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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Big Day. Nope. A BIG DAY!

Oh yes...it is a BIG day here at Rabbit Run Cottage! A BIG day...no.
Wait. Strike that. It is a HUGE day! Gigantic. Monumental. Earth shattering!
Okay, so it isn't exactly *earth shattering* but hey...
It's our 31st anniversary. I know what you're thinking! How could anyone as young as I am possibly be married for 31 years! Ahem...I married Bill on this day in 1978. And heck.
I still love the guy. He is pretty cute, puts up with me and all my faults, is a super dad and
*sometimes* picks up his dirty socks. I'd say he is a keeper.
For a little of our story, please look back at a post I did last year: The Journey Continues
It is also the first day of a new school year! I am one of those loopy parents who *hates* the day the kids return to school. I will miss having Grace as my daily side kick. I felt the same way when Daniel started back each year...*sigh* She is beginning the 5th grade and even though I am sure Mom embarrassed her, she agreed to a quick photo at the bus stop. And yes. She *IS* cute isn't she? And just when you thought that this day couldn't get any bigger...wow. I, Susie Q, the mistress of Rabbit Run Cottage is going to see The Jonas Brothers tonight! I know you are all excited so try to control yourselves. No pushing now...calm...calm...there. Better? This will be Grace's first real concert and she is over the moon about it! Thanks to my talented friend Gary and his beautiful daughters (who secured tickets for us when they were almost impossible to get), Grace, her BFF, her BFF's Mom and I will be in Columbus, Ohio tonight, rockin' with the boys. I KNOW it is their first day of school but they are young. They will be alright tomorrow and ready for school bright and early...me? Who knows! But we will have fun and I will be sure to tell you all about it. Bill and I will have dinner together later this week to celebrate our day...or maybe, just like one of my dear friends did when she and her husband celebrated a recent anniversary, we will go out for ice cream! Even better! Now go on out there and have a great day...a BIG day. A Gigantic day of monumental and earth shattering proportions! Just enjoy it...and remember to smile. You look gorgeous when you do!
Love and Hugs, Susie Q

19 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congratulations on your 31st anniversary! You and Bill look so cute in your wedding finery!

Grace is just beautiful....You guys are going to have so much fun tonight!
Hugs,
Penny

salmagundi said...

Every day of a good marriage is a celebration!! Ice cream is always good. Have fun tonight - you are creating such wonderful memories for that beautiful daughter. Sally

Neabear said...

I have gotten way behind in blog reading! But I just had to come by and wish you both a Happy Anniversary! Our 30th is coming up next month. Cute picture of Grace there on her first day of school. And I am sure you will have a blast at the concert.

Love your header picture and blog dress too!

~Linnea

Bonnie said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm excited I'll be married 18 years to my wonderful guy....hopefully we'll make 31. You guys looked great on your wedding day and you still look great. Grace looks beautiful on her first day of school. And I am soooo jealous....the Jonas Brothers. Lucky you guys. Have fun. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lynnette said...

Happy anniversary!! We celebrate our 31st next month on the 15th. Isn't it wonderful to have this grand event to celebrate? We bucked the trend and stayed through all the thick and thin. Enjoy your dinner and ice cream. Sounds like the perfect way to mark your day!

Lynilu said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I love those beaming smiles!

Grace (my middle name, BTW! And a granddaughter, a great niece, all of us named for my mother ... a wonderful name.) is adorable, and I think it fabulous that you are taking her to the concert. It is sort of a rite of passage. I took one of my girls to see Neil Diamond. I was so glad her taste was slightly retro!

Sue said...

Hey, since he picks up his socks, I'd say go ahead and keep him!! LOL Saw this pic on FB - too cute.
Have fun tonite.
xoxo Sue

Sheila said...

Love and best wishes to you both on this special day!
You look too young to be getting married in that pic!
This year was our 41st..! I'm keeping mine too..xx
Congratulations to you both.
Hope you and Grace have a ton o' fun tonight..
xx

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow! It is a big day!
Congrats to you and your sweetie. Y'all are too cute.
And so is Grace. What a beauty!
The Jonas brothers. Oh man. There will be much screaming, I bet.
Have fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a BIG day!! Happy Anniversay and many, many more!! You look like such a happy couple in the photo. Love it!!

Grace is probably squirming in her seat at school today, waiting to get on the road to that concert!! lol!! Those Joans Brothers really are a big sensation. They have a nice image, too and I hope it stays that way.

Enjoy the day!!

xoxo
Jane

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Happy Anniversary you thirty-one-derful years newlyweds. :) Hope you have many many more!

Grace is such a cutey. I don't think she'll ever tire of having her picture taken. She looks so good in everything! And that smile brightens the world!

Have fun at the concert, sweet Bunny Lady. xxoo

Mumzie said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful wedding picture....1978 was a GREAT year! Mumzie :)

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Susie Q; Congratulations on your 31st anniversary. I hope you two have a wonderful time of celebrating.

Sounds like a fun time seeing the Jonas Brothers in concert.. have fun... if you take some photos please share them...

Hugs;
Alaura

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Bill...Grace looks as cute as a button for her first day of school...I hope you have a great time with her at the concert tonight...Nothing like a whole venue of screaming little girls...and some older mature women...Have a ball...

Gretchen said...

Well, I'm late to the party, but I want to wish you a lurvely anniversary! Your marriage is an encouragement to all of us. Even when things are going well, we see so much divorce and disillusionment. Well done, both of you for working to make your life together...well, work.

Grace looks adorable. Sweet little summer tan line for the first day of school. :) I hope the Jonas Brothers rocked it for her.

Deb said...

Congratulations Suzie & Bill on your 31st Anniversary (Brian D would be so jealous) :-) Enjoy your concert. Hope Grace had a great first day back at school. I was one of those parents who hated the kids returning to school too :-)

Laurie said...

A belated "Happy Anniversary" -- thirty-one years is a really big deal and good for you for hanging in there through the good times and the bad! May your journey continue side by side through eternity!

*** don't forget to take your doggy with you if you go for anniversary ice cream -- he can narrate because he is so awesome that way!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Oh...I remember the concert days when my girl was absolutely, like, living for 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys! We once had back to back concerts 4 nights in a row...but what memories she has..and I would do it all over again!

Hope you all enjoyed The Jonai...and Happy Anniversary to you, too!!

Cassie

Cherdecor said...

Awwww, you and Bill look so cute in your wedding picture. Congratulations on your 31st!