Thursday, January 11, 2007

Still stitching and some super news

Fifteen years ago today I committed to spending the rest of my life with the love of my life.

He took a bit of finding - third time lucky for me, divorced once and widowed once, all before I was 30. But as an old friend of mine always says........"To find your prince you have to kiss a lot of frogs" :o) Luckily for me this one turned into my prince.

Sadly I don't have a picture of that day for you as our wedding photos were pretty poor and so far even the couple of nice ones haven't made it into the scanner to be recorded for posterity - some day maybe when I can remember which box they're packed in and how to use the scanner :o(

As anniversaries go today is fairly low key as he went to London yesterday for two nights for work but we're not the kind of couple who shout it all round the most expensive restaurant anyway - this doesn't mean we love each other any less and it suits us both, so that's what matters.

Tomorrow night we are due out for a posh meal at his works 'post-christmas do' and we'll celebrate there in and amongst everything else.

The stitching continues - not quite as speedily as earlier in the week but I'm making gradual progress - so nothing else to show on that front really.

THE best news today - Sarah (seen here in very scary 'give me that ball' mode - the other girl certainly looks terrified) is one of only five Somerset girls invited to trial for the South West North u17's regional squad. She will undoubtedly be the youngest there and is pleasantly surprised to be invited. The past two years she has been included in the u14's regional squad, winning the national championships the first of those times, but she has only just moved up to this age group and had low expectations because of that.

The trials are on the 28th of this month and there's no guarantee of a place for her in the squad of 30 but she will go along and give it her all, as she does with everything in her life, most especially her sport ................ one of the nicest anniversary presents we could have had today really!

13 comments:

meggie said...

Happy Anniversary!!
And Good Luck to Sarah.

Helen said...

Congratulations, Anne. You are indeed fortunate to have found the love of your life after so much angst and sorrow. Are there any more out there like him?

joyce said...

Happy Anniversary! Sara does indeed look scary in that photo! Be nice to her. Lol.

Lois R. said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and on Sarah's good news.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Happy Anniversary! Wish Sarah good luck and tell to keep the sports face because it must be working.

quiltpixie said...

what a great photo!

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary. Nothing like finding 'the' one *s* Good luck to Sarah -- with the determination on her face, she will surely do well with her trial

Judy said...

Congrats to you and hubby ...and also to Sarah both for such an accomplishment. Finding a good one is a good thing!!

Dawn said...

Happy Anniversary! That is an AWESOME soccer picture! I hear Beckham is coming to the states....

Shelina said...

Happy Anniversary! That photo is precious.

Lily said...

Anne, you'll have to teach Dawn about rugby!!!!

Congratulations to you and to Nigel - 15 years is certainly worth celebrating.

I am glad you found each other - a divorce and a death before you were 30? Anne that must have been so hard - I am glad you did not give up!

And well done to Sarah - I do love that photo!

YankeeQuilter said...

Happy Anniversary. Sarah would scare me plenty on a Rugby field (that is a complament to a rugby player no?!)
Sio

Ali Honey said...

Best Wishes for your 15th and many, many more! Hugs from Alison.