We thought about celebrating our 10th anniversary with new diamonds, old wine, spa treatements and a private yacht, but really, that would be so cliche. So, we opted for a quiet family celebration instead.
We’ll go out, just the two of us, for sushi tomorrow, but today was for all of us. Because really, this mile stone belongs to us all. (“Just think guys, if you’d married other people, you’d have whole different kids!”)
I felt it necessary to mark the occassion with a frolic through Goodwill. (I didn’t actually frolic, people. I’m not that weird. At least not in public. Okay, not before dark.)
Goodwill was oh SO full of good will today!
I’ve been wanting some little divided plates for the boys, and low and behold there were SIX of them for a dollar! And some Glassbake. And some Fire King. AND a lovely little enamel coated pan. Honey, hush!
While I was gone, my fellas went out for roses. Eric says it took them half an hour to decide on the best ones. “They had to smell every single bouquet in the joint to find the one with the best nose.” Sommeliers in the making.
Don’t they look nice in the little pitcher that also made it home from the thrift store with me today? Mmm hmm. They do.
We all made dinner together, singing dopey 50s love songs from XM radio and making endless toasts with our wine and milk. (“To smooching!” “Ewwww, no, stop!”)
At dinner, E and I stared, bewildered, across the table wondering how in the blue blazes we got here. For ambiance, spilt milk, one boy falling off the chair, the other two showing each other mouthfuls of chewed food.
They are so romantic. (Red tablecloth also courtesy of Goodwill.)
And just to make the night complete, we opened up our trusty, “Things To Make and Do” vintage book and made some paper puppets, which we used to recreate a wedding ceremony. “I promise to smell your stinky feet, give you at least one bite of every dessert and eat you, head first, if you make me mad.”
Make some of your own! Delight your children. Annoy your friends and neighbors! Just click on the picture to make the instructions larger.
Here’s hoping that your homes are also filled with laughter this weekend, and the thrift stores are as kind to you!