Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February 13 1993

Wow! It's been 15 years! I can't believe it!

Today, hubby and I are taking the day off to celebrate our anniversary. We are leaving early this morning and will spend the day thrifting, antiquing, book store loafing and lunching in some of our favorite Arizona cities, Prescott and Jerome. To culminate our adventures, we will be dining in the very lovely A Cottage Place restaurant in downtown Flagstaff . I am taking lots of pics of these beautiful towns this time, maybe even one of us that isn't quite as old as these below (newest one in here is at least 4 years old!).....

Us back in the dating days! This was right before he graduated from the Marine Corps Boot Camp.

Right after we were in engaged...

Our wedding day! We got married in my Aunt's backyard. the judge standing to Rocky's left officiated. My drop waist flapper-style dress and my jewelry was from an antique shop. The vale was from a second hand wedding boutique . (You can imagine where my husband picked up his dress blues :-) ) I am a sucker for a man in uniform!!! Being only 19 and 21 years old on the day (and broke) we still managed to seat, feed and celebrate with almost a hundred wedding guests for around $1500 ! That's one thrifty wedding :-)

A few years later.. (after kids and dogs and mortgages!)
And finally our most recent pic (still a few years old) shown on the blog last year too in San Francisco...

I am excited to be able to have a little vacation in the middle of the week. Hope you all have a beautiful day too! :-)

40 comments:

Marie said...

Ohh, Happy Anniversary! What a lovely couple you made and make!! I hope that you have a wonderful little anniversary trip away and return to us safe and sound!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Anniversary.
Hope you had a great time.
Alison

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary Jenny!!! have a wonderful day with your husband:) you two look so cute together:)

Sleepy Hollow Craft Company said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!
You and your husband are so cute together and I LOVE your wedding dress! So Shabby Chic!
I would love to swap links with you~and thank you for your sweet& supportive comments!!
~Jenelle

Scrappy Jessi said...

aaahhh happy anniversary!
this june my hubby and i will have been married 17 years. WE LOVE JEROME!
that's where we got engaged! we lived in phoenix, and would go up around all those little cities. love it up there.
have a blast!
jessi

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Jenny to you and Rocky!! Fifteen years is awesome! When I lived in Tucson, I use to love going to Jerome...it just oozed with history. Plus, you can get some very cool pics. I'll be anxious to see them. Have a LOVEY day and lots of fun!! :)
Your friend, Kim

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You both are so cute! I was just thinking yesterday I'd like to see what you look like :) I hope you have a wonderful celebration. Time surely flies doesn't it?! We're approaching 19 years.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh and your dress!!! So perfect I love it and would wear it anyday over the big foofy dresses I see out there.

Diane Duda said...

What a happy couple you make!
Happy Anniversary!

Di

Victorian Lady said...

Happy Anniversary! :) Have fun in Jerome and Prescott! I haven't heard of that restuarant in Flag, but I have been to The Rose in Prescott...that was INCREDIBLE! Check it out when you can! :)

Mere

P.S. Love the wedding dress! And the wedding seems so Officer and A Gentleman! :) Lucky girl!

Mere

Jenn said...

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are so cute:):)

Big congrats on your sweet fairy being in the Art Doll magazine too!! She is adorable:)

xo..jenn

Fran said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Love your wedding dress. I love your husbands Dress Blues. My husband is a former Marine. Sounds like a wonderful day you have planned. Have Fun.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Anniversary! You are a lovely couple, and your planned day sounds wonderful! Enjoy! :)

Jasminé said...

Happy Anniversary...and what a happy blog!Its lovely to have found you, I am having so much fun in Blogland!
Enjoy your time together
Love from Ireland

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing those great photos and your wonderful love story!!!!

Maija said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Today my hubby and I celebrate 20 years!

Vallen said...

Happy Anniversary!! No way do you look like you're old enough to have been married 15 years!! I hope your celebration is stupendous!!!

Jasminé said...

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Thank you for the comment on my blog!
I would love to be added to your list of blogs, thanks for asking!
x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Anniversary! HOW CUTE ARE YOU TWO!!!! =)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentines Day!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Happy Anniversay to you!!
Feb 13, 1993 is my wedding day too!!
Have a great time..
can't wait to see pics!!

lovingly, Deena

Tracy M. said...

Congratulations on 15 years together. Just found your blog and really enjoy it and the things you make. I'm going to add you to my favorites on my blog.
Best Wishes,
Tracy M.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh, Jenny!!! Happy, happy anniversary!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!!! You're both so sweet-and so obviously in love! I hope your day was wonderful!!! xo-Mel

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! What cute pictures. Have a great day together. Hugs, Jackie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Aren't you two a lovely couple? Happy anniverery!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Happy~Happy belated Anniversary!!!! Love the pics!!!
Hugs!
Michelle

Mary Isabella said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I know that was a fun day...Smiles to you both...Mary

Susie Q said...

I know I am late but I kept the wish warm...: )
Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple. May the next 50 years be as happy as these 15 have been! : )
Gotta love a man in uniform! : )
I look back at our wedding pictures (We were both 21) and wonder how we were ever so young! ) Now we have been together for almost 30 years and I have no idea where the time went!

Much happiness to you both. I hope your getaway was sweet!

Hugs,
Sue

Kari & Kijsa said...

**Shhhh!**
You are invited to a SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for kari this Wednesday, Feb 20.
She is turning 40!!!

I would love for you to stop by the party on Wednesday to surprise (hopefully!) the birthday girl, enjoy a bite of cake, sprinkle a little of your magic birthday dust, and check out the party favor giveaway!

blessings,
kijsa

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary to you both
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

Daisy's said...

This is so sweet and so inspiring. Nice to know that some couples make it ! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.
kindest regards,
Darly @ daisyslittlecottage.blogspot.com

Jane said...

happy Anniversary! Your dress was so pretty!

Ragged Roses said...

Happy Anniversary Jenny! Such lovely photos of you both, you look so happy together
Kimx

Cheryl said...

A very happy anniversary to the two of you. You are such a cute couple. Hope you enjoy your time away!

Cheryl said...

A very happy anniversary to the two of you. You are such a cute couple. Hope you enjoy your time away!

sally said...

look at you guys. wow. babes in the woods! these photos are so wonderful and so full of love. beautiful.
:-)

by the way, this is your old pal from high school years. codename=sally

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Sandra Evertson said...

Congrats!
What a Beautiful couple!
And double Congrats on your Art Doll Quarterly! She is Beautiful too!
Sandra Evertson

KJ said...

H*A*P*P*Y
A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y !

I love looking at people's photos! What a sweet life you have!

My hubby was a Marine, too, although they never stop being one in their hearts. I never got to see him in uniform because he was at the end of his tour. I've only seen photos and he was looking good! The Marines brought him to CA.

Thanks for sharing!
KJ