Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's a Great Journey!!!

Well, it is official!! Jim and I have officially been married 45 wonderful years as of yesterday!! It has been marvelous. It could not have been any better. Though we have been through so much, kids unconscious in hospitals, me with my muscle disease that they didn't know what it was for ten months and a myriad of other things along the way, I would not have changed a day of it!! I thank God for it all.

We went out to eat for our celebration and it was so nice. We went to Carabbas about 9:15 last night after the dinner crowd thinned out and it was so pleasant. Not the usual din of everyone talking and waiters and waitresses bumping and scurrying around. It was just a pleasant end to a wonderful day! And our waitress was super and made the evening even better!

I have been busy this weekend. I have scrapped, and have my navy bean soup on. We  haven't had home made been soup in so long. And I am going to make Bot Pie. That is homemade noodle dough cut in squares with sliced potatoes (like for scalloped potatoes) all cooked in beef stock and chunks of the beef roast torn up in it! Super yummm! It is a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. Actually, we now call it Pot Pie but that is not the real name.

The first scrap page I did was of my mom and dad. This picture, along with the one of my grandma and grandpa in my last blog, were always on the mantel at gram's and gramp's. I had always laid claim to them but when they all had died I never could find them. I figured that my brother had them, only he said no. I thought he just didn't know because he is blind; that his wife had stuck them away somewhere and now that she is gone he would have no way of knowing. But low and behold we found them in that wonderful box that was in Nancy's attic!! Yeah!!! So I scrapped it.

Don't they look wonderful?

The I just finished this one. Guess you could say hot off the press!!!

You can click on the pic to read the journaling. This I did for a challenge at a new site I go to. It is for pen scrappers. If you don't know what that is...instead of using a mouse you use a pen and a tablet that goes with it. (It also comes with a mouse you can interchange with it.) It has a learning curve to get used to it, but once you are used to it you will NEVER go back to a mouse. It is way less tiring than a mouse and it is so much easier on me with my muscle weakness. I am sad to say I don't have one at work but will as soon as I can get the money for one. I have the one called Bamboo and it runs about $99. There are, of course, bigger and better, but I don't see a need for it for what the "normal" person needs. Check it out here. Everyone that stays with it long enough to get the hang of it, and it takes about a month, will never go back. But you definitely need to be committed to staying with it.

By the way,  if you click on the link picture at the top right of the blog you can vote for my LO! They have a contest each month!! I would appreciate it! (Is that begging? Oh well!!)

Well, time to get out of  here. Getting late and I really want to get lots more done. Nothing planned in particular but so much I would have fun doing.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday because in a few hours, for most of us...Gloria, you excluded...argh!!! have to go to work!!! UGH!

Will catch you on the next rebound. Thanks for stopping!


Terry said...

congrats on 45 years!! That is 10 less than I am old!

Gloria said...

Congratulations, Barb & Jim!! I've never known a couple more in love than you two. I love Carabbas. Great food. Your LO is beautiful and I have already voted for you! I'll think of you as I sleep in tomorrow! LOL

Demented said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love the layouts and so glad you had a great time!

Sondra said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Barb! Hope you have many more wonderful years together.

Miss you bunches!

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a wonderful 45 years I'm sure it's been!

Yum, you're making me hungry! Tell me when you're making it next, and I'll come on over!

Love the layouts! I love how the picture of your mom and dad is the center of the LO. And your relationship is quite perfect, if you ask me! :)

Lisa said...

Congratualtions on the 45 years. That is awesome!
I love the layouts Barb. I really like the touch of color you've added to the one of your parents. What a treasure that pic is.

Serene said...

Congratulations, Barb and Jim!!! 45 years is amazing. I love the splash of blue flourish on the lo of your parents. I like your 2nd lo, too. Do you know that I can't pass a Starbuck's without thinking of you? LOL