Rob & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last week. It’s amazing how quickly the years go by and also amazing the things you accumulate over the years.
Earlier this year we had an opportunity to clear out some of the clutter when we moved but there are still plenty of things still boxed up around here that are being evaluated. Also, in the midst of us trying to thin out our own clutter, we have had to bring in some of my brother’s things and my mother’s things. Good thing we bought a bigger house!
As we were unpacking our kitchen a few months back, I started thinking about this post that I wanted to do. Here we are 14 years later and we still have wedding gifts that we use on a daily basis. These are truly gifts that keep giving, not to mention are well-made to hold up this long! I’ll bet the people who gave us these great gifts don’t even remember, but we do think of them each time we use these.
Here are a few of the best wedding gifts we received that’re still with us, all these years later:
- Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker
- Chicago Cutlery knife block set
- Giant Pyrex measuring cup/mixing bowl
- Pyrex Bowl Set
- Crystal candlesticks
- Ratcheting driver set toolkit
Although we no longer have it, I’ve gotta say that the most unusual wedding gift we received was an aquarium (thanks Buddy & Topper!) and most of the first fish we bought for it lasted several years.
What are some of your most-used wedding gifts?
Today I celebrated my 3rd Mother’s Day and I received this special card that Liam made me for me at his daycare last week.
What a great day and have I mentioned how much I love being a Mom?
I hope all you other Moms out there had a great day too!
With the help of Siena, Little Sophie, Hailey & Zach, we celebrated Liam’s 4th birthday yesterday per his request, at his favorite play place, Chick-fil-A. This year’s theme was Toy Story in anticipation of the next movie coming out in June. Liam got loads of gifts at the party and a few special ones sent to him from friends & family out of town. I can’t believe how fast my little guy is growing up!
Happy Gotcha Day, Liam!
I can’t believe its been 2 years already! As many developments as the past year has brought, it’s hard to imagine what’s in store for us in the year to come.
Here’s what has become our traditional stairway comparison photos on Gotcha Day:
After dinner, the festivities continued with the traditional homemade Gotcha Day cupcakes!
I expect 2010 will be a remarkable time of significant changes and happenings! It’s the beginning of a hopeful new decade and this’ll undoubtedly be a year of many special milestones. Dede & I wish you all a healthy & happy new year!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas this year and are enjoying your holidays! I’m finally getting around to uploading our Christmas pictures and doing a blog post.
Nanny Karen arrived Christmas Eve and Liam was so excited that she was finally here. He had no problem turning off Cars to go pick her up at the airport. That’s a sign of true love! Most times he won’t even stop to eat during that movie.
Liam was wiped out from all the excitement of the day that he fell asleep early on Christmas Eve and missed out on baking cookies for Santa. Poor little guy held out as long as he could, but the driving around to look at Christmas lights just did him in by 7 P.M.
Since he went to bed so early, we expected him up early Christmas morning but he actually slept until about 8 A.M. Needless to say, he was quite pleased to see that Santa had not forgot him and remembered everything on his list. Luckily for us, his list didn’t change from day to day, and he consistently stuck with Mack the truck, Play-Doh and The Lawman (Sheriff), also from Cars. Once he saw those under the tree, he was done and we had to work over the next 3 hours to get him to stop playing long enough to come open a few gifts at a time.