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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Celebrating




Celebrating Spring, 





Our 39th Anniversary 

And
A Year Of Owning Our Dream Home

I'm working on a before and after post
to show you some of the projects 
that we have accomplished during the past year.
We got the keys to our little bungalow
on April 3rd, last year:)

Have a lovely day!
Connie :)
 

52 comments:

  1. congratulations, looking forward to the before and after photos.

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    1. Thank you . . . I don't know how he has put up with me for 39 years, LOL.

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  2. Connie, you and hubby have done an amazing job on your home over the past year.It doesn't feel like a year that we have been sharing your steady progress with making your house into a lovely home. I love your warm, cosy style, and making do and mend approach.Hope you can get a bit more time to play in that sweet studio you have this year.
    Have a lovely Easter.
    Cheers
    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, i've been busy building garden boxes and getting ready for spring planting,
      but then I think things will slow down a bit and I'll have a lot more time to sew and create :)
      Happy Easter to you, too :)

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  3. Connie! That is just a wonderful picture of you and your very handsome husband! Happy Anniversary to you! I can't believe you have been in your new home for a year already!!!! Blessings to you this Easter week. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, that photo was taken about three years ago, but it's the last one we have of the two of us together.
      I know, this last year has flown by so fast . . . but then when you are busy, time flies :)
      Our little home has kept us very busy, but it has been a good busy.

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  4. ps. I forgot to say- You are just beautiful, too. I think that should be your new profile picture!!!!

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    1. Thank you . . . My grandma always said, "that pretty is as pretty does" . . . so if I can be pretty in that way, I'm happy :)
      I do like this photo and have a copy of it framed:)

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  5. Happy Anniversary!!! Enjoy many many more! Looking forward ti seeing the before and after pics!

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    1. Hi Donna, thank you so much. We hope to grow old together . . . oh, I guess we already have . . . I better say that, we hope to grow older together, LOL.

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  6. You've come a long way baby! Both with the cottage, and with your hubby!
    Happy anniversary to you both!!!

    Looking forward to your before/after post. I know you've done a ton of work, and the cottage is a little jewel now :)

    ~K.

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    1. Hi Kerin, Thank you so much . . . it is surprising how when we meet and fall in love we think that we know what love is . . . but really with each year you grow so much closer and after a while you realize how much sweeter love is today than you ever could have imagine when you were young. As for the cottage, we have done a ton of work, we still have work to do, but we are at a place where we can breath and take our time now.

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  7. Happy Anniversary, and congrats on your home! Such sweet photos :)
    Susan

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    1. Thank you. Each year is sweeter than the one before :)

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  8. Happy Happy Anniversary!
    Woolie Blessings

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  9. I love before and after pics. Happy Anniversary to you both. Love your picture. You and hubby sure did accomplish a lot in one year!!!
    Louise

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    1. I'm hoping that I don't bore you all with my before and after photos. We have done a lot of work and we are not finished, but then when is a home owner ever finished, right :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary to both of you!!
    ~Cindy

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  11. Best wishes Connie! Happy anniversary to you both!

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    1. Thank you . . . I don't know how he puts up with me, LOL:)

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  12. wow, has it been a year already? Happy Anniversary to you. Wishing you many more happy years together

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you. I would say that we want to grow old together, but I guess we have already done that, LOL. But growing even older together would be heaven :)

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  13. Oh Connie, what a wonderful photo of you and Steve....congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary! Time flies when you're having fun! How lovely to see that springtime is blossoming for you. Spare a thought for those of us down under with Autumn leaves crackling beneath our feet :) xx

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    1. Hi Jane, I have been thinking about how you are entering Autumn as we are entering Spring. While we are thinking sandals, you are thinking boots. This big old world is a very remarkable place. I love that we live in an area where there is a change in the seasons. Each one holds it's own beauty . . . as you well know and capture in your gorgeous photos:)

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  14. Connie, Congratulations on your anniversary. And all your other good things. I love the trees. Blessings to you and your husband for many more wonderful years together. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Good Morning Susie, thank you so much, it has been 39 years of enjoying each others company and growing closer in love and friendship with each passing year. It's funny how when you first get married you think that you are so in love, then as the years roll by you realize that, way back then, you were only scratching the surface. Life is good :)

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  15. Pretty blossoms! Happy Anniversary and great photo :) I'm enjoying your new home with you as I see how you are making it your "Home Sweet Home:!
    Easter Blessings.
    warmly,
    deb

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    1. Good Morning Deb, thank you for your kind words and wishes and Happy Easter to you too :)

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  16. Hi Connie, The blossoms on that tree are truly lovely just like you. What a cute couple you two make Happy anniversary and Congratulations on 39 years together through think and thin. :)

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    1. Thanks for your sweet words . . . he's a keeper and I love him more today that ever . . . happy Easter.

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  17. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby! I love the close-up photo of you two. May you be blessed with many more wonderful years together.

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    1. Hi Melanie, We were at his brother and sister-in-law's 50th anniversary party, when I handed my camera to his niece and asked her to take our photo. So glad that I did, because it's my favorite picture of the two of us. Thank you for your sweet wishes and Happy Easter :)

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  18. Happy Anniversary - how romantic to be surrounded by those lovely pink blossoms :)

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    1. Those are our apricot trees in the backyard. That photo was last year and we had a bumper crop. This year we have pruned them back so maybe we'll see less fruit this year, we certainly had less blossoms this year :) Happy Easter.

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  19. Happy Anniversary Connie! You look so happy! Hope you had a wonderful day with your hubby. The trees are beautiful. I do hope spring is here also. Nancy

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    1. Good Morning Nancy, It looks like we are in for a beautiful day today. Thank you for your sweet wishes and here's wishing you a lovely Easter and some warm and sunny weather :)

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  20. Oh Connie, happy anniversary! He got quite a catch when he won your heart and you got yourself one hunk of a man!

    Carol

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    1. Good Morning Carol, he just left for work, but I will have him read your comment this evening . . . it will put a smile on his face, for sure.
      Thank you for the kind wishes and here's hoping you have a wonderful Easter.

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  21. What beautiful photos! Congtrats for anniversary and best wishes to both of you!

    Carpet cleaning Battersea

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  22. Happy Anniversary, may God bless you all with many more years together. Don't you just love flowering trees, that is the thing I love most about spring, well other than the warmer temps :)

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    1. Hi Connie, I know, it is just beautiful driving along and seeing all the trees in bloom. Even our Walmart parking lot looks pretty this time of year, LOL.
      Thanks for your sweet anniversary wishes. Happy Easter :)

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  23. Happy Anniversary Connie! You and your hubby make one beautiful couple! You look so in love...:) Congrats on celebrating your first year in your dream home too. I look forward to seeing what you are up to around the house and yard! Enjoy spring my friend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, You know I can't think of a day without my sweetie pie. Whenever we are away from each other we call morning and night and the best part of being away is always coming home:) He has the best hugs in the world, the kind that wrap around you and make you feel so loved and so safe:) I am blessed and hope that the Lord gives us many more years together. Enjoy your Easter and thanks so much for your friendship :)

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  24. WOW,that's a looooooong time,Congratulations.He is a very handsome man.

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    1. Thanks . . . I'll let him know that you said that. You will put a smile on his face for sure :)

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  25. How did I miss this? Congratulations on your 39th anniversary. It is so nice in these days of easy divorce to find a couple that are still happily married after all these years, wonderful. That is a truly lovely picture of the two of you xxx

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    1. Thank you Fran. I'm sure that you have experienced this too, but it seems like when we married we thought we were so in love . . . but after this many years go by, we realize how much love has grown, that our love back then was really nothing compared to now :) Growing old together and going through all the ups and downs of life together really deepens respect and love. That is if it is with the right person, you see this is my second marriage, my first lasted 11 years and was a living nightmare of abuse . . . so I have to admit that i've been divorced.

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