A “Happy 25” to Brian! No, that’s not his age, that’s how long this long-suffering man has been married to me. I know other women think they have great husbands, but that’s just because they don’t know mine. He truly is the greatest! I feel honored that he puts up with me, really. Through physical drama, emotional drama, and family drama, he is always there, loving and supporting me, even when the going is rough. He truly is the love of my life, and I’m so grateful God brought us together!
To celebrate our big day, we decided to take a trip. We’ve been planning on it forever, it seems, having toyed with ideas like Ireland, Scotland, or the Bahamas. When it came right down to it, though, there was nowhere we wanted to be more than Kansas City, spending time in the IHOP-KC Prayer Room and with our kids. The schedule worked out great. With both Amanda and Adam on the Night Watch, we were free to spend hours and hours in the Prayer Room during the early part of the day, and then spend time with them once they got up later in the day. We tried to be in the Prayer Room for some of their sets, but the fact that the “earliest” ones start at midnight made that not work so well!
We had some fun family times, some awesome God times, and some out-right silly moments on our trip. I’ll probably share some of the God-stuff later, but for today I thought I’d share some of the silly stuff. First, here’s a photo that shows what the Beatties get up to behind closed doors; although, this time it was actually in public. That Amanda! She’s so tricky!
Who knew she had such hidden talents?
Next, we come to some airport fun in Chicago. We had a little over an hour to wait for our next plane, so decided we had to get a Chicago dog for lunch. I had the wimpy one, with just ketchup, mustard and onions on it. Brian, however, decided to get the all-out “Chicago Style” dog. Basically, that means a really good weiner, a bun, and every condiment you could possibly imagine being even slightly edible on a hot dog. At this particular hot dog stand, these condiments included some kind of jalapeno relish. Brian likes hot food. He goes out of his way to eat hot food. This, however, proved to be too much for even him. Being the loving wife I am, I found this very funny, and pulled out my camera. Here was my view of Brian’s Great Chicago Dog Adventure:
Ah, good times, good times… Wouldn’t you like to be a Beattie, too?