July 19, 2005

Pearls before Dinos

I promised a picture of Mark’s anniversary gift, didn’t I? Well, he gave me this:


Here it is open:


This was greatly appreciated — my jewellery has been in a state of chaos for a long time. I still don’t have quite enough room for all my earrings — at least for them all to be laid out and accessible — but it’s a vast improvement. And pretty!

Mark also gave me the bracelet below, to go with the necklace, which he gave me as a wedding present. Isn’t he a sweetie?


His gifts are always very thoughtful, and usually much more romantic than mine to him are. (As proof, this year I bought him a cutting board, wine glass charms, and a Cuisinart egg-cooker. He was happy to get them, especially the egg-cooker, but really. Romantic? Not so much.)

Oh, and thank you, everyone, for your congratulations. I do feel pretty lucky!

I also finished one batch of dinosaurs in time to bring them to Toronto Island on Saturday, to share with two newborns and a lovely girl who is turning 2 in a few days. I didn’t get pictures of the dinos with their new friends (oops!) but I do have one of the herd moving over the plains (our bed) before they left us; note that they are led by Bronty I, who is still with us.


Beware their thunderous charge!

Posted by Aven at July 19, 2005 05:35 PM

Such a pretty jewellry box. And the pearls, lucky girl!

The dinos are great,so cute!

Posted by: Dani at July 19, 2005 06:37 PM

Dinos advance! Brilliant!

And props to Mark on the anniversary—just beautiful. And I now see the utility of jewelry boxes…my jewelry needs to be corralled too.

Posted by: Anita at July 19, 2005 09:32 PM



(Gorgeous jewellery box!)

Posted by: Kathleen at July 19, 2005 10:42 PM

Nice jewelery box! And the stampede is great :)

Posted by: Jennifa at July 19, 2005 11:02 PM

Yay! Dinos! A whole herd of ‘em!

I’m glad you had a nice anniversary. Sounds like you should keep him.

Posted by: fillyjonk at July 20, 2005 10:14 AM

What great presents! I love the jewelry box it’s very pretty. And of course who doesn’t like jewelry for an anniversary present.

Posted by: Rebekah at July 20, 2005 03:37 PM

Your new jewellry box is gorgeous as are your pearls :) Can’t wait to see you modelling them. I think your anniversary gifts to Mark are romantic in that there’s obviously been a lot of thought put into them which is much more important than just a token gift. You’re so lucky to have each other to spoil :) Yeah dinos..they look so good :)

Posted by: jan at July 22, 2005 12:17 AM