Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Special Day

It's Tuesday and I'm TIPless today.  I'm too TIPsy with love for it is a special day...

Twenty years ago today, my husband and I had our first date.

We agreed to meet at a local restaurant for a drink and then to go to a movie.  Since we had both driven, he asked which car we should take to the movie theater and I suggested his.  Lenny was banking on that.  When he opened the door for me, there on the passenger seat was a single long stemmed red rose.  (Ahhh)

We saw "Home Alone."  I don't know what Macaulay Culken is doing tonight but we are going to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our first date the closest we can.

Unfortunately, the local restaurant - one of my favorites closed a few years ago.  It is now a bagel shop.  We are going to see Tangled - the 2D version.  Somehow I don't think 3D glasses make for a very romantic date.  I'm wearing the same color turtleneck and pants - of course the old ones are long gone.  Those old black pants shrunk anyway - really, they did :-)

It is another anniversary today, too.  Nineteen years ago today, I gave Lenny our first scrapbook.  It was about 15 pages of our first year together.  There were no fancy papers.  I typed all the journaling on plain white computer paper from a dot matrix printer!  There were some photos.  I suppose I should scan one and share it on the blog but I'm not that brave.  Do you really want to see me with my permed hair?  Do I really want to compare that unlined face to the one today?  Nah.

It's been a wonderful 20 years.   Since it was so long until we married, this day was the "anniversary" we celebrated for a long time.  I'm giving Lenny a scrapbook today of the last year - mostly.  There are still some big events and the month of December incomplete.  Still, it is a tradition.

Here is his card.  I did an envelope card with all sort so mushy prose inside.  I'll just keep that hidden along with those old photos.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll have a new TIP next week.  And later in the week, I have a special Christmas layout to share.

Ingredients for scrapbook page:  DSP and rub ons:  Delight by Fancy Pants
Stickers:  Euphoria by Basic Grey, Mini Market stickers by October Afternoon
Chipboard:  Marquis by American Crafts, "Pictures" is in Wilma by Basic Grey painted with acrylic paint.
More on the card in a later post...


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