Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine Suprise!

As many of you know hubby and I celebrate 15 years of marriage this July. He is the most wonderful mate that God has blessed me with. He is also the most romantic man in the world!!

Several months ago I had my engagement ring inspected and found that it was not safe to wear it anymore. So, I had not been wearing it. I had truly missed wearing it, but hubby just ask me if I could wait. Well, recently he asked me if I wanted to switch to white gold, and I said that was fine since I wear more silver jewelry. This past Friday he asked the girls and I to sit at the table, because he had something for us. First he presented me with my engagement ring in a new setting, and I was overjoyed to have it back. I put it back on with my existing bands even though they were yellow gold, and I was OK with that. Then he pulled out another box and said that my ring might look better with this- a new wedding band. It was beautiful!! I was almost crying. After this he presented the girls each a box with a necklace in it, and he gave me one as well. On the necklaces of the girls he put my wedding bands (I had 2 gold bands) and had my original engagement band fixed to go on my necklace. He told the girls how important those bands are and how special they are to him. We were almost all crying by this time. The girls are so happy to wear their necklaces, and proud to have something valuable to us, shared with them. Noel said he was looking forward to seeing us wear them, and in fact wore them Sunday on Valentines.

My new rings...

(They look better on my finger)
Thank you Noel for being such a wonderful and giving husband and dad!! I LOVE YOU!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

SNOW DAYS... when will they end

Things have been hopping around the Dear house lately, and I have been totally neglect this blog. Currently we are under almost 2 feet of snow, and I am just plain tired of it. Even as I am typing - it is snowing again! Yes it is pretty, but it wreaks havoc on my hardwood floors and I figure I will be able to clean them in June. My girls are even tired of it, unlike most kids who dream of snow days. Being homeschoolers - we still have school. Sorry girls, but you will thank me when you are done for the year while others are still in school.

Another reason for delay in posting was my anniversary cruise to the Caribbean. Hubby and I celebrate 15 years in July, and what better way to celebrate than being in a tropical location in January while there is snow on the ground. We had a wonderful time being alone together with no internet or cell phone. We never missed our phones, but we did miss our girls. They had fun hanging out with their Grammy, Nana, and Papa Jim. On the cruise we did get to see some things we have never seen before. Plus, we did eat some interesting things as well. We developed a love for goat cheese and fresh pineapple. I did take alot of pictures, and it is going to take me awhile to go thru them all and organize them. We definitely enjoyed cruising, and we hope to do it again one day.

Here are some pics of our snow. This is off our deck.

Looking down our street.

Looking up into our tree in the front yard.

Now don't you wish you were here....