Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Married Adventure

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 12th Wedding Anniversary.
I thought today would be the perfect day to tell my little story.
The story begins...
It all started a year ago when I saw a picture of this book cover on a blog. Just for fun I printed it and gave it to Dean for an anniversary present. Dean and I love to travel and go to exotic places so it seemed to sum up our relationship perfectly...and it was written by Osa Johnson in 1940...my maiden name happens to be Johnson...

The story continues...
My friend Rhonda Addison created a series of birthstone crown pictures and I was patiently waiting to see what she would do for May which is my birthday month. When I saw her picture I was so excited and couldn't believe it. She had placed the crown filled with emeralds on top of the book "I Married Adventure" and titled it Unmeasurable Love.

I searched the book on-line and found that it was popular in the 1940's to give as a wedding present. I knew then that I needed to find a vintage copy of this book.

The story continues...
A few months later I was visiting my mother-in-law and I looked up on the top shelf of her bookcase and there was a copy of the book. I couldn't believe it and asked her if I could borrow it because I was dying to read it...who am I kidding I asked if I could have it...:) ...it was destiny!
I quickly read this fascinating book about Martin and Osa Johnson who travel to Africa and the South Seas during the early 1900's. They documented their travels my making movies and writing books. It totally inspired Dean and I to keep on traveling!



The story continues...
I had just finished the book and was telling my friend about it. We switched the topic to how cute her new denim coat was and she told me she just got it at a new store called Martin and Osa....once again I couldn't believe it!
Dean and I made a trip to Bellevue Square to visit the store and the clothes were cute but I was hoping the store would be decorated with vintage travel pictures,memorabilia, etc... but I did buy this t-shirt...someday it will make a cute pillow for our travel themed bedroom...

Stayed tuned for more Adventures of Jana and Dean!


Our story continues...

10 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh Jana, I LOVE this post! I remember you finding the book and talking about it. But showing these fun photos and putting it all together with the whole story and all the puzzle pieces tied together like you did is SO special!

Happy Anniversary to you Both!

Hugs and Love,
Shell

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary from someone else celebrating their 29th! Marriage is an adventure! It is the roller coaster of life. Congratulations!
Pam

Violet said...

What an amazing story! I LOVE IT !!! What adventures they must have had, and oh my that is a great hat she is wearing...

Happy Anniversary!
~ Violet

mari said...

i love your story! happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I love your story of love and adventure, can't wait to read more, Happy 12th Annivesary Jana and Dean !

sandi said...

Happiness and Love to you both on your 12th anniversary ! Wishing you many more adventures,can't wait for more of the story.

xoxo Sandi

mishebe said...

oh Jana , i was think omg fate , fate the whole time.. To many coincidences. Kinda of fun and cool.was it a good book? congrats on the 12th.. both of u! mishelle

haleys cottage said...

Happy Anniversary. What a great story. I remember last year when you bought Rhonda's Picture.

Jill said...

I hope your day was as special as your story. I remember you sharing it with us at work, so I loved seeing it all together. I thought of you yesterday as I cut a few "lily of the valley" from the yard. I hope you and Dean have many, many more adventures.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Jana & Dean!
I love a good story!
And this one is wonderful!
God bless you both always....
rita