Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary--27 Years

Today is our 27th wedding anniversary, so I thought I'd share a wedding photo from way back when---I was skinny and Jim had too much hair. Doesn't he look dashing in his white top hat and boy do I wish I could fit into my dress--I can if I turn it upside down! The other 2 men in the photo are the pastors at the church where we were married in Neosho, MO all those years ago. Believe it or not he was 19 and I was 20. Jim was a police officer and I worked at the bank. Now here we are 3 kids and several pounds later. Oh and notice the colors of my bouquet, our wedding colors, he chose those, which I still love. In fact we both planned our wedding together start to finish and paid for it ourselves. A whopping $1700.00. Nothing by today's standards, but we got everything we wanted and were happy as larks about it.

This year he surprised me with a diamond ring for our anniversary, which really was a surprise, because we never do much of anything for our anniversary. We rarely even ever go out for dinner, let alone gifts, so it was extra special that way, but he's always been very thoughtful and likes to surprise me on occasion and he did! Nothing planned for our day other than hanging around the house, but hey that's good too. Now to get a start on the next 27 years......


Cindy B said...

Well Cathy...Let me be the first to wish you and that handsome husband of yours...Happy Anniversary! what a lovely marriage to have. I too am blessed and my bob gave me a diamond ring our 25th Have a wonderful day! What a gorgeous bride you are still!

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
What a very big's beautiful.


Gayle said...

Congrats Cathy! Will you being wearing this ring on your right hand? Or will it replace the original on your left? Really really pretty! Lucky girl!

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary~~~ The ring is so beautiful~~

I should ask my DH to read this, so he'll know what to do when our anniversity is up~~ hint hint!! ^^

IsabellaCloset said...

Cathy, What a beautiful ring!
Happy Anniversary..
Hope all is well with you and that you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

craftychick said...

OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PIC!! you guys look so happy!!
LOVE that surprise ring!!