Monday, June 04, 2007

Saturday was my Wedding anniversary—Twenty-three years, a huge investment in a person’s life. Over time, relationships evolve and change, Don and I have spent a lot of time talking about that lately. Age and wisdom are incredible things. We went out to dinner Friday night – and relived the wedding rehearsal and wedding details. We laughed this time because the first time we both were pretty nervous.

Saturday, I planted the garden. Don tilled it up for me. In past years, it seemed like I fought to get it all done. It’s not like we depend on it for food or anything but it just seemed like a battle to get everything done. But this year, I enjoyed it like crazy. It even sprinkled a little while I planted. Friends who have lived here all their lives swear that planting during sprinkles is a sign of a bumper crop. Time will tell I guess. Don laughs, maybe we’ll get that bumper crop of Black eyed Susan’s, daisies, oh and pumpkin gourds—he can hardly wait!!!:). My Garden signs aren’t up but the Garden Angel is watching over the rows as you read this….


A few months ago I found this website, Leanne’s House, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Not knowing anything about Australia, I looked to a friend for answers. She’s been great. I asked those ridiculous questions like how the seasonal colors work with seasons being opposite from ours, and what do you have for Christmas dinner and does Santa wear that big red coat with White fur in Australia in the summer time???? She’s answered the questions and the word ‘Dingbat’ was never typed. She sent me this.
Chelsey and I have enjoyed the DVD (Yes – we’re totally enchanted with the accent!!) and I’m saving the wrapping paper for something special. Thanks again- quilting friends are the best.

Gratitudes:
1. My anniversary gift of a new flash for my camera.
2. Family time last nite, it’s getting harder and harder for us all to be on the same time schedule.
3. Rain watering my garden last night.

29 comments:

Clare said...

Happy Anniversary. I can just imagine you and Don sitting at dinner and talking over the wedding all those years ago. I can remember mine right down to the wobbly high heels and still go red with embarrassment.

Tazzie said...

*lol* You are way too funny! Happy Anniversary for Saturday, gosh doesn't time fly!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Carole said...

Happy Anniversary! Friends are wonderful and especially when they are from other parts of the country. I have a wonderful friend in Oz also. She's always sending goodies. The Koala chocolates are to die for! lol I rec'd a wombat chocolat at Easter! Enjoy the moment!

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary, it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I had a bit of a giggle when you mentioned the difference in seasons. I'm still having trouble remembering when the seasons change herem y head is still on Aussie seasons, but I just adore the snow.

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary! It's amazing how time flies when you are having fun *s*

Here's hoping you have that bumper crop this year.

Fiona said...

Happy Anniversary - I'm hopeless with the garden this year, if I didn't have mny Dad to help don't know where I'd be.

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary! Now you've got me curious...what DOES Santa wear in Australia?

Sweet P said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love Leanne Beasley. I just got her Romancing The Road Trip book. She is one talented woman

May Britt said...

Happy anniversary. I too wonder....does santa wear thick warm clothes in australia??? I too love Leannes blog and her work. And the last weekend in october she is coming to my place to give classes. Guess who's going there.

Carol said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend and wonderful anniversary. It is truly amazing how fast the time goes by.

Leigh said...

Try reading this in your best Aussie accent,lol.
Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!
Leanne Beasley does beautiful work. Can't wait to see yours.

Peggy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! We just made 17 and I thought that was a long time...congrats!

Joanne said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!
A bumper crop of Black Eyed Susans would be wonderful! vbg

Finn said...

Hi Mel, congratulations on your anniversary...live long and prosper *VBS* Sounds like you and Don have done a fantastic job on 'getting on with it'...so nice to hear!
And garden planting time..some years it's a joy..*VBS* Love the angel, but then I love all the little things that you add to your world that makes it yours.
Great pic of the geranium with the bird nest. You constantly amaze and delight me! Sending big hugs on a fast moving wind, hang on!! Finn

Juliann in WA said...

What a fun weekend you had. And the Australian goodies look so fun. Have you started your 365 yet?

Chookyblue said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary. The years slip by to quick.
I have just been watching Leanne DVD on the weekend with my daughter. I have had it awhile but just hadn't time to put it on. Don't know why but Santa does wear the full kit in Aussie. Sometimes when they do plays at christmas they dress in thongs and board shorts etc. The little kids love doing plays like that. Also replacing the reindeer for Kangaroos..........

Journeying said...

Happy Anniversary!Spending time on milestones is important.
I love your garden angel. Also the way your dirt looks - our is so heavy and full of rocks. It's good you're having some rain - send some our way!
I love Leanne's blog, too - incredible stuff there.

Rose said...

Happy anniversary!!!! aussies come in all shapes and forms........we have had many talented designers......so glad u appreciate Leanne,
take care
Rose xxxs Tazzie is amazing!!!

Ila said...

Happy Anniversary! We share that special day in 1984!

Judging from the fence, you must have deer troubles? Good luck keeping the munchers out.

Jeanne said...

Happy anniversary! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Sigh ...

Jeanne

KCQuilter said...

Happy, happy anniversary!!! And here's hoping for that bumper crop!!! By the way, I have that same garden angel. Bought in Door County, Wisconsin one year. Just love it.

Shelina said...

Happy Anniversary. I do hope you have a bumper crop of flowers. Your garden angel looks like she can handle guarding them all. That paper is so pretty - I wish I had the skill level to duplicate something like that.

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish you many more happy years together. Your garden with the guardian angel is so neat!

Hanne said...

Happy belated anniversary :-) We will celebrate our 22nd this autumn. Time flies.
Lovely garden angel and lovely garden.

Wendy said...

What a nice time to reflect on your wedding, Happy Anniversary.
Your garden angel is watching over you, I hope you get a bumper crop.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Congratulations on celebrating 23 years together. My DH and I celebrated 23 years in May. My how quickly the years go by!

My garden is planted and the plants have really taken off. Just some tomatoes and squash; nothing fancy!

Beemoosie said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!! I planted my veggies Saturday also, it was dry, dry dry here though!

kcamou said...

Happy Anniversary! Your garden looks like it is off to a promising start.

Connie said...

I have that DVD too and I've watched it four times already. I'm planning out a little journal something like Leanne's but haven't found the 2-ring binder yet so may have to adjust my plans a little. I love your crows quilt project, so perfect for this time of year too. And a belated happy anniversary congrats to you!