Monday, July 21, 2008

Blessed and Lucky

I am. Completely, in every way.
I'm married to a wonderful man, my friend, my husband, my love.
My dh and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary last week. We went to Fishbone grill and had an amazing meal. (Sometimes I wonder if I should change the title of the blog to For the love of Food, but I digress.) So, he turns to me during dinner and says:

T: What is the 9th year anniversary gift, the traditional one?
To which I say: (giggle, giggle) Paper?
T: Seriously? You are kidding right?
D: (giggle, giggle)
T: In your world it's always paper isn't it?
D: (LOL)
T: (shakes head and laughs) Ok then.

He makes me laugh and incessently giggle. I showed him this layout, to which he replied: "Postcards from the Edge?" And I giggled some more. After the sleep issues last week, it could be. :)



And here is another for the 5 product challenge at Studio Calico. Both layouts from the July Via Airmail kit with Venice add-on:


I worked with my studio calico kit all weekend. It was easier and harder than I thought. The colors are so muted, subtle. Something. But, that's why I like Studio Calico, it forces me out of my otherwise cozy box. But, um, I miss my box. :( And I'm working on getting some pics of dh and I to scrap. It's hard because one of us usually takes the picture, so I have to set up the tripod and keep the dog and wild child out of the shot. It's kind of a zoo. But our last together photo is from 2005, right before his injury. That's too long. I scrapped a page about Iraq finally, will share next time. I don't think PTSD mixes well with anniversary and giggles. Have a great Monday!

18 comments:

janel said...

Happy Monday and Anniversary to you. Love his comment about postcard from the edge...too cute. Beautiful pages. And, the older you get the faster the time goes...I remember "old" people telling me that, and here I am...telling you! Imagine that?
Have a great week.

Susan Beth said...

Hummm. Makes me sad that the injury and PTSD are constant factors in your life, but I realize that is just the reality of it. Heavy burden you both carry, and I thank you for that. It isn't enough to say thank you, but it's all I've got. I'm glad you had some giggles and an anniversary celebration. And your pages are wonderful.

camport said...

happy Anniversary! Love the pages, as always and can't wait to see some of you and your man half.

:)

Helsbells said...

Really like how you've used the coupon code on the Puzzled layout. Great work! :D

Helsbells said...

That should say 'coupon card' btw!!

Kristii said...

Happy anniversary!! How awesome!! Love how you used the SC coupon!! Awesome! Look forward to your next layout!

Lisa Dickinson said...

one would never know you struggled with this kit. but i hear you on the color palette...i'm having a hard time with it :)

ahardy said...

love both of those pages and Happy Belated Anniversary! we just celebrated 9 back in April!

Linda said...

OH, I like paper!!! A whole lot! LOVE all of the letters on the side of the one layout! CUTE!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary. Too funny about the paper.

Love both of the layouts. I totally know what you mean about having very few pictures of you and hubby together. We're the same way.

denine zielinski said...

Love seeing your work. The letters on your Puzzled layout look awesome!

Close To Home said...

HA! The "paper" thing cracks me up! LOL! Lovely layouts. You are so talented. I love looking at your work!

Jen said...

Aww, happy anniversary to you guys! I love the dinner conversation. Too funny!

Love your SC layouts. They are lovely!

Good luck with your photo shoot!

Allie said...

Happy Anniversary! That's so cute. 'Always paper.' I hear ya! Gorgeous LO's. Love 'em.

AnnaMarie said...

Congrats on your anniversary! :) And your LO's are beautiful!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

Happy Anniversary! your layouts are gorgeous. the puzzled one is amazing

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Anniversary.

Great pages you are posting. Thanks for sharing your creative works with us all.

Christi said...

Happy Anniversary and great layouts! I was thinking he was going to give you scrapbook paper!