Monday, November 5, 2007

Celebrating Our 31st Wedding Anniversary

My sweet husband Mike and I at our daughter Melissa's wedding in 2004.

My little blog is celebrating today. Today is our 31st wedding anniversary so my blog is filled with mushy stuff today. But hey come on life's too short so let's all celebrate. As you can see we were very young when we got married in 1976 and I often tell my sweetie that it is by the grace of God that we are here today and I mean that. Anyway hope you all enjoy the decorations (check out the bottom banner too) and my trip down memory lane. I love you sweetie and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. You are my best friend and best father and grandfather.

On our wedding day, November 5th, 1976. We look so young!

Isn't it funny how different wedding dresses are now? Mine actually had sheer sleeves and I loved my headpiece, it reminded me of something Juliet would have wore in Romeo and Juliet.

Okay, this is a bold move on my part. It's to prove to myself I once could wear a bikini. My sweetie took this picture on our honeymoon in Ft. Lauderdale in 1976. It might have been the last time I ever wore a bikini. I was only 20 years old in this picture. Between stretch marks from having babies and various scars from surgeries, you will never see me in one again. Check out those JLo sunglasses. LOL


Anonymous said...

To my sweetheart:
As I publicly proclaimed 31 years ago just how much I love you, I now have a forum to do so again. God has brought us together and through Him our love keeps us together. You have loved me unconditionaly as I have loved you. Each day my love deepens for you. As long as I am alive I will be by your side. I could not be any happier with my life. I truly am honored to be your husband.

For this day for you I hope is perfect.

I love you,


Nunnie's Attic said...

Awww! I was going to comment on what fun that post was. And how I loved your dress and headpiece yadda yadda yadda. But now I must comment on the sweet and tear-provoking comment your husband left for you.

HOW SWEET IS THAT????? You both are so very lucky and I wish you 31+ more years together. Happy Anniversary!!


June said...

Hope you both have a great Anniversary! Where did you decide to go to dinner??

Irene said...

Congratulations! Loved the photos and, like Julie said, especially LOVE the comment from your hubby. That is SO sweet!

Have a wonderful anniversary!!!!

Christine of Epiphany said...

Wonderful! How romantic!

Kevin said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

judy said...

What a great guy you have! Happy 31st anniversary to both you and Mike!

Love, Judy

justabeachkat said...

Happy Anniversary Joan and Mike!! What a sweet post Joan and a sweet comment from Mike! The photos were fun to see. I especially loved the first one...I think your hair looked good that length. I think you mentioned recently that you might cut it. If so, that's a really cute cut for you.


Karolee said...

What a sweet comment from your hubby! He's a keeper!

My hubby took me on a ski trip for our honeymoon. I tease him now about how backwards that seems. Most guys take their new wives to places where they will see her in a bikini - mine took me someplace where I had to wear layers and layers and layers of clothing!

photowannabe said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you. Such a wonderful love letter from your husband. You were as young as we were getting married. I was 20 and Hubby was 22. I wouldn't trade any of it either, even the difficult parts. I think they make the love grow stronger. It will be 44 years for us in January. I can hardly believe that number...
Great pictures and the banner at the bottom is super.

Kellan said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband - that is quite a wonderful thing - 31 years!!! And those pictures are just too sweet! Have a good evening - see ya.

Steph said...

Happy Anniversary to my favorite aunt and uncle! Both of your posts brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine two people better suited for each other. I wish you many years of happiness to come.

PS: Aunt Joan, you look HOT in a bikini! (And oh yeah, I can't believe you were *my age* when you got married!)

Love you both!

LivingTheLife said...

Joan and Mike...Happy, Happy Anniversary...Joan your trip down memory lane is much like mine would be...if I posted it...and won major POINTS with all of us in blogland with your comment to your lovely Joan...I can just imagine the points you earned with her.

Joan..I love your dress and head reminds me a lot of mine...I'll try to locate a good one to scan...if I can remember how...and post about looked lovely on your wedding day...but I seriously mean are even more beautiful today...and your hubbin is more does that happen??

Blessings on your day...

cityfarmer said...

Oh you are both adorable....If I had stayed married it would 34 years.....same vintage...only you are happy, it's clear, and I was not.....bless you both

Kari said...

Okay. You two are the perfect couple. I mean, really!!! Joan and Mike...yeah, you even SOUND perfect, too!
Congratulations on 31-derful years!

P.S. Thank you so much for the card. I received it in today's mail. You're so very sweet to have sent that, Joan. I really, really appreciate it.

Kari & Kijsa said...

OHHHHHH! As if the post was not awesome enough...then your sweet husband left a comment....we love it....we love it....we love it!

Have a very blessed day!

kari and kijsa


Joan and Mike.

what a gorgeous couple you are!
ohmigosh how lovely and sweet was that post from your hubby :)

By the way LOOOOVE the JLO sunnies ! Groovey baby! LOL

xo Shannon

Counting Your Blessings said...

My honeymoon was the last time I wore a bikini also! I had a dream last night that my husband and I were at a fancy hotel and there was an argument in progress in the lobby. One elderly woman said to who I thought was her daughter, "You're getting FAT! And that's what husband's don't like!!" In my dream, my husband put his hand on my waist and quietly said to me, "I love you more now than I did 20 pounds ago." I knew that he meant it and even woke up with a warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that he loves me even though I don't wear bikini's anymore! Blessings.. Polly

Sharon said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful to be together that long! You looked pretty cute in that bikini! What a sweet comment from your hubby!

:0) Sharon