Thursday, June 22, 2006

We were so young . . .

but we thought we had all the answers. Fresh out of college, new teaching jobs, new marriage - we were on top of the world! Now the older we get, the more we realize how little we really know.

I wore a dress that I'd borrowed from one of my older cousins. Looking back I'm sure it was a cost saving measure on my parent's part, but I loved the dress and felt honored to wear it.

The second picture was taken on May 17, 2003 at our son's wedding. I'd lost almost 40 pounds the year before, and spent what seemed like a small fortune on this beautiful navy suit - size 12. I still have it, but despair of ever being able to wear it again.

The third picture was taken early this year. On the left are our daughter and son-in-law, in the center are our son and daughter-in-law, and we are on the right (obviously!).

Have a super day everyone!

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Happy anniversary! What a wonderful family!!!
Jeanne :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, those are wonderful photos to have. You both look just as great as on your wedding day!

Richard said...

What a lovely family. One sure can tell that you son & Daughter are related. I love the progression of the pics

Rae

Darlene said...

Patti, You and your husband are a lovely couple - happy anniversary!

Linda_J said...

Happy Anniversary, Patti. What a good looking bunch. You all look so happy in the picture.

So why not spend your day doing what you you really want--relaxing at home with the one you love.

We hardly ever go out to eat so it is nice to have ours out but normally I am a pretty cheap date because we go for the January special at a local catfish restaurant, LOL. We rarely go there any other time so that DOES make it special.

Silverthimble said...

Happy Anniversary! Great pictures - then and now. My dress was also "borrowed"--from my mother. I too was honored to wear a dress with such history.

The Calico Cat said...

Happy Anniversary & thanks for sharing!

Linda C. said...

Congratulations! This is a big milestone in today's world. My husband and I just passed 40 years in April.

I know what you mean about tryig to figure out what to do to celebrate. We finally decided that we were imposing some else's standards on ourselves. So, we did what we like to do . . . went to an auction. It was a lucky day for me. I came home with a wonderful remembrance - a 14 karat gold thimble. (I told the story in my blog, www.Tippeca-Needle.blogspot.com) We thought it was the perfect way to spent a day.

Pam said...

Such a lovely wedding dress. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

Isn't it amazing how fast time goes by? One day you're getting married and the next day your children are getting married.

deputyswife said...

Cost saving measure, or not, that wedding dress is beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Happy Anniversary Patti! And what wonderful pictures of the family! Isn't it fun to look at your wedding pictures. I"ll have to dig one out of ours - I have a funny story about it!

Lucy said...

Happy anniversary ! .. Thank you for sharing your family pictures!! I love to see them !