Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wedding Anniversary

This is the year of weddings.  We have many to help celebrate.  Some we can make, others we toast from afar.
Today is our 25th.  Silver Anniversary.  Back in the day, I would go to these celebrations and wonder how they lasted that long, and the people seemed old to me.  25 years is a long time.  A long time to endure the snoring, and squeezing the toothpaste in the middle, and putting the toilet paper under instead of over..... AAaah marriage.  It has been a great thing for us!

Dale and I have discussed a lot about our day over these past weeks.

It was a hot day.  We were in love...didn't care what the weather was!  (still in love by the way!)
There were many to help us celebrate.
My dress was $190.  Most expensive thing about the day!  I wonder if i can still fit in it?
We had our reception in the church parlor.  Parlor....it has a certain ring to it doesn't it?
My mother in law and her group of friends catered the food.  They made it all.  Can you even imagine that?
The cake was made by her too.  We "helped."  
We sure look goofy in some of the pictures.  It was still the 80s!
Poofy hair, mustache, silk flowers.  The cost of the whole day was seriously less than $1000.

We have had significant loss in those 25 years...all grandparents, all parents.  BUT...we have gained MUCH.  We have 2 awesome kids that weren't there to begin with, and now, we have them!

Kayla gave us a list today.
"25 reasons why I love you both and why I'm proud you are my parents. "
Won't list all 25, but here is a sample:

"you support mine and Mark's dreams and accept our faults."
"Mr Bean is someone that will make us all laugh no matter what the circumstance."  Gotta love Mr. Bean!
"advice from the both of you is always the best kind."  Boy..we have her snowed!!

We are blessed with health, and these 2 kids, and great friends and family.  We are eagerly anticipating what the next 25 will bring.


  1. Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary. I remember the days when together, we were all so young and vulnerable. The experiences we shared and learned with one another. The years for us were not always bliss... but approaching our 28th, couldn't be better. It's like fine wine... it just keeps getting better with age. Count your blessings!

    1. I count it pure joy that we have met all those years ago! So thankful we can just pick up where we left off! Good friendships are like that! Target was so long ago!!! Thank goodness!! Blessings my forever friend.