Sunday, September 5, 2010

Monday's Messages & A Special Occasion

Hi everyone.

Please turn on the music, you'll understand when you read the bottom of this post. :)

For those of you in the U.S. I hope ya'll are having a wonderful long weekend. Can you believe it is already Labor Day? I'm so excited because I love this time of year. Fall's arrival means the Holidays are right around the corner! Whoo Hoo!

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Today's messages are -

Leksi Designs is having a giveaway! Check it out!

Jennifer at MiVida Loca is going to be doing a short series of history/cultural "lessons" about el Dia de los Muertos through out the month of September.

And Miss Sissie from Sissie's Shabby Cottage is having a Blogaversary Giveaway!

Go visit these three sisters and give them a little love!

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I am working hard on matching up all who wish to participate in the
Bloggerette's Fall Findings Swap.  It is pretty fun! You have until 9-11 to sign up! See the post before this one!

Finally for today - 
I am PROUD to share with you that 
Monday is our
30th Wedding Anniversary!

Now normally we go here - every anniversary.
Emma Wood State Beach.
No hook-ups. Just a torn up slab of asphalt. 
And we love it. You cannot get any closer to the
ocean unless you are in it! This is me 2 years ago.
And yes, that is the coach right there. 
I am standing in our campsite. 
Campfires every night . . .
great bottle of wine . . . 
listening to the surf . . .
looking at the zillions of stars . . .
waking up to this view . . . 
Not too shabby!

But, since this is a SPECIAL year, we are going to go up there to Ventura, but not take the coach. Mark has rented a SUITE at the hotel where our favorite restaurant is a few miles up the coast from Emma Wood and we are staying there for a few days. Yes, we'll still be right on the beach. Pretty fun huh?

(Remember when we went to Paso Robles last May. Well - I SPLURGED and bought a $100 bottle of wine just for our anniversary! CAN'T WAIT to open it!)

Who would've thought 30 years ago 
that we'd be where we are today, 
and have such a great marriage 
and such awesome kids? 

Here's to the next 30! Love you!

Happy day everyone! And yes, these were the songs from our wedding. I HAD to have them on today's post. :)



Cortney Lyon said...

Congratulations on 30 years! I hope you two have a wonderful trip and hope you take some pictures of the place you are staying, I'd love to see it!

Heather said...

Happy Anniversary! congratulations on 30 years! I hope the next 30 are just as great!

Parsley said...

Happy Anniversary!

Calming Scents said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your ocean view campsite...Thats funny because me and Baldyman will be celebrating 33 this year and my theme on my wedding napkins was "We've only just begun". The Carpenters were so popular at that time.

Roberta said... your wedding photo Karen ;) Hopy you have a wonderful time and remember...if you can't be good, be careful! Cause an expensive bottle of wine can make for a hangover just like a cheap one. My rule of thumb...a glass of water for every glass of wine makes for less dehydraton and less headaches from too much wine ;)
Fondly, Roberta

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Karen, you are even more beautiful today than you were then. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you. Such a great milestone. I do hope you have a fabulous trip. Enjoy the wine and enjoy the ocean. Hugs, Marty

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations, Karen! Hope you and your husband have a wonderful anniversary celebration. Blessings for many more!

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 30 years! What a gorgeous couple you were and are:) Marc and I celebrate our
25th-Anniversary this year and we haven't decided what we are going to do yet. We want to make it special and different from all the other years!

Enjoy your evening, your getaway and your $100 bottle of wine:)

Love you bunches! Gank

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
Happy Anniversary to you and your man. You are such a cute couple and just look at you now, still as pretty as ever.
I'm excited for you and your wonderfully planned trip. It sounds exciting and romantic.

May you have many more wonderful years.

Thanks too for putting my giveaway on your blog. I really appreciate it.


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Charlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! 30 is a great number isn't it? I am so happy for you guys. HAVE FUN! And enjoy that bottle of wine. And everything else. You'll have to show me or tell me some of your favorite places to RV when we get ours next year! Joy & I have been working on the trip to Round Top for next year. We'll have a blast!!!! Can't wait to see you again. HUGS! Charlene

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Clink-clink! I'm toasting to you and your hubby a very Happy Anniversary!!

OMG, this song takes me back to another time . . .


Home and Heart said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I am always thrilled for those who have found true love. ( I am a hopeless romantic) I too hope you have at least 30 more years. The music brought me to tears. I hadn't hears the Carpenter's for years!

Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen! Oh, your wedding picture is so pretty and you haven't changed a bit! Have the mosst lovely time!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratulations..We just celebrated 38...and most days it seems like yesterday and then I renmind myself I have a 35 year old son...

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happiest Anniversary to both of you!! Enjoy your little honeymoonn away....and the wine!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Congratulations to you and your handsome hubby Karen! You are just as beautiful now as you were then!
We just celebrated 31 and don't the years just fly by?? My dress was similar to yours and Dave had the same white tux, hair and moustache as Mark :-)
I wish you another 30 years of happiness with your sweetie and lots of joy and romantic memories on your special trip.
30 great big (((HUGS))),

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Have a wonderful anniversary and let us know if $100 bottle of wine tastes any different than Boones Farm Apple Wine.....Now I have dated myself


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Penny said...

Congratulations on your 30 year anniversary. Have a wild time celebrating.

Oliva said...

Congratulations & Happy Anniversary! Fabulous planned weekend! Have a great time!

Lovey said...

Wonderful love and Happy days ahead! 3o years of marriage is a blessing and testament to your love for one another! Happy Anniversary!

Dixie Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great tribute. I hope you have a great time.

A Vintage Chic said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen--congratulations on 30 years, my friend!

I LOVE the beach at Ventura--fairly peaceful up there--not as many people crowding the beach as further south...hope you have a wonderful time!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Happy Anniversary Karen, sounds like you have a wonderful celebration planned. Great photos, the beach looks fabulous. Enjoy your splurge!!

Elyse said...

how sweet, karen!

happy anniversary! so adorable then and now! enjoy!!!


Dogmom Diva said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen..Have a wonderful time, no better coast than the California coast..

from one California girl to another!



Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time. Very special!

Connie said...

Happy Anniversary and enjoy your time away!

Love ya, Connie and Dwight

debi said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Sara said...

wow, congrats on your anniversary. I hope you both have a fab time. You both look so happy in the wedding photo. Hugs Sara

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Happy anniversary, Karen! May God bless you with many, many more.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Congratulations! We celebrated our 28th ... hope you will have a great time and have another 30 (at least) to spend together.

stefanie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
oh, camping that close to the ocean looks soooo fun...but a romantic!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happiest Anniversary my dear friend!
Karen, you were a beautiful bride and your still a beautiful woman!
Have a wonderful time, take lot's of pics and enjoy!
Big Hugs,

Forget Me Not Follies said...


May you continue to be as happy as you are today for many years to come...........



Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Karen.....a major milestone!! A grand Happy Anniversary to both of you. Have a wonderful anniversary getaway! Hugs!

Nina Diane said...

Karen - happy anniversary!! Hope ya'll have a grand time. we are close...Johnny and I celebrated 31 years this past May

Bevie said...

Aw Karen Happy 30th Anniversary dear...Sounds as though it's going to be great fun. We just celebrated our 28th. (((hugs)))

Sandy Navarro said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy that bottle of wine in the sunset.

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Congratulations on 30 years! I hope you both have a beautiful anniversary!

You'll have to hit me up next time you're on the Central Coast! I'm in Santa Maria & would love to meet for lunch or something!

Nelly said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen! That beach campsite looks just blissfull!!! What a view to wake up to. Hope you're enjoying your trip to Ventura and have an awesome celebration with hubby.


Joyce said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you have some wonderful plans! Enjoy!

Ginger said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You two are such a cute couple.
Mike and I have stayed in our motorhome at that state beach too.
At least I think that is the one...long time ago.

CHERI said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Sounds like ya'll are gonna have a fabulous "honeymoon". We were married 40 yrs. this year! Have a safe trip and enjoy your time together.

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary Karen!! I hope the two of you have an especially good time celebrating. Thirty years is quite a milestone in both your lives. Congratulations

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, dear Karen!!! Your trip sounds fabulous. Have a lot of fun and enjoy that special bottle of wine!
Big hugs,

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Happy 30th Anniversary! That is a long time to be married. And to still be in love.

mya said...

Happy Anniversary to the good looking couple, and wishes for many more.
Such a gorgeous location to celebrate, or just to be.

zandra said...

Congrats, sis! The 4th was my 27th! ;o)
Hugz, Z

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Awe Karen...
I hope you two had a fabulous evening celebrated these wonderful 30 years together all over again!!!!
(I hope you don't come up pregnant!)
(i just had to say that!) tee hee!!!
30 years of wedding bliss is a huge accomplishment girl...I'm so happy for you :))))
So in your next ARE going to tell us the details (DETAILS), right?
Love you!

Beth said...

Woohooo! Fantastic. Enjoy that bottle of wine and thanks for sharing your milestone with us. You're practically newlyweds! The next 30 are sure to be even better.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Congratulations Karen... I love this post. I have to admit that this morning has not been one of the best. However after reading your post and reflecting on my own relationship, I have alot to be greatful for. Not many people can say that they are in love with there partner. We are so blessed aren't we? ~Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I almost missed this post. I hope you had a great time...Congratulations!

tina said...

Congratulation on 30 years!