When we were deciding on a date for our wedding, I wanted to get married in December so we could decorate with Christmas decorations and colors (my favorite!) and husband's only stipulation was that we picked a date that was already a holiday so he wouldn't have to remember another random date. (I don't know what he meant by ANOTHER random date because he has never once remembered my birthday or the kids birthday's correctly and he was THERE for the kids births!)
So we decided on New Year's Eve because who gets married on Christmas? Santa would be all kinds of pissed off if we rained on his parade!
Fifteen years ago we got married. We had been dating for almost exactly 6 months, I had moved in with him two weeks after our first date, I was nineteen while he was thirty-one and he was Iranian. (If you mention the movie Not Without My Daughter I will cut you.) It's amazing that my poor parents didn't drop dead from heart failure. (What can I say, my life was on fast forward back then. We got pregnant on our honeymoon too.) But it all worked out beautifully and I love him more now than the day we got married. I know him better now too!
Our fifteen year anniversary made this New Year's Eve special so we threw a party so our friends and family could help us drink to the occasion. I learned some valuable lessons from this party and thought I would share them with all of you.
It is possible to have a successful bonfire in the back yard even with 12 inches of wet, slushy snow on the ground and very cold drizzly rainy weather. Fireworks are also successful in such conditions ~ who knew?
Scientist Genius Brother is going to look exactly like Albert Einstein when his hair goes gray. Especially if I mess it up for him.
Never ever play poker with this guy. (below) ESPECIALLY when he is the only completely sober person at the table. His name is Lucky and he will kick your ass from here to Mars. But it's ok because he put up with all of us. He was a complete stranger when he walked in the door and left as part of the family. (But I still want a chance to beat him at poker in the future.)
When Scientist Genius brother answers your query "Would you like another drink?" with "A shot of vodka, a beer and a glass of wine" it's probably not a good idea to bring him all three of his requests. It's amusing at the time, but in the long run, not a good idea.
And last but not least, Nature's Miracle does not get the smell of vomit out of rugs. They must be steam cleaned several times to achieve such a lofty goal. (I have the best blackmail video footage ever! My 35th birthday in March better be a REALLY good one!)
I hope you all enjoyed New Year's Eve as much as we did and did not feel as crappy on New Year's Day as certain individuals did!