Yes – we are still happy together after 20 years.  Today is our 20th wedding anniversary – can you believe it?  I just really don’t feel like I have been married for 20 years – that sounds like such a long time but like they say time flies when you are having fun – and I must be having fun!

happy-together-cardThis is the card I made Greg for our anniversary.

I used the All in the Family set and the Family Phrases set – stamped on Whisper White with Black ink and colored in with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The ’20’ is chipboard from the On Board Lots of Letters set.  I colored them with a sponge dauber and Old Olive craft ink.

“Anniversary” comes from the Fundamental Phrases stamp set and is punched with the Modern Label punch.

The Designer Series Paper is retired it was the Maine Blueberry paper from last year that I really liked.  That gave me the colors that I used – Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Old Olive.

Something that I didn’t think about was that 20 years ago we didn’t have digital cameras.  I can’t think of when that started really but my digital pictures start in 2002 and we were wish-pageprobably a few years behind the trend anyway.    I wanted to share a picture of what I looked like on my wedding day 20 years ago.  I found a scrapbook page that I made using some of my pictures that were taken at the wedding reception (the non-professional ones).  This was an old Simply Scrappin’ Kit that Stampin’ Up! had several years ago.

My dress was what I call a Southern Belle dress with lots of ruffles on it – probably not what anyone would want to wear today.  I made my hat – got the plain white hat and added trim and pearls and stuff to it.  I even made the hoop that I needed for my dress (I didn’t bustle it but carried it instead).  Our reception was in one of the historic homes in Roswell, GA.

So it’s 20 years later and we are still happily married.  We went away over the weekend on an anniversary trip – no kids.  I found a secluded mountain cabin in North Carolina – it was a really nice place to stay.  They had everything you could want or need in that cabin.  The only thing I didn’t like was the drive up the mountain to get there – gravel road, very steep and curvy!  It was like being on a roller coaster – and I don’t like roller coasters.  You had to go fast to get up but if you hadn’t already been up you didn’t know where the turns were.  So when we first arrived it took us three tries to get up in our SUV.  Now I wish we had the 4-wheel drive.  Once we were up I wasn’t sure I wanted to leave until we went home.  But Greg said it would be fine and we would get back up so we did end up going out during the day on Friday and Saturday.  Aside from the ride up and down the mountain to actually get to the cabin everything else was perfect – an awesome view of the mountains and the sunset.

Saturday we found a little road that took us to the Appalachian Trail  (if you aren’t from somewhere east that is the trail that you can hike from Georgia to Maine).  We have been on short day hikes here and there.  This time we took a 1-1/2 mile hike in (and up) to the top of the mountain where there was an observation tour .  We climbed the tower (up 2 flights of stairs to get to the top) and had a 360 degree view of the mountains!  It was quite amazing!  Our picture is below with the mountains in the background.  The view was like that all the way around the tower.

Have a great day!