Thursday, January 7, 2010

You and Me=UNITY...



LOVE.

Yep, this card pretty much sums it up!   LOVE.

10 years ago today, I married my best friend.  Through thick and thin, we are still WE.   Two halves of a whole...two hearts became one in UNITY and never looked back....and since then, a pretty big life.  We love big, hurt big, dream big, and last but not least, we KEEP loving and living and just kind of taking one day at a time.... and through those days... 10 years, 4 kids, 2 dogs, ONE DREAM.


All in UNITY, all with him by my side.   Not in front of me, not behind me.  Just right there.   Happy Anniversary, DH.   LOVE doesn't even begin to explain it....


MY card today is for my DH, of course :)  He'll prob be embarrassed seeing this dorky pic of us and really it's kind of not the best pic of him...sorry honey ;)  hee hee.  We DEFINITELY need more photos of us!  But for now, it'll do ;)


I used this week's MOJO Monday sketch challenge and the SUPER fabu KOTM for January, appropriately titled "SAVOR THE JOURNEY".  HOW PERFECT does that title sound when we're talking about my 10th anniversary?  SAVOR THE JOURNEY...yeah ;)

Are you signed up for the January Kit yet?   Be sure to check out all the info HERE because there are new PERKS for becoming a Kit Club Member at UNITY!

Thanks for letting me share more UNITY with you today and I'll leave you with a little peek of a BIG present I received today... I've been wanting a Pandora bracelet for MONTHS and not only did I get it, but the first few beads couldn't mean more to me...  Here's a little pic:


The long bar in the middle is inscribed "Forever Together".  PERFECT.
The butterfly?  Self explanatory!  LOL!
The pineapple is a fun one.  Our FAVORITE place to vacation is Charleston, SC, as many of you know.   The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and is often found on staircases in old Charleston homes.  When I saw this, it reminded me of Charleston and he remembered!   LOVE IT.

There is nothing more meaningful than this type of a gift.  I am thrilled with my 5 little beads and can't wait to collect a few here or there as we continue to SAVOR THE JOURNEY and live out our little story.

Thanks for hanging with me today!   Be sure to check out the rest of the FABULOUS UNITY DT girls:


xoxo Much love to all.....
me :)

55 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH Jess! Any many more for you!

PS: What a thoughtful sweetie you have, the bracelet is beautiful!

1CardCreator said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, I love your bracelet, that was so thoughtful. Your card as always is so beautifully done. ~Diane

Kristy Young said...

Oh how precious! Happy Anniversary to you both! Hope you both have a lovely day together, and what a fabulos meaningful present you got, lucky girl!
Kristy xo

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwww Jessica I love reading what you write, and its BEAUTIFUL hun! Happy Anniversary!!! That is true love hun, and im sooo glad to see you saying it. Alot of couples dont make it through the bad times, so glad to see you are one strong couple :)

Anyways on to your card... I love it! Im loving the colors you used,dp, and the stamps! Beautiful job hun!!!

Hope you and hubby have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy ANNIVERSARY:) That was very sweet of him to remember all those things...and give you a bracelet that you wanted! Here's to many many more years of LOVE!

Your card is AWESOME:) As always!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh you guys are so sweet!! He sounds like a keeper!! --HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Jen Shults said...

Ah Jess! Happy Anniversary!!! Your story is so sweet... I know your hubby will love it. That card is stunning! Holy Cow! I love that paper and you nailed that layout hard core!!! Now I'm going to go back and drool over your bracelet... I really want one of those as well... we have 10 years coming up... wonder if I can work something out. ;) Congrats again!!

margie c said...

Happy Anniversary to you and hubs!!! You guys are sooo cute :)

Beautiful card! Love the layout and papert too!

Gorgeous bracelet! Such a sweetie!

Enjoy your day!!!
~ margie

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

What a cute couple you are! See it's the little things like the pineapple that guys do to let you know through the wife filter...they are secretly paying attention and get to stay in the house for another few nights. LOL. Congrats on the 10 years! The card is absolutely fabulous. Gorgeous colors and love the addition of the pearls in the swirls.

~*Joni said...

I just love hearing LOVE stories Jess! Too often we hear the heartbreaking stories but there is so much more glory believing its power. Love indeed so worth celebrating! Congratulations to you and DH, what a gorgeous bracelet, and moreso what a gorgeous couple!! Oh yeah, and the card is beautiful...:D

Kelly Booth said...

Happy Anniversary Jess....So fun to hear a little about you and your DH....Love that Bracelet....Hope you have a super day!

Kim Nath said...

You have such an incredibly beautiful way with words. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful picture of the two of you, a gorgeous card and present. What a sweetie he is!

Kris said...

Happy Anniversary Jessica!!! Wishing you both more love, more happiness and more time as one! Perfect card for the DH... He'll love it! and the gift... Wow! it's even more precious when the gifts have a certain meaning! So sweet!! hugs, Kris

Gwen said...

Jessica, I really appreciate what you wrote about your journey with your hubby. It was very touching. Your Pandora...WOW!

Smiles!
Gwen

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Jessica, you've got a real sweetie there, love the pineapple. Wishing you many more years of happiness together with your beautiful family.

Btw Your Card is gorgeous :)
Suzi
xxx

Carisa said...

Awww, Happy Anniversary!!! Your post made me smile and started my day off on the right foot. I love to hear about love that is lasting thru thick and thin - my hubby and I will be celebrating 10 years this year in Nov so I know how you feel - isn't it amazing?! You got a beautiful bracelet - I love the special meaning behindthe beads. Now I'm off to check those out! LOL

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Happy Anny!!!!! Cheers to 10 more!!! XoXO- SJ

Angie Blom said...

A BIG Congrats to you and your Hubby.. Love is a splendid thing once you have the right person to spend it with!! I know is has been 22 for me!! Your card is wonderful, love the sweet colours you choose. Have a fabulous loving day!!

Pam Speidel said...

Wishing you and your DH a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Congratulations Jess! Love your bracelet too and you're going to enjoy adding charms to it. My sis got me one a few years ago and I still love it when someone remembers to give me a new charm! :)

Leah the Orange said...

happy anniversary to you both, Jessica! sounds like life has been good to you, and it's wonderful that you both have one another, and a big family, to share your love! :)

the bracelet is beautiful, so is your card (!), and what a lovely picture!

PaperCrafty said...

Happy anniversary!! Your bracelet is beautiful...he is a keeper!!

Jennine Chambers said...

Happy anniversary! 10 years!!! Love the card too!

Heather said...

Super super beautiful! Love the card! Happy Anniversary! What a special time...to celebrate the unity of a couple! LOVE that!

Yvette said...

Jessica, this was such a beautiful post! LOVE the pic and that bracelet is gorgeous!!

Rona said...

aaaawwwwwwwww so sweet!! Happy Anniversary!!

Stampin Mindy said...

Happy Anniversay! Beautiful card I love that lace!

BaNessa said...

Happy Anniversary you are so very blessed. :)

Donna said...

Oh Congrats on your Anniversary honey and that braclet is just gorgous...I have one too...Every charm has a special meaning..I LOVE it!! Your card is simply amazing as always!! Big Hugs to you...Xx

kadie said...

Look at you CUTIE PIES!! Congratulations and HAPPY HAPPY Anniversary!!! You two are too cute!!

Taylor said...

Happy Anniversary - love the bracelet!

Katarina said...

Congrats on your 10 years together. Me and my sweetie celebrated 11 in december so I know how you feel :)

Kim Y. said...

awww...Happy Anniversary, Jess! It's always such a pleasure stopping by your blog! I love reading your posts! Great writing, great inspiration! Awesome card, love the bracelet!

Julie said...

Oh what a SWEET picture! You guys are so freakin' cute! :) Happy Anniversary, girl! Here's to many more! :)

Catherine said...

What a great post, Jessica! Happy Anniversary to you both!!!
This card is gorgeous - love the colors and papers! Awesome interpretation of the Mojo sketch, too.
*raising hand* Fellow pineapple lover here becuz of my fave vacay spot, Hawaii. But do I still get a point for being born in Charleston, SC? I've only been back a couple times, but I always want to go again!

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!! I think the picture of the two of you together is just precious!! And what a great Husband you have for the beautiful and meaningful Pandora Bracelet!! And you card is so pretty!!
P.S. Just let me know when you what to get together. I am suppose to go to the monthly craft night tomorrow at Hermitage Church of Christ, if they don't change it because of the whether.

stampjourney said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on your anniversary!

Kathy said...

Awww...I love to hear a good love story like this!! Happy Anniversary and I must say you don't look old enough to have FOUR kids!!!!! Enjoy
Fondly,Kathy

Robin McK said...

Awwwwwwww....

Congratulations!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowww, your card is STUNNING! I LOOOOOVE that paper!

Happy Anniversary to you and DH! Aren't you a couple'a cuties!!

jennifer mitten said...

Congratulations! Love your work, too...

Randi said...

So pretty!!! Love all the pinks.

Happy Anny to you!!! Hope you two enjoyed a wonderful day together! That bracelet is such an amazing pressie!! I love symbolic gifts!

See you in a few weeks!! We need a countdown clock... ;o)

SpAzzGiRL said...

Happy Anniversary!
Gotta love a man that can give a good gift.

Cara said...

Jess!!! Happy Anniversary you young lovies!! Hope you have a super fab day with your bestest friend! Love your card but sorry, the bracelet is much better. LOL Just kiddin' ya. What a thoughtful gift. Congrats on 10 years!!! Wishing you many more :o)

Sandra said...

these hops are great - I never really appreciate all the stamps until I see them used!
lovely card!
Sandra

Darla said...

Happy Anniversary my friend! Hope it was a good one. Great card you made for your DH. Hugs from me in IL!

WickedPixie said...

Congratulations Jess! It was so heartwarming to read your post today! I wish you many more wonderful years together! :-)Traci

Jodi C. said...

Congrats to you and your husband for 10 years!!! What an amazing gift you received...it brought tears to my eyes...what a sap I am!!! BEAUTIFUL card too!!!

Jodi C. said...

OH!! By the way does your husband have a single brother??? LOL!!! (sort of)

AJ said...

AWESOME!! CONGRATS Girlie!! I think I may have to get myself one of those pandora bracelets...not sure dh would figure it out!
and LOVE all of your UNITY! congrats again and you *know* what I'm talkin' bouts! ;) woot! see you in 2 freakin' weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angie said...

AW Jess, this is such a wonderful post! Brought some tears to my eyes! (Good ones, lol!) My DH and I are almost at our 9 year mark ourselves. Where does the time go?

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary, Jessica! Wow! Isn't it something we have it at the same day! :)
Beautiful picture of you and your husband!
And what a precious gift!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How cute are the two of you!!! GORGEOUS card and I LOVE the pic of you guys!!!!

Lisa H. said...

loooove the card, the paper is delish! and your braclet is sooo lovely! I so {heart} my pandora braclet. it's so fun to get new beads and the fact that they can all have meaning, makes it that much more special. I have space for 2 more beads (it's been a 2 yr. work in progess) and I can't wait to start another one. Love the pineapple, I've got it too, but for me it signifies Hawaii (were we honeymooned!). Hugs!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your card, so elegant & love the bracelet! Perfect I say!!

hugz,
Suzanne

LORi said...

Happy Anniversary!! Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!! Blessings!!!

LORi