Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let's catch up.........

These past few weeks have been filled with some fun and exciting events that I wanted to be sure to share with you all.  So before time gets away from me, grab a cup of tea and maybe a cookie or two  and lets catch up.......
On October 17 Alex and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary.  Wow 22 years ago we said " I do" and began our lives together as man and wife.  When Alex asked me how I wanted to celebrate this anniversary, I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do.  Then he asked the question in a different way..."Do you want to go out for a really nice dinner or do you want to get another puppy"?  I had to think about that for about one second---"Let's have pizza and get a puppy" We had been talking about getting a friend for Sassy and this seemed like the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.  I have always wanted a Golden Retreiver but Alex wasn't sure that he wanted such a big dog.  He just could not be convinced that it was a good idea but since this was a gift for our anniversary he gave in.  I called around and found a breeder who had one little girl left---I knew she was ment for us.  After talking with the breeder for a long while she invited us to come and meet this sweet little pup.  How do I know that my husband loves me.... I forgot to mention that we had to drive about 2 1/2 hours from home,  on a Sunday afternoon , during the STEELER game. I think that says "true love".  Oh boy was it worth it---I fell in love with her the minute I saw her.  Let me introduce to you the newest member of our family......
Mabel Vanilla Grace
Oh yes,  I asked the little girls I babysit to help name her--I chose her first name but her middle names were carefully and lovingly choosen by Kate and Emma.

Mable is settling in wonderfully at her new home.  She and Sassy love each other and it sure is a blast to watch them play.  She is going to be the perfect addition to our family.

Another exciting event occured last Friday night at my son's football game. It is a tradition that before the last home game of the regular season all of the senior band members, cheerleaders, and football players along with their parents walk onto the field to be recognized.  It was a beautiful night, warm temperatures and NO rain.   We had watched this event for many years and it seemed surreal  that we were actually apart of  this year's Senior Night celebration.  

All of the moms were give the most beautiful yellow rose corsage and a family picture was taken to commerate the event.  I have not received a copy of that photo yet but I will share it with you at a later post. The night continued on with a win for the team which made 100 wins for our head coach.  The boys were so excited as the game was played against our number one rival. 
 It was a wonderful night--one that I will remember for a long time.

This weekends activity will be the last event I share for this post.  It is a weekend event that my mom and I look forward to every year.   We work all year creating items to display and sell at a local craft fair.  It is a large show with many vendors.  The weather was beautiful this year which brought many shoppers our way. 

I displayed my soldered charms, scrapbooks, and cards while my mom shared her beautiful quilts, purses, and embellished jean shirts.  We had so much fun this year as my good friends Joyce and Bethanie had their tables next to ours.  I also have so much fun meeting new people and talking about my art.  After the craft show my mom and I ended the day with a nice dinner at one of my favorite local restrauants .  It was a great day for many reasons but it was extra special because I got to share it with my mom. 
Thanks for catching up with me.  It has been a long day and I am headed off to bed for some much needed sleep.  Have a great rest of the weekend.  Check back soon as I have some Christmas projects that I can't wait to share with you.


Cindy Shea said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post with us! I really enjoyed myself reading each story and savoring all the details of the craft show...felt like I was there! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Bless your heart for having the energy to write this post after a very long day. At one point during the day I looked down our tables to Bethanie and you and Joni and thought how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends to share a common love of creating. It was a great day for I have one more to prepare for-Yikes! Love you!

Joanne Smisko said...

Dear Mimi
You make my heart sing. We sure had fun yesterday and we even sold a few things.


The Pink Birdhouse said...

You really have been busy, doing all kinds of wonderful things like celebrating anniversaries, getting new puppies and creating enough items to take to a craft show. I am pea green over here at the thought of all those fun moments you have recently had!!! Happy Belated Anniversary, that is a long time. Remember, it just keeps getting better!!!! Hubby and I had our 28th this year. He keeps asking, "and how many more do we have to get thru?". that is love for you from a good man. :-D Mabel Vanilla Grace is not only adorable, but has the most fantastic artistic name I have ever heard. I love it!! She is just precious. And what a great anniversary present she made. It gives me ideas of what to ask hubby for next year! Your craft show table was set up nicely. I went to one recently just to buy at, but kinda regretted now signing up for as a vendor, because it was full and there were some lovely things there. I will have to see if this town is ready for my silk garters next year!! thanks for coming by and leaving comment on our dear little Alf. I think of you often. Glad to see that you are posting more often again. I am trying hard to do so too! hugs from afar, debby

Lynn said...

Oh Mimi, I have missed you since we all hung out at ECS , yet things change and our lives change. Great thing about the computer we can keep in touch whenever we want :)
First of all I would like to say that the beautiful charm you blessed me with on my 50th birthday is the best quality I have ever seen in a soldered charm and I still love it. I even took a soldering class and no way could I get even close to yours :)

Your new puppy is simply adorable and looks so much like our last sweetie Andy who was a very light golden like yours, who we sadly lost over a year ago now. What a special pair of pups you have now, they look so happy together :)

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