Monday, March 17, 2008

Twelve Years Ago

The year? 1996.  

And just what was happening in the world?

Both Russia and America re-elected their leaders: Boris Yeltsin was re-elected Russian leader and Bill Clinton was re-elected US president, beating rival Bob Dole.....Right-winger Binyamin Netanyahu was narrowly elected Israel's prime minister..... 
National elections were held peacefully in recently war-torn Bosnia.....The divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was confirmed by England's High Court, dissolving the Royal couple's 15 year marriage....The US city of Atlanta hosted the summer Olympic Games. But a bomb stole headlines from the sporting achievements, exploding in the Olympic Park on July 27, killing one and injuring many.....A U.S military base in Saudi Arabia was bombed, killing 19 U.S serviceman.....We also saw the high profile arrest and charging of Ted Kaczynski, the notorious serial 'Unabomber'.....TWA Flight 800 exploded over Long Island, New York, killing 230 people (more people were killed on commercial flights in 1996 than any other year to date).

AND

I married my other half on March 16th during spring break! (Which was significant as we were both students at the University of Utah at the time.)

We went into D.C. on Saturday night to celebrate at Mio - A posh restaurant in the District.  We know the chef, which made the night even more special because he kept sending us samples of different things to try.  The Hub had Grilled Duck Marget with caramelized pear and I had roasted quail with pesto risotto.   Delicious!  What a great way to celebrate!

10 comments:

lacy said...

So...was this picture from 1996, then? Cause you both look so young!

MELODRAMA MAMA said...

AWWW! You win points for that Lacy! No - this pic was on Saturday night. It is kind of fuzzy, (the only kind you get from an i-phone) which could attribute to our lack of looking elderly!

Lisa said...

Wow! we were married just 3 days before you :) Your family is too cute, I enjoy all of your stories. Congrats on #12 - it feels like a milestone.

Tari said...

Darn we only missed you by a few years. My husband and I were married in 97, and stared school at the U of U in 98. Go UTES!

Gustogirl said...

Happy Anniversary!! Sounds like a fun night.

Becca said...

One thing about 1996--you forgot to mention that Heather missed prom--wasn't that pretty significant. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Dinner sounds yummy and I'm glad you had fun!

Kristy said...

Awww....thats insane! I can't believe that its been 12 years. I love it. I'm really glad that I like Matt more now than I did then.

Chris said...

Happy Anniversary! Very cute picture, I bet the photographer is hot. :-) Although you shouldn't pay him if he took a blury picture.
And did you look those facts up on the internet, or did they come straight from your other half's memory? Just asking.

The Carlsons said...

Yea! How fun to celebrate 12 years! They go by to fast don't they...at least most of them do. Dinner sounds like fun and very yummy. We'll have to check it out!

A

Janice said...

Happy anniversary