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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Something Sparkly


It's our 33rd wedding anniversary today!
I got a little something with sparkles!
Pink morganite, diamonds, white gold.
And you know what?  I deserve every little
glimmer in that ring. hahaha....
I got the mister something sparkly, too...
a white and pink gold watch.
We were going to celebrate with lunch out last
Thursday but the boys were home with a snow day
and they've been home ever since.
I'm definitely cashing in that rain check some day soon!

We're hosting a little Christmas party here tomorrow night
for The Mister's office.  Always a fun time!  I've been cooking
and baking a few yummy things.  We do heavy hors d'oeuvres, 
desserts and white elephant gifts.   I love hosting.  It's a
  great group of people and I don't get to see them very often!

Monday night Taylor and Lauren arrive from Pennsylvania
and are staying through Christmas Day!  So, I may be missing
for a while.  I still need to wrap gifts, deliver gifts to teachers,
aides and bus drivers...and ship out a few etsy sales!
I'll be back to wish everyone a Merry Christmas before the
big day, though!  In the meantime, I hope you have fun
with the hustle and bustle!  Don't forget to slow down
and remember the reason for the season!


47 comments:

  1. Yes, you do deserve every and each sparkle my dear! It always warms my heart to see that two can make it together for such a long time :-)
    To answer your question, yes, I have had some crazy time lately and this is the first day I feel it slow down finally. I need to take it much more easy! As you said - we need to remember the reason for the season! We are staying during the holidays here and we will travel to Czech for a week in January. I cannot wait - to change air from here is vital for me! :-) but I am looking forward us being together during the holidays though :-) happy parties and hosting and preparations :-)

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    1. Well, I'm glad things are slowing down for you! They are for me, too after this weekend. I'm looking forward to having my kids home! You have a fun trip to look forward to in January while everyone is done with their fun stuff and boredom sets in! haha.

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  2. Lol that is so true! so great that you will have the big kids with you for so long!!

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    1. I know! I was surprised to hear they were going to be here a week! Yay!

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Your ring is beautiful! Your text in this post is in the shape of a pineapple. Pineapples mean welcome : )

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  4. Congratulations! Well done! and what a pretty ring. I don't know morganite but it's a very pretty colour. I hope it's going to match your wardrobe?

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    1. BTW what on earth is a heavy hors d'oeuvre?

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    2. heavy means they are more substantial and filling....can replace a meal. :)

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  5. Happy Anniversary and a very Merrie Christmas to you and yours :=)

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    1. Your text is in the shape of a vase. Is that intentional? Are you trying to tell us something?

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    2. Kathy said it was in the shape of a pineapple! I'll let you two fight it out. haha,

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  6. Happy anniversary and every happiness . . . :) x

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  7. What lovely sparkly gifts for each other....Congratulations to you and your Mister. Every year is a milestone to celebrate. That's what my dearest and I think!!

    Your party sounds so fun, and I remember seeing some fun pictures of those office friends before.

    How fun to have the "big kids" coming for Christmas. Have a nice Family Break!

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    1. Every year is a milestone...yes, I do agree with that!
      The party was fun! :) Looking forward to the kids getting here tonight.

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  8. Beautiful! Congrats....enjoy...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  9. Oh, I just love this ring, Betsy. I am a bit of a ring fanatic. I won't disclose how many I own... but many! And I love pink morganite and diamonds together. This is very special. I often thought that I would love to design jewellery.
    Congrats to you and the Mister on 33 years! What a milestone. Wow.
    So glad the big kids are coming for a while. How nice is that?
    I remember when you've posted about your party and the white elephant gifts. Fun!
    Enjoy the season. This Christmas, although fragile, I am very fortunate to be here!
    Love to you and yours, my sweet friend. Merry Christmas! xox

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    1. You are fragile! You poor dear! I hope you're feeling better every day!
      2017 is full of promises.....
      I can see you designing jewelry! Absolutely!

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  10. Congratulations and the ring is stunning! You just don't look old enough to have that many years behind you. Enjoy the party and also having the big kids in town. Merry Christmas, my friend, I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the Holiday!

    Marla

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    1. Well, thank you....but there are some days when I feel old. haha....

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  11. Beautiful! And I will never forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Your marriage is something to coeoebraye....congratulations..

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  12. Hi Betsy - congratulations on 33 years - that's wonderful ... love the ring and the pink and gold watch - my father gave me a bracelet of the three golds - love the colours. Enjoy that belated celebration .. you will soon. Have a glorious party - love that sort of food. Brilliant Lauren and Taylor are coming in to spend Christmas with you ... enjoy this week ... happy times - with big hugs - Hilary

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    1. The three golds together is just beautiful! I love that combo on anything! Party is behind us....now waiting for the kids to get here tonight! :)

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  13. Congrats on 33
    Sure sounds busy at your sea
    Hosting though we'll leave to you
    That way we keep a germ free zoo lol

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    1. hahaha.....probably let a few germs in
      but I still greeted with a grin. :)

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  14. Sherri Watson SmithDecember 18, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Brock. What a testimony of covenant-keeping you are! Thank the Lord for His grace for 33 years of wedding bliss.

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    1. Thank you, Sherri! :) And surely we aren't Mr. and Mrs. to you. lol.....

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  15. Oh, happy anniversary, Betsy. Cherish each one, and each other.

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  16. A belated Happy Anniversary to the Mister and yourself !
    Your ring is gorgeous, so very classic.
    Family is returning to the fold.....how exciting :)
    Hugs
    ~Jo

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    1. very exciting ;) This is a first for us this year...having kids out of state to come home!

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  17. Happy Anniversary! I have no doubt you have earned that ring! Your Christmas party is my favorite type. Fun food and fun gifts. Wishing you a blessed week ahead and a Merry Christmas with your family!

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    1. the gifts were very fun....lots of laughter and trading going on. :)

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  18. A lovely ring Betsy!! You do deserve it!!

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  19. What is the name/link of your etsy shop?

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    1. It's Song Sparrow Treasures. You can click the link in my sideboard here! :)
      And hello....it's been ages since I've seen you!

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  20. Betsy, happy anniversry!!!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    Love

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  21. Hard to believe it's been 33 years, Congratulations!
    I know you'll have a nice week with Taylor and Lauren there, enjoy!

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    1. I know...we can't believe it, either! Yes, it will be a fun week! Just
      making out my grocery list... ;)

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  22. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary - love the sparkle and I should say you definitely deserve it. Have a magical Christmas with your family and friends and I hope you find a little 'me-time' too.

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    1. Thank you for saying that...haha....it hasn't always been easy. :) Good years and bad, like anyone.
      Looking forward to Christmas....hope yours is wonderful, too!

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