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Monday, December 22, 2008

Our Anniversary

Yesterday Randy & I marked our 23rd wedding anniversary! In some ways it is hard to believe that 23 years have passed (except when I look in the mirror!) and in others I feel every one of those years - in a good way. When I look at our kids and their kids and see how blessed we've been as a couple and a family, it just overwhelms me. I am so very grateful for this marriage and this husband; I think having had a less-than-stellar first marriage makes me understand all the more how rare and special this relationship is. So, I'm praising God and thanking Him for bringing Randy & I together and for the life we've had thus far and pray that it only gets better from here!

As for celebrating - well, we didn't do too much of that. Actually, we were pretty darn lazy. It is bitterly cold here and we just stayed snug and warm in the house for the most part. In the afternoon, Kev took us on a tour of the base, showing us where he works, the shopping area, housing, etc. I did manage to get a couple of pictures of officers' housing, but just barely - Kev didn't like the idea of me taking pics of their houses. He is so weird. Some of those houses are just gorgeous, very old.

Later in the day Kev, Sara and I went grocery shopping for the week. Yeah, I can't even get away from that when I'm "on vacation." :) We got home and Sara fixed a steak dinner, then we watched the movie, "Get Smart." Their friends, Shaun & Dani, came over to watch with us.

That was it for the day. Today we're going to Topeka to look around.

Here's a family picture of Kevin, Sara and their "kids," Xena (black), Zoe (red collar) & Konig (blue collar)

Until the next time . . .


  1. Happy Anniversary! Yes, it's wonderful to have that great "second chance" at finding the right person, and you two are blessed, as we are. We're also in our 23rd year, and loving it!

    We wish you a most blessed and Merry Christmas, however cold it is!

  2. Anonymous9:29 AM

    Happy Anniversary!! Glad you made it safely to Kevin's house. I know you'll have a wonderful time with the kids... oh...nice pic of the grand kids!!!!
    Love, Willy from Winterville

  3. Happy Anniversary you guys!!! I considered my first marriage just practice. Rod and I celebrated our 17th back in July.

    Debbie & Rod

  4. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Happy Anniversary.
    Love, Willy from Winterville

  5. Anonymous8:04 PM

    I have been reading your travel blog for sometime Ireally enjoy your travel experiences. I also follow Justravlin, and R.V Dreames.I want to wish you both a Happy Anniversary. While at Ft.Riley have your son take you to Milford Dam. and Harrids casnio in Topeka. Tell your son thanks for serving and keeping us free.Merry Christmas and Bright New Year. My son-Inlaw was at FT.Riley, And now at Fort Hood .Texas. Cm2 Jason Word.
    Very Respectfully.
    Robert Gary Weaver