Thursday, December 22, 2011

40th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was December 21, the first day of winter.  It also happened to be our 40th wedding anniversary.  Sondra and I were married on December 21, 1971, in Bakersfield, Calfornia.  Last Sunday, I surprised Sondra by showing a short picture presentation on the sanctuary screen in the church auditorium during the worship service.  I found photos of us from our wedding and subsequent years.  Here are some of the photos I showed.







For our anniversary, we drove down to San Diego yesterday afternoon.  I got a room by using Priceline and was lucky enough to get the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel in downtown San Diego.  They gave us a room on the 11th floor with a gorgeous view of the city skyline, after we told them that it was our anniversary!  We drove around for awhile, just enjoying the weather and the ocean.  Since Anthony's Seafood Restaurant is one of our favorites there, we ate there and got a table overlooking the bay.  After dinner, I had gone online to buy tickets for a stage play in Old Town.  It was a version of "It's A Wonderful Life."  We had seats four rows up from the stage, and the show was quite entertaining.  It was an enjoyable evening.

We had an exciting time getting a new Heating & Air Conditioning system on the roof of our church.  We were blessed with a donation to pay for the unit.  A forklift was borrowed from the Coronado Stone company and it had just enough height to set the new AC on the edge of the roof.  Several guys hoisted it by hand the rest of the way to where it was to sit on the roof.  By that evening, the heater was working in the sanctuary!  Awesome.

Last week, I went back to the Chino Valley Christian School to receive a presentation of gifts for our Christmas feeding of the homeless at Fairmount Park in Riverside.  The children were so precious and cute as they presented the gifts to me in the auditorium and then filed out to bring them to my car.

Well, that's it for now.  Christmas is just a few days away.  Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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