Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marvelous weekend Moments!

Hope everyone had a sweet Valentine's day!
Joining in with Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday 's "M" posts...

Like I mentioned in my last post, this past Sunday, Feb 12th, was our 30th Anniversary.  With all the upcoming and exciting family celebrations we have (Girly~Twirly's baby's (aka our grandbaby;'s) due date is March 13th...Girly-Whirly's graduation from dental school in May and then her wedding two weeks later, my hubby and I didnt go on a trip to celebrate this anniversary.

But we did have a Marvelous weekend when our dear friends from Virginia drove down to visit with us.  So much the time spent laughing and catching up with each other!

We've been family friends since 1989, when the guys flew helicopters out of Hawaii.

Saturday, we all went to a Matinee and stopped by my hubby's office... and then, they treated us to eat out in Savannah. This was at the Crystal Beer Garden...operated since all the old photos on the wall, the Big Band era music playing, and the good food and awesome fellowship.

I took a very quick picture of my selection of a Greek "taco" (Gyro style meat with Tzakziki sauce, feta cheese, tomatoes, lettuce) and sweet potato fries...

They had to leave the next morning...their visit seemed to pass too quickly, but we were so happy that they were able to drive down our way.

But the Marvelous Moments didn't end...

My handsome hubby surprised me when we got home with an unexpected surprise! He had a gift for me... (My eyes are closed in the first photo, cuz I didnt like the photo with my eyes open! haha ...Oh, and don't mind all my white hair...I have never colored my hair and want to see what I look like "au naturale" :o)

My gift to him was a card with some money to go towards passports for the two us, so I felt a little bad that my gift to him was not an exclusively "his" gift.  

They are sooo beautiful! The diamond earrings are set in a "Martini setting".  I have always admired diamond studs, but never expected these.  (usually, I have some clue, but nope, not even a hint!)


Here are some other orders completed, sent and received. (I try to wait until I am sure that they have been given, before posting).

This Monogram celebrates a Marriage ~

This email was sent: ...I am in need of sketch for my best friend.  We will be heading back home to Alabama after Christmas and was hoping to give here this sketch as a present.  Please let me know if there is enough time!!!

I would like to have their wedding information sketched.  I just love the one you did for my cousin Kara in Texas.  

Thank you Clare for yet another order!

This celebrates a Military service.
Thank you Jenn for your order and your comments:
"This was just amazing! I had seen a fellow milspouse order one for her husband's retirement ceremony and knew I wanted one for my husband. He loved it and it was such an easy process to get the image I wanted. Thank you!!"

This one celebrates a Marriage and a Military commitment.
 Thank you Melanie for your request:
"Hi Maria. I've purchased several wonderful artworks from you and I have another request. I would like a Basic EOD badge with the name LAWTON, A Panther with the name ERIN and a heart in the middle with the name DRAKE. On the bottom Id like is to read September 24, 2011."

Signature for blog


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 30 years! That's quite an achievement, and your gift is beautiful.

Denise said...

You've had quite a wonder few days. And you'll have even more when March rolls around.

Glad to read about such happy events.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on 30 yrs!! That diamond earring is awesome on you. ^_^


JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a lovely gift! The restaurant looks like it serves wonderful food.

Anonymous said...

It's been a while since I've stopped by...
First of all, congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary! I love your gift, too. Hubby did good :)
So much going on in your life! A new grandbaby on the way, and a graduation, followed by a wedding. Wow! Enjoy it all!

Annesphamily said...

Such good times! It is so nice to see couples so happy after years of marriage! My goodness, time flies by so quickly! Glad you had a nice visit with your friends too! Always good catching up! Enjoy the weekend! Anne

anitamombanita said...

Sometimes the best times are those that are comfortable, casual and not totally planned out. Lovely gift from him...sounds like he's a real gem, so you win all the way around!! Oh, and those sweet potato fries...yuuuuummmmm.

Unknown said...

Glad to hear you had a great anniversary weekend :) Those diamond studs are beautiful! Way to go husband for keeping this such a big surprise!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

So much excitement! Happy times!!!!


Maggi said...

Beautiful sketches! And such a gorgeous gift from the hubby, love it! That "taco" looks delicious! :D

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow---you do have alot to celebrate these days, don't you????? Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends. There's nothing better than seeing old friends.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your earrings. How beautiful..... Wow!!!!

And as usual, your artwork is marvelous!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Keep us posted about your grandbaby's birth. My hubby's birthday is March 9.


Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. What a wonderful surprise. They look great on you!

LV said...

Marie that is a great way to celebrate such a special occasion. In this day and time, marriages do not last. I am with you, I have never put anything on my hair and never will. What you see, is me. Your hubby did a super job surprising you. Talking about passports, where are you going next? Or did I miss that blog? Always happy when you drop by for visit.

Michelle said...

Those are beautiful earrings and Happy Anniversary!

Judie said...

It's always fun to get together with old friends, isn't it!! Those earrings are gorgeous!!

Leslee said...

Happy Belated Anniversary to you and your lovely hubs!

Grandbaby time is approaching for yoTrying to catch up on my blog reads also!!!

Pondside said...

This will be a red-letter year for you and your handsome husband. A milestone anniversary and your first grandchild. I know that you'll savour every moment as it comes - such excitement - such joy!

Jenny said...


What a Marvelous gift to go with a Magnificent weekend...

March and May are really getting close...

Great post for the letter "M"!

Thanks for linking.


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