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Friday, August 5, 2011

I married my best friend Ray 17 years ago today.
This is for my bestest friend in the world.
Happy Anniversary Ray.
Have a great weekend everyone.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Congratulations and here is to another VERY HAPPY 17 years!
Love is a blessing, and obviously you two are abundantly blessed!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ :-)


P.S. Don't do anything I wouldn't do....that leaves the door wide open..hehe!

Ms. Dee said...

I absolutely adore that illustration, Vanessa! Oh my goodness! Happiest of anniversaries to you both! ;)

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

How beautiful, Vanessa!!! ♥
All best wishes!!!!!!!!!

Drawtist_P said...

Happy Anniversary, V! :D

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks Family!! You guys are so kind and thoughtful. You're the best!!

Nina Seven said...

Congrats to you and Ray, Vanessa! I just celebrated my 25th anniv on Tuesday! Hard to believe it's been that long, seriously, I can't be that old, can I?

Dear Fireflies said...

Aww, aren't you just too cute??? Congrats to the both of you, here's to many, many more years full of that icky yucky awesome love stuff!!


Trina said...

What a wonderful illustration! Congrats and wishes for many more happy anniversaries!

Indigene said...

Oh my, he is the luckiest man alive, because, he has the most wonderful woman in the world!!!! Congrats to you both and many, many, many, many more!

yoborobo said...

Oh, congratulations, you two love birdies! :)) Ain't it grand to be married to your best friend? Have fun! xox Pam

k.h.whitaker said...

AWWWWWWWW, happy anniversary to you and Ray, Vee. This year I will celebrate 26 years with my best friend. Here's too many more happy years together. We are blessed my friend. Love the illustration; the shoes are fabulous ;)
Congrats sweetie! ♥ Hugs ♥

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

So true! Ladies.

Michaele Razi said...

Happy 17 years! Congrats! This post brought tears to my eyes and a smile on my face! Many blessing to come! xo

Rabbit Town Art said...

Happy Anniversay! Wow....17 years...that is so cool! I love the drawing too that commemorates it. Wishing you more years of happiness to come!

rachel awes said...

happy anniversary,
dear lovey dove!
& i adore what
"the two of you"
have drawn on
your ground.
& by the way,
i'll have to
send an
email to
i n t u i t i v e
self! wowie!


Jenn Bower said...

Happy Anniversary, Vanessa. What a wonderful blessing to have married your best friend! This is such a awesome tribute to that relationship. Love it! I also wanted to say how much it made my day that you found your way to my blog and left such a kind comment. You truly are an inspiration!

Carin Bramsen said...

Happy, happy, happy anniversary!!! And what a wonderful illustration!!!

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Tamara Henderson said...

Hey Vanessa, Happy anniversary to you and your husband!! Your anniversary illustration is very sweet!

illustration poetry said...


xoxox and more xoxo

illustration poetry said...

oh oh i added you on g+

so happy to meet you there!!!!

Melinda Stanley said...

Oh, what a sweet illustration! Congrats and Happy Anniversary to you both! Such a warm post. Thanks for sharing!

Sami said...

Happy anniversary sweet lady (though a bit late for it!) Keep smiling!!! And keep making us smile with your adorable posts!!!

Cheers :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks Everyone! You guys are the best! Have great week!

Sandra van Doorn said...

I absolutely adored discovering your blog today!
and yes best wishes too :) :


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Shirley said...

YOWZA that is sooooo fabulous, Vanessa...the love you feel for your bestest friend is so apparent. Happiest of Anniversaries to you and Ray! I wish you many, many more. What a lovely tribute (song is awesome) and gorgeous illustration of you two playful kids. : )

michael robertson said...

Happy anniversary to the both of you, and many , many more happy years to come! What an amazing piece, Vanessa-That orange is absolutely perfect! You out-do yourself every time!

...oh, and Ray is one lucky guy!

Amy C said...

Happy Anniversary to sweet loverlee yous twos.
p.s. I am totally totally totally honored to be in the American Girl book with super awesome YOU ;)
Have a super fabulous weekendio!

Tomás Serrano said...

This is a great illustration. Happy anniversary (sorry, with delay)

michele said...

Happy Anniversary, (a little belated) - May you celebrate many wonderful years of togetherness again and again! :o)

jazzlamb said...

WOW! Thats a long way, hoping this goes an even longer, happier way too! :) And the illustration is absolutely lovely :) Great going V! WOOHOO!!! :)

Kay Aker said...

Congratulations to the 2 of you!Love, love, love the illustration!

Bella Sinclair said...

AWWWWWWWWWW!!! Happy anniversary to you and your wonderful man! Seventeen. WOOOHOOOOO!!!

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