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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A 45-Year Catch-Up Visit!

As I mentioned in a previous post, while I was still in California, my husband surprised me with a trip of his own south.  I think he yearned for a little sunshine, because as you know, other than being a bit warmer and no freezing nights, Seattle doesn't really have much of a spring that provides sunshine.  I'm fond of saying we have liquid sunshine!  I think he was a little jealous when talking with me that I had been enjoying regular bouts of sunshine almost daily since my arrival in early April.  But then, it is possible he may have also missed me!


As mentioned, we headed further south to the Sacramento area and had a chance to visit with some very "old" friends of more than 45 years.  Though my husband re-connected with them several years ago and was able to visit them before, I had not been down with him because I had other commitments at home.  This was such a wonderful occasion for both of us as the wife, Marlene, had finally began to recover from a fairly serious health problem.  We had a great luncheon with them and wonderful, reminiscing conversations, plus caught up with stories of our lives over the last 40 years.  I surely hope we get to make another repeat visit very, very soon.


In remembering this wonderful time, I wanted to send a little card letting them know just how much we enjoyed this catch-up visit.

 I made this card at one of my sister, Heidi Gonzales', first Stampin' Up classes a few months ago.  She taught how to use Stampin' Up markers with stamps.  I love this Summer Smooch paper (retired).  It is so bright and cheery.  (Her blog, if you are interested in looking her up, is: www.mylilscrapcorner.blogspot.com.)

Recipe:  SU stamp: Bright Blossoms.  SU Papers: Summer Smooches, Daffodil cardstock, Whisper White cardstock.  SU Ink: Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo.  SU Postage Stamp punch.  Summer Smooch fabric brads (ret.).

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