Here's wishes everyone a Happy and properous New Year!
Please, Stay safe and don't drink and drive.
My family in Kimonos
We had our anniversary dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant called Kim's on Shaw, and near there was a store called the Silk Robe gallery also on Shaw. At the store we found a lot of imports including kimonos, and my husband wanted his very own for his anniversary gift from me, so I let him get it (I'm nice that way).
My Daughter wanted her own kimono too and had already saw one she liked. So back we went back to the Central Fish Company in the Fresno's China town, and my daughter bought her very own Kimono (in the up stairs gift shop) with her Christmas money that she has already received.
This is my Christmas Kiss.
My husband bought this glass Hersey's kiss for me a few years ago for Christmas, and every year I bring it out and he buys me Hersey's kiss chocolates and fills it for me.
And in that way I get my Christmas kiss early every year.
Merry Christmas to everyone out there in blogland, and may you all have a Christmas kiss!
December 21, 1979
Here we are on our wedding day!
Gee, we were so skinny back then.
The something new was the wedding dress,
the something borrowed was my mother's pearl necklace,
and the something blue was the blue garter around my leg.
A little over ten years later we had our only child Sarah.
The secret to our long marriage?
I'd have to say a sense of humor, his as well as mine.
When you live with a man that long you just got to have one.
This is were I share my bragging rights, my daughter Sarah has been in the Karate club at school since it was formed at the beginning of this school year.
And a dojo in Fresno has a once a year open testing for anyone who has the money to come and test for a belt. My daughter sense' thought they were ready.
They kids were all racked with nerves, and the two hour long tests tired out even the most studious of the bunch.
My poor husband hands were all sweaty as we sat and watched our daughter go through her paces, and he breathed a sigh of relief and finally relaxed after she got her belt. I wasn't worried I had faith in her I knew she could do it.
And our daughter is very proud of herself too, she said this test was worse than the final she had this past week at school.
Afterwards we took her to the Fish market in Fresno's China town, and had lunch and bought her some good luck trinkets from the gift shop on the second floor, and the head band she has on her head in the pictures. The head band is suppose to bring about concentration in the student while they study. My daughter saw it in a cartoon.
Meme time again!
The joust was exciting, the two knights fought furiously breaking lances after lance against one and other's shield, until a pile of broken lances where piled on either side.
It was the black knight won the joust match, and the white knight threw down his gauntlet challenged the other to a dual. Then the black knight also threw in his gauntlet accepting the challenge.
They fought with sword until the sparks flew and the swords sang, really they sang like in that movie the singing sword--you didn't see it? Boy did you miss out.
Then the black knight drew a line in the dirt and spat across it daring the other to cross it, then the white knight drew his own line. Then they played tic tac toe. I am not making this up they did.
Then two cousins (as it happens they are related), then finished the battle with a heated game of rock paper scissors, then hugged and made-up.