Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8 is Great

I love the number 8!! I was born on the 8th, my favorite number is 8, my favorite birthday was my 8th birthday, the year 2008 was declared my year "by me of course" and I started dating Ray on the 8th day of the 8th month.

Today marks 8 years of a blissfully happy marriage for us and this anniversary more than any other means so much more because we are a family now that Emma is in our lives. Ray and I would have been married on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year to mark our dating anniversary and just have one day to celebrate, but our family pointed out the 8th was a Wednesday and if we wanted to have people in attendance we might want to have it on a Saturday. So now every year we are lucky to get to celebrate both August 8 for how long we have been together and August 11 for when we were married.

We will be marking this anniversary with pictures of Emma and us. Ray had planned a very special day for us to spend together as a family. The morning started with us taking our princess to get her newborn pictures taken. We should get those back on Thursday, and we will be sure to share our favorites with all of you. After that, we went to Jack in the Box for our lunch. This is a tradition we have, since we stopped there on the way to our hotel the night of our wedding to eat since we didn't have much time to do so at our wedding reception. The next few hours we did some necessary errands, such as get our wills notarized and stored in our safe deposit box. We also got customized Texas A&M license plates for our vehicles! I received some roses from Ray on the 8th for our dating anniversary:

And today I received this beautiful arrangement!

The remainder of our day was supposed to be a picnic on campus at A&M, but Emma was running a slight temperature, so we decided to stay home and have the picnic in our living room. We had finger sandwiches, rice krispie treats, fresh strawberries, and homemade brownies. It was a great way to finish off a wonderful day spent celebrating our love and family!

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