Hello there! I certainly hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. I had hoped to chat with you on at least one of those days, but it was my TWENTY-SECOND wedding anniversary! We didn't do anything major or go anywhere special. We hung out with Noah and Gillian. Now that they are getting older and everyone's schedule is so full, it's getting harder and harder to get that time in. I think it was one of the best weekends any of us have had in a long time. We laughed so much and so hard at some of the silliest things. It was really nice for Pete and I to stand back and watch our kids; and really take in how far our family has come. We have never felt more blessed and filled with gratitude.
I did share some of our wedding pictures on Facebook. It was a bit of journey down memory lane. Some of the memories are just so vivid until I cannot believe it's been TWENTY-TWO years! Pete and I were looking at the pictures commenting on how young we were and looked!
The above picture is one of my FAVORITE'S! We were suppose to be praying, but Pete and I were discussing all of the things that had gone wrong up to that point. I had a look of "Can you believe this?" on my face; while he was doing his best to keep me calm and reassure me that it would all work out! It did!
Pete with his mom (left) and his grandmother (paternal). Pete's dad passed away years earlier. He would have been so happy and so proud of him; I know it!
Pete's best man and best friend, Darren
I'm not sure if Pete was just ready for all the picture taking to be over; caught mid blink; or just in the middle of a long sigh, but anyhoo. Far left: Jannene; Erica; and kneeling, Loren.
Doris and I were discussing one major SNAFU when someone decided to snap this picture. The look on my face should say it all!
I hope you enjoyed some of my memories of a Saturday afternoon in Pine Bluff, Arkansas twenty-two years ago. We've had some amazing times since then and we've also had some very trying times; but through it all we both can agree it was worth it and we're awfully glad we went through it with each other.
Make it AMAZING!