Today is the 23rd anniversary of my marriage to Michael Wayne Neel. We were married 1-11-1986 at 7:00 p.m. at St Paul Lutheran Church by Rev. Carlos Boerger. The wedding was awesome and our marriage has been simply beautiful. God picked Mike for me long before I knew God or Mike. I look back over the years and see His fingerprints throughout my life and I am just so humbled by all He has blessed me with. I deserve none of the blessings He has bestowed upon me and I am not always grateful. God just keeps on giving and forgiving me every day of my life. WOW! Thank you, God for all you are and all you do. Today, I especially thank you for my loving, gentle-hearted & faithful husband, Mike.
Our sweet, generous son, Matthew gave us a very well thought and extremely generous Christmas gift this year. He booked a Plaza Suite at the historic Emily Morgan Hotel for our anniversary weekend. Mike and I stayed at the Emily Morgan on our wedding night and haven't been back since. What a great kid! Matthew is a sentimental guy and he really touched us when he gave us this gift. We had a great weekend. The hotel is right next to the Alamo and our room overlooked it & Alamo Plaza on one side & the old Post Office on the other side. (The hotel is triangular in shape and our suite was on the corner so the view was amazing.) We bundled up and walked through the Alamo grounds then along the riverwalk, had a drink at The Landing and after more walking, we finally finished up the evening with dinner at Boudros. What a fun night! This morning we got up early and had breakfast at the Guenther House. We had never been there before and really enjoyed it. Thanks Matt! (honorable mention goes to Hayley for letting me borrow her fancy camera.)