, in my usual frenetic style I was searching all over the house for the card I bought my wonderful husband about a month ago and LOST.  I DID manage to find a cute card which was TOTALLY UNRELATED to anniversaries, but I wrote in it anyways.   Bummer.  I REALLY have to get it together in the card department...   

Friday, November 7, 2008

Community Christian Auction

I had so much fun at our Church auction.  I went with my parents, Mrs. Carollo, Mary and Russell Leone, Donna Alloy, and Rosie Nash.  It was a wonderful evening at Penna's.  I was SO HAPPY to bump into Jason and Kristen and catch up with them, as well as several other friends I hadn't seen in awhile.  I will make sure I don't miss it next year!

Gilda's Club

I LOVE going to Gilda's and being inspired and inspiring my precious friends there.  Patti (top pic) has been coming with me for awhile now, and she is a breath of fresh air.  All our Gilda's friends look forward to her coming!  Cherri (bottom) had her BRAND NEW 9-day old granddaughter there, and she even let us all hold her!   Although many people were able to come, we missed Judi and Gloria, who both couldn't make it because of health issues.  

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bike Riding to Romeo!

Today Julie and I went bike riding down the Clinton Huron trail all the way to Romeo, where we shopped a little on Main Street, went to lunch at a Chinese Restaurant and then biked all the way back.  It was SO MUCH FUN.  Can't wait to take the trail that way again!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Busy Day!

We had a great day making apple pies together.  Amber came over, Hannah was home, Bethany and then Emily, and we made FOUR apple pies!  Hannah made caramel apples too!  Then we had Gabe, Jesse, Matt, Zach, Daniel, and Justin joined us for an incredible spaghetti and meatballs and fish dinner, an (obviously) great dessert, the grueling job of getting the boat out of the water (ending up with a VERY injured ankle on Jesse!), and the Truth Project Lesson 3. What an awesome time we had together!