Friday, February 25, 2011

~35 th Anniversary~

We celebrated, Oh yes we did 35 years! February 21.1976 - February 21. 2011
It's always fun to reminisce about the years gone by, the fun times and not so fun times. That is what life and marriage is made from, and I Cherish all those times. 
Gary and I met on Thanksgiving day Nov. 24. 1975 and were engaged on Dec. 25. 1975
Our engagement photo. I was 19 and Gary was 27. I know 19 sounds so young, but really I was only two weeks away from  my 20th birthday. 
 Oh my goodness, look at my"70" wedding dress and my vail what was I thinking! LOL and Gary's ruffled shirt and bow tie oh my..I still think he looked pretty darn sexy even in ruffles.
 A kiss before leaving to go to the reception.
 Cake anyone? My Mom wrapped and froze our top to our wedding cake (she said it was tradition). We did unfreeze and we did ate our cake top on our first anniversary..If I remember right it tasted really good ( but then I was 5 months pregnant and everything tasted good!)LOL.
Did you save and eat a piece of your wedding cake?
 Aww, here we are leaving for our honeymoon..We went to Monterey Ca and walked the beaches it was glories. Oh boy another sign of the "70" my long dress and Gary's very cool bell bottoms and silk shirt also sporting a mustache...

And here we are today..A little bit older, OK a lot older and bit more fluffy..and still in Love.
Life is sweet!
"Honey you are my some kind of wonderful that's what you are"
Turn up the song Bear , this song is for you.  


Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
That is such a sweet story! I love to hear those, you two were so cute and you are so beautiful now. You have both aged extremely well. Of course, it's not like you are old or anything!
Congratulations on 35 years, I am so happy for you.
Hugs, Cindy

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth and Gary! You both are still as wonderful looking as ever.
I really enjoyed your post, it's very uplifting when couples stay together through thick and thin!
May you have many more years together.

We are going on 35 too!


Nancy Yoakum said...

Dear Elizabeth & Gary,
Oh your pictures brought a big smile to my face! Many, many blessings to both of you! You are a shining example of love at it's very best. Happy Anniversary, and may you be blessed with many more years to come!

Love, Nancy :)

Becky said...

Love the story.....complete with pictures!!! Happy Anniversary with wishes for at least 35 more!!!!!

Vee said...

You are one beautiful couple...handsome couple? You both look just terrific!! I loved the transport back to 1976. (I was married the first time in 1975 so those styles look completely familiar to me.) Have a fabulous anniversary!

Happy@Home said...

Aww, what a sweet love story. Congratulations on 35 happy years together and may you enjoy many more.
You both look great!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh Congratulations!! Love your sign! yes i did save my cake topper. I had the long dress and Garys tux looks like my boyfriends when we went to prom...with the ruffles.
Think of all you have accomplished, you should be so proud!

Connie said...

You were darling, sugar!!! Oh, I love the old wedding photos and to see what people looked like when they were younger. We're celebrating our 50th in June this year. Plan on going down to Santa Barbara with all the kids I think. Just wanna stay close and not travel outta the country anymore.

Patti said...

Well happy anniversary!!! You two are a beautiful couple...then and now. I LOVE the wedding photos.

I just had a milestone anniversary this month as 25th. I dug out wedding photos and enjoyed the trip down memory lane.

Oh, yes, I remember eating year-old frozen wedding cake. I had never heard of that tradition until I got married and my mother-in-law mentioned it.

Anyhow, wishing you and Gary (my hubs is Gary too) many more years of happiness and love together.


Leo said...

This is a great post. Love seeing the photos then and now. I have been married 20 years in May. So funny yo see the early, middle and current photos!! I graduated from high school in 1977 - so my dates prom outfit looked like your husband's tux only gasp - it was powder blue!!

Kathy said...

What a precious trbute to your glorious 35 years together! You're a true testimony of real LOVE!
You were cuties then and stunning now!
By the way, I'm diggin' the bell bottoms and long floral dress...Brings back lots of fond memories~
Congratulatons! Kathy

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing your old photos, they are wonderful and you make an adorable couple. Congratulations and best wishes for many more to come!

Melinda said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!
What a great milestone for you two.
Keep it up!

Love to look back at the past. What fun.
Ken and I got married in 1999 and
even now there are changes that can be seen.

Yes,we saved the top to our cke and got it out on our first anniversary--it tasted ok.

Enjoy the next adventure in your lives.


ChaChaneen said...

Oh my stars, how darling these photos are!! I lurve it! Happy Anniversary you "kids"!

Shirleyanne said...

Congratulations Elizabeth, to both you & Gary! Soo please for you!
Really hope you had a memorable celebration to add to all the others! Brilliant!

Karie said...

How sweet. And how blessed you both are. May you have many many more years together. Hugs, Karie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

You look so gorgeous together in those photos. But do you know what I think is the most romantic? That you're still together now. 35 years together. Congratulations! That's fantastic!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you are having a very special weekend! Love seeing the 'old' photos! Don't you look young and in love! Just like NOW! Enjoy and give each other an extra hug for all of us! ♥♥♥

Amber Maureen said...

Auntie and Uncle - You both just get more beautiful with each year! I love the pics...and just to think 6 short days after your engagement, I came into your life! Hehehe. much love!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh what a beautiful couple~ then and now! Happy anniversary!! Love is grand:)

rosaria said...

E anche più belli, se mi è permesso. Il tempo vi ha migliorato. Tanti auguri

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Well Happy Anniversary! xox

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing the photos of the two of you! My hubbie and I married in 1979. Loved those seventies clothes!!

A Southern Rose said...

Happy Anniversary! I havent been able to visit your blog in so long. Everytime I would try, it would say that your page could not be displayed. I decided to try again today and I am so glad that I can visit you again.

You two make the cutest couple!

Lee Laurie

Ana said...

Awwww, how very sweet and romantic Elizabeth. I love to read love stories and happily ever afters like yours...I know I'm a little late but, Happy Anniversary you two sweet love birds. Sweet blessings to both.

Hugs and Kisses,

Catherine Holman said...

You two were adorable then and now! My hubby and I were married in 1973 and our wedding attire looked pretty similar. Congratulations on 35 years together!

Lallee said...

Congratulations to both of you. You still make a beautiful couple!!! Wishing you many more blessed years

Jaclynn_kyuss said...

Love the both of you! Congrats on 35 years! We are 28 behind you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a handsome couple you are. You've hardly aged a day! :) I am really serious. YOu just look a bit more mature...barely!!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth and Gary,
You look like a great couple! Congrats on staying together all these years and being so in love! I wanted to write and say that I really enjoyed seeing your old photos. My husband and I dated in 1971-73 in high school and then went our own ways. We came back together 15 years ago and began dating again and got married. It is so great to be married to someone who has the same memories that you do regarding your life when you were younger. My husband is my true soul mate. Thank you for sharing those great photos and the walk down memory lane! xoxo Kim

Villa Maire said...

Just read your story and viewed your pictures. You are a beautiful
couple. Thank you for sharing , I
enjoyed all of your photo's.
Happy Anniversary !