Saturday, July 19, 2008

20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today my passion for stitching, gymnastics and cats was matched by my passion for this beloved Joe. Yes, this is the wedding picture. A quickie ceremony at the Justice of the Peace before his military duties called him away again. So much has happened since that whirlwind of a day. Not all good I might add. But it is often the difficult and sad times that have made us appreciate what we have in each other.

A lovely birthday gift arrived from Edgar yesterday. Aren't these just amazing looking chocolates. They taste twice as good as they look! Luckily I snapped this photo immediately after I opened the box because several of these beauties are long gone by now. Thanks Edgar for a wonderful surprise.

Pet snap today is of Alix "helping" us with the vinyl siding for the house. She loves to be up on anything. She seemed to have a rough start to the day yesterday. I think a lot of it has to do with the excessive heat and humidity we've had this week. She's doing better today, eating more and jumping around in her usual way. One day at a time, I suppose.

Couldn't have asked for a better birthday. A nice chat on the phone with my mom and dad. A chat the previous day with my friend Jean in NC. I am thinking of you my dear friend. I know you're having some hard times lately and this is not the public forum to discuss them. I just want you to know that I pray that things get better for you very soon. Many, many lovely cards, letters and e-mails from friends around the world.
Overall, being surrounded by the people and animals I love in the comfort and security of my own home was much better then any shopping spree.


  1. I'm so glad you had a great birthday. Decided to stay home in the end? That's such a sweet photo of you and Joe - you were such KIDS!! My gosh, time flies! ;) Happy, happy anniversary to you!!

  2. Happy anniversary! Here's hoping the hard times are well behind you and the good days far outnumber the bad.

  3. hey Jen! i'm glad you enjoyed your birthday/anniversary combo! :) it's so sweet how you wrote about you and Joe twenty years it's so nice to have someone to sleep with. ;)

    i went shopping with sasha this afternoon...for 5hs and a half. lol. :D yup we're both shoppingholics. ;-)

    looks like you haven't received my photos yet, hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow!

    thanks for thinking of me all the time, i love you too! :)

  4. Happiest of Anniversaries!!!!
    And that Edgar what dear sweetie he is!

  5. Happy be-lated Anniversary and Birthday!!! (seems I'm always behind on these)

    Looks like you rec'd some really wonderful treats with Harmien's bag (gorgeous!) and Edgar's chocolates (yummo!)

  6. Oh, what kids your were 20 years ago. Cute picture. Happy Anniversary.

    Ummm Chocolate, better eat it before it goes bad. (A quote from our stitching get together). Yummy looking stuff. Go for it.

  7. Happy happy anniversary!! Enjoy your special day :)

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