Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Thought I would share a fun Valentine-themed project today. It's a set of tags! I used some beautiful vintage images from PaperDreamsFactory, along with some fabric rosettes I made and some other odds and ends. Here they are together:

And separately:

Hope your day is filled with love!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This is one of the first pictures we took together, a few months after we started dating. We were just starting our journey together. And while there were no plans set in stone, this is the picture of a beginning. The start of our future together. We didn't know what it would bring--the unconditional love, the lessons, the trials and joys. But we knew we would face it together.

I think we both knew, the night we met, that we would be together forever. It was an immediate feeling of familiarity in a stranger's eyes. A pulling, a longing and two souls instantly intertwined.

We have been married 14 years today. They have been wonderful years with a wonderful man. I look forward to many, many, many more.

This print by Freya pretty much sums it up for me:

Photo credit: Freya Art

So, Happy Anniversary, Brian. With you, I will always have all I will ever need. I love you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thirty-Four Means Celebrate More

Today is my 34th birthday. I have been celebrating all weekend, however. I read in the Birthday Rulebook that this is perfectly acceptable. I might continue the celebration all week!

On Saturday, our dear friends, Tia and Ken, came up for what Tia and I had deemed "Tia And Ami Day 2011". Her birthday is on January 17th, so we just sort of met in the middle and went out for a very nice dinner at Grits Cafe in Forsyth, GA. It was AMAZING!! Their tagline is "Southern Food With Flair" and it really was. Tia and I both had the Praline Chicken, which is pecan coated chicken, stuffed with forest mushrooms and spinach, with a goat cheese potato croquette. Yes. It was probably the best thing I've ever eaten. The wait staff was superb, and they even observed that we were celebrating a birthday (somehow they only noticed my birthday) and brought me a complementary dessert--chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream, with hot fudge sauce and a sprig of mint. Divine. Here is a collage of pics from the evening.

From Blog Pics

Then, on Sunday, my family had a wonderful birthday dinner for me! My Daddy made his awesome baked spaghetti and Mama made her should-be world-famous chocolate cake with homemade, cooked chocolate icing. It was awesome as usual!! Here are a few pics from that day:

From Blog Pics

Brian took today off to spend the day with me today, on my actual birthday. We slept really late, then he made pop tarts with candles (aww)! I had a lazy day and watched TV, listened to the rain and just enjoyed doing nothing. I got some beautiful cards from my family and Brian. Facebook told me it was my birthday and so many awesome people left me sweet birthday wishes on my wall (thanks, y'all!). Brian and I went out to get Chinese food for supper, grabbed a lottery ticket from Kroger (birthday luck?) and finished off the evening with some birthday apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Definitely an indulgent day!

From Blog Pics

My sweet sister wrote a lovely blog post about me here and Brian did, as well. I am so blessed!!

So, my 34th year is off to a great start! Thank you to everyone who made my whole weekend and birthday so special!!


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