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I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And they said it wouldn't last !

Today is our wedding anniversary - 33 years to be exact ! With such a big obstacle to overcome ( namely somebody ! ) and warnings that it would NEVER last , we have sure surprized some people . Oh life has never been a bowl of cherries unless you are having sour cherries ! Sour cherries are good for making a pie though so they aren't all bad much like the past 33 years have been ! We have had some wonderful times together with our kids , with our families , with their families . Can you believe we have 4 wonderful brown-eyed granddaughters and another grandchild on the way ? Maybe this one will have blue or green eyes ! LOL !
We have travelled to Alaska on a cruise and Panama Canal as well .... all with your family and your Mother paying for the cruises . We wouldn't go into whether the cruises were good times .... just lets say , the scenery was wonderful and we can say we have been to both places . We would go back to Alaska in a heatbeat and do the trip that we want and go on some of those excursions that are offered . Our motorhome will hopefully take us to some places we would like to go to like the Kooteneys and North on the Alaska Highway or a trip down the Oregon Coast or up the Sunshine coast ( and we may actually get to see #4 Granddaughter ) of BC . It wouldn't be long before retirement .... another 7 yrs ! Maybe some day we will a lottery too ! LOL ! How sweet would that be ?
We have had some very rough patches as well . Being transferred more then once and setting up a new home when I was sure we had moved to HELL ( actually it was a city called Calgary - hey I am from a dinky little town remember and I was related to most of the residence in one way or another ! ) , back to within 10 miles of " home " only to discover that the saying " you can't go home " is so true ! Life changes and so did we ! The next transfer came after 6 yrs , another baby and a house to sell . FIL had passed away the year prior and MIL had leaned just once to often ! Youngest DS had been a sickly baby and had his tonsils out in the process of moving - can you say a stressful time ! But the move has been a good one for a the most part . Our kids have all grown up and have families of their own ( okay Youngest DS is just getting on his own two feet but he is coming along nicely ........ he is just slower at maturing ! LOL )
At lest we are still young enough to enjoy life and we have beat the odds .... do you know how shocked people are when they find out we are celebrating 33 yrs of marriage and that is with the same person and the only marriage for each of us !!! Heck , I haven't got him trained yet , I can't imagine trying to " break-in " another guy ......... I'll keep this one thanks ! Happy Anniversary .... and thanks for the pretty flowers ( and the desk and the paper tower !!! ) Am I spoiled , you BET !!! LOL !


  1. OHHH HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!! so awesome that its been so long. jason and I will be there one day LOL. I absolutely love reading your blog.

  2. Angelique9:59 AM

    Happy Anniversary and congratulations on making it despite what everyone said.

  3. Yes Donna - YOU ARE SPOILED - but blessed to have made it 33 years with a fabulous partner and Husband!!! Congratulations GF!!! Can't wait to see all the layouts you make of the wonderful excursions you just described!!! Hopefully you'll make it down here for one of them. :-) BEAUTIFUL CARD TOO - btw!!!

  4. Happy anniversary!

    What do you mean you havn't had him trained yet? You mean he's got you so well trained, you're just going along for 33 years...lol...hope you had a wonderful day. Sounds like you two have had a beautiful, rich and fulfilled married life...here's to many more!