Tuesday, July 26, 2011

25 Wonderful Years

Yep, 25 years ago today, in the Washington Temple,  Eric and I got married. Eric insists on the word "Wonderful" always being associated with the "25."  Sometimes as a declaration, sometimes as a reminder, haha. And here we still are. When I asked Evan if he and his siblings had planned a big surprise party for us, he started slightly (there is no party planned), then said with a wry smile, "Well if we had, I wouldn't exactly be able to tell you about it, now would I?"

It's totally okay there won't be a party, and actually, his quick-witted answer rather delighted me. It made me think about how in our family, humor is one of the best things we have going for us. We laugh a lot.
I'm glad about that.

The first photo is from the bridal shower that Eric's mom threw for me. We'd been engaged a couple of weeks and while I was not at all expecting to be engaged at that point in my life, the strong friendship that we had established translated over to being engaged, and I think this photo shows that.

The other photos were taken by me and my self-timer as we stood on our front porch just before going out to dinner last night. I wore flowers in my hair to celebrate and we went to our favorite French place to eat great food and talk about regular stuff and feel grateful for our life together. The time together and the amazing food were our gifts to ourselves, and it was a great evening. The waiter got on board when we told him why we were there and brought our desserts with candles because he said it is a day for making wishes. That actually brought a tear to my eye. So we both wished for at least 25 more years and laughed some more.


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9 comments:

  1. So very dear. I love you both. Congratulations.

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  2. Just lovely. Much happiness for you and your hubby!!

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  3. I know/knew those kids! Twenty-five years? It warms my heart to know you two are so very happy and in love with each other and your family.

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  4. Oh, congratulations! 25 years is nothing to sneeze at. :-) Here's to another happy wonderful 25.

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  5. Just look at your wonderful family resulting from that decision 25 years ago!

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  6. 1. 25 years is AWESOME
    2. That second picture of you in the yellow is STUNNING. You look like a model.
    3. I love the humor in your family too :)

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  7. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate. Love the photos.

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  8. You look beautiful! I love how the flowers in your hair match your top. And it makes me very happy to know that you're so happy.

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  9. Hurray!! Happy Anniversary (belated though my wishes are) I also totally agree with Corinne.

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