Sunday, June 14, 2009

Twenty YEARS!?! Really??!!??

I can't believe that in just a few short days, my husband and I will have been married for TWENTY YEARS! Can I really be that old???? June 17th of this year is our twentieth wedding anniversary. It doesn't even seem possible. Of course, I am the proud parent of a teen-age son, as well as daughters who are 9 and 7, so as shocking as it is, it's definitely true.

We do have plans for the big day, including a romantic picnic. We haven't done a simple little picnic before, so I think it will be fun. I've finally decided on a suitable menu for the venture. We're going to have BLT pitas (I baked the pitas today and will freeze them), cheese and crackers, deviled eggs, strawberries, and chocolate chip toffee cookies. I have to run to the store for some fresh berries, but everything else I can put together with what I have on hand. I'm contemplating dipping some of them in chocolate, but haven't decided for sure on that one yet....those are fairly messy. I'm also going to buy some champagne for that evening, though I have no idea what to get. We haven't had champagne in many, many years, and I think back then it was Asti Spumanti. I honestly don't even remember if we liked it!!

Unfortunately, we aren't able to go and visit the church where we were wed. I tried to contact someone there, but they don't answer the phone. I have since learned that the original church is no more - they rent out the building for another church to meet there on Sundays and that's the only activity there. It's kind of sad. And the hotel where we went on our first night of marriage has been torn down and is now the site for the county courthouse. I really don't think we want to visit there!! :-) Our "honeymoon" involved driving down to Springfield, MO, and finding a place to live, since we were going to leave Kansas City and settle in Springfield. The think I remember most about that week is that we ate at Sonic EVERY DAY!! I know how silly that is, but it's what we did! I was only 18 and he was 21 and Sonic was just plain cool in our minds. Ah, crazy kids! lol

So here's to a great week for everyone! And hopefully no ants invading our picnic! I'll blog about how it went toward the end of the week. I know you'll be on the edge of your seat! ;-)


Michelle said...

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary to you both. Enjoy the celebration!

kerrynr said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, hope you have a wonderful celebration!