Monday, December 15, 2008

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Sometimes making a plan is over rated. With the help of a friend who works in the hotel industry, I planned a little in-town wedding anniversary get-away, but we actually spent only one full day together. Part of the problems was that our anniversary was on a Thursday. That means two more week days to make phone calls, check on projects, employees, building permits, and so on. My husband also arranged to have the tile guys re-do the tile in the kid's bathroom. He didn't realize that he had planned the tile guys the same week as our anniversary. No, my husband doesn't carry a calender. He arranged for the tile guys to be at our house in two weekends, and never thought to check a calender to see when two weekends would be. Consequently, he had to go back home a few times to drop off supplies, pay the tile guys and check the work.

Next year we're getting out of town.

I also took some pictures, BUT my husband has that camera at work. I did have my camera on me, but didn't have it with me the whole time. Here's a few shots from my camera:

At dinner, we're feeling rather relaxed after a couple of cocktails. This is the only picture I have with that dress I mentioned in a previous post.



Back at the hotel, they have an outdoor beach bar on the second floor. Even though we were a little cold, we sat and watched the full moon rise over the hotel building.



While walking to the downtown credit union, we passed by a Toys For Tots toy drive, and Howie Mandel was the celebrity draw for the event. I asked my husband if he wanted a picture of Howie Mandel. He said he didn't, so I took a photo of this Christmas tree at Horton Plaza instead.


While downtown, I guesstimate that we put in about four miles of walking each day. We walked everywhere.

More photos to come...

Last Wednesday's song:

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Bing Crosby, and many others - Baribe2be

PEACE

10 comments:

KatieFeldmom said...

Vince Vance & The Valiants
Happy Belated Anniversary!!!!!!!

barbie2be said...

mariah carey?

happy belated anniversary. you two look so cute!

did you know that howie mandel is a huge germophobe?

hey, i am getting new tile in my shower next week! great minds think alike i guess. :)

leslie said...

Isn't it great when your husband is more like a boyfriend than a husband? Happy anniversary. You two make marriage look really cool!

Anne said...

You both look happy, so even with the domestic interruptions, it sounds like the impromptu "staycation" was a big success. Happy Anniversary!

Shosh said...

You both look so smiley in your pic. Why don't men carry calendars?? Sorry you had some interruptions but it does sound like you had a generally nice evening.

Happy Anniversary.

Deene said...

i heard the song last night by Mariah Carey.
nice photo!

AKA Alice said...

Happy Anniversary. You both look fabulous!

(BTW...going out of town is a great idea!)

simplypink said...

Happy belated Anniversary! You're such a cute couple!

Great tree...and it's in front of my favorite store! :)

Evelyne said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! Sorry to hear about the interruptions, but it sounds like you still had a good time. LOVE the pic of the two of you. So cute!

Irene said...

Katie,
Winner! And thanks. :)

Barbie2be,
Winner! Thanks (on the anniversary). This version is the one stuck in my head right now. Yeah, I've heard that about Howie.

Leslie,
Thanks. Cool? Thanks. :)

Anne,
After a couple of cocktails, everything is forgotten. :) Thanks.

Shosh,
Thanks. My guy NEVER carries a calender. He really needs a personal assistant, but then that's another salary the office can't afford right now. Ah well. He does come through.

Deene,
Winner! Thanks. :)

AKA Alice,
Thanks!!!

Simply Pink,
Good to have you back! Thanks. It's also one of my favorite stores when it's not so busy!!!

Evelyne,
Thanks! We made due, and like I told Anne, after a couple of cocktails all was forgotten. ;)