Thursday, January 15, 2009

It WAS this cold 15 years ago

Today, almost every school in Minnesota was closed due to subzero weather. Our weather station clocked -25 this morning. We've had a high of -8.

Darn cold, but it seems to be a tradition.

Today is our 15th wedding anniversary. January of 1994 was a record setting cold month. On January 15, the high temp was -9 degrees. The low was -34 degrees. (Paul's friends had always said it would be a cold day in hell when he finally married.)

How are we celebrating?

It's too cold to grill a really great steak outside. It's too cold to go out to dinner. We've tentatively planned a get-away weekend celebration in the near future.

So, we're having lentil soup!

Yeah, let's party!

While supper cooked, we exchanged cards and gifts of chocolate.

Then Paul got a gleam in his eye and said I needed to open my real present.

So what is he doing here?

Attaching the strap to my real present, a Canon Rebel XSi camera!

With an 18-55mm lens, a 55-150mm lens, a macro lens, and all the bells and whistles.

Wow. I'm almost speechless.

I got him chocolates.


What an amazing, surprising man. I am a very spoiled girl.


Lisa said...

Happy anniversary! What a terrific gift (the camera too) :)

Soup looks good. It was cold in NE to but you've got us beat.

coleen~ said...

and he likes you better that way....

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and woohoo!

I hope you really love the camera. More sunrise pictures, please. :)