Friday, October 5, 2007

Sweet Memories...

Ok, so my bid to avoid laundry was only partially successful. Thanks to a bit of a blow out with a pull-up (we're working on using the potty ALL the time -- so far so good, but, well, it takes time) today I'm doing laundry. Drat. I'll live *sigh* and as I pre-treat and shove things in the washer, I've been dreaming about what I was doing 5 years ago today.

On that lovely October day, I was hanging out in a garden with my friends, my family, and my best friend.

The weather cooperated, though I wish I had remembered the bees. Luckily my best friend is a quick thinker -- he managed to get the one that was crawling down the front of my dress out quickly. (we won't mention the snickers we heard while doing so -- or the questions later about WHAT he was doing)



The day was a nice mixture of tradition and quirky. Just like us. (don't ask how I found a bagpiper who would play the theme from Star Wars -- but it was perfect!)


And best of all -- I got to marry my best friend. We've had our ups, and our downs. We don't always agree -- and sometimes we annoy the crud out of each other. But we're still best friends. We still laugh more than we don't. He's still my shoulder to cry on and my person I want to share the good stuff with. Yeah, this marriage thing is pretty cool. And those kinds of memories, can make even doing the laundry not so bad :0).

31 comments:

Lisa D. said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet post. I hope you three (or just the two of you) have a wonderful anniversary celebration.

Karyn said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I'm all weepy now!! That was sooo sweet!

You looked absolutely stunning, what amazing photos.

Valerie said...

joyeux anniversaire de mariage !!!
*** so nice to "meet" you on those beautiful photos ***
ps : il y a beaucoup de joueurs de cornemuse where I live ! (we have Celt ancestors here !)
have a super great weekend :)

Bren said...

Happy Anniversary!! What gorgeous wedding pictures!!

Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tazzie said...

Happy Anniversary. What gorgeous pictures - thank you for sharing them with us.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Carolyn said...

Happy Anniversary, what a wonderful post! I've been doing it for 22 years and the marriage thing is STILL pretty cool! And the best part is...I don't have to do my kids' laundry anymore, then do it themselves! :o)

Sue in western WA said...

Awww, Happy Anniversary! Sounds like it was a great event!

Tanya said...

Congratulations! The photos are so nice and "photographic"! You have a very romantic history to you!

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary! Very nice pictures! Best wishes for many more years to come!!!!

Christine Thresh said...

Lovely photo essay. Sweet Memories indeed. Thank you for sharing. Happy Anniversary.

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary Angela, what lovely photo's. It's wonderful when you marry your best friend, I know I did, and I wouldn't change a thing. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Nadine said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! And thanks for these GORGEOUS photos ! You both are looking splendid, and I'm sure you still are !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Fiona said...

How lovely to be able to put a face to the blog! Happy anniversary.

Eileen said...

Have a wonderful day. Hope you feel the same after 58 years as I do. At least I don't have kids things to launder any more. Enjoy the day

katelnorth said...

Hey - great photo, and happy anniversary. No bees at my wedding, luckily - but we did have a blizzard (it was Feb) - coming up to 15 years - oh.my.god. Anyway. Thanks for sharing that - nice to see what you look like!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

congrats on the anniversary. Star Wars theme on a bagpipe and the groom in a kilt - fabulous!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Happy Anniversary to you...that's me singing in a voice my family tell me should only be heard in the privacy of my own home...lucky you!
Gorgeous pics!
Loved this post, especially the start wars theme on the bagpipes, that's my idea of a wedding song-and well worth doing laundry for.
ps. old wife here, saying be careful with the pull-ups, they never worked for my kids, they felt too much like a nappy and lengthened the process, the kids went better with knickers (underpants?), they knew there was no safety net!! and trained then really quickly-great for if you are in a public place though!Tracey

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your best friend! :-)

There's nothing like having your mate be your best friend. It's like that in my home, too. :-)

gwen said...

Happy Anniversary. I wish I had a bag-pipe at my wedding too but then I am the one from Brittany not my husband! Our bag-pipers don´t wear kilts though, a shame really. I wish you many happy returns.
P.S.: I still have 2 of the Laura Ashley you bought at your guild meeting. Are they really so old. Have I had them for so long! Better not to think about it!
Take care.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Congrats on your Anniversary! I really enjoyed seeing your pictures. We'll be celebrating #3 in a few weeks.

Libby said...

Oct 5 - it's the best anniversary date of all *s* Congratulations - sending wishes for many many more happy years.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great post, wonderful photos! Happy Anniversary and best wishes for decades upon decades more... you've got it all right, laughter and friendship are key!

cher said...

charming photos and great post-hope the weekend was all celebration and the laundry only a minor part of the fun.

Kairle said...

What sweet pictures. Congratulations on another year together with your best friend. It's nice when you find someone that you love enough that you want to be together forever.

Kim said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like the best of ceremonies!

Felicia said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary! :)

Nan said...

A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your best friend, Angela! Love the photos, too - what an awesome wedding! Great post - thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Your bee story cracked me up! That is so funny! Although playing star wars on bag pipes might be a close second!

Sassenach said...

Wishing you many more anniversaries and happy memories

Elaine Adair said...

My word - the lovelyphoto of you on your WEDDING DAY does NOT count, since I think it may be just a teensy weensy bit dated! LOL