And how, you ask, did we celebrate? Well, we knew when we chose our date, that celebrating anniversaries on the actual date would be hard. And we were right -- especially since we've added kiddos to the mix. So to be honest, we don't really even try. On December 23rd each year, we wish each other happy anniversary, there may be a small gift or card, but mostly it's just Christmas Eve Eve for us just like it is for everyone else. It's filled with travel or last minute shopping, wrapping presents or preparing for company. We just know that one evening in the next week or so, we will get to go out for dinner or something. Any one of our favorite babysitters always sees to it!
So today we hung out with the fam. And it was great! On the spur of the moment, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went to the zoo. (PS - Santa, I'm really hoping our zoo membership will be renewed this year!!) And, since Daddy was with us today, we tried something new. We went -- get this -- without a stroller! Instead, we put Joey on a leash. Some people don't like those, but I'm telling you, it was won-der-ful!!! Everyone loved it. Look how cute it was to boot: