Sunday Salon -- It's our 12th Anniversary!!!

Good Afternoon Sunday Saloners. Today is our 12th Wedding Anniversary and the time has just flown by. It really doesn't seem like 12 years. The traditional gift for the 12th this year is silk or linen. We've had fun each year coming up with creative gifts and I'll just leave it up to your imagination what the silk gift will be. Father's 50th birthday is also coming up on Tuesday. I've always made it a point to keep the two celebrations separate and not combine gifts. This year we are going here:

We have rented a condo on the beach near Monterey and will be leaving tomorrow for 5 laid back, glorious days at the coast. We will be bringing this

to assist in our celebration of our life, wedding, Father's birthday, James graduation from 3rd grade, and whatever else we can think of to drink too. We had initially purchased the champagne to drink on New Year's Eve, but it had been shelved due to Father breaking his leg and being on pain medication.

I'll be bringing a few books with me, one from each challenge. They're listed in my sidebar. Whether I get through them or not will be another story, but generally I end up running out of reading material where ever I go and have to buy more books. Not such a bad thing, because that means I can check out the local bookstore. Reminder to self: Don't forget the camera.

Speaking of Challenges, I am breaking down and joining one more: J.Kayes Book Blog 2009/2010 Lisa Jackson Reading Challenge. I already have several of her books that I will be reading which are:

  1. Hot Blooded
  2. Cold Blooded
  3. The Night Before
  4. Shiver
  5. Lost Souls
  6. Wicked Games

I picked up a few new books this week including: "Silent Thunder" by Iris Johansen and her son Roy, "Witching Moon" (moon series #3) by Rebecca York, "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind and Lora Leigh's "Bengal's Heart" which is a new book in her Breed Series. Oh! And "The 39 Clues: Book 1 - The Maze of Bones" by Rich Riordan. I've been eyeing this book a long time in the store and finally broke down.

I seem to buying a new book for every book I read. The TBR pile isn't getting any smaller but it isn't getting any bigger either. However, my bookshelves are all double parked and jammed full. Father was cleaning out his office the other day and comes to me and says

"I need another bookshelf, can I take one of yours."

"Oh sure, Dear" I said with a laugh, "Take your pick. Good luck!"


  1. Glad you are joining the challenge! Also, wedding anniversary - that is so wonderful!

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary. 12 years, huh? I think it's wonderful and I can only wish you guys decades more of happiness.

  3. Congrats on your anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful vacation.

    I read Wizard's First Rule twice and loved it. But then I couldn't get into the rest, though a ton of people love the Sword of Truth series.

  4. Congratulations on 12 years. I love your picture. Have a restful time in Monterey.

  5. Wow!!! Happy, happy day. I hope the trip is relaxing and rejuvenating.

  6. I'm running in horridly late now, but... Happy anniversary! I hope you're having a wonderful time!


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