Friday, March 21, 2008

Welcome Spring!

The first day of Spring has been especially meaningful for me over the years, because it's the day of my wedding anniversary. Today, William and I are celebrating twenty years of marriage and I can hardly believe it's been so long already. I am very lucky to have such a lovely husband and he is very lucky to have me, LOL. Whatever would he do without me? Who would spend his hard earned money so fast? How would he spend his time if he did not have to drive me from one craft store to the next, fix my computer, download my favourite British television shows, create a new website, run to the post office, get groceries and cook dinner? He'd be lost!


Usually, we don't buy each other much on our Anniversary (I can't wait for that one day to get presents, can I?) But this year, my sweet husband surprised me with a special delivery that arrived yesterday. Knowing how much I love renowned Dutch nature artist Marjolein Bastin, he sent me this hand-painted, sculpted resin bunny with the planter/vase. It also comes with a bunch of flowers that he thought were ceramic. Turns out it's a real bouquet of dark lavender roses, one purple hydrangea, two purple kale and three stems of hot pink spray roses.

As much as I love to make cards, I am often at a loss for words when it comes to writing them. I so admire people who always seem to find the right words. (My friendsMonica and Dotty come to mind). William however, has a flair for writing, too. He attached a card to my gorgeous flowers that reads: 'Let's slow down and smell the roses before the number of our addresses catch up with our Anniversaries'. Obviously, he is referring to the number of times we have moved already and will again soon. He really made me laugh, as he does every single day. What more could I ask for (other than that huge, brilliantly organized stamp room where I'll never, ever run out of space)?

Well, we are off to the mountains, where I'll watch my husband do his snowboard magic on the slopes.

6 comments:

marciad said...

Happy Anniversary. That's a beautiful gift from your DH.

artyfarty said...

What a lovely gift and I may also wish you both a Very happy 20th
Anniversary. Enjoy your break in the mountains...
Sue xx

Colleen said...

Wow...happy anniversary!!! He sounds like a keeper...what a wonderful gift...and the card was perfect!

Monica said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to two people who make marriage seem so easy! :)

UK MUM IN USA said...

Happy Anniversary
By the way which English programmes can't you live without? Sam

Libby said...

I'm extremely late but I'll say happy anniversary anyway! What a sweet hubby you have, the bunny is adorable and the flowers are gorgeous.