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Today is our 30th Anniversary!


30th Anniversary (4)Hi bloggies!

Remember this …..

Amazing sunsets

Amazing sunsets

I shared this photo … exactly 5 years ago. This is Brampton Island in Queensland … where Gav & I spent our 25th wedding anniversary. I know that I have some blog friends who have been with me for that long … and will remember! Yes … today is our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Gav & I went away again to celebrate (just as we do EVERY year) … to a lovely place … nice & quiet called Bowral. (Southern Highlands NSW) Not quite so flashy as Brampton … but PERFECT just the same. We spent a lot of time reminiscing & realising how very blessed we are. It has been an amazing 30 years! So … our hotel room was overlooking this …

30th Anniversary BowralHow picturesque! The weather was simply beautiful … and we had a lovely time wandering around Bowral, Moss Vale, Kangaroo Valley … and other places around the Southern Highlands. It really is pretty country … especially this time of the year when all the autumn colours are on full display! We ate out … had yummy breakfast buffets … and the dinner restaurant at the Hotel had the most scrumptious food! I was very spoilt!

30th Anniversary (2)30th Anniversary (5)So … I wanted something a little special for a card for Gavin. He always appreciates my ‘work’ … so I knew he would like this one! No stamping! I didn’t even realise until I had finished! I had pulled out the heart die as a starting point … and it evolved from there! The bow is the ‘Ridiculously Tiny Bow‘ that I found on the internet! I must buy some of the SU! Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! It would make sticking these fragile die cuts much easier! 😉 30th Anniversary (1)I was trying to capture the ‘sheen’ of this lovely card in a photo … I think you can ‘just’ see how pretty it is. I used some left-over card from Sheree & Murray’s wedding stationery! This is really quite a simple card … the only tricky bit was sticking the heart to the card.

I had a good giggle at the card that Gav gave to me …

30th Anniv from Gav (1)inside cardGav is a romantic … even though it doesn’t appear that way with the card he chose!!! Lastly I wanted to share the beautiful gift from our wonderful family. We are so blessed to have such amazing kids (+ hubbies & grand-daughter).

30 years (2)This picture is a “DEE KRAMER” creation! Wow! If you would like to see some wonderful photos (particularly of the Illawarra/Shellharbour region – where we live) … then you need to visit HERE! Sheree & Murray were given a gorgeous photo of Wollongong Harbour taken by Dee on the morning of their wedding as a wedding present from Ree’s class & parents. The Kramer’s daughter was in Sheree’s class last year … so it was a very special treat. I am keen to visit their studio  … which is only about 5 mins drive from here! We were very excited to receive this from the kids.

Anyway … enough of me … I am off to do some blurfing! (After all … it IS my 30th anniversary today!) 😉

30 years (3)PS: Yes … I was a CHILD BRIDE!!!

30 years (1)GEN 12 Andrea 230th Anniversary recipe

30th Anniversary (3)


10 thoughts on “Today is our 30th Anniversary!

  1. Congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary.

    Love the photos of your getaway weekend! Gorgeous! Love your card!! 😍

    I think you’ve lost more weight too!! You are looking great!!

    Catch you later
    -Gabbi xoxo


  2. Happy 30th Anniversary! How wonderful! God Blessings. Gloria in Wa state Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 06:27:54 +0000 To: rggreenhalgh@msn.com


    • Hi Gloria! It was so nice of you to take the time to say hi & congrats! We do feel very blessed … and I am so thankful for my blog friends who share these big events with me! Hugs xxx


  3. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! What a nice way to celebrate it. Sounds like it was wonderful. Keep up the good work you two are doing. 🙂 Beautiful card. Love the white layers and the scallop edge. Very elegant Andrea.


    • Hi Monika! Thanks so much for your consistent and encouraging blog love! I have lost many of my blog friends … but you continue to pop by and say hi! Means a lot … thanks! Hugs xxx


  4. Congrats on 30! We just had our 56th. Hope it is ok with you if I forward this email to my Aussie friend–she would love to see pictures from home. I too can see you are shrinking but looking great–a handsome couple. So here are best wishes as you journey through another 30 years together.

    Your card is elegant. Hugs and smiles, Reva


    • Hi again, Reva! I so appreciate that you take the time to share the special times with me! It is always nice to see your name pop up in my comments list! Thanks for your sweet message! Hugs xxx


  5. Congratulations!!! You should be SO proud of 30 years!


  6. While I managed to wish you happy anniversary on facebook, I totally didn’t get here – so sorry, I hope you had a wonderful day on such a magnificent milestone, your card is delicious – love that heart, its gorgeous xx