Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

A huge Happy Anniversary to Hubby today...14 years of marriage! Yep, I was only 23 years old when we got married...and we are still happily married today. Happier, I think, as we've both matured together. It was a fun day - hubby and I had a nice lunch out at one of my fave restaurants (J Gilberts in Mclean)...then I went to the office for a meeting. At least the billed time offset the lunch. For dinner, we did fondue at home with the kids - hey, it's not just anniversary for the two of us as a couple but the anniversary of the start of our family...yes, I know that's sappy...but it's true. And fondue is so fun for dinner. We do cheese fondue for dinner - and dip bread, sausage (you know, protein), apples, celery. Dessert is (duh) chocolate fondue. Yum!!!

And it's appropriate that I'm posting on this today because hubby is a wonderful man and really does put up with me. I have been semi-absent from bloggy-land for darn near a week because I have been way overinvolved in house projects.

Let's see...Background: first of all, back in June we got some furniture from hubby's grandmother for E's room. Backing up further, a few years ago we converted the guest room into office for hubby and made E's room the de facto guest room and she sleeps on our floor when we have guests - which is a fun treat, but she's starting to tire of it. (Although sleeping with Lucy on the floor is a huge treat, so we end up with M on the floor in our room as well.) So M had a twin bed and E had a double bed. Eventual plan was to get M bunk beds (summer-ish) and E would have 2 twin beds in her room (my parents have the mate to M's bed).

Fast forward to this weekend. Someone in the neighborhood was selling a fantastic bunk set at an amazing price, and we picked that up for M on Sunday. So we had to clean out, organize, and rearrange his room. This led to the realization that we would have the 2 twins for E, so to pull everything together, I've been out in the garage for days painting her current dresser & bookcase, Grandma's furniture, and the twin bed (still have to do its mate when I get that, hopefully next week). Also had to do a MAJOR clean out and organizing in E's room, as she is an accumulator and saves *everything*. This was also a good time for both kids to do the "do you think you've outgrown this?" test. I collected 4 bags of books plus 2 Leapsters for Dina, several bags of recycling (don't get me started on the paper in E's room), 1 huge bag of trash, and multiple bags for Salvation Army or whoever. And oh, it felt so so so so so good. And I've been cramming mini-clean out sessions in all my other spare time like...counter in the butler's pantry, kitchen linens drawer, bathroom cabinet (still need to do medicine cabinet & counter), etc. I am on a roll.
And Monday, since the bunk beds were set up in M's room, I decided to go ahead and do everything with E's room, so I disassembled her double bed, moved it all to the basement by myself, brought up the 2nd twin mattress & box spring, took the current book case & dresser out to the garage for painting. And I want to have her room mostly re-assembled before brunch on Friday morning here. Yes, I get a bit manic when I am working on a project.

Plus I got the new Dan Brown book yesterday and read that most of the morning today instead of blog-reading/posting. Again, a bit manic when I have a book I've been waiting for.

So instead of the blogosphere, I have been living in a cloud of paint fumes and moving dust. And I haven't even gotten to painting the walls yet. That's supposed to be a late spring/summer project...we'll see if I can wait that long.

See? This is what hubby has to live with. Seriously, he's such a good person. (By the way, if your eyes totally glazed over while reading all that drivel, no worries...common reaction.)
And so I think I'm back to regular blogging. And will be catching up on reading too - I have missed everyone. If you want to read a really lovely post about bloggy friendships, you should check out monogramgirl on A Nantucket State of Mind. I really loved this post...so true, so true.

So where was I? Oh yeah, anniversary lunch... Ok, I'll admit, I did the bus stop in Jaspe sweatshirt and knee pants since I was taking Lucy on a looooooong walk....and um, changed after I got back from getting the kids at the bus stop. But I looked really nice, I swear, in between. White slim stretch shirt and gray Minnies. Plus bronze twig Joleys and the confetti necklace. No bracelets since I was to be sitting at a conference table, although the pearl garden bracelet was awfully tempting (but just too noisy).

Should I have dressed up more? Maybe, but hubby had on a golf shirt and jeans, so I thought I was doing pretty well. Plus I had that meeting to sit through.... And I'll dress up for brunch on Saturday (probably).

Love these Minnies...I think I'll be living in them this fall and winter with boots and sweaters. Just can't decide whether to get the tan or black next. I'm leaning toward the black...

And this....is busted. (that would be E's koala, Fuzzy Wuzzy)


Kids: need to keep doors closed or Lucy steals things.... (I so said that I wouldn't be a door closer when we got a puppy...that she would learn. Hahahahahaha...shows you what I know.)

Polyvore for today:

19 comments:

Chasing Davies said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a sweet and lovely day!

Love the outfit, I think it's perfect for all the different things you did. Those Minnie's are toooooo cute....!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and husband! We LOVE fondue! We have cheese fondue and chocolate fondue every year for New Years. All this time (like 15 years), I have never thought to put apples with the cheese. I am going to shake things up this New Years!

You looked lovely today, totally appropriate for a nice lunch!

gigiofca said...

Happy Anniversary! :-)

You look so good in the Minnies.

Only The Good Stuff said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Pamela said...

happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a great day and I love that you included the kids in on part of it!

Cute chic outfit!

casual-crew said...

Happy Anniversary!

Rosa said...

Happy Anniversary! We will have an extra glass of champagne when we all meet for brunch.
I love those Minnie pants on you, so cute.

Stylestance said...

How wonderful! Happy anniversary! Those Minnies were made for you :)

AppGal said...

Aw, happy anniversary! I was young when I got married, too...only 22! :) Congratulations on so many happy years together! :)

You look great in those minnie pants. They are totally made for you. So...speaking of the Jaspe sweatshirt, remember how bummed I was when I missed out on it at the beginning of the summer? Well, it's back and I NEEEED it! I'm so excited!

Summerilla said...

Happy Anniversary!! Fondue sounds delicious! I seriously need to make some for dinner sometime soon! Glad you and hubby got to have a nice lunch date to celebrate! You look gorgeous in your minnies, very chic!

And I agree, it always feels so good to clean things out!!

Suburban Princess said...

Congrats! Happy Anniversary!!

Alexis said...

I echo the comments made by others... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! :)

Ema said...

Happy anniversary (I'm almost there, we celebrated our 11th anniversary in the summer and we also had a family meal with our daughter, but at the restaurant).

I cvould never in a lifetime do all that cleaning and reorganizing that you did in a week, it's in my genes or personality type!

mrs.anketell said...

Happy Anniversary-------congratulations. You are an inspiration!

Lady Buttons said...

Happy anniversary, Heidi and Mr. Heidi! :) I love your low-key take on anniversary celebrations, we do the same... Also love the outfit, those minnie pants are great on you. Good tip on transitioning to winter-wear as well. Ah, dear Lucy, I've seen my own Della come skulking down the stairs with a verry similar-looking Webkinz in her mouth (though in our house, the koala is just plain ole "Fuzzy") :)

yogagirl said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I'm jealous! smile
I can't seem to make it with anyone past 3 years!!! Oh well...
what a wonderful relationship you seem to have.

yogagirl said...

P.S.--Minnie pants are tres' FAB. on you!!!!

Slastena said...

Heidi-congratulations on such joyful occasion!You looked spectacular~

HeidiG said...

Thank you, ladies!!

Ema - you'll see on today's post that I actually worked myself sick...not unusual. :)

Lady buttons - I jsut love the guilty look or the way you know they have something because you can hear it in the walk.