Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'm back.........for now

I'm not sure what's happening at the moment - we seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of sickness in this household - when one gets better, the next gets sick :(

I'm finding I've very little time to blog, read blogs or craft. I miss you all though and I'm hoping to get back into it now.

Today is my birthday - yipee! And today is our wedding anniversary - 15 years today!! We are still happy - and probably more in love than ever.

This week, whilst David has been off work with tonsillitis, he has been very busy with Louis, who has been off kindy with a cold. This is what they made me:



It's a new telephone address book that David covered and Louis drew on. I absolutely love it!


I got a lantern from Julian for when we go camping in the next lot of holidays. brrrrr I hope it's warmer by then!!


I've been admiring this bowl for many months at a local shop. It's such a beautiful rich, warm red and it looks just gorgeous stacked with winter fruit.


Thanks Emily - I love my bowl!


And finally, this beautiful, beautiful book. I can't wait to get started on some of the patterns - they are just gorgeous.

For our anniversary, which we don't normally celebrate with gifts, David found this gorgeous bottle (15 years is crystal or glass) and he made this beautiful card (roses are the flower for 15 years of marriage).



So, I'm off now, to organise my gift for David and then it's off to lunch. I look forward to catching up with your blogs over the next few days and getting back into a better blogging routine.
cheers
l
x

21 comments:

Lorraine said...

welcome back....happy birthday and happy anniversary....hope sickness leaves your house soon!!! wishing you "well" thoughts! take care of yourself...and your wonderful family!

Jelly Wares said...

Glad to see you back... I've missed you!!! Hopefully the sickness fairy will leave you all alone soon...
I love all of the gifts especially the thoughtful one from your husband... How clever of him to make that card himself... Very thoughful!!

Jodie :)

Bird Bath said...

best wishes for your celebrations and recovery!
Our school holidays were a tag team of illness - but finally everybody is on the mend. The cold weather is great for staying in by the heater.
wonderful tokens of appreciation from your husband!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How lovely that you got married on your birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and anniversary - love all the pressies from your family! Glad you are feeling better.

Sally said...

Hi Levin,

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary - I remember the proud look on your Dad's face as he walked down the aisle with you 15 years ago - very special. Good work on the presents David and Louis.

Hope you're all feeling recovered soon. Sally

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday and anniversary....sorry to hear the family hasn't been well ....lots of lovely pressies I have been admiring that book for a while....I have nearly made your gift we will have to do coffee when it it made.

Kris said...

I hope you guys get over all the sickness.

A wonderful post full of truly beautiful things! I loved the card your husband made and the red bowl with fruit in it!

Hope you have a great week. (So nice to have you back)

Jenny said...

happy Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary too! You certainly got some lovely gifts and have a very thoughtful husband. Hope the winter sickie bugs leave real soon:)

May Kristin said...

Happy birthday and happy anniversary!
Hope you all are getting better.
Enjoy your gifts and have a wonderful day!

OzRose said...

Glad to see you back Levin! Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary too.
Hope you all keep well :)
hugs

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday for yesterday.........had trouble after I opened your page last night with the net and i could't leave a comment.........take care and hope all are well in your house and stay that way..........

this is my patch said...

It's can be all too depressing when there is illness around the house. A good job your birthday and anniversary came round to brighten up the days. Lovely presents you received from your family, lots of love and thought gone into every one. x

My Love is..... said...

welcome back!! I missed you!! happy birthday and anniversary looks like you are having a wonderful time - sickness aside. feel well soon.

Jacquie said...

birthday and anniversary...yippee! have a happy day! sorry to hear about all the sickness. miss you too...take good care of you and your family and tell hubby he's a keeper!

Cosy said...

Happy birthday to you for yesterday! Hope it was a lovely day.

Glad to have you back in blogland. Come and enter my giveaway for a book. You never know your luck (again)!

Carolyn

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Me said...

Ahh you are back! Happy double celebration for Thursday! What a lovely cache of gifts...wow. That phone book and handmade card are precious! I hope you break the sickie cycle very soon.

Philigry said...

happy birthday! I hope you had a great day!

trashalou said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary - loads of lovely gifts, lucky you.

Gina said...

Oh happy birthday and anniversary for yesterday Levin! Sorry I am a day late..it is lovely to have you back..hopefully you've all had a couple of years worth this year..stay well, Gina x
p.s. that is a gorgeous bowl!..and the drawings are so cute..worth framing :D

Kali said...

Happy Belated birthday and anniversary wishes Levin~ all your pressies look wonderful.
xo Kali