Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Twelves

Good things come in sets of twelve. Here are my top-rated "Dozen Delights."

#4 Roses

Here in America, we like our thorny friends in neat bundles of a dozen (or a half, but that's only half as good). I appreciate the scent of a bunch of these fragrant blossoms. While one smells good, twelve smell so much better!

#3 Donuts

I might enjoy a Boston Creme from my old pal, Dunkin', every now and again. They go down really easily, if you know what I mean. And in my family of six, getting donuts by the dozen just makes sense.

#2 Eggs
Now, I'm not a huge lover of eggs for the sake of eggs. Once in a while I'll get a good hankerin' for scrambled eggs, but by and large I leave eggs alone. Except when I'm baking. Then, the three dozen eggs in my fridge and I are BFFs. How could I make brownies without them? Or cookie dough? My kitchen without eggs? Perish the thought!

But the Number One thing I adore that has, thus far, come into by life by the dozen, is...

#1 Years of Marriage to My Michael


Last year for Christmas/my birthday he booked us a little getaway at at charming Bed and Breakfast in Hershey, PA. And he arranged for the childcare! While we were in Hershey we went to "The Hershey Story," a new museum and learned all about Milton S. Hershey's life and more about the chocolate making process. We even got to participate in a class at "The Chocolate Lab." Now, I'm not trying to brag, but not just anyone can wear a plastic apron and a hair net and rock the look quite as well as my love and I can.

13 comments:

Christie said...

Aww Happy Anniversary you two.

Heidi said...

Happy Anniversary . . . and, yes, you are definitely rockin' the hair nets!

Amber said...

Smoking hot photo op! That's how you know he is the man for you forever. Pictures like this bind a couple the way marriage vows never could.

laura said...

12 years and look at you, still young and in love. :) A bed and breakfast sounds lovely!
Plastic outerwear never looked so fun. Happy belated anniversary.

JeffnJenna said...

Happy anniversary : ). 12 is our favorite number too right now. I didn't realize our anniversaries were so close to each other.
I really enjoyed your creative post. It's so much fun to follow your blog because of the "angles" you use to approach your stories. I'm a Mendy-as-a-writer fan!

whitney allison said...

How fun! Gotta love a good get away, especially when you can pass along the responsiblity of finding childcare. Tell me, did you seduce Michael at your B&B with a charming PA Dutch accent???

Mike said...

Whitney, we were in the "Amish Room", so what do you think?

Corinne said...

That's a fantastic post, friend. I saw all those donuts and had a hankerin' of my own :)

Cari said...

Yeah! You updated your blog!

Deb said...

eggs before doughnuts....? i'm not sure about that. but happy anniversary!

Life In a Blended Family said...

You are so cute!

IT'S JUST US! said...

AAAAAHHHHH! So adorable! Happy Anniversary to you!

Cami said...

Dozens are great! Congrats on 12 years.

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