Monday, March 4, 2013

Gifts for Celebration!

Gifts. I love giving them and getting them!

They make life extra special and happy.

On our 39th wedding anniversary last weekend, my hubs took me out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant and then to a fabulous concert. (More on that another day.)

I gave him a card and a framed love sonnet. It was actually a re-gifting because I originally gave the framed sonnet to him when we first married! 

It has been around all these years through several moves including more than a decade living in the southwest.

One of my sisters sent us a card and money. I hung the card up on the kitchen door. I'm still thinking of something meaningful we could get to remind us of the giver and her thoughtfulness.

Our daughter and son-in-law gifted us with a night in an elegant Vermont country inn! 

 It includes a five-course dinner as well as breakfast and our choice of more than a dozen rooms.  WOO HOO!  (I help take care of my little grandchild so that helps them save on daycare.) Still, their kindness and generosity overwhelmed us.

Whenever we go, I'll be sure to bring my camera and notebook for you, my dear, sweet readers.

Our son called us from out-of-state and our daughter-in-law sent us congratulations. It was so nice to be remembered.

Several blog friends sent Happy Anniversary wishes, too, which meant so much to me!

It was a wonderful day. 

The certificate to the Vermont inn came wrapped up in tissue paper inside the colorful gift box shown.

At the end of that day, my heart was filled to the brim with gratitude.



Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such wonderful and thoughtful family members!! Happy Anniversary and have a wonderful celebration.

Glenda said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful gift! I'm sure you will enjoy that lovely time away from your usual abode, and having someone else serve you delicious meals!

The last gift I received was dinner out with our daughter, who lives out of town. Her hubby was not able to come with her, so she treated her dad and me to that special meal for a combined anniversary/birthday gift, and we truly enjoyed the time with her. Our 44th anniversary was Jan. 25, and Hubby's birthday was Valentine's Day, so it worked out very well for all of us. Alas, we probably won't see her again for several weeks, but we're in close contact via phone, so all is well. :-)

BECKY said...

What a wonderful anniversary! Congratulations on 39 years, of what I'm sure has been a very happy and loving marriage. How could it not be, with you as the wife?! Can't wait to see photos from the beautiful Vermont get-away!

Hindustanka said...

Wonderful celebration! :) Very happy for you!Many more years ahead :)
Last gift was flowers from my husband on V's day :)
Have a fab week!

Susan said...

Those little, unexpected gifts always mean the most. I love the Norwich Inn in Vermont, but actually anywhere there is beautiful. Enjoy your time and count your blessings, XOXO

Merlesworld said...

The beer fairy bought me an apple turnover from woolies the other day because I said I felt like something sweet.

Chatty Crone said...

Awe - 39 years is a lot of years to celebrate. I am so jealous of your night in a Vermont Bed and Breakfast!!! Happy anniversary again.

diane.stetson said...

Have a great time in Vermont whenever you go. My last gift was pink tea roses for Valentines pretty. They are decorating my dining room table and then I will plant them outdoors.

Lady Linda said...

Congrats to the happy couple! We are just a wee bit ahead of you...our 40th is in Aug. We are old timers heh? What a lovely gift. You will have to let me know about your stay as we may be taking a trip to the VT area in fall to celebrate out big one. I am praying that will work out.
I just got a wonderful gift from an new blogger friend...future blog post but was soooo touched.
Love ya,

Nellie said...

Oh, my! A night in an elegant Vermont inn! That is something I would truly enjoy!:-)

The last gift I received would be the flower arrangement from my husband for Valentine's Day. It actually still looks rather nice, surprisingly.

Sending belated anniversary wishes to you!

xo Nellie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What great gifts and how special to celebrate your anniversary! My last gift was a surprise from a blogging friend, I'll share after I return home! Hugs, Linda

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I guess I missed your big day, but Happy 39th! That's a wonderful milestone and I wish you many more years together.

All of your gifts would make me smile, especially anything that involved eating. :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: that such beautiful celebrations. You have to enjoy your gifts. My last gift was a handbag that my husband gave me. I was a month that I wanted it and he gave me a surprise gift. Keep in touch

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan.. Happy Anniversary.
You and your husband received some lovely gifts....enjoy your special time.
My Hubby and I received a lunch on a 'tall ship'( a replica of a 200 yr old large sailing vessel) gift card from our son and his wife for our 50th anniv. last Nov. ... we haven't used it yet.
Have a good day
Barb xx

Linda O'Connell said...

My honey knows how much I love dark chocolate, so he bought me a bag of pretezel thins, these yummy flat crunchy pretzel twists coated in dark chocolate. Just when I thought I had eaten the last one, a new bag appeared. Have fun at the B&B.

Red Rose Alley said...

I've always wanted to go to Vermont - what a wonderful gift. I'm glad that you had such a special day on your anniversary. I love Mexican food too. The last gift I received was actually last weekend. I was shopping and came across this cute FAT bunny, and my husband bought it for me. I will post about it sometime. Have a wonderful week, Susan.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Bella said...

Hi Susan,
Happy 39th, What a milestone, and so many sweet and thoughtful gifts!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy belated anniversary! Sounds like you had a lovely celebration. The gift for a stay at an inn in Vermont sounds absolutely fantastic. When do you think you will go? Hugs, Tammy

Dee said...

Happy Anniversary...what a loving gift to give your husband.♥

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