Our Anniversary aka New Year’s Day

“Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” James C. Dobson

—- We spent the first day of the new year and our anniversary morning sleeping in. Cady and Tim slept until past noon. We were up late. Cady even made it to midnight, and we celebrated at home after leaving the family party at my parents’ house that ended at 11 because everyone was tired. We rang in the new year with kisses and a family group hug that included the dog.

The afternoon started with an almost 17 month old who is obsessed with Barney a little too much and now requesting him round the clock. We need to work on that. We managed to get her dressed and ready to go to Toys R Us to make use of a Christmas gift card from her grandmother in California. We got an outfit, a toy shopping cart, sippy cups, and snack traps with plenty left for more fun another day.

After going home for some milk and hanging out, we took Cady over to my parents’ house where Yaya watched her while Tim and I celebrated our anniversary by going to dinner at Benihana’s. I think it’s our anniversary tradition. We’ve done it on every one so far. Good food. Fun show.

Afterwards, we went to Old Navy just to get some socks for Cady but also ended up buying two Hello Kitty t shirts. When we passed Pier 1, I saw something that immediately got my eye. “Oooh! Look at that ruffly pillow! Really ruffly.” Tim said, “Oh that’s useful.” He makes me laugh.

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  1. that food made me extremely hungry…..and it's late! i am so glad y'all had a lovely day! that's kinda cool that your ann. falls on new years! 🙂 i would have loved to sleep in until noon at least….my kids did today! i needed that coffee by 10:30!! Happy New Year! Thanks for linking up—-I'm off to vote for you! Enjoy the day (tomorrow) hehe!

  2. Hi! Happy New Year and Anniversary! I can tell you're having a great time. God bless!

  3. I'm glad you had a nice anniversary! Xo

  4. These photos are great! It looks like you two had a delicious meal. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! 🙂

  5. Hey! I am coming from comment love at FTLOB. Happy New Year! and also Happy Anniversary! What a great way to start your year!AubrieAnne @ http://whosyoureditor.blogspot.com/

  6. Happy Anniversary! My niece's anniversary is Dec 31.So, did you buy the really ruffly pillow?(voted on TMB)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Happy New Year! Your anniversary dinner looks delicious.I came over from comment love day:)

  8. That food looks awesome!My 2 year old (26 months) granddaughter is also obsessed with Barney. I thought it was because her parents DVD player broke and they only had a VHS player. So I gave them a DVD player for Christmas. Apparently my theory was wrong! LOL!

  9. happy anniversary!!! i love benihana~ what a wonderful way to celebrate! those photos are so nice~ they could be part of the brochure, hehe. so awesome that cady was able to make it past midnight so you could all celebrate together! =)

  10. Happy New Year & Happy Anniversary! Love the family hug to ring in the new year, love the sleeping in factor, love your fancy dinner out (Hibachi is a fave of mine!) and seriously LOVE that quote at the top. it made me teary! beautiful post, Mama! 🙂

  11. Great James Dobson quote! And I love the beautiful photos on your blog–especially the one of you and your daughter on the About Me page. I enjoy reading about the everyday adventures of a happy family . . . I'm visiting from the blog hop. Blessings!

  12. That sounds like an absolutely PERFECT way to spend your anniversary : ) Congratulations.

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  14. Congrats on your anniversary…looks like you had a great time/food. It's funny what your hubby said…mine would say the same thing. XOXO

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  16. Great photos!

  17. happy anniversary!!!!!!

  18. Lol at your husband's comment. 🙂 That food looks delish. Congrats on your anniversary! Wishing you many, many, many, many, many, MANY more!!