Monday, July 18, 2005


Children who attended Vacation Bible School today: 83
Volunteers at Vacation Bible School: 25
Dirty glasses in the kitchen: 17
Baskets of clean, wrinkled laundry: 2
Loads of dirty laundry: 7?
Glasses of Diet Coke consumed at anniversary dinner: 4
Years married to my husband: 18
Cats owned since wedding on July 18, 1987: 6
Cars owned during marriage: 6
Homes lived in since wedding: 8
States lived in since wedding: 4
Vacation Bible Schools I've been in charge of: 7
Jobs we've had during marriage: 13
Vacations involving airline travel and no kids: 1
Trips that included kids, hotels and traveling: 4
Hospital stays: Husband--twice (throat cancer);
TwinBoyA--once, corrective surgery when he was 3
Adoptions: 2
Births: 2
My shoe size on my wedding day: 8
Current shoe size: 9.5
Hours until I have to be back at church for Day Two, Vacation Bible School: 8.5


Blogger WordsRock said...

Happy anniversary, Mel. :)


6:08 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Happy anniversary!! so, are you busy? :)

7:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary!


7:33 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You know, everyone else is going to wish you a happy anniversary, which is all very nice, but really, what you need is practicality. Something tangible. Something REAL. Something you can USE, for true, girlfriend. Represent.

Looky here, I was recently at a McDonalds and there is a contest to win Ronald's shoes. Does red look good on you? I'm sure they'd be an excellent fit and I'd be more than happy to win them for you.

All I have to do is give correct change without having the cash register tell me what the change is. To make it extra hard they're going to have the final total be $6.51 and the customer will give the contestant $10.01. No one will be able to figure that out because everyone playing will be under 35...except ME! I'll win for sure!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope it's a great one. Love your numbers list.

11:25 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Wow, that is a pretty good adult to child ratio for Bible School.

And even though I have no Ronald McDonald shoes to gift you with, I hope you had a great anniversary outing with your husband.

By some miracle, my shoe size has stayed the same. But in a few years, who knows?

Just gotta get through this week Mel... :)

11:51 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

Happy Anniversary!

Think of it this way, your marriage is now old enough to graduate from high school!

My feet are the same as yours. It was that third child that did it for me!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Julana said...

Happy anniversary!
My shoe size went from 10 to an unfindable 10.5, after pregnancy.
Blessings to you for doing vacation Bible School. Those children will have those memories for years.

2:14 PM  
Blogger wifemotherme said...

Its official your super women!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and what's the story behind the 13 jobs? Ya know just an idea for an entry if you feel the need to write something but have nothing to write

2:58 PM  
Blogger KGrams said...

I love lists and this one is the best! Happy Belated Anniversary.

Just remember, you can do this... only 3 more days of VBS and it will all be over.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Happy Anniversery. We celebrated out 17th in March. My shoe size was 9a when we got married. Now I wear a 10wide.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love the LIST. I saw it originally on Journey to Gwen's blog. My shoe size has went from 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 in almost 8 years of marriage. Isn't VBS fun? This was my 2 year directing. I'm glad it's almost over by the time the first night the kids arrive.

5:26 AM  

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