Monday, December 17, 2007

Happy Anniversary to me....

Hey ya'll!

Guess what? TODAY is my 19th wedding anniversary. Can you believe someone has been married to ME for 19 years? :-) Sometimes I can't. But I'm so glad he chose me.

Well, we officially celebrated our special day this past Friday night. And we went to our favorite place. Here we are...

Sadly, we didn't get "our" table this year. But we were in the same area. We were actually close enough to reach over and touch I'd say that still counts.

If you notice the beautiful flowers on the table...those were a special delivery from Briyanna. That sneaky daughter of mine, got to the restaurant a little after we did (we didn't see her though), and had the hostess deliver them to our table. Both me and Marque were so shocked. It was a very sweet surprise...I love flowers.

I don't think I need to mention that the food was DEElicious! So I won't :-). (but it was)

After a tasty dinner, we ordered dessert. And this is how they brought it out to us:

Aren't those lovely? You can't see my dessert from the side. But it's their Chocolate Mousse Cake. It's about 4 layers of DEElish-ness!!! One layer being white chocolate (I think). And the Mr. got the Key Lime pie. So pretty!!

Anyway, today, our actual anniversary, has been a very laid back/low key day. We had lunch from here today. During the soccer season, Marque was given a restaurant gift card. So we used it today. Very yummy! It seems like all we do is eat, doesn't it? lol

A few posts ago, I said I would share the Christmas card that I designed and mailed out. Before I show it to you, let me admit that I realize this is a very tacky way to "send out" a Christmas card. But there are SOOO many people that I want to share it with and mailing them would just be too much to take on. So for those of you who didn't receive one in the mail, please accept this online version from me and my family. (Sorry to be so tacky)

This is the front of the card.

This is the inside.

Ok, I only have one more thing to share with you all. For those of you who are scrapbookers, you'll appreciate this. I'm not really into the whole "altering" thing. But I've been wanting to make a clock for my craft room that is currently under construction. I didn't want a regular ole clock. So I bought one of the clock faces by Heidi Swapp. At Michaels, I found a 14" round piece of unfinished wood, with a hole already in it. It's actually to be use for making a clock. ANYWAY, I painted the disk black, decorated a round scrapbook layout, added the HS clock face and this is how it turned out:

You guys, I absolutely LOVE it! As you may have noticed, it doesn't have the clock hands on it yet...but it doesn't have the mechanism in the back yet either. I'll be picking those up this week. But, this is pretty much how the clock will look in it's finished state. And I may hang it up with black grossgrain ribbon. Also, the b&w damask print that you see is actually a scan of the fabric that I'll be using in the room. And the purple paper is from the Bazzill Bling line. Pretty cool, huh?

Ok, that's all I've got for today. Hopefully, over the next few days, I'll show you the rest of the pictures from our family photo shoot a few weeks ago. So until then, you guys enjoy the rest of your day. And don't forget...Be Inspired...I AM!!!


jacki j. said...

some of your pictures aren't working!

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your daughter surprising you with flowers, a special touch(you must have done something right!)
Your clock looks good. makes me want to rethink my craft space time piece. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures.

Adrienne said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY~ And I love the card! I got mine in the mail today! THank you!!!

Lynilu said...

Oh, that's not tacky! It is understandable. All the good wishes right back to you, dear Dawn.

You and Marque are such a gorgeous couple! Congratulations to you both for many, many more decades!

denaid said...

Happy anniversary! The card is beautiful. Great job! The clock is wonderful. How unique!

patti_cake said...

Hey "tacky" it is NOT. I am just glad I got to see the card. I love it! I'm thinking about doing something different next year for mine. Y'all are such a handsome family!
Happy Happy Anniveresary also. Aren't we lucky to have wonderful spouses? We just celebrated lucky #13!

Muriel said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

I love your Christmas card. It is so cute. The black, white, and red is refreshing!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! I LOVE the pictures. The two of you look gorgeous and the food, well...what can I say?...stunning too! LOL

(Love the flowers from Briyanna. How sweet!)

The card is GORGEOUS!!! (And even more so "in person." Thank you!!!!)

Duly Noted said...

Happy Anniversary!

Brown English Muffin said...

Thank god I got the real thing!!! LOL

Anyway I need to come down and go to the Ruth Chris Steak house down there as I know it's better than the one up here!

I was driving along and because of your blog all of a sudden a sign that had probably been there for years popped out at me. It was a sign for Ruth Chris Steak house! So last weekend we went there for our anniversary because you always talk so highly of it and you always looks like you have so much fun.

Well it was $110 I could have spent else where. The food was very mediocre and with it being a steak house I thought my husband would say it was the best steak he'd ever had but it wasn't...and he loves steak!!

Needless to say it has not deterred me from trying it again it has just made me even more eager to come and visit you and to try the one down by you!!! LOL

DMB said...

Happy anniversary to you guys. I love the Christmas card and the clock! I definitely feel inspired!!Hehe!

Susie Q said...

Your pictures are wonderful! The card is just are such a beautiful family.
Happy Anniversary a little late but my wish is still warm!

The box is finally on it;s way and they said it would arrive before Christmas! Not that it is a Christmas gift per se but I know Jayla will enjoy getting something to open in the mail. Grace thinks that is fun...
there is a little chocolate in there for you and that handsome husband of yours too. The Pollyanna book and Jayla's little gift from Gracie.

Have a wonderful Thursday dear Dawn!


Jude said...

Loved those pics in the Christmas Card!! Happy Anniversary!

Gretchen said...

Happy 19th Anniversary, Dawn! You look so pretty in purple, and you and Marque always take such nice pictures. What a sweetie Briyanna is, to have flowers delivered. You sure did something right in raising her. :)

Thomisia said...

Congrats to you two and wish you many many more!!