So... Is she HOT or NOT?
'Miss Fire Prevention Contest'
And it just left me wondering... Will the winner be HOT or NOT?
You can't leave footprints in the sand if you're sitting on your butt... And who wants to leave buttprints in the sand.
For our anniversary my husband and I stole away to the Crystal City Marriott... Forgoing the car and travelling around by Metro. We spent a great deal of time seeing sights we hadn't visited in a while and did a LOT of walking... A great way to get rid of some of those extra holiday calories.
We had such a nice time that we decided to take the kids into the district on Sunday. It was a perfectly beautiful day and most of the tourists were already heading home at that point so it made it even more enjoyable.
Here are some pics of our trip that I wanted to share...
It hasn't all been 'Blissful' but it HAS been 'Wonderful'... As with any relationship we've had our ups and our downs... Times when we've wanted to knock eachother upside the head and say, "What were you thinking?" and times when we haven't wanted to speak to one another at all! But always, ALWAYS there has been love and respect.
When we first married I looked at this man as my 'Prince Charming'... The one who came to save me from a life of put downs, abuse and people who made me feel less than I knew I was worth. In the beginning of the marriage I played the part of a child, following instructions because I didn't know my own mind, believing myself helpless and acting spoiled when I didn't get my way. I was 19 yrs. old and still had so much growing up to do. Thankfully he was patient with me as I went through the process of maturing.
Today, I consider myself a strong and independent woman. Capable, even tempered and aware of my worth as a Wife, Mother and an Individual. I'm so grateful for the man I married and the wonderful family I married into... A Mother-In-Law who treats me as though I were one of her own... Brother & Sisters-In-Law who treat me as a sibling, teasing and all!
It's been an amazing ride these last 23 years. I wouldn't change a moment, because from all of it, the good and the not so good I grew as a person. I look forward to what the next 23 yrs. will bring and I think to myself, what a lucky woman I am... Not only that but... What a lucky guy HE is and what a fortunate couple WE are!
So what's the worst... Um, sorry... Most INTERESTING gift you've ever received?