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Friday, April 1, 2011

IT WAS A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Happy Friday, happy weekend!!!

Well, I guess I owe hubby big-time because I had such a wonderful day!!!  Leonard always tells me everyday is Christmas and that's just what yesterday felt like.  We started off the day going out to breakfast and then he took me on a craft shopping spree.  We went to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Joanne Fabrics.  He told me I had 15 minutes to go through each store and pick up things I wanted; let me tell you, I turned into some kind of maniac!!!  Can you imagine how fast 15 minutes can go when you have no idea of where to start or any idea of  anything specific in mind!!!   I know people that didn't know what was going on thought I was some kind of a nut!!!  LOL!!!  Here're just some of the goodies I grabbed:




And, YES, I defintely grabbed a Zutter Bind-It-All!!!  I'd been wanting this!!!  I had an old one of those cheapie binders with the plastic rings from Staples that only punches one page at a time -- and only paper!!!  And look at all the yummy Tim Holtz stuff.  I know a lot are duplicates of stuff I already have but who can have too much Tim Holtz, right?!!!  I was so busy tearing into all this stuff when I got home, I almost forgot to take a picture!  I was just like an excited kid at Christmas!

Next we went to lunch at Papadueaux's which is a cajun style/seafood restuarant that I love; and then he finally managed to get me up on the ferris wheel at Chicago's world-famous Navy Pier -- the view of the city at the top of the ferris wheel is spectacular!!!  I'm so glad he cohearsed me into it because as long as that ferris wheel has been an attraction, and as many times as I've visited Navy Pier, I'd never even considered getting on the ferris wheel.

Lastly we had dinner at another of my favorite seafood restuarants called Joe's which is on the north end of downtown near the magnificent mile.  We tried to end the evening with a horse carriage ride because the evening was so nice, but there were no carriages out or available when we walked over to the Water Tower. 

I really wanted a picture of us up on the ferris wheel, but this is Chicago!!!  I'm trusting but not stupid!  You can't just hand your camera over to someone, ask them to take your picture while you're sitting on top of the world, and come back down expecting them to be there with your camera...lol!!!

I did snap a picture of my hubby's appetitzer plate because I don't think anyone can clean up crab legs the way he can:

And I took this picture of the complimentary dessert the restuarant gave us to help celebrate our anninversary:
It may not look like much, but that fudge, chocolate, icecream and whipped cream was so darn rich the first spoonful was enough for me.

Well, sorry I didn't have more pictures, but I did have a wonderful time and wanted to share with you as much as I could.  Now I'm off to craft!  I'll be around to visit with you later...

I'll be seeing you!


26 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

oh how sweet sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary and a happy marriage. so happy for you . I love all the stuff you got. I have a bind it all and I love it.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

What a sweetie! He landed points with this post :) I bet he didn't think you could spend so much in fifteen minutes though! LOL

Congrats on your anniversary (and the loot)!!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
Happy Anniversary sweetie,
I am so glad you had such an enjoyful day, plus got a few ( a lot) of goodies
Hugs,
Stacy

Flamenco92627 said...

Wow, sounds like a great day! So glad you enjoyed your anniversary, you two! I am chuckling picturing you rushing through the stores! Yay on all of your goodies-esp. love the bind it all and the TH stuff~ Great job! How did he like his gift??

The Cropping Canuck said...

What a great day! Happy Anniversary!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Audrey, I have to say you had a wonderful anniversary! What a husband you have girl! I'm going to have to give King Mufasa hints and maybe I can at least get to do a 15 minute shopping spree! You managed to grab up some COOL stuff!! Darn I wish I had this idea in January - oh well, next year! The dessert looked yummier than yummy! I'm glad you had a fab time - you take good care of your husband and he takes good care of you; it's so nice to see stuff like that - I love it!

Dawnll said...

I am so glad you enjoyed your day together- he sounds like a keeper!
Oh I would have loved those restaurants.
Congrats to both of you.
He is so lucky to have you also...lol

- - Sheryl - - said...

ohh look at the yummy TH stuff! Congrats!

"Um Buggin" said...

Audrey, Happy belated Anniversary girlfriend! My, my hubbie treated you so good, look at all the goodies. And that plate is making me hungry along with that dessert. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself. I can see ya now, on the Ferris wheel, probably had your eyes shut tight, lol. Enjoy your weekend playing with your goodies, I know we are in for another masterpiece surprise....

Hugz, xx

~L~

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey Leonard is DEFINITELY a keeper... what a wonderful fun day you had. I can just see you running through the stores.. lol... I am so glad he made it so special for you, you definitely deserve it my friend. Give him a hug for me. hugs from Ukiah

magicwanda said...

Well congrats Miss Audrey....
Can you say your hubby loves you!
What a great shopping spree you had lots of awesome goodies, you go girl.
I can't be jealous because my hubby spoils me...lol
Big Hugs my Friend
Wanda

just2ducky said...

Yeah! I get to be the first blogger to wish you a Happy Anniversary!!! Looks like you are the lady I need by my side if I ever get chosen for supermarket sweep. LOL! So impressed with that haul. How fun!!! Happy day indeed. Hugs!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely day that you had! And I am sure that you will loooove that Bind-It-All! I use mine so very much. Much happiness to you and DH.

Mary said...

So glad you had a wonderful day. What a guy that hubbie of yours is! You are going to LOVE your BIA. I use mine all the time. Yes, you are correct, you can never have too much Tim Holtz!!! Have fun crafting. Hugs, mary

Charlotte said...

Audrey, I am so happy you had a wonderful day. Happy anniversary! I love all the great loot you got on the shopping spree.
Charlotte

Melissa said...

Wow! Looks like true love to me! <3

Congratulations again Audrey!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

If you get 2 messages from me, it is because my computer just refreshed on me when I was trying to post a comment...

Anyway, I am so glad you had a great anniversary. He sounds like a great husband. I love the 15 mins he gave you in all 3 stores. I can't believe he got you on a ferris wheel...they scare me to death. Sounds like the magic is still there...you are such a sweetie. He is so lucky to have you as his wife.

Have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Wow, what a fabulous ANNIVERSARY. I loved his idea of the 15 minute shopping sprees. Woo woo. You sure did get some awesome stuff and you will love the Zutter. Its my best friend. Congrats again and you are a brave one to go on the ferris wheel, I know I can't...ugh my worst phobia
Hugs to you

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your hubby is sooooo super sweet. Look at all those goodies you received. You deserve it. Can't wait to see what you make with it all. :)

Jean said...

It looks like you guys had a ton of fun and you got tons of goodies. :) I would have been grabbing Tim Holtz stuff too. I have a zutter and really like it, I know you will enjoy it.

I also agree about the ferris wheel, I don't think I would have been trusting anyone with my camera either.

Brigit said...

Audry it sounds like you had a wonderful day!! I love all your scrapbooking goodie, perfect anniversary presents!!

shari said...

Wow what a day you had!!! Your husband knows how to celebrate an anniversary. You'll love your bind it all and the Compendium of Curosities! Enjoy. Shari (cricutrookie)

~BridgetL~ said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Leonard. He did it up right. Lucky girl. I bet going into those stores on a shopping spree was the most fun thing ever. You got some great stuff. Did you happen to take a picture from above while on the ferris wheel? that would have been a spectacular view. Well here's to many more happy Anniversaries. Hugs,
Bridget

Cher~ said...

I'm so glad you had a Happy Anniversary. You did make out like a bandit with all your goodies. You chose well, my dear.

Besthobbyeva said...

What a fantastic idea! Such a fun day for you. Your husband is very thoughtful and really put some thought into this special day. You have a keeper there!!

Laurie

Gail said...

Audrey
Just stopping by
Gail