Meanderings through the life of a gluten-free homeschooling mom specializing in "Special Needs" students.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
20th Anniversary & Blog Candy!
ETA: I will close the giveaway on 8/16.
20 years ago today Phillip Charles Garrison and Lori Anne Smith were wed in holy matrimony in San Antonio, Texas.
Wow, that sounds really formal! How about we got hitched 20 years ago & we're still hangin' in there! LOL! So much has happened in that time. We've had eleven places we called home, including 2 homes in Africa. We've brought two new lives into this world. We've lost all of our grandparents and one parent. We've seen many different jobs. We've learned how to live with autism, ADHD & celiac disease. We've lost faith at times, but have seen the Lord's faithfulness time and time again.
To celebrate our anniversary, I am putting BLOG CANDY on this blog and my Crafty Blog. Please be sure to visit that blog @ www.chefmamacrafts.blogspot.com and leave a note. If you'd like a chance to win blog candy, just leave a comment here and tell me your best marriage advice. I know this isn't an original request but I do want to hear what you have to say!
What kind of "candy" does one give to celebrate a 20th anniversary? In my case, it's Pampered Chef "Candy!" First there is a set of measuring cups. In marriage things are never equal, but you try to measure up to your spouse's expectations. Next, an avocado peeler. It peels, but also takes the pit out. Sometimes we have to peel off layers of life to get to the good stuff underneath. And sometimes, truth is, life is just the pits! LOL! A Quikut Paring knife: marriage can keep you on the edge, but if you are really sharp, you can cut through any problems. Finally, towels to help you clean up the messes you might make, dry some tears, and absorb spills. They also help make things look pretty in the end.
I'm a Bible believing Christian who loves the Lord, and knows He loves me more than I can fathom. I'm the wife of the smartest technical person I know. I'm a homeschooling mom to two beautiful girls and a "retired" elementary school teacher. Sewing and crafting allow me to create items for others to enjoy. I have Celiac Disease, which means I can't eat wheat, rye or barley. That means a lot of cooking from scratch. My part-time Pampered Chef business works perfectly with those needs! Thank you for stopping by today!