Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday Fave Five

It's Friday! Time for FFF! Welcome!
My Friday Fave Five Wedding Anniversary Edition
1. Bastille Day marks The Professor's and my wedding anniversary. Thirty six years. Good years. I am the most fortunate of women. The Professor is handsome, funny, faithful, loyal, cute, wonderful, amusing- you get the picture...


2. Monday afternoon drive down Highway 1 through Malibu to South Bay Beach Cities. The drive is one of my favorites. So close to the Pacific Ocean I feel like I can reach out and touch the waves.


3. An overnight stay with friends. In the morning, we had breakfast at Scotty's on The Strand in Hermosa Beach and then meandered south to San Diego. We lunched in San Clemente and drove down to see the pier.

4. We are staying with MamaMia and The Marine and had the extra joy of seeing Chaplain Dan and The Princess for two days because they were in San Diego on business. Being with family is the absolute best part of any week!

5. Last, and certainly least, I got a new hat. Wide brim, UV treated, for maximum sun protection. I plan to wear it to the beach tomorrow.

I hope you have had a great week, too! You can pop over to Susanne's blog Living To Tell The Story to join in or find out what good things other people have focused on this week.

39 comments:

vanessa said...

Congratulations on 36 years together! Wow, that is a long time together, well done! My husband and I will have been married seven years this year, and it's flown by.
I absolutely love the colours in your blog header, they're just gorgeous.
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

hip chick said...

If you are at the beach it's all good. I love the hat!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations to you and the Professor!!! Its so sweet to hear you speak of him as you did! A long and happy marriage is a wonderful thing!

Tracy said...

Congratulations Willow and Professor! :o) 36 yrs...that is a sweet milestone! Hubby & I celebrate 10 next year--the time goes by so fast, but sooo good! Lovely all the scenes from the beach here... Andjust LOVE your sun hat! Beautiful lacey sachet you're knitting in progress from your last post. Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Roxie said...

Your hubby is true.
Your hat is new.
Surprise, it's blue!
And family, too?
Happy days for you!

Brenda said...

36 years! Congratulations. I got some beach time in this week, I find it so renewing to go down by the ocean and hear the waves.

I would love to see the finished project of you summer knitting.

ellen b. said...

Oh that is the perfect color hat for you!! Love it.
What great photos of the little jaunt down to S.D.
Happy belated anniversary to you and the Professor!!
Enjoy the beach!

shopannies said...

beautiful pictures makes me long for Florida again I will return hopefully one day

Flower said...

I just caught a glimpse of the sachet...very nice!!
This was a good week, full of family, celebration and beautiful places! The hat is perfect for you!!

Faith said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! What a handsome hubby!
loved your list and hoping you are having a wonderful summer....love all your pics!
God bless you!

Hazel said...

Thirty-six years! How grand! Congratulations to you and the Professor. I love walks on the pier too.

Rebecca said...

Aaahhh, your pictures gave me a mini vacation today. Enjoyed it.

Mama Mia said...

Aw, Daddy's so handsome! :o) And I LOVE the picture of San Clem. pier.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

ooohhhh!!! You got a great shot of the pier :) I love that view looking down over the pretty green grass. I hope you enjoyed your lunch in SC!

Congratulations to you and the Professor. When a marriage is right it only gets better with time.

Karyn said...

Congratulations on 36 years! So glad to see a long, happy marriage!

I love your photos this week!

Kari said...

Hi Willow,
Oh I'm so happy for you and the Prof. 36 years is wonderful, congratulations!!
You had a great week and I enjoyed reading about it.
Have fun and the beach and I know that hat will look good on you.
Happy Weekend.

marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary!! Good to see the Professor relaxing with a cup of Jo in the freshly painted Adirondack.

nikkipolani said...

You are full of sunshiny goodness this week! What a blessing to be celebrating an anniversary with such a wonderful life partner.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy anniversary! I am one year behind you as we are celebrating our 35th this fall. A long and happy marriage is a wonderful blessing isn't it? The professor looks so young, and I bet you do too!

Being with family is the very best --glad you were able to spend time with your children and their families!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thom said...

Happy Anniversary. 36 years..just awesome :) Wonderful FFF. Have a good one :)

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary Willow and the professor. Your photos of the beaches and your new hat are lovely. Your hat is a beautiful colour, Loving your pictures Eleanor Elizabeth on platform 9 3/4. Em stood in the exact same spot two years ago! Jane x

Thom said...

I should have put this earlier...if you have time, you might check my post today :) Aloha

Marg said...

I think we have one thread in common...Lots of blue water...
Your pictures are always so inviting.

Congratulations on your anniversary.
Each one is so special and it's a joy to see you share that with other bloggers.

I love your blue hat....
I wear a blue VW baseball hat to the beach...

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on your 36th anniversary!

Love the beach pictures. I miss being close enough to a beach to visit easily.

I agree about loving time with family.

Knitting Linguist said...

Happy anniversary!! (Did I already realize that your anniversary is the day before ours?) I love the pier photo in particular, and the colors of your new hat are wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

(P.S. I'm glad you're liking the Scotland talk; it really is an amazing place to visit. And I got some shots of doors and windows that I haven't posted yet but that made me think of you as I took them :) )

Shelby said...

Big congrats to you and your husband !!! 36 years is fantastic!!

Melanie said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your new hat. We celebrated 21 years of being a couple on the 15th. Isn't being in love still, so much fun?

Susanne said...

Happy Anniversary! 36 years together is amazing! Bless you guys on your next 36. :v)

Love the color of your hat!

Pamela said...

Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your hat and I LOVE Highway 1.

Jientje said...

Happy anniversary Willow!
I can see you have a happy life with the professor! Love the hat!
Have a great week!

linnea said...

Happy Anniversary :o)!!!! That really is something :o) Congrats!! I hope you're having a great time in San Diego!
xo,
Linnea

littlebluehen.com said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! To many more wonderful years. =)

That hat is fabulous! Most of my wardrobe is blue, and I cannot resist a giant hat. Love.

SteppeSister said...

Love the hat!

WOW! 36 years- that's just amazing! We celebrated 20 in June! All of them great!

Clarity said...

What a lovely post! Happy Anniversary - I love people who praise their loved ones like you do. What's the secret, do tell?

Your ocean pictures are beautiful, I could smell the sea air from London. Glad you had a beautiful time!

violetlady said...

Sounds like you had a great anniversary. So beautiful out there!

Suldog said...

36 years! Congratulations, and many more!

Islandsparrow said...

Happy belated Anniversary! hope it was wonderful.

Love your beach pictures - and your new beach hat. especially the nice blue. I'm looking for one too.

Pretty new header!

Barbara said...

This must be the first pic of the Professor on this blog. Say hi! to him from me.

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary too.

Glad you had a wonderful time with family and enjoyed the pics as usual.

rosy said...

What an interesting text & beautiful pictures,there's an conscientious man too to highlight its beauty.
pleasing!!

rosy
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