Six years ago today, James and I exchanged our wedding vows. He is the world’s best husband. He makes me smile when I am sad. He makes me laugh pretty much everyday. He holds me close and I feel loved.
It may only be six years of marriage, but we’ve been together for a lot longer. We started dating in June 1997, the summer before his senior year of high school and my junior year of high school. My friend Jillan was hosting an end-of-school pool party and she invited some of her boyfriend-at-the-time’s friends, James being one of them. We started talking and really hit if off.
Except for about 9 months starting the second semester of my senior year of high school, we dated from the time we first met until James proposed September 26, 2003. I would have liked a fall wedding (my favorite season), but I didn’t want to wait a whole year to get married, so we were married February 28, 2004.
We have tried to take a trip every year since we were married. Typically, a picture from that year’s trip accompanied our Christmas card. We splurged in 2008 and went to the French Polynesian islands of Moorea and Bora Bora. It is my favorite trip so far.
I’m really pleased with how the card I made for James turned out. He got a big smile on his face when I gave it to him. It uses the Memories of Time sketch challenge. I printed the sentiment out with my computer. I’ve been doing a lot of coloring lately on my cards and I want to get some high-quality colored pencils.
Stamps: C.C. Designs Eric and Chrissy Go Prehistoric
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown; Stazon Jet Black
Markers: Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Stampin’ Up twill ribbon; dimensionals
Tools/Techniques: cotton ball sponged background