Five Crazy Years

My husband and I celebrated our ‘wooden’ wedding anniversary last week and took advantage of school hours for a romantic escape! Off we went to York for a stroll around the city where we got married and then a little picnic in the Museum gardens. A very nice happily-married-for-44-years man kindly helped us capture a re-enactment of one of our wedding pics:

10th September 2009

10th September 2009

10th September 2014

Only I forgot which side I was supposed to be stood on, and we were joined by a little boy playing hide and seek. Actually come to think of it, there’s a little boy playing hide and seek on the other one too!

A little older

A little older


Honeymooning – outside York Minster















Okay so we’re a little more jagged at the edges, a little heavier (ahem), and certainly a lot more cream crackered than we were then but hey, we are about to turn 40 and have two whippersnappers testing our parenting skills several hundred times a day. My eyes won’t tolerate contact lenses anymore and I blame that for the blurring of our current shot – you really don’t want to see us in sharp focus anyway…

My husband surpassed himself with my anniversary gift – 5 trees from the Woodland Trust that we can go and visit, and a poem that he made up all by himself to go with it:


Wood anniversary poemI’m a very lucky girl, I know. Now I managed a card for him, but his present is still a work in progress oops. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!

5th Anniversary CardI think this might be the first CAS (clean and simple) card that I have ever done. Very tricky! The stamp is ‘Teddy Romeo‘ and I won it on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire Blog. Lucky girl, I know! Coloured with my Promarkers and blender pen.

Teddy RomeoI did attempt to stamp the sentiment straight onto the card, however let’s just say an ‘opportunity’ arose for me to do a layered sentiment instead…

Happy AnniversaryI’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #338 – Too Cute

Inky Chicks Challenge #38 – Anything Goes

Can’t keep my eyes open, so better get to sleep,

Emma x


4 thoughts on “Five Crazy Years

  1. Congratulations Emma…your post has given me goose bumps…not because it is cold here compared to Lanzarote either! Your husband sounds to be a gem! Your card is lovely…great colouring. Hope we can catch up soon.xx

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