Monday, June 15, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - June 15, 2009

For today...

Outside my yard, because it's Staycation 2009 baby and I'm at home! It wouldn't matter if it was raining (well, maybe a little) because the view is lovely.

I am thinking...about the history of Kelli and Rondell. About how we met at The Ohio State University and it was not love at first sight, but how that doesn't matter now. How we went on our first date at The Cooker (which is now closed). We walked there because this was before cars. About how we used to stay up all night talking about nothing and loving every minute. About how we would go to Beekman's Bagels after class for a sandwich (which is now closed). About how we were simply (or so I thought) going to lunch at my favorite restaurant, Chi Chi's (which is now you see a pattern). About how nervous Rondell was after giving the hostess the ring and then the waiter not bringing it with our meal. But our waiter had something else in mind and set this down after dessert:

The waiter sat in a booth behind us and was drawing this picture of me (I thought was flirting). When he brought this out my ring was thumb tacked to it. I cried and and cried and almost forgot to say yes (Rondell had to ask again!).

Thinking about our wedding day and how God blessed me with beautiful, cool weather. About how I married my best friend. About hearing how Rondell cried as I walked down the aisle (that makes my heart blush!). About the beginning of the rest of our lives...together. Seven years ago!

Oh, and let's not forget the best part that I think of every time this year...the garter incident:Me: "Um, what do you think you're doing?" Rondell: "Be cool."

"Oh my God, my grandmother is here!"


Uncontrollable laughter! Rondell is so proud, using only his teeth. Marja...see her talking in my ear...confessing that she egged Rondell on to do it. MEMORIES!!!

I am thankful for...a great weekend. On Saturday we went with my mom to her friend's house. She lives in the country and has a lot of land. She made us lunch and the kids played. Miss Jill even gave us some plants from her yard to take home.

Here is Jamison feeding the fish in her pond.

Here's the adventure to the creek. I have the zoom on...I didn't go that far. I don't need to be that close to nature.

The hike back from the creek! Caleb won!

From the kitchen...Florida Night. Since we were not able to go to Florida this year we decided to have the same meal that we made while we were in Florida last year. First we had to break out:

When you see Old Bay you know it's time for seafood.

Here's Mommy preparing the garlic/pepper peel and eat shrimp.

The meal...We had shrimp, lobster tail, baked potato, salad, and Rondell had crab cakes. Delicious!!!!!!!

Close up of my friend...Mr. Lobster Tail

I am reading...I haven't started, but I got my Ridely Pearson book from the library. I will probably start it tomorrow. There are quite a few books I want to read so I need to make a list.

I am hoping...for a wonderful vacation that includes some pool time!

I am creating...a gift for my friend Jodie and Caleb's verse. I swear I'm getting to that this week, especially while I have the time. Last week turned out to be busier than planned.

I am praying...for obedience in some areas.

Around the house...we are getting some projects done. We're finally painting our master bath on Thursday and Rondell is supposed to clean out the garage.

One of my favorite things...Vacation!!!!

A few plans for the rest of the week...mentioned above. Rondell and I are also going to lunch for our anniversary, I plan on doing more in the yard and taking a nap or two.


Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a great weekend and a great week ahead! Can't wait to see Caleb's verse....I really want to do that in our kids' rooms, too :)

What a delicious dinner! I love seafood! It's been a little cloudy and crummy here, lately...hope you have good pool weather for your staycation! ENJOY!

And love those wedding pics! I was a little more modest with the garter thing than Dan, too! that is so funny! Great memories!

Julie said...

I am so excited to be able to read your blog! You are so animated and I love it! Love all of the pictures . . . aren't memories AWESOME!

We too are working on obedience issues . . . I have started using an awards chart with smilies - it is a computer software - and it has chore areas AND goal area PLUS a treasure chest. Pay Day was yesterday and each of my kiddos were able to see their accomplishments. They were also able to see those areas they need to work on.

Have a great staycation!

Joanna said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Sounds like things are going to be a lot of fun!

We love using Old Bay Seasoning...And yummy...lobster!!

Thanks for sharing all the great photos!

Kelli said...

Oh, I just love the pics of your wedding. So cute. Rob pulled something similar with the garder too. Love your post today!

Kelli said...

...AND Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh, Kelli! Great pictures...loving the set of wedding ones. The laughter is contagious! ;)

Hope you continue to have a fabulous staycation...sounds like you're having so much fun so far. Enjoy!!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a great vacation you are having. Sometimes just being able to stay in one place makes it so much easier to enjoy yourself.
I loved the engagement story. The picture that the waiter drew is so cute. Oh the garter story just made me die laughing.
Hope you have a great Tuesday!

ohio12 said...

Hope you got a pool day yesterday (Monday) I thought of you because we went and it was warm enough!

Vivienne said...

I'm so glad you posted THE story and THE picture! That is awesome! I hope you have it framed!!
happy anniversary!

Ms. Tee said...

Happy anniversary! I'm sorry I'm late! I loved the story - how he proposed was so cute. The napkin is priceless! :)

Meredith said...

Goodness... you got me all teary with your memories of you and Rondell! So sweet! And, oh my, you sure had me giggling with the garter pictures!