Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anniversary Love from Aunt Laurie

Mike and I stopped at my parents' house on Sunday the 15th for what we thought was going to be a simple one-year wedding anniversary dinner with my family, but my mom and my visiting-for-the-weekend aunt Laurie had been working like elves since Friday evening transforming my parents' kitchen and dining room into a Daffodil-Filled Pink Party Central in our honor. :) While I wait to collect everyone's photos from the day, I can show you two of the gifts Aunt Laurie made for us, a beautifully matted and framed photo of me from my wedding day and a scrapbook marking our first married year.
Aunt Laurie said this was her favorite of all our wedding photos, and she trimmed it in a pretty spring green that matched my wedding outfit. :) Since my bridal bouquet was mostly yellow Daffodils, she pressed some silk ones under the glass too. What a treasure she and her gift are. 

And tucked into a gift basket Sunday was a 40-page scrapbook she had made filled with images depicting our wedding, our life together, and our pink first anniversary party. There is even a page in it with a magazine clipping of a black and white cat who looks like Stuffed. :) She and I and my mom have been creating these little books for each other for years, but this one is one of my all-time favorite gifts, period. She outdid herself.

The pages above are my two favorites. She even created those paper doll-type cut-outs to look like my wedding dress and jacket and Mike's tie. :) And my Daffodil bouquet! Love, love, love.  She managed to find pictures of not only my bouquet's Daffodils but also its Cattails and Pussy Willows. "My" Daffodils are on almost every page. :)
For traditional first anniversary gifts of paper, her book and matted photo take the prize. They are just the dearest, as is she.

9 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Happy First Anniversary!!!

I look forward to seeing more photos of the event. Your Aunt's gift to you is absolutely wonderful, happy and filled with love.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Lisa said...

So much work - so much love! What a keepsake. Happy Anniversary!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! With lots of love from Jean and me.

Nellie said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful surprise gift - so meaningful, and suited to the paper anniversary perfectly.

Val said...

Thank you all. :) ♥

asmplelife said...

What a treasure your Aunt Laurie is! And your mom. You are a blessed woman, Val - happy anniversary to you and Mike =]

Val said...

I am indeed so blessed, Cheryl. Yes, yes, yes. And thank you. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! One year already? Where does time go! happy (belated) anniversary!!!!

xoxo cheeze

Val said...

Thank you, Marylou. ♥