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Madeline was my grandmother on my mother's side. She was an amazing little Irish woman. How blessed we were to have her. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I am the wife of my bestfriend, the mother of four amazing kids ages 25, 22, 17 and 4. I am a grandma to 2 beautiful little boys and the mom-in-law to a terrific man. I come from a big wonderful family. My parents are my idols. My dad was always the silent one and my mom was the "tough" one. I have so much admiration for them and love being their daughter. I have 4 sisters and one brother, but I only have 3 surviving sisters now. My sister Michele passed away suddenly in 1989. I married into an amazing Italian family. I believe in God and Angels, and Ghosts. Not bad ones, but ones that just can't decide if they should stay or go. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you just need to believe and it will be yours. I believe that everyone means something to someone and this life without you would be miserable.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Anniversary to Me and My Love

My Pink Saturday post this week is going to be a "2Fer".
This weekend is my sweet husband and my 17th anniversary....WOW, where has the time gone? I met my husband on a blind date, Friday May 13, 1988. I knew it was "love" at first sight....Not too sure about what he was thinking though!! I guess he must have kinda liked me too considering we have been pretty much inseperable ever since. I live every day for him and our children. He is my everything...the absolute love of my life, my best friend, my lover, my soulmate, my confidant and of course the biggest pain in my butt!! What would my life be without him? Empty!!
Happy Anniversary My sweet, sweet husband. I love you more than chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting, pizza, m & m's and life itself.

Now for the 2nd half. Next weekend is my birthday!! Woohoo!! And my beautiful sister Marcia (Vintage frenchhen) made me some simply adorable little treasures. I was so delighted when I opened the bag to find such cute things.

I have been begging for a crown necklace for the longest time....and here it is (sorry sister dear, but I had to change the ribbon to a was making my neck itchy)

This container was an applesauce can that she papered with images of Italy, the words to the song "Sisters", an adorable picture of a girl with the words "I didn't do it" because...well, we probably did. The inside was painted pink and in the bottom is a notecard with the verse "Love is patient, love is kind...". The top is so cute with little dangley balls (that my sweet brother in law thought were hilarious) a sweet ribbon and a crown knob.

Also included a totally adorable cupcake plate, that came is the equally adorable box, a spice jar with "Thyme" written on it, some vintage patterns from the 60's (just like meeee), some vintage rick rack, and an adorable little wall pocket with rhinestones, music paper, and vintage little flowers.

Wow, how can one girl be sooooo lucky. Thank you sister dear. I love it all!!
Happy weekend everyone


  1. Happy Anniversary and early Happy birthday to you! Hope they are great!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  2. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday!

  3. Madeline, Happy Sweet Anniversary to you and your husband! Seventeen years that is wonderful. Also early Happy Birthday. And your crown necklace how fitting. I've always wanted one also. I know the crown necklace longing. :)
    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(seventeen exclamation points for your seventeen years)

  4. Lovely pictures sister dear! The silver chain is perfect with the crown...I love it! Finally got a computer working so I can blog again. I've been so out of the loop! I had so much fun last weekend! Miss you already...Marcia

  5. You are a lucky ducky! Happy Anniversary to you and your DH! And Happy Up-Coming Birthday~great gifts your sissie made ya. I'm diggin' those hairdos on the patterns ;) Seriously, though, I've got a dress pattern my mom used to use in the 70's that I made a dress out of last Fall for my nephew's wedding. Talk about special meaning for me. Doncha just love those vintage patterns? Happy Pink Saturday~

  6. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday. My birthday was May 12 and I will be married to my man for 37 years on May 24!
    Lovely gifts from your sister. I am a follower of hers and she has the greatest blog.

    I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me. Thanks for the nice comment and I'll be back to see you often.


  7. Wow! What a great gift! Your sister has good taste :)

    Have a great day!


  8. You had fun at the wedding...what beautiful family :)
    LOvely things from your sis :)
    HAVE a great week end.

  9. Double wonderfulness at your home. A loving anniversary and a special birthday. It is obvious that you are well loved.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Dana.

  10. Oh my sweetness Happy Anniversary! What a blessing a wonderful marriage can be! Love the pretty necklace!

  11. Happy Anniversary and Birthday, wow what a time to celebrate! The comments about your husband and your anniversary were so sweet. I love the beautiful crown necklace from your wonderful sister!