The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

I have a bbq stain on my white T-shirt… (Tim McGraw sung by Glenn Godfrey)

We had a great evening last night! It was our 20 year anniversary, and we had a nice dinner and even a movie, which for us is a rare occurrence; very rare if you count non-animated pictures. In fact, we spent midnight in the theatre, and we had the whole theatre to ourselves! it was actually a lot of fun, for two old fogies. Several of you know that I got us a surprise trip to Costa Rica as a present, I wasn’t able to keep it a secret from myself, as I am a trained investigator, but Tracy didn’t have a clue. Now she knows, and I think she is excited.

colleg daze

College Daze

 

I have been playing with my new iphone all day looking at Costa Rica stuff so that we will be prepared. My mom will be watching the kids for 2 weeks while we are gone (Lord have mercy on her) so that is part of her gift to us.  And finally, after 20 years, I was able to get Tra a new wedding ring. Why did she need a new ring? Well I was 20 when we got married and I did not have a lot of dough, and what dough I had was spent on eating out and movies. So her ring was low quality.  I don’t want to say it was small, but she had to carry a 100X magnified picture with her so people could see the diamond. People thought it was a diamondless band. But at the time it didn’t matter, we did what we had to to make it work and it has worked great for 20 years and one day. I still truly don’t think it mattered to her, but I do know she deserved a lot more, so I was happy to oblige.

 

Tra is glad I didn't know about the "mash your bride's face into the cake" tradition. I view it as an unmade memory.

Tra is glad I didn't know about the "mash your bride's face into the cake" tradition. I view it as an unmade memory.

 

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I look really really excited for some reason.

 

 

The happy couple.

The happy couple today.

 

 

Today was January 1, 2009 and to celebrate, Tracy made one of my favorite foods, bbq ribs. I love baby backs, and she made a bunch of em. She has a great recipe and it is always a treat for me when they appear. Not a treat for my shirt, pants, or belly, but good for my soul for sure. 

 

Ice webs due to sub zero temps and steam from grill  

Ice webs due to sub zero temps and steam from grill

 

-20 ribs, I can't tell you how they smelled because the minute I walked outside, my nostrils froze shut.

-20 ribs, I can't tell you how they smelled because the minute I walked outside, my nostrils froze shut.

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Did you know you lose 70% of your body heat through your head? I sure do!!

Finished product.

 

Minutes before the tail / bone yard that was this meals destiny.

Minutes before the tail / bone yard that was this meals destiny.

Livy helping...

Livy helping...

Kassie watching....

Kassie watching....

and Jo??????????

and Jo??????????

 Here is to a fantastic New Year for all of us. I pray that you prosper spiritually, physically, and financially in the New Year. And keep on reading the blog and don’t be afraid to comment, we really enjoy the comments, good or bad. Let’s get out there and have a divine 2009!

8 responses

  1. Ty

    Very nice! Congratulations! You’re setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us though. I hope Niki doesn’t read this… 😉

    January 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  2. You gotta remember, this is the big 20! Next year we go out to Arby’s and rent a Blockbuster video, not a new release either.

    January 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm

  3. The style of writing is quite familiar to me. Did you write guest posts for other blogs?

    April 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

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  5. Sam

    Found your blog on Yahoo and was so glad i did. That was a great read. I have a quick question.Is it alright if i send you an email???…

    January 18, 2010 at 7:27 am

    • Hey Sam, sorry I didn’t get back sooner, but we are on vacation in Costa Rica. You can shoot me an email at trainak@iwon.com. Thanks for the comments.

      January 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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