Thursday, August 23, 2012

Always a Celebration!

by Julie

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on Monday. We tend to find excuses to celebrate, whether it be to commemorate our first date, or the day we got engaged, or this one -- the biggie -- our wedding anniversary. We'll hit a milestone next year but so far we have no big plans except to wonder about how the time has flown. Seriously, when we were kids, the only people married this long were old. We're :::cough, cough::: not.

Anyway, in honor of my husband's patience for me all these years, I thought I'd share a few photos. The top one is -- you guessed it -- our wedding day. I opted not to crown my bridesmaids with the hats and head-rings (is there a proper name for those horizontal floral bands that encircled bridesmaids head? I can't remember.) that were so popular back then. I don't know why, but I think my girls voted the idea down. No matter. I think they all look so very lovely. I can honestly say that I'd planned a multi-colored wedding from the time I was a young girl, well before they became all the rage.

The one thing I insisted on was that the girls come down the aisle in color order that resembled an actual rainbow. I didn't want them photographed out of order even once. And believe it or not, I got my wish.

Fast forward many years and here are photos of when our three daughters surprised us with an anniversary party and -- the most beautiful of mementos -- a quilt made up of photos of our family over the years.

This --->                 .
was when we opened it and I realized what it was. I was overcome -- as evidenced by this shot. My husband was, too.

This second picture gives you an idea of the quilt's size. It's enormous. But I suppose it would have to be to hold all the memories and love that it does.

It's one of our most cherished treasures and I wanted to share it with you.

That's all I have for today... sharing a little bit of our recent fun. I'd like to know more about what you like to celebrate: weddings, kids, work, personal achievements, health?

What's your favorite non-holiday celebration?