Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Our 21st Anniversary!!

21 years ago today....I married my best friend!

We were married at a small church in Santa Clarita Valley, California at a 5pm ceremony. Boy, we were so young! I was just a couple days away from being 21 and hubby was 23 (3 weeks away from being 24). I feel we have grown up together. We only dated 2 months before we were engaged and married 1 1/2 months later. We had a couple people tell us that our marriage wouldn't last, but those naysayers are divorced now and we are still going STRONG!!

Of course, we have had our trials in marriage as everyone does and we had to learn that love was not a "feeling", but that love is a choice! We choose everyday to love each other. We are a team through the good and the bad. He has my best interest at heart and I have his! I love him more today than ever and I think he would say the same about me.

So today, I dedicate this song and photo montage to my best friend, my lover, my business partner, father of our husband (AKA Hubby)

I Love You Forever!!!!!

This was taken on a cruise in 2001

Taken when we were out to dinner with some friends This was on vacation in Destin, Fl 2006
On vacation 2007
Our 20th anniversary (2008)

Taken this past christmas at a restaurant
Vacation last summer 2008 Panama City Beach, Fl

San Diego, Calif 2004
At our home around 2002/2003

Thanks for loving me and being such a great husband and family man!!

Happy 21st Hun! Love ya!



"Blossom" AKS Anita said...

You guys make such a lovely couple.
I don't know how you have stayed so young looking. Steve and I will celebrate our 40 years together in august. Congradulations! Have a great day.

tardevil said...

Happy Anniversary!

Dawnie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I'm glad your happier and more in love today. Rare to see isnt it? Your a cute couple and a great family!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Happy Anniversary, Darlene! What a cute family you guys are! Great pics!

delighted heart said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful couple you make! Are you sure those first pictures were taken 21 years ago? Looks to me like they were taken yesterday! Have a wonderful day....Be Blessed!

Chari said...

Ahhhh...what a grand tribute to 21 years of love and marriage, my friend!!!

Happy Anniversary to you and your honey!!! I pray that the Lord continues to richly bless you both...your marriage and your family!

I just loved your photo montage...I especially like the your family photo on the beach where ya'll are kneeling! Your daughters are beautiful...they look like their mama!!! I'm also enjoying your music (even as I type, hehe!) You're playing some of my favorite songs!!!

Happy 21st Anniversary...
Warmest wishes,

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Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene, and many, many more....

I love that b/w pic of your whole family !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

zentmrs said...

Happy Anniversary! You have built a beautiful family. Have a wonderful day!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful family beautiful photos!!

Happy Anniversary, Darlene!

Nikki said...

Happy Anniversary!

Tricia Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! I love all the pictures you posted! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Jen said...

Congratulations to a beautiful couple! I wish you many, many more years of happiness together. (My 5th anniversary is coming up tomorrow -- couples like you are an inspiration!)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Awww, congrats & Happy anniversary, Darlene! Ya'll are such a striking couple. Heres to many more.

Judy said...

What a good looking family!

Congratulations on your 21 years! In this day so many people don't give enough effort to keep their love alive and families intact. While there are always trying times in any relationship, I applaud you for keeping yours in spite of those times.


~CC Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene! What a sweet picture album you've shared with us over the years. So precious., and your children are gorgeous! ~CC Catherine

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene!

You two look wonderful!

Did I tell you I'm from PC?
The beaches are amazing aren't they? :)

Terri and Bob said...

This is such a sweet post! I might copy your idea in June!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Happy Anniversary. . . and may our Lord bless you with many more :)



Főfüge said...

Cheerful and happy family. You are beautiful!


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