Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Take Time--Make TIme

Yesterday was our 24th anniversary. Yay God!!

You might think we booked a candlelight dinner for two. A gift of jewelry. (Not Anne.) A bottle of cologne. (Not Ted.)

A movie date night? (Nope. Not us.)

Nope, the best gift was having dinner around the table with husband, daughter, and son. We had a family hug in the kitchen and my hubby prayed before we all filed through the kitchen and grabbed a plate of baked potatoes, BBQ chicken, and spinach. Then we filed into the living room in front of the fire and watched the end of Click before we played a round of Black Sevens--a made up game using Rook cards. Five rounds later, filled with silly stories, funny noises, bragging, strategizing, reading each other's minds, belly laughs and serious competition--and I won!

But more than the game. We've been blessed. I'd trade a candlelight dinner, expensive jewelry any day for  precious moments like these. Each year is sweeter. The moments more dear.

Take time to make your family memories this season.
Make time.


  1. Great photo!! My daughter is more excited about Christmas than she was about her birthday!
    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening, Anne! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!


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