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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Love & Surprises

Tomorrow marks 43 years for my parents!  I have been so blessed to have two wonderful people in my life to teach all of us kids about love.  I remember back in high school when all of my friends would say "your parents are so cute" - meanwhile I'm saying "ewe, stop kissing in front of me".  As I matured (some) I realized how blessed I was to have parents that truly cared about each other.  So, Sunday night I decided I had to get on the ball and make their anniversary card.

I used some Christmas presents from my parents and I also used some new Stampin' Up! designer series paper that will be available late January.  I love the way this card turned out!

Here's a closeup of the bird :)

Now for the surprise!  I forgot the post office was closed yesterday so I was worried that the card would be late!  Little did I know that I would get to hand it to them in person!  I went to spin class with my husbands cousin Katie and when I came home I saw everyone sitting in the living room as I took off my shoes.  I noticed an extra pair of legs though around the corner and wondered who else was here.  As I came in the living room there they were!  My mom and dad drove up to see me just for a few days!  I was so shocked and tickled to see their faces and I just texted my dad on the way home from the gym saying I missed them. 

I had originally told my parents and siblings that I was coming home after I came back from my deployment.  After crunching numbers, Shawn and I realized we should save money and I had to tell my parents I wouldn't get to see them.  We were all bummed out and I thought for sure it would've been until April until we saw each other again.

But we are together again - even if it's just for a few days.  I am so blessed!

Thanks mom and dad for the visit and for showing me and my siblings that true love never ends...


  1. So happy that they made it to see you and that they are awesome parents. Many times I think that what they have is unrealistic, but it is possible. They have had many fights along the way and they still do, as we all do, but they put GOD first and that is the difference. Great card - so cute!! Love you!!

  2. Hi Holly Joy, Like your blog, but sure do miss you on fb. Glad there is email and picture mail. Looking forward to seeing some of your craftiness out here. Sending our love, Linda