Thursday, July 1, 2010

27 years ago today…

…I married my husband and friend, Mike. We paid for the reception ourselves with a very small budget and gift “donations” from loved ones. For example, my Sunday School teacher took our photos as his gift to us; no digital cameras in the olden days! My sisters helped with the silk flowers, and my sister-in-law remade my mom’s wedding dress so I could wear it. Looking at these pictures brings back such happy memories!

I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by! We’re older, fluffier (definition: fatter), and one of us is balder (not me!). We’ve had our share of challenging times along with the good. But through it all, we’ve stuck together and become a strong family. Thanks, Mike, for being my partner and standing by my side for 27 great years, for helping me raise our 3 incredible children, and for so many cherished memories. I love you!

Anniversary 1-1

Anniversary 2-2

8 comments:

NanaScraps said...

congrats.....very rare today for a couple to stay together for so long

Vampeyes said...

Congratulations on 27 years! I enjoyed reading your story.

Cheryl

P.S. you have aged beautifully!

makeyesup said...

congratulation, lovely photos. wishing you many, many more.

Kristen said...

Congratulations! I hope you had a wonderful Anniversary and hope your boy got home and all is well. Have a great day!

Rose said...

Aww, congratulations! It's 8 years this year for my hubs and I, can't even begin to imagine what 27 feels like!

Carole N. said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary...belatedly. How special that you wore your mother's wedding dress. My mother made mine and I did my own flowers...all of them. No expensive weddings for us, huh? LOL

Hugs!

Carole N. said...

Shoot! I forgot...imagine that..LOL!
You were so cute.
Hugs!

Kiana said...

I loved reading this!! Our wedding was very similar. We did not have much so everything was pretty simple. My husband's Mom and ladies sat in their living room a couple afternoons and put together our flowers. A lot of stuff was donated or done by family but we have such good memories!!