Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Did you know....

.....that today is our 25th anniversary? Yes, Virginia and Dr. John!
 Here are a few interesting facts about us:
~wrote over 150 letters (his and mine combined) over the course of one year when were apart in 1983. He was in Canada, I was in Taiwan.

~Dr. John wrote me in the winter of 1983 when he was in Canada: " I hope you like snow, Virginia... because Canada has lots of it!" (enclosed was a photo of him on a snow hill in front of his house). So now when I complain about having too much snow in the winter, he would say:" Hey, I did warn you, didn't I!?" (with a cheeky smile)

~the place that we visit together the most is the happiest place on Earth-Disney World--15 times (or something like that)

~When I first got the Cuttlebug in2008, he offered his help to experiment...he wanted to try Swiss Dots with my credit card!
~plan to travel a lot more together and perhaps...stamp together (OK, I guess that's pushing it....LOL, but I will encourage Dr. John to)

from Fall 1984  (Gatineau Hills, Ottawa). The year I came to Canada for grad school
 
to here... and now...
 I'm sharing my card for Dr. John. Can you guess what company makes this lovely bird stamp?
 I will be doing a guest design for this company's blog! VERY exciting stuff coming up! The sentiment are SRM Stickers's latest release. Fancy, huh?
Love Always
To celebrate this very special occasion, I have a gift for you. All you need to do is leave me a comment (with the word LOVE in it) here at this post. I will be sending one person (random draw) a package that contains Hero Arts Stamp, Maya Road Stamp, SRM Stickers...assorted goodies ...etc. Please enter by midnight Eastern Time, Aug 8, 2011.
I LOVE your stopping by!

64 comments:

Romaine said...

Congratulations, Virginia on 25 years of LOVE! ;0)
Lovely birds, and my favorite colour that I love, red!

Vicky said...

Happy 25th Anniversary! to you both! may the love you have for each other continue to carry you through each day forward.
tfs your beautiful card with us :)

Barb said...

Well, that's an easy task for me because I always LOVE your cards! Including this one with those pretty birds! Such a fun post, V! Happy 25th Anniversary to you and Dr. John! You made me giggle when you wrote about the Swiss dots and your credit card. I hope you two are celebrating in style! Sending hugs! :)

Patricia said...

Happy 25th anniversary Virginia ! LOVE your card is so beautiful.

Linda said...

awww how sweet!! Love obviously agrees with you both because you've barely changed!!

You look beautiful in both pictures Virginia!!

That card is awesome of course!!

Ujjwal said...

Hi Virginia, Wish you a very happy 25 marriage anniversary! Its so good to see two people so much in LOVE.I love those pictures :)


P.S. I always enjoy the little jokes Mr. John cracks

Ann R. said...

Congrats on 25 years of love. Our 22nd is Wednesday ... only 3 more to catch of to you! Also love your card. I may need to borrow your idea for my anniversary card. Thanks for such a generous giveaway opportunity.

shirley said...

Love your card and the birds.
Congrats on 25 years!

Vera Rhuhay said...

Awww....how sweeet!!!! Happy 25th anniversary, Virginia!

Lynn said...

Happy 25th anniversary to you and Dr. John! I hope you are both spoiling one another! I love reading about your family...it is very clear the love you have for one another...and that humor is definitely part of a great marriage...love the swiss dots/credit card!

Dawn said...

Congratulations to you Virginia and to Dr John... he is so lucky to have such a talented wife... LOVE the card you made him

joy said...

Hi, Virginia! The LOVE you and Dr. John share together shows on your happy faces!! And, I LOVE the happy card you made for him. Happy 25th Anniversary, and may you have many more LOVE-filled years together. Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. I love coming to see what you have been up to.
Enjoy your special day!

Lindsay said...

Happy 25th Virginia! You too are so cute together and I love hearing Dr. John one liners, they crack me up! Love your card too, can't wait to find out who it is for!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

I love your card! This bird is so sweet!

Karen B. said...

Oh look at how much you two are in love! How very sweet. I really enjoy reading your posts, have I ever told you that? It is like talking to you in real life-having a one way conversation. Your card is beautiful, the big brown bow really sets off the birds.

Lin said...

Best wishes to you and Dr. John, my friend! LOVE seeing these pictures, especially the older one! Have a great anniversary week!

Cathy Fong said...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Virginia! I truly love today's post.Once you encourage me to always have hope and trust on my long distance relationship :) what a wonderful love you have. thank you so much.
You look really beautiful in both pictures.
Your card is so gorgeous too!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Happy 25th, Virginia! I LOVE the card - beautiful design. Have a wonderful day!

SueNJ said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful Anniversary. I too have found a love that I hope we live to see 25 years. May the next 25 be as special to you. Thank you for your generosity on this special day.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com
susanascorner.blogspot.com

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh!!! You and Dr. John are such a lovely couple! I LOVE everything about how you care for each other, support one another, and encourage each other... What other man attends/supports his wife with her 'obsession' so well???? Lucky girl! Congratulations on 25 years! And... I LOVED the swiss dot comment about your credit card! That man has a sense of humor! Gotta LOVE that!

Maureen Morton said...

What is not to love, Virginia! I love your cards, I love your fun, I love that you share so much with us and (most of all!) I love your love!

patscrap91 said...

Happy anniversary Virginia ! Your card is a beauty !

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a LOVELY post! Happy Anniversary!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful couple you are. Happy Anniversary. I LOVE that he wanted to Swiss Dots your credit card. :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Happy Anniversary Virginia! Beautiful card. Love how you created an additional bird!

Rachel W K said...

Wow a huge huge huge congratulations on such a great anniversary! The pictures of you two are adorable. And my hubby and I *love* Disney too! Spent a whole week at Disneyland for our honeymoon and it still wasn't enough hah. Thank you and congrats!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

lanecca said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, Virginia & Dr. John. I love your beautiful cards and your sense of humour!

Chunyuan said...

Congrats on the 25th anniversary. May your love for each other continues. I think making swiss dots on credit card will be something my husband will think of too.

gberry14 said...

Happy Anniverary to you both!! LOVE your the photos you shared, the love bird card,exciting news and you! Have an amazing trip!-Leesa Berry

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Virginia and Dr. John!! Wishing you many more years of happiness and love!

Cathy A said...

Happy silver anniversary Virginia and Dr John! You both look so young and in love still in your photo (the latest one).

Love your love bird cards, I think I can guess which company you will be a guest designer on, can't wait to see your creations.

Eve said...

Happy 25th anniversary, Virginia!! :-) That must've been a wonderful 25 years! ...lol, he WARNED YOU about the snow! LOL!! so you can't complain! LOL!! beautiful pictures, and you both haven't changed much!:-) LOVE your card! (hehe;-)) I'm not sure the company but that is a beautiful bird, and BEAUTIFUL colors & card! :-) I've been to THE HAPPIEST PLACES on EARTH about 10 times, but it's always with DIFFERENT person/people! LOL! I even went to Disney world BY MYSELF once! long story...lol..thank you for sharing the luvly pictures & beautiful card, and have a wonderful celebration!! :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Anniversary to the two LOVE birds ;-)
Love, Love your card Virginia!
and mega CONGRATS for this new D.T!!

Love,


alex.

pcm said...

I love your post today. Congratulations on 25 years!!!

Caanan said...

Happy anniversary! And what a pretty card!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Congrats on 25 years of love! You two are as cute as ever. I LOVE your fabulous blue and red bird card. Amazing.

lisa a.

Lindsey said...

What a sweet anniversary card -- love the pink and blue birds! And looking forward to the guest designer stint, because I think I know that company! Thanks, too, for sharing such sweet pics of you and the Doc. :P

Karen from MI said...

HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY Dr. John and Virginia! You two certainly are LOVE BIRDS and what a PERFECT card you designed for Dr. John, Virginia!! LOVED your photos and I must say that you two look BEAUTIFUL then and NOW! No question that the next 25 years will be full of BIG SMILES and lots of FUN! :) CONGRATULATIONS and hope that you enjoyed your SPECIAL DAY! Love, Karen xo

Karen said...

Congratulations on hitting your silver wedding anniversary. I love the before and after pictures, so sweet. I have been married for 33 years and have enjoyed every one of them. I hope you have many more wonderful years together.

Simone said...

Happy Anniversary Virginia and Dr John!! Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone together! I love the photos you included and all the little facts about you - was so nice to learn more about you! Your card for Dr John is stunning V and I hope you both have a very wonderful day together! xox

Kelly Booth said...

Happy 25th V and Dr. John...Wow....Look at you two!! LOVE LOVE the card you made.....xoxoxo!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Awww, I LOVE this post Virginia! Congrats on 25 years and Happy Anniversary! That's awesome! Your card is beautiful and so are your pics. :)

Laurel said...

AWWWW, what a sweet post. Happy Anniversary! That is amazing!

Anni said...

Happy anniversary! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Jahrestag!
I LOVE to hear your story! It is a great LOVE story and I LOVE the card you made! Und ich LIEBE dein Geschenk an deine Blogleser und würde es LIEBEnd gerne gewinnen!
Genießt euren Tag!
LIEBE Grüße, Anika

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow!!! Congratulations Virginia!!!! That is awesome!!!!

Iris said...

Happy Anniversary, Virginia! I LOVE your style! Thanks for a chance to win.

Trinh said...

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! Hope you & Dr. John are having a wonderful celebration. I LOVE your beautiful card!

diana said...

Congrats on your 25th anniversary! You & Dr. John make a great couple. I would love to see your Swiss Dot-embossed credit card. LOL

Jocelyn Olson said...

Happy anniversary, Virginia! Your post is so sweet--thanks for sharing it! The pictures of you two are great. Love the gorgeous card--the birds are spectacular!

Sue D said...

Congratulations on your 25 years and wish you many more years of LOVE together. Beautiful card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy anniversary Dr. John and Virginia!! I loooooove that you shared some facts about you two--love that you wrote so many letters! I love that he wanted to use Swiss Dos on your credit card! LOL!! TOO fun! I love your photos- you look FABULOUS (in both!). HAPPY HAPPY anniversary:)

And your card--is soooo pretty! I love the red and teal--and the gems are the perfect touch! LOVE:)

Krista W said...

Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your blog and the combination of beautiful cards and personal stories. It sounds like you both have a great sense of humor, key for longevity in a marriage I think. Best wishes for many more!

Tiffany said...

Hope your anniversary celebration was very special, congrats to you both!! Love the trip down memory lane with the beautiful photos, love the card and the birdies representing the both of you!

Kerry said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. My husband and I will celebrate our fifth in a month. I love how you've used two sentiments on one card and the pretty stamped background through the window. Turquoise and brown were our wedding colors. So many good memories. Thanks and congrats again.

Alice Wertz said...

sorry that i am late for this. hope you had a fabulous time celebrating your anniversary! i enjoyed reading a little more about your love story! =) the photos of you and Dr. John are soooooo very sweet! you are perfect together! gorgeous card for your big day, too. beautiful stamps and design. can't wait to see your guest designing project revealed!

Tejal said...

Congratulations on your 25 yrs together and wishing you many many more ahead!! I LOVE coming over to check not only your cards but all the fun stuff that you share about your life!!
Here's wishing you a very happy anniversary again!!
Hope you guys had a LOVE-ly Day!

Isha said...

Ha missed your Anniversary Virginia...I was away. So here comes my Congratulations to you and Dr. John on your 25th. Anniversary. May you have many many more wonderful years together to share with us. Love your card too.
Hugs

jintyoo7 said...

Virginia, what a delightful story - neither of you have hardly changed.

Congratulations on your 25th Wedding Anniversary.

P.S. Dr John's offer to "swiss dot" your CC was hilarious - LOL

Sue McRae said...

Happy Anniversary Virginia and John! Wishing you many more wonderful years together!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!!! And I love, love, love the two birds in contrasting colors! I also love how you blended the colors inward on the birds... thank you so much for all of your inspiration!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Brenda said...

Congrats on your 25 years Virginia! What a testimony to the LOVE you have for each other! I also adore your beautiful card, so clever to add the extra bird and make one red and one blue! Hoping you had a fabulous day!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Anniversary! Me and my DH are 20 years this year! So you have us beat by 5! Of course we knew each other for those additional 5 years. :) Love the pictures of you and your hubby! So sweet!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I hope you had a lovely anniversary, Virginia! Loved looking at those photos and reading about you and Dr. John. Sorry I have been absent-been out of town and trying to catch up on my favorite blogs now!

Hugs!
Emily