A Special Day

Today Norm and I celebrate eight years of marriage.   We survived the seven year itch.   LOL   They have been interesting years, wonderful in many ways.   They have also been years of learning to love.

This morning Norm surprised me with a gift.   You can see it in the photo below — jewelry from Brighton, my favorite jewelry company.   I like their stuff because it’s got that handcrafted look.   Norm picked these out all by himself and I’m very proud of him for doing such a good job.   I love the colors of the amethyst, raspberry and jade beads.   Here’s what Norm told me about the jewelry:

“You are the reason that the jewelry is beautiful.   By themselves they are nothing, placed with love on your body makes them sparkle and glisten, simply a reflection of you and your wonderful love of life.”

Isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard?   I’m taking him out for lunch!



  1. Narniaman
    Jan 23, 2007

    Congratulations, Karen!!

    But here’s a question for you.

    How come women, who by their very nature are beautiful (God got it right on his second try!!) — are the ones that, for the most part, make use of jewelry and beautiful clothes??

    And meanwhile guys, who need all the help they can get, are for the most part not too concerned about fashion and jewels?

  2. Lisa Muszkiewicz
    Jan 23, 2007

    Congrats! Norm sounds like a keeper!

    Hey – are you enjoying the new season of 24?

    Send us some AZ sunshine please. WA is very chilly, snowy, rainy, and windy. The kids and I miss the sunshine and all our friends.


    Hope your anniversary continues to be wonderful. You two are both very blessed.

  3. Karen of Scottsdale
    Jan 23, 2007

    Narniaman: you haven’t seen the guys in North Scottsdale. They like adornment trinkets. 😎

    Lisa: sending you some Arizona sunshine. Yes, this season of 24 is fantastic. 🙂

  4. SolShine7
    Jan 26, 2007

    That’s beautiful! You’ve got yourself a good man, cherish him. Congrats on year 8! Keep going strong!! 😀

  5. Tim
    Feb 2, 2007

    Congratulations and may you have many more happy years.

  6. David Fordee
    Feb 5, 2007

    Congrats on 8 years together. It is hard to believe this summer will be my 12th. Amazing.