Happy Anniversary...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary!  

Twenty two years ago I made the best decision in my life 
and became, the Colonel's wife.

  Although he was only a 2nd Lieutenant at the time!
 
This is how we looked 22 years ago, with my parents.  This is the only picture I have on my computer of our wedding.  This was taken at the church I grew up in, the one my father pastored for 31 years in Queens, NY.  

I am wearing my mother's wedding gown, although we had to have a new veil made.  
You can't see it in the picture, but it was a beautiful tiara! 
 This picture does not show how beautiful the gown was.  
Actually, the photographer kept scrunching the gown together the whole day!  

I loved everything about the dress and the veil.  The only alterations that were done to the gown were shortening the sleeves since my parents were married in November. 

New Year's Eve 1999...two beautiful children...
October 2007...right before The Colonel left for Iraq...

Christmas 2008 at the Hotel Bethlehem... 

I love the life we have created.  The Colonel is my best friend and I love him dearly. 
 I want nothing more than to spend the rest of my life by his side.  
He has made me so happy and I can't wait to see what comes next!  

Happy Anniversary Colonel!  
I love you!

38 comments :

  1. Happy Anniversary to both of you! What a beautiful dress. I soooo love wedding dresses with a sleeve. The strapless gowns today all look alike to me. You made a beautiful bride and the Colonel a handsome groom. May you be blessed with many more years of happiness! Hugs, Loretta

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  2. Happy Anniversary! You are so blessed! You look stunning in your wedding picture!

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  3. May God bless your day with nothing but joy!

    Wow...you must have natural curly hair...wonderful!

    blessings and more,

    marcy

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  4. Happy Anniversary, Lois! Y'all are so cute! I hope that you will have a great weekend with your groom.

    (Today is my anniversary!!! And it's my son's 6th birthday!)

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  5. Happy Day to you! You look so pretty in your dress!

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you both. Your pictures are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful day together...and many more very blessed years. God bless,
    Karen

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  7. Congrats to you both. It's nice seeing your wedding portrait as well. Wishing you many more happy years together☺

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  8. What a lovely couple you are! My hubby and I have been married 22 yrs. also:O
    Hope you have a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

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  9. Happy Anniversary...I love a good love story!
    You were such a beautiful bride...

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  10. Hey Sunshine!! Your blog looks so great!! Love the color combos and the elements you chose!!

    What a lovely couple you are!! I just love this post!! It makes my heart sing to hear of couples that are truly happy and committed to their marriages!! I know it makes God smile, too!! Way to go!!

    You were a stunning bride, gal, and are just as beautiful today!!

    Hope you have a wonderful celebration!!

    I would love to email you from time to time, Lois. Mine is holidayinthesun_1@yahoo.com. If you'd rather not, that's fine, too!!

    Love 'n hugs,
    Becky

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful photos but you two look too young to be married 22 yrs-must have been in Jr.High when you got married-just kidding. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Happy Anniversary!

    >The Colonel is my best friend

    That says it all. The key to a happy marriage is marrying your best friend.

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  13. Ya'll are so cute! I love it that he's your best friend. Congratulations - enjoy each other!

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  14. I remember your beautiful wedding and I can't believe it's 22 years! WOW! "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" to a wonderful couple. Have a great day celebrating and... May all your dreams come true!
    Love and prayers, Carol and family

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  15. He's a keeper allright!!!

    Happy Anniversary!

    We have the same hair gene. Mine started out dark and just keeps getting blonder somehow...LOL...

    You sure were a beautiful bride!!! Now a beautiful Colonel's wife.

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  16. Happy Anniversary!! I didn't know that you wore your mom's wedding dress. You looked beautiful! Enjoy your very special day.

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  17. Happy Anniversary! It is so nice to see great marriages like yours~22 years is something to be proud of in this day and age. God has truly blessed you. Your Colonel is very handsome and your best friend~you look so lovely in your wedding gown. Does it feel as if it were just yesterday? Blessings always, Rose

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  18. Happy Anniversary! May you have many more happy years ahead!

    Blessings,
    Mandy

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  19. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

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  20. Happy Anniversary to the two of you! And what a great-looking couple, both then and now. Here's to many more Happy Anniversaries! -Tammy

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  21. Awe! Happy Anniversary!!

    It looks like you do have a wonderful life! :)

    ~liz

    P.S. I LOVE your new blog look!!!!
    VERY cute! :)

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  22. Happy Anniversary Lois and to the Colonel as well. Your pictures are so great, you were a beautiful bride, and what a lovely couple you are. The picture of your parents with you both is so awesome! and that gown, wow. I can see and hear the love and respect you have for the colonel! May you both have many years of happiness, you truly have a beautiful family, I know the main reason is that you have put God in the center, and that you both are setting that example for your children just like your parents have done for you both!
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  23. Oh, Lois, Happy Anniversary to you guys! I just loved seeing the pictures! What a delightful post!

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  24. Happy Anniversary! You are truely blessed.

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  25. what a precious dress you had, how wondreful to wear your moms, you two look so in love together and make a cute couple. Happy Anniversay sweetie, have a wonderful day.

    have to let you konw it was your post that inspired me to think of the friend in jesus hymn. I always feel so uplifted when I come by here.

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  26. Morning Sunshine, and a Happy Happy Anniversary to you and the colonel. Loved the Wedding picture.... you were a vision of loveliness, and colonel was so cute. that is so neat you were able to wear your Mom's Wedding gown, how precious is that, and that your dad is a Pastor, and I am assuming he married you??
    May the Lord continue to bless you and your family abundantly. It takes a special woman to be the wife of a serviceman. Bless you for the fact you love your life
    with all that entails. Hope you both have a Wonderful time Celebrating today.
    Blessings, Nellie
    P.S. and we heard from our son
    again yesterday, he hiked in the rain and was wet and cold evidently. Today is suppose to be
    clear, more rain tonight, he is almost halfway to his next stopping point for a night where he gets his first package. He is about 11.6 miles behind schedule so we are praying he makes good time today, cause their is more rain ahead we think. But we haven't been worried. Praise to to
    Jesus, and thanks to all you dear ones who are praying for us too.
    Have a sweet day, Nellie

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  27. Thanks for visiting! I write in German and Italian sometimes for those who are in Europe. I wanted to say that your wedding gown was just beautiful! The new photo from 2008 looks great~honestly both of you really take good care of yourselves because you both look great! I guess the Colonel has to stay in good shape being in the military. You both look so happy in the photo's. Your children are so cute in the photo! God bless you both, Rose

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  28. Happy anniversary! I have a sis in law who's grandfather is a retired Colonel and they call him "The Colonel" too. Must be a military thing. :0)

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  29. Your stinky house story on my blog was great! Sometimes kids are the only ones brave enough to say what everyone else is thinking... :0)

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  30. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! What darling pictures you have posted! How great that you are celebrating 20 years!! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  31. Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!!
    May the Lord bless you both richly
    and may you have many, many more
    years together!

    Love & Hugs~ Jen

    P.S.
    I LOVED to see your wedding pics...
    you were such a gorgeous bride!!!

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  32. Hope your enjoying your Anniversary lovins..praying they have spread onto the new week..((hugs))

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  33. HI LOIS. HOPE YOUR ANNIVERSARY WAS VERY HAPPY! LOVE THE PICTURES. YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A LICK, WHAT'S YOUR SECRET?! YOU HAD A LOVELY WEDDING, AND THE FAMILY YOU AND THE COLONEL HAVE MADE TOGETHER IS BEAUTIFUL! GOD'S BEEN GOOD!!! MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH MANY MORE PRECIOUS MOMENTS!

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  34. Happy Belated anniversary. You are both so beautiful and happy. I love your pictures and your story.

    Cynthia

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  35. Happy, Happy Anniversary! Your post was so sweet. I wish you many more years together. Your wedding dress and picture is beautiful. You made a pretty bride.

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  36. Happy Anniversary!!!! I am a few days late. I am so far behind in my reading. I loved looking at your pictures.

    I am praying for you to have many more blessed years. You are such a sweet couple and have a beautiful family.

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  37. Am running behind Lois - apologies! But I didn't want to not leave a comment on this post - you look radiant as a bride, so happy and full of hope and optimism for the life ahead - which has been realised in a wonderful marriage and beautiful babies. Wishing you and the Colonel many more years of the same! Much love, Fiona x

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