Due to circumstances beyond our control we graduated from college in our lovely apartment. I thought you might enjoy seeing the duck washcloth that hung in our apartment as a picture for a couple of years before I could convince Der that we could finally use it as a washcloth. I guess it was lovelier than the wall.
I bravely added this hilarious picture of me, pregnant with Trisa, so you could appreciate the fine countertop color, the lovely wallpaper and the red curtains with a green fringe (you can't tell from this picture but it was red with a green fringe) You can't see the yellow linoleum or the orange carpet. For years I figured that either I, or this apartment were scaring all of the brothers away from marriage. Really they were just waiting for the stellar women they married.
I couldn't resist putting this picture in. I've always loved it. Derek has always been a proud dad. This just happens to be Trisa and the first child he had to be proud of.
This is the day Trisa was blessed and so you can remember that I'm kind of old -- but not too old and you can look at "Cold Cocoa and Megz" and Di wearing white tights. You can also enjoy seeing other family members who were there that day. This would also have been Der's Dad's birthday. Festive times!
Twenty years later our house looks (I hope) more than a tad nicer than the apartment did and we have lots more family members to enjoy (both children and extended family). We were very happy then though, and we are really happy now. I think we were exhausted both times. So in honor of our anniversary --
HOORAY! JOY! CELEBRATION!