Monday, August 17, 2009

Fast & Furious

Today we are celebrating 18 years of marriage.

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!


Anonymous said...

Preston has Mr. H and Miss B and LOVED them. He learned so very much from them. He had a great year!!!!! We spent our 19th anniversary this year in Junction City at the District Tournament for the 9 and 10 All Stars---isn't it just grand the things we do for our little darlings :) Hope both girls have a great year.

Kendra said...

I do believe we went to Wal Mart on our anniversary. After dining at Red Lobster. You know you're in it for the long haul when you don't mind going to open house and a large package store on your special day. Congrats, and my your kids are getting bigger! Love how you embarassed your teen by taking her picture in public. Good mom!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Happy Anniversary!

I out-spent you on school supplies. My kids each have school fees (yeah, we go to public school and still have to pay) and our middle school fees were $45/kid. That was on TOP of supplies. I'm definitely feeling broke.

Awwwww...I love Mrs. W too! Tell her hello for me!

His Girl said...

happy happy twin 18th anniversary to you too!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why I got so tickled, but I couldn't help imagining everyone running through Walmart with the just-handed-out supply lists like some kind of weird scavenger hunt or something.

Happy New School Year!

Carpoolqueen said...

Nothing vexes me more than school supply shopping WITH the children.

Here. Take your notebook. And LIKE IT!

BTW, you're looking fabulous these days.

Amber said...

How do I adore thee?

Oh let me count the ways.

Caitlin said...

I hope i have a good year with Mr.H and Miss B! Mr.H has a Wii!!!

Tiffani said...

I'll take any moment of alone time w/ my hubby and any PLACE I can get it is just fine with me!!

HAPPY DAY TO YOU!! What a special milestone!

Hope your girls have an awesome school year!