Monday, March 16, 2009

24 Years

Today is my 24th wedding anniversary!
Amazingly enough, it's Stan's also! I know you are astounded.

Before the wedding came the engagement, and the engagement photo.

Visitors to my home have seen this and asked me, "Who is in that picture with your husband?"
Smiling, I reply, "Oh, that's his first wife."
They have come up with interesting comments to THAT but usually wind up with something like, "I didn't know he was married before."
To which I respond, "He wasn't."

Do they really not recognize me in there?

I included this pic because I just saw Teri earlier this week. She, Gordy & Emily met us at Stan's folks & then we went out to eat at Taco Cabana. REAL Tex-Mex fast food. Puts Taco Bell to shame.
Emily and Teri were both in the wedding because Teri was approx. 6 months pregnant and beaming lovely.

And what a fine lookin' man is receiving a ring from me. He wore it to church for years until he outgrew it. Don't worry - he knows he's married even without the ring!

With the ceremony over, the party started. It was so fun! Brother Dennis forgot to say "You may kiss the bride" so people kept asking us to smooch at the reception. Bro. D. finally called us to the center of the floor for the "official" kiss.

I really liked my cake. I had it made with flavored cake mixes that matched my colors: lemon, orange, pineapple. Yummy!

Here we're sprinting to my Mustang to start the great adventure of marriage.

See those 3 cute little kiddos tossing birdseed at us? All have joined in the adventure themselves. I hope one day to congratulate them on 24 wedded years .

Our wedding verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Alice said...

happy anniversary, patti! i always love the photos you post on birthdays and now your anniversary. you still look the same to me, so i don't know why people would wonder who that was with stan in the photos. someone blind, obviously!

Patti said...

Thanks, Alice.
As for the people who don't recognize me - I expect they just can't see past the glasses. I really do have eyes in my face! :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! All glory to God!

daynagonzalez said...

You do look very different without your glasses. Happy Anniversary, again! :o)