Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Eight Years and Counting

On November 25, 2008, Sam and I celebrated our eighth anniversary. Eight years, already? Unbelievable!

Since it fell on a Tuesday night (church night), and it was in the midst of a very busy week, the Hubbs promised to take me here for a post celebration. Awwww, reason number 101 to love him.

On the first Tuesday of every month we break out into groups according to age for a special "Connect" session. Several men in our church are teachers, and Sam was assigned the teen boys and girls. Tonight's lesson was about keeping borders and fences of protection in our lives. To make a long story short, I will just say that I marveled at his teaching. He was so lively and animated and held the kids' attention the entire time. We stopped to pray a few times during the lesson because we really felt the presence of God. It was awesome, and I can't say how much it touched my heart to watch Sam doing what he does best - ministering. God does have a special calling on his life.

Please allow me to share a few light-hearted reasons I think my Hubbs is so great:

This picture was taken after I returned home from running errands for a few hours. Sam was left in charge, and this is what I came home to. Let me just say I am thankful JP had a clean diaper on even though his onsie was snapped on the OUTSIDE of his pants.

Yes, this is a Christmas tree in le toilette! LOL Sam was worried about it drying out overnight because he did not know where we kept the tree stand. So, he found a temporary home for it. Luckily we have two bathrooms!

Special husband. Lucky girl. I am blessed!


The Rowell Bunch said...


That is so funny LOL to cute! Well happy anniversary Ours is coming up in January 2 Years :) I will call you this week sometime.

Love Ya,

Nicole Rowell

Leah said...

Happy Anniversary! We love you both so very much!!!!

Both pictures are classic Sam. Thanks for the laugh!


Karen Hopper said...

What a delightful time I had reading your blog - and the pictures are priceless. Yes, you do have a...special...unique hubby, that's for sure. The toilet thing I'd never ever heard of before. lol

The Prados said...

I remember that day!! Leah and Lynna always laugh because we got to your wedding super duper early due to my persistence. I love you and a happy anniversary.

Sam Hassas said...

What are you girls talking about? That is straight up MacGyver status stuff right there. Sam out.

Jason and Mari Rowell said...

Hi Monica. This is Mari Rowell, Nicole's sister-in-law, and I have enjoyed reading your blog for the last few months.

Thanks for the post...the picture of the baby is priceless

Mari Rowell

Monica Hassas said...

Thanks, Nicole. I am anxiously waiting for your call!

Leah - We love you too! You know we always enjoy spending our anniversary with you! LOL

Sis. Hopper - Hopefully, we'll get to meet you in person some day so you'll know just how unique Sam really is. :-)

Jaimee- I remember that day too. You lovely ladies looked so beautiful in those gorgeous dresses? We'll have to dig up a picture of that. ;)

Mari - Awww, thanks for your post, and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world! I'll be sure to come and visit yours.

Pamela said...

I think Sam is catching up with you Moni on the house decor.
Giving you a run for your money.

Lacy Alvarez said...

I LOVE IT~ Sam you are awesome ~ LOL!!!

Moni ~ we have to hurry up and get together before our boys are off and married!

Carol Connell said...

What do you get when you put a tree in the toilet?

A Christmas potty!

Your post inspired me to make up a joke. LOL

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and Sam. Hope you're enjoying the holiday season. :-)

Monica Hassas said...

Pammy - You're gonna have to come over some time and see our tree actually decorated - it's pretty! LOL

Lacy - I agree - We are way overdue for some Aldeberto's! Seriously, let's plan a date. We'll go there this time.

Sis. Connell - LOVE your joke! LOL Thanks for your well wishes. I, too hope you are enjoying your holiday season.

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