Wednesday, January 02, 2008

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

Happy New Year to blogging friends near and far. I am still in Arizona and enjoying time with my family. Christmas was great and so nice to have both my sons here, as well as my son's wife and the kids, my Dad, sister, aunts and uncles, etc. My daughters were both missing and were both missed. I sure love them all! It is difficult to get the whole family together in one place very often as we are so spread out across the country.

December 26 my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. If I was home I would find an old picture of us when we were young and cute. I actually still think he is pretty cute! We are the epitome of the couple who has nothing in common except the kids. Somehow we have stuck together through all kinds of weather. He has actually become sweeter and more sentimental as time goes by. But I really think it is the laughter and the ability to not take things too seriously that has held us together. I always say it was the first twenty years that was the most difficult! LOL! He is already back home and going to work to pay for the lifestyle in which I have become so accustomed. What a gem!

January 2nd is my birthday. Another day that can go unnoticed, as far as I am concerned. I only mention it to see who reads my blog and wants to wish me happy birthday. It's amazing how many people who love me have to be reminded. (Seriously, I'm joking!)

I got my trusty old Bernina out the other day so I could mend a couple things for my Dad. Once out, it does not like to go back into the box too quickly, so I thought I would take it for a spin. I have been sewing strips together to make Bonnie's Scrappy Trips Around the World. Yes, I have a small stash here at my son's house so I can play. I love those blocks, by the way. They go together so quickly and I love the scrappy look they create. I really want to get on the Sunshine Band Wagon and do some serious stash busting this year. Judy L. has a plan. I don't quite have enough confidence in myself to sign up, but I want to at least make the effort to use more yardage than I buy.
I mentioned previously that my youngest son was bringing a girl home to meet the family. I am afraid to say anything about her for fear of jinxing the deal, but I want to say, "Can we keep her"? She is a real sweetheart and they seem to have a good connection. We all voted and she wins. Don't tell anyone though or I will be in trouble for opening my big mouth again. It's a problem I seem to have!
I may be able to add a picture or two tomorrow, until then --Happy New Year 2008! (Who knew I would live this long)?

26 comments:

Susan said...

Happy birthday! And happy anniversary, too. Yeah, that first 20 years is a killer. After that, though, you have them pretty well trained. =)

Kieny said...

Happy birthday Marcie and happy anniversary! I just celebrated my own birthday last week. There are a lot of capricorns around here.

Carolyn said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, spent with those you love! Celebrate!

dot said...

Happy Birthday and belated anniversary. Enjoy your visit with your family.

Yvonne said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy New Year and a very Happy Birthday Marcie! I'm glad you're enjoying your time with your family. :)

I do read even though I don't always comment. :) Have a wonderful day!!!!!

CONNIE W said...

Happy Anniversary - that's a wonderful milestone! And a Happy New Year to you.

Patti said...

Happy, happy birthday Marcie! Sounds like you are married to a gem. I have one of those also - and we really have little in common. He's agreed to work an extra year before retiring so I can retire now - I'm so burned out and he isn't. What a sweetheart!

Annemiek said...

And I wish you a very happy birthday too!

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary, Happy New Year and Happy, Happy Birthday *s*

Tamara said...

Happy belated Anniversay and I hope you have a very wonderful Birthday today.

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's your birthdy and you deserve more fabric, or a book, or maybe fabric and a new book. Hmmm, whatever you get, I hope you enjoy it.

Pat said...

Happy belated anniversary, Happy New year and Happy Birthday. With the dates so close together how can your family forget? Love your blog and your patterns.

Winona said...

Happy birthday to you and happy belated anniversary. Hope you have a wonderful new year.
Blessings,
Winona

Angie said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Marcie.......Happy Birthday to you.....and many more!!!! :D You've been missed, my friend! So glad you're having a good time! Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

Lea said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year, Marcie!

May Kristin said...

Happy birthday, Marcie! Happy Anniversary and A Happy New Year! Hope you have had some wonderful days! Look forward to read more from you!
Take care!

Darlene said...

40 years!!! WooHoo - that's AWESOME!

And, a birthday, too!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Marcie,
Happy Birthday to you!
Sorry I'm a bit late! :-)

Rose Marie said...

Happy A & B .... you must have been very young when you married! :o) Enjoy and here's to many, many more.

Kairle said...

Happy, happy birthday, Marcie! And let's not forget a pat on the back for 40 yrs. together with DH!

Let us know how things work out with the GF!

Paula said...

Oops! I missed a day reading....but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Polly said...

sorry we are such a pathetic family that we can't remember anything. We all know who did all the laughing and not taking things seriously in your relationship. Where would these men be with out us? Thanks for sticking with it!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Happy Anniversary. Something to be real proud of and a great example for those near and far.

And happy birthday to a fellow Capricorn. Very cool.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday!

And Happy Anniversary! My best to you and the Cute One. *giggle* I didn't manage to tame the first one, even after 29 years. But I'm planning on being married to this one for 50 years! :)

pat said...

Ok, I admit--I forgot. The brain cells that had your birthday inscribed on them must've died off. Sorry I missed your non-event. ;-)

Eileen said...

Gee, am I behind on reading your blog. For some reason I figured you wouldn't be posting till you got home.

HAppy Belated Birthday and Anniversary. January was a busy month. Today, the 7th is my DD's Birthday and the 21 is our 58th wedding anniversary. Yes, it takes a lot of hard years to get to 40 and then on to 58. Arne't we lucky though.

So today you are on your way home. Have a great trip.

Jeanne said...

Marcie, I'm sorry to be late, but I hope you had a Happy Birthday and a Happy Anniversary. With the holidays as my excuse, I am still catching up on reading blogs. Some days I think I'm getting more behind.