I don’t have many pictures of Christmas 1992. Honestly, I don’t have many photos from that year at all. I had graduated from college that summer and was working full time as a sales rep for a food brokerage company (owned by my Dad). My hubby was in school full time and working part-time. Life was busy, but good.
Hubby & Me with my little brother Zach. Isn’t he so cute?! I can’t believe how pale I am here. Not my best photo. That sweater was a Christmas gift.
We had my brother Mike sleep over during Christmas break. Apparently we let him drink Pepsi at night also. lol! We used to play RISK a lot back in those days. Mike has always been so good at board games. I’m guessing from this next photo that he must have won.
I think that Christmas tree in the background was a hand-me-down from my parents. So was most of the furniture in our apartment.
1991 was the first Christmas we were married. It is the only year we had a live tree. It dripped sap all over the carpet in our rented apartment and it dried out so much. I decided then and there that I would never do a live tree again. I’ve kept my word. I remember that because we were so tight on money, we set a budget that we could only spend $50 on each other. I followed that rule and bought hubby a fleece jacket for $49.00. He ignored the rule and bought me an entire outfit (including shoes). I guess I should have been mad, but he was so sweet. He still isn’t very good about following the “rules” for spending limits on gifts.
Here we are right after we returned from our honeymoon. I was nice and tan. We were both very young. We were both in school full time. I worked 30 hours a week as a customer service rep for my Dad’s food brokerage company so we could have health insurance. Hubby worked about 25 hours a week. I had one year left in college. He had almost the whole thing left to do. He had only been to 2 quarters of school because he had been on a mission to Japan for 2 years and worked for a year before that. He did the rest of his schooling (all the way through graduate school) after we were married. I wouldn't recommend that approach – lol! but somehow we made it work.
I’m still searching for pictures of Christmas for that year. I know I don’t have many, but I do have a photo of that live tree around here somewhere.
Engaged couple in 1990. We got engaged on November 5, 1990 and our wedding date was March 21, 1991. That year for a gift, my fiancé took me to see the Nutcracker ballet. What a guy! This is us right before we were leaving for the ballet.
I love that my little brother Zach jumped in the picture. He was only 2 years old when we got married.
I really don’t remember what else I got for Christmas that year. I honestly didn’t care since I had a diamond ring on my finger!
Want to play along? Do you have photos from your first Christmas(es) with a spouse or significant other? Do you remember what you gave each other? What are your favorite memories from those years?