Friday, February 27, 2009

ABC's - Anniversary, Buttons and Coney Dogs!

This is going to be a bit of a random post for me.  I have been sort of in a blogging "funk" for the past couple of weeks and have had difficulty getting my thoughts down in a post.

Yesterday was 31 years since this day.....

I really cannot believe it! Surely I am not old enough to have been married 31 years! Where does the time go? 

Walt and I have been through our share of "for better" and "for worse" in our 31 years together, but if I had to do it all over, I would walk down that aisle again on that Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in South Georgia and commit myself to the same man. We are truly soul mates!

On another note.....Did you notice the new "cuteness" on the side of my blog. My daughter, Faith, has helped me (and many others) with blog design. She is so creative and just has a "knack" for this stuff. She designed this little button for me and how adorable is it? 

She has decided to make her services available to anyone needing help with their blog.  For more information on her blog designs, just click on her "button" below. She will be glad to help you with redesigning your blog, designing one for the first time or making you your very own "button".

And, on a final note....

Walt and I LOVE hot dogs!  Especially a good ole' Coney Dog!  We try not to eat them very often any more, but nothing tastes better when you haven't had one for a while.  We have been known to drive to Sonic on a Friday night, but tonight we had our own version at home.

The only thing that could possibly make a Coney Dog any better would be to have it all prepared in the crock pot when you get home---right! Check out Mimi's Making Meals for my Crock Pot Coney Dog recipe.

Have a blessed weekend!


Betsy said...

Congratulations on 31 years! That is truly an accomplishment in this day and age. I love Faith's blog designs. She is so talented! And, I love your recipe blog. You have my same style of cooking and I can tell I would love your recipes. I will have to try the Coney Dog!

Have a great weekend!

Alex and Jill said...

Happy Anniversary!!

And Faith rocks! She's my fave.

Grammy and Olivia said...

Happy Anniversary. Our 30th is in November--time passes so quickly. Oh and your coney dog recipe looks delicious.

Jacquie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I just love the wedding picture. You both look so much the same, I just had to go back up to your header and compare! So sweet.

Faith is very talented! Seems you and Walt have some intelligent young'ens!

Lianna Knight said...

Faith is doing such an awesome job!!I am going to see if she can create a button for me for my Etsy Store!!! Too cute!!!

And congrats on the anniversary. I just told Faith how lucky we both are to have parents so committed to one another and to God. My parents just celebrated their 36th anniversary!!

Ginger said...

Congratulations! I hope you have 31or more wonderful years together. I love your picture. What a beautitful couple.

Your daughter has just a knack for creative buttons and blogs. I'd love at some point to really update and make my blog more unique for me! I'll have to contact Faith.

Have a great weekend!

petrii said...

Congratulations to you and Walt on 31 years of marriage!! I've been thinking about asking Faith to point me in the right direction to make blog buttons. They are so cute and I'd love to know how to design them. MMMMM I so love coney dogs (if made with a soy dog - I don't do reg hot dogs - because yes I am a nut =) anyway . . . I'm going to check out your crock-dogs =) right now.

Love you friend and praying for you,

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Congrats on 31 years!! What an inspiration that is to us - a soon to be married couple! I love reading both you and Faiths blog I feel like it pushes me in my faith walk. You are both amazing godly women!!! Thank you soo much for sharing all your recipes too! I am in desperate need to find stuff my future hubby will eat!!!

We live in Snellville, GA!!!

valerie said...

Congratulations on 31 years! My husband and I will celebrate our 30th this summer. I agree....where has the time gone?

Oh, I love hot dogs. I'm definitely gonna check out your coney dog recipe.

I will also check out Faith's blog. She does such a good job. I wish I were so talented.

I still need some tutoring with my mac laptop. I know there is so much that it does and I'm only using the very basics. One thing you might be able to help me with is on Beth Moore's Living Proof website I cannot listen to her 30 minute broadcasts on my laptop. It tells me I need to upload something and I try and it still doesn't work. Any suggestions?

Rebecca Jo said...

What an example- 31 years!! That's fantastic! And I LOVE the wedding picture... so classic - so beautiful!!!!

I'm already excited for Faith doing designing too... your kids are so talented!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You are an inspiration to me in my own marriage that couples CAN stay married that long. I had lost hope after my parent divorced after 20 years.

Anyways, I'm glad that you had a fun time and looks like we both got our hotdog fix haha!

Have a great weekend!

Robyn Beele said...

Happy Anniversary! 31 years is something to celebrate!!

Jenna said...

Congrats on 31 years!! That is just amazing! I thought I was feeling some extra love around the big C the other day! :-) Hope ya'll did some good celebrating!!

And I am so proud of Faith - she is awesome.

Love you friend!!

Becky said...

Congrats Em on your 31 years! I feel the same way you do. If I could do it all again, it would be to the same guy!

Faith is soooo talented. I do love all your cuteness and Faith's too. I'm sure she will do great in her new endeavor.

Faith said...

I'm so glad y'all had a happy anniversary! Those coney dogs sound pretty tasty.

And, thanks for the shout out! I love you to pieces!

Melissa said...

Yay for 31 years! I hope you had a great day together and many more years to come! Thanks for praying for our little niece and for your comments! You are so sweet and I miss you too! :) Faith did a good job on your blog!! Very cute!

andrea said...

how cool it is to not only share your kids' birthday with mine on January 24th (i think that was you that mentionned that) but our anniversaries too! 31 years is really something special! what a great picture of your wedding!

Hollie said...

oh my word the pic of you and mr. walt is so very beautiful. i LOVED seeing this photo!

happy anniversary!!!

Denise K. said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! What a handsome couple you two are!

I love your blog button and will take it to post on our blog as well!

Yes, your daughter is SO talented! I just love her!!! She was soooooo helpful, kind, and patient with me. She just had a knack for understanding what I wanted in a blog design and she made it all happen! I feel like I have made a new "friend!"

Enjoy your weekend, and I just LOVE your blog! I think Faith is going to be a celebrity in the blogging world! :-)

Can't wait to check out your recipes too!

With love from Colorado,
Denise :-)

Stacy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and I am glad your hot dogs turned out good! I wish you and Walt the best in your next 31 years together!

You know that I think Faith is wonderful - she is so creative and does such a great job with the blog designs!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!! :) Tell Faith she does a great job. Love her stuff. And I'm definitely going to check out that recipe right now. They sound delicious!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary (last week)! Faith does does a great job with blog design, love your button. :)

Lori said...

I loved seeing your wedding picture. I think you actually look younger now. Congratulations on anniversary!! I have the ingredients to try your Coney Dog recipe. It looked so good. I'm always waiting to see what you do next. Your daughter is a great job on your button. It's so cute!

Abbi said...

congrats!! that's SOOOOOO awesome! i love to hear when couple have been married for so long! it's such an inspiritation!!! love the picture too!
go faith! she's awesome! i'll check her out!
i've kinda been in a blog funk too! sometimes the words and topics just come to me and then they don't!! i'm struggling right now too!