Thursday, May 06, 2010

Going to Melbourne!

(Kitty) Spending all day trying to catch up on everything that needs to be done in the next few days - because we won't be here! We'll be in Melbourne!! We're really excited because we've never been there and everyone says it's wonderful!

John will be able to use his anniversary present to record the fun times. I bought him a Canon SLR 550D digital camera. He was speechless! Yay! I surprised him! (That's very difficult to do!) I'll just walk around looking pretty. Why? John gave me "the key to his heart" - a little key in rose gold, heart-shaped at one end, from Tiffany's. He saw a picture of one a few weeks ago and decided that's what he wanted to give me for our 20th anniversary. Awwww!!! We went to the store and tried on a few different kinds, but that one looked the best on me. I love it!

Then we went to The Meat and Wine Co. and ate steaks the size of my head! LOL! They were huge! And delicious!! Again, John knows how much I love a great steak dinner, and how easily I can get tired of the huge variety of oriental restaurants that everyone but me loves, so he decided days ago that he would find a really nice non-pub steak place. And wow, did he make a great choice!

We finished off the evening with Tim Tam slams! LOL! (You bite the ends off a Tim Tam cookie and stick it in a mug of hot chocolate, slurp the hot chocolate through the cookie, then hurry and shove it in your mouth before the whole thing falls apart! LOL! It's awesome in the winter!)

Okay, no time for more! Gotta get packed! Tell you all about the trip next week!
Our love and hugs to everyone! :)

Monday, May 03, 2010

Our 20th Anniversary Party

(Kitty) We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with friends on Sunday May 2 - which just happened to be 22 years to the day of John giving me my ring at our Spring Formal at Northwestern Michigan College. Yay!!

We brought food for morning tea after church Sunday morning - I made brownies and Russian Teacakes (little shortbread cookies) - and we bought some other favorite Aussie snacks. Then we hurried home to finish cleaning and preparing for our party. Everyone who made it just happen to be friends from church, so it was fun that everyone knew each other.

Linda and Glen brought us a Blackforest cake from The Cheesecake Shop - mmm! Neville brought his camera and took the group picture below. John grilled drumsticks on the BBQ on our balcony while I pumped everyone full of sweet and savory snacks. The adults talked - and I told a looooonnng story about how we met - LOL! - and the kids watched CARS on TV.

I'm not sure how John ended up with Baby Luke, but I couldn't resist taking a picture of them playing. Then Linda suggested the "Suprise! We have a baby! How'd that happen?" picture for fun. LOL! I hope you enjoy all the pictures! We had a great time!

Wednesday is our actual anniversary. John took the day off and my teacher encouraged me not to come to class that night, so we're going to spend a day of fun together. Then next weekend, we're going to Melbourne! We've never been there and have wanted to see it. Plus there was an airfare special that couldn't be beat, and we wanted to go somewhere anyway to celebrate. I'll post about that when we get back. Have a great week!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Rainbows - What a Great Way to Start the Day!

(Kitty) We woke up to the brightest rainbow Friday morning! So beautiful! Then I noticed that there was a DOUBLE rainbow! By the time I took the pictures, the rainbows were already fading, but that's the great things about pictures. Thought I'd share them with you here. Enjoy!