Mother’s Day and our Anniversary

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Our anniversary
15th Anniversary

Happy Mother’s Day

I want to wish everyone Happy Mother’s Day! It was a surprise to realize our anniversary was on Mother’s Day this year, how special!

15 Year Anniversary

It is our 15th year anniversary and we are getting ready to move into our 6th house! We do keep busy and might be a little crazy!

Dinner on a train

Bob the Builder surprised me with a dinner on the Boone Scenic Valley Train. It was a 2-hour dinner and of course, I had wine! The food was great.

Me drinking a glass of wine on the train
Drinking a glass of wine

When I was a teen, my grandmother would take me to Chicago for the weekend and we would go on a train. It was so special to eat in the dining car and this brought back such wonderful memories!

Bob the Builder on the train
Bob the Builder

There was a viewing deck on the back of the train, look at this beautiful view! The train crosses the 156-foot-tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, as well as the Des Moines River, on its journey through the river valley

Des Moines River

I love how you can see the reflection of the light on our table. This is the Des Moines river that we crossed over.

Des Moines River
Des Moines River

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  1. Happy Belated Mother’s Day and Anniversary! The train ride sure sounds like a fun excursion! I hope your packing and move go smoothly for you!

  2. What a joyous day and happy memories for you!
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s Day.
    Thank you for sharing the photos. Beautiful couple and scenery

  3. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Happy anniversary and mother’s day, Connie! A nice coincidence and what a lovely dinner/ride.

  4. Just wondering where you board the train??

  5. Happy anniversary. What a nice way to celebrate.

  6. Patty Adams says:

    What a nice anniversary surprise! Happy anniversary!

  7. Karen Poole says:

    Happy Anniversary to the both of you! Bob the builder is a keeper.

  8. Happy Anniversary, thank you for sharing your day with us. Great picture of you and Bob!

  9. Happy anniversary 🍾💕! What a wonderful experience—I think Bob the Builder is a keeper!

  10. Happy anniversary! What a fun way to celebrate! When I was little my mother and I would get on the train in our little town in Minnesota, and go into Minneapolis. And every spring the senior class would take the train to Chicago for their class trip. But when I was a senior in high school the passenger train quit stopping there.

  11. Happy Anniversary and Mother’s Day. That was so sweet of Bob to surprise you for your anniversary. Hope you enjoyed yourself. It looks like to had a real good time.

  12. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Anniversary! Such a lovely way to spend an anniversary. Photos are wonderful. We are married just a bit longer than you and Builder Bob…59 years this coming August and we can still get around!! Hope your move goes smoothly and enjoy that wildlife that I miss so much. When you go out to see them, please put me in your pocket and take me with you. Wishing you many more years of happiness.

  13. Happy Mothers Day! 💐💖. Happy Anniversary! What a special weekend! I’m glad to see you both out & enjoying the beautiful day! Thank you for giving us a peek of the fun on a dinner train ride! 🥰♥️♥️

  14. Dawn Nelson says:

    Congratulations on your Anniversary!
    What a great time you must have had on your train ride! The scenery is indeed gorgeous! Such a great way to celebrate your special day.
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  15. So happy to see the smiling faces, thank you for all the wonderful
    Things you do. Raining here in SD. Linda

  16. Happy Anniversary! The train trip looks amazing.

  17. Robyn Lidstone says:

    What a lovely way for your and Bob to celebrate Mother’s Day and your 15th Anniversary. The scenery from the train is beautiful. If moving around suits both of you, as it obviously does, then go for it. Life is to be lived and your house moves are quite exciting compared with staying put and wishing you were somewhere else.
    Happiness is how you live your lives and you and Bob are both special people in my opinion. You give so much to others and Bob is there to support you.
    Happiness always to you both …

  18. Congratulations! Hopefully you will celebrate many more years together. Happy Mother’s Day!

  19. Congrats and Best Wishes for many more anniversaries. Looks wonderful. Happy Mother’s Day to you, as well.

  20. Juanita Hooker says:

    Happy Anniversary and happy Mother’s Day. What a great surprise.
    Hope you are having a great day.

  21. What a fantastic Anniversary event! Happy Mothers Day too! It is absolutely essential for us to mark and celebrate holidays and special personal moments in life. Listen to me, any man who builds as he does and moves as often as you two do is a keeper! We were thrilled having dinner on the train from Paris to Rome, The food is actually a side note to the scenery and the experience, IMO. Thanks for sharing your special day.

  22. Rose Dickinson says:

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s Day! Love your pictures of your train trip. Awesome surprise.

  23. What a lovely Mother’s Day and Anniversary present. Although i live in England my husband and i used to live in America, Long Island for 8 years and we did visit Des Moine, Iowa. I always remember a lot of corn growing ! 🤭. What a lovely treat for you. Best wishes

  24. Dear Connie,
    Happy Mother’s Day as well as Happy Anniversary to you and Builder Bob! What a surprise! Glad you had a lovely dinner and saw some beautiful scenery on the train ride. I’ve been reading all your blogs/e-mails and you’ve had some really cute pictures of Rusty! Keep them coming! I’ve been busy healing since having #14 tooth pulled, and have been working on my Bountiful QAL Release 3 Sunflower blocks. Enjoy your day!

  25. Happy anniversary & Mother’s Day!

    I love to travel by train when I can, and the dining car is always my favorite part of the experience – even on Amtrak where they just put you wherever there is an available seat! Essentially, you eat your meal with total strangers almost every time you’re in there, and it’s great!! I wish my husband were creative enough to think of a gift like that.

  26. shirley Pendergraft says:

    Happy Anniversary! Happy Mothers Day! My children all have children and greats, so my daughter and I had lunch and a shopping trip yesterday, Saturday, so they can be with thiers today. I use to live in Sioux City, 1953, like you we moved every 3years, I’m a retired Army spouse.

    army spouse,28 yeaes.

  27. Thanks for “taking us along!” What a lovely way to celebrate! Congratulations and many more!

  28. Janice Long says:

    Happy Anniversary and Mother’s Day. What a wonderful anniversary surprise! You are blessed.

  29. judith Halstead says:

    Congratulations to you both. That sounds like a wonderful surprise. We had dinner on a train many years ago. Great fun. Nice picture of you both too.

  30. Linda Schmidt says:

    Congratulations, what a wonderful surprise. Thank you for sharing with your pictures. Also wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.

  31. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s Day Have a great .

  32. Glenda Constable says:

    What a thoughtful husband you have, it looks like you both had a wonderful evening. Thanks for sharing your special day with quilting friends. Congratulations To You Both.
    Glenda Constable

  33. What a nice gift! Happy Anniversary and Mother’s Day!

  34. Fran Jacklin says:

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s day…….your journey on the train looked very nice…….better keep Builder Bob!!!!!!

  35. Linda Jennings says:

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Mothers Day. You two look so happy, Bob sounds like a keeper. You are a lucky lady. Hugs from Happy, Sparky, and Pancake and from me too!

  36. A very Happy Anniversary to you Connie and Bob. May you experience love, joy and happiness for many more anniversaries….

  37. Fran Connelly says:

    Happy Mothers Day and Happy anniversary . Loved the pictures of you train ride. What a great present. Love all your stories and quilt patterns. Good luck in moving to your new dream house.

  38. Glenda Hyde says:

    Aw that is so sweet . Happy anniversary and Happy Mother`s day. Awesome Pics .Have a blessed day.

  39. Rita Harley says:

    Happy anniversary & happy Mother’s Day !
    What a fun way to celebrate !
    Sun finally shinning in northern Indiana !!
    We’ll be going out for ice cream after planting some flowers !

  40. Darlene Winters says:

    Love Reading your Mail Its like getting mail from Home. Love ever thing you do Have a great Day .

  41. josephine says:

    Train is such a wonderful way to go “anywhere”……
    Just sitting back and enjoying the ever changing view (without having to watch traffic), and a meal as well! Fantastic!

  42. Happy 15th.
    You and Bob are an adorable couple. xoxoxox
    Happy Mother’s Day

  43. Connie Brooks says:

    Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Anniversary! You and Bob the Builder are so cute! Great photos, too. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Happy weekend of specials! Awesome dinner venue. Enjoy your day today. 💐🥳

  45. Joyce Harper says:

    Happy Mother’s Day and Anniversary. I am glad you had a memorable day.

  46. Happy Anniversary to you both and Happy Mothers Day! Bob did a great job of making it a special day. I love train rides. My grandfather and uncle both worked for the railway.

  47. Happy Anniversary and Happy Mother’s Day! What a wonderful anniversary surprise! Haven’t been on a train since I was a child. Wonderful experience! Enjoy your day!

  48. Jeanette Dickson says:

    Bob is a romantic, special person……keep him!
    Happy Mother’s Day, Connie!
    Hugs from Miss Buffington & Jeanette

  49. Marie Szlachtianshyn says:

    Happy anniversary and welcome to your 6th house. Happy Mother’s Day and Bob the Builder looks like his ready to construct a new quilt shop! He’s a keeper!

  50. Happy Anniversary/Mother’s Day! What a lovely treat. Just thinking Builder Bob might be a keeper. LOL It’s a beautiful day here in Maryland and I’m going to enjoy it with my sister and BIL. Have a great day!!

  51. What a lovely evening, you are a lucky girl.