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Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Great Day

This is the big flag hanging above our back yard. New and crisp, just in time for the Fourth of July.

Our wedding anniversary was on Friday, but we saved celebrating until Saturday since we could be together all day. We needed to make a morning run to our favorite old fashioned neighborhood hardware store and since it's right around the corner from our favorite breakfast diner, we stopped first for a meal...y-u-u-m!


Then we were off to the first showing of the morning for "Star Trek" and discovered that the movie theater shaves $4.50 off full price tickets if you attend that early bird showing...yahoo, $9 saved! That covered one of the breakfasts...right ON.

The movie was good, but I still prefer "X-men origins: Wolverine". Star Trek was on a big scale and sci-fi, no matter how good, always loses a little in the translation for me. Wolverine was smaller, more intimate and much more focused on one character than a large cast. And Hugh Jackman looked incredible and moved beautifully so that wins out for me!.

We got home at 1 pm and put a 2nd umbrella up to cool our very hot brick patio and were just about to decide what to do for the rest of the day...when my sis called (mom to our sweet 3 1/2 year old nephew/godson) to say that one of our brothers was near her house for a visit and could we come up for an impromptu barbecue.


Yahoo, you bet! She's only a little over an hour away, so we were off to Napa. These vineyards are visible from her kitchen deck. They surround her on 2 sides but belong to a neighbor, so it's like she has vineyards but doesn't have to tend them...very cool.

I played and played with my nephew for hours, had dinner, yacked for about an hour and then said goodbye before his bedtime. He came running to me with arms out, calling my name and gave me a rare squeezy hug...he usually puts his arms around me but doesn't squeeze. Well this time he did and after I said "I love you" he said "I love you TOO". That "too" was a new concept he's recently begun to understood....and all the other adults said "ooohhhh" in unexpected unison...how sweet that was.

As we drove home on the freeway, we got to see a surprise mini, illegal firework display as the night sky was darkening. That was fabulous! What a great end to a great day. So, 26 years married and 32 years together, here is what we looked like a few months after we met. Hubby was taking a photography class so he took my photo and I took his...they both turned out pretty darned great!


My next entry will be photos of my next Summer Special beach themed bracelet so don't stay away long!

6 comments:

Kelee Katillac said...

You two are gorgeouuussss!


love, kelee

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Happy Anniversary my dear friend! What a great looking couple. Now you are required to write a post and tell your secret fo 26 years of happiness.

RockerJewlz said...

Thanks Ladies! Well, Donna, I have a good answer that we usually pass our 'secret' on to newlyweds...and that is "the three C's".

Communication: without it you get nowhere and you are forced to find a way to understand each other's ways of thinking.

Compromise: just TRY to stay together without it!
No one needs their way, every time, all the time. That kind of person needs to live alone.

And, Commitment: if there is no plan to be together for the rest of your lives, what is there to work towards using the other 2 C's?

And that, my friend, is the foundation of what has worked for us.

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

I think you should wtie a book!
Hugs and love. THank you so much for putting it so nicely. I'm impressed.

Donna

RockerJewlz said...

Donna, you make me feel...well....warm, thank you!

Ces said...

What a lovely couple you are!

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