A year ago today I took the day off work to accompany Alaethia on her school field trip to Rancho el Charco.
Picked up Jorgie and Justin (they were still living with us at the time) and took them and the girls to Ben and Jerry’s.
Waited for Jorge to get home from work and we got dressed to take the biggest step, other than moving in together, of our lives.
We drove to Edinburg, to our attorneys’ office, and waited for them to be ready to marry us. They offered to when we’d brought it up, so we accepted. They had a client, so we went around the block to Paul’s store and I found a couple of things.
And then we were ready to get married. I cried, of course. I’d been waiting for that moment for 5 years, patiently waited with a ring on my finger since December 8, 2013 🙂 .
Of course we wanted to have our family present, especially our kids, but at the time we had goals we needed to accomplish amd didn’t want anyone to ruin our plans. We kept it hushed other than telling a few friends relatives. We didn’t tell the kids till that Mother’s Day. We said we would eventually have a real wedding, with a cake and a dress and our kids, but at this rate, and more goals, a wedding just seems like we’d be blowing money.
We celebrated our anniversary early last night since we’d be driving around picking up kiddos this evening and with the food festival coming up I wasn’t sure how late I’d work to begin with. And because Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal were on tonight, heh. Priorities.
We went to House.Wine & Bistro. And even though I’m on antibiotics due to my surgery (again), I had myself a Strawberry Bellini.
If you don’t have anything else at House.Wine, at least have the Lime Shrimp and Pomme Frites.
It was all to die for. John, the boys and I actually shared my flatbread tonight, as I had only eaten 2 squares last night.
Enjoyed my love’s company during lunch today and then it was pizza night with the kiddos. Here’s to decades more together 🙂 !