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Doubly Dandy Day

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Today is a doubly important kind of day.  One that definitely goes down as being doubly dandy.  Definitely dandy.  First, it’s Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Mother’s Day.  I have a very dandy mom.  Here we are when I was just a wee babe:

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Isn’t that 70’s sofa and pillow awesome?  Yeah they certainly don’t make them like they use to.

I’m so lucky to have this lady as my mom.  She has been a constant in my life.  Bottom line… Everything that I am I learned from her.  Although I didn’t retain all of the information.  I could only wish to be half as good of a mom as she is.  I try, but know that she’s really top notch.  I love her eternal.

Alright.  Ready for the second reason this day is doubly dandy?  At this fountain 12 years ago this guy asked this girl to be his bride:

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My answer is still the best decision that I have ever made.  Hands down.  He’s the greatest husband a girl could ask for and the best father.  I love him eternal.

 

P.S.  Does anyone know of any good photographers in the Springfield, IL area?  That’s where the fountain is and it would be wonderful to have an updated family picture taken in front of it one of these days.  This particular one is over 5 years old… As I’m sure you can tell, because Banjo is just a baby in it!  Where has the time seriously gone???  *sigh*

P.P.S.  Remind me to share with you the engagement story one of these days.  It’s quite the doozie. 

Kranich’s Jewelers {Review}

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Two years ago, we took a trip to Washington DC with my family.  It was a great trip but ended up being pretty costly — though not for reasons we had anticipated.  Somewhere along the way that week, my husband lost his cell phone (that had the only pictures of my son right after he was born — long story about forgetting our camera) and I lost my wedding ring.  We searched everywhere for both and tried to retrace our steps, to no avail.  It was heartbreaking!

I searched for the perfect ring for about a year, so I became fairly attuned to what I was looking for in a special piece of jewelry.  I love clean lines and a simple setting for practical everyday use.  I like the look and durability of white gold (my first ring was platinum, and it took a lot to keep it looking shiny and smooth), and also the shine of a gorgeous single diamond.

Kranich’s Jewelers features two collections of engagement rings and wedding bands that fit my own description for a ring, and they also offer such a variety of choices that would appeal to all buyers.  If anyone is thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s Day or would love to encourage their significant other (!), I would suggest taking a look at the classy engagement ring and wedding band selections  of the ArtCarved Collection or the stunning range of gorgeous pieces in the Gabriel and Company Collection.

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Magnificent Gabriel and Company Collection and Kranich’s

**This posting and review was sponsored by Kranich’s, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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