Sunday, September 17, 2006

Happy Belated Anniversary to Us

Okay, so I don't take very clear self-portraits early on a Sunday morning after the house imp has denied us sleep.



Look at the pretty sparkly things in my ears :) Yesterday was my and Andrew's 9th anniversary. The anniversary of our marriage, not our wedding. You may remember back in June I said we were celebrating our anniversary - that was our wedding anniversary. We were married in City Hall in Sakura City, Japan in September 1997 and then had a wedding service with all our friends and family in June 1998 when we returned to North America.

Anywho, the pretty things in my ears...

I am a horrible person to buy presents for - Andrew will attest to that. He asks me what I want and my most common response is, "I don't know." I mean, there are little knitting-related things I would like, but never in a million years would Andrew get something like that for me. I think he thinks I spend to much time knitting anyway (go figure). The problem with this time of year is our anniversary is in September, my birthday is in November, and then Christmas slams into you before you know it. I just can't think of that many things I want! So, after a minor argument about this the other day, I started thinking about presents, and I decided that I really wanted a pair of nice earrings that I could wear all the time and not even know they were there.

So, after celebrating our anniversary with a joint Platelet Pheresis donation, and a lunch at Don Pablo's (where I inadverantly blew my points for the day - who knew a bowl of chicken soup could have 580 calories and 38 grams of fat?!!?), we went to the Macy's, where they were having a huge jewelry sale (50% off, then an extra 20% off if you donated $5 to their heart health charity drive)... and after perusing many pairs of gold hoops, I was enchanted with the ones I'm wearing - very small hoops with even smaller diamonds in them.

I feel so pretty!

And better yet, I can't even feel that they are there!

Thank you, Andrew.

11 comments:

MOM said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!!! It shouldn't be allowed to happen on weekends - at least not when you live on Honeymoon Bay Time!
Love & Hugs

turtlegirl76 said...

Beautiful! It's so hard to tell someone what it is you really want. I know how that is. It makes me feel so selfish to tell someone that I really want X or Y. You'd rather they just know. Those earrings are very pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary! What lovely earrings. I'm sure you will enjoy wearing them, especially since they came from Andrew. I never tell what I want either. I agree with turtlegirl76 in that it makes me feel selfish to tell what I want---not that I even have a list of things. ;) Rather spend the $$$ on my girls and grandbabies.

Bezzie said...

Very pretty!! And Happy Marriagiversary!

Jaimes said...

Happy Aniversary Jo and Andrew, hope that you had a good one!! You have beautiful little ears and the earings make them!!! Love Jaimes

Your knitty SP said...

Happy Anniversary! The earrings are lovely. And you have a beautiful family (referring to the last post).

Jae said...

Beautiful earrings! Congratulations on nine years of togetherness!

tara said...

Yah!! Happy Anniversary!!! Where has the time gone?

Ginny said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

I see I'm not the only one counting points ;) How's it going?

PURLPOWER said...

Happy Anniversary!

My boyfriend has the same attitude to my knitting as your husband has to yours so I know what you mean about not being able to ask them for knitting stuff!

The earrings suit you perfectly though.

Satomi and Emi said...

Happy Aniversary, Jo and Andrew!