Dude, that's a long time!
We have been so blessed in our life together. Here's to many, many more years!
We interrupt this regularly scheduled anniversary to bring you School Open House.
Yes, this is how we spent our anniversary.
We started at 5:00 pm and finished at 7:30 pm. We did manage to run home and scarf down a quick meal too.
Hayley is studying her schedule while we look for her classrooms.
We found her Literacy teacher, Mrs. W., who also happens to be a dear friend!
Mr. O., who teaches the dreaded, infamous Algebra I, was not there. I have a feeling we'll probably see plenty of him anyway.
Oh, I kid! Hayley always makes great grades and scored Advanced on all three sections of the Benchmark Exam.
But still, she's stressed about Algebra. She's heard horror stories.
I don't know how they do it where you live, but here the middle school kids don't get their supplies lists until the night of open house. Therefore, the entire town is trying to buy the same items at the same time. It's super.
So we made a mad dash to Wal-Mart to score all the needed supplies before the locusts descended on the school supplies aisle.
Can you tell how thrilled Hayley is to have me carefully documenting this event?
Wes is vexed by the self-check line.
Twenty minutes (I KNOW! We're pros. Don't try this at home.) later and this is the damage. And this is JUST Hayley's total. And it doesn't include a new backpack. She said she's willing to use last year's pack. Whew! We bought Caitlin's supplies at a leisurely pace weeks ago when they put out the lists at the front of the store. Hmmm...that worked really nicely.
Here we are at Caitlin's school meeting her two teachers, Mr. H. and Mrs. B.
We also got Caitlin's Benchmark scores tonight and she also scored Advanced on both sections. Woo Hoo!
And now back to our regularly scheduled anniversary.
Except we're too pooped to celebrate.
Good thing we planned ahead and celebrated this past weekend instead. We went to Hot Springs and ate dinner at Doe's (yum) and checked out the NEW Sam's store.
I'm pretty sure it's a sign of a healthy marriage when you're content to spend your anniversary at Sam's just because you're glad to be together.
Without the kids.
Happy Anniversary, Wes!
It's been real.
And it's been fun.
And it's been REAL FUN!