Thursday, October 21, 2010

22 Years!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is the day, 22 years ago, that my hubby and I were married! I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane and show you a few photos from our wedding. It's so fun to look back and see what the fashion trends were back then! My dress was purchased by my amazingly generous, older sister Nancy! She's the best! Here are some of the photos from our special day, way back when.


My father was not alive, so both of my brothers walked me down the isle. I look so nervous, don't I? I do remember getting to the alter and whispering to the priest, "Can I do that again?"





These next two photos show how beautiful our church is. All my brothers and sisters were married here and all of our kids were baptized here too.






There are some amazing stained glass windows in our church. Gorgeous colors!






Here I am with my 3 sisters on the right and 3 best buddies on the left.




This one's my favorite! It was my mom's 16x20 framed photo of the two of us with my brothers and sisters. I now have this photo in my house and I love it.




Here's me and my mom. She looked so beautiful that night!




This one shows you the Star Gazer Lily bouquets that were on the alter.




Here's my new hubby and me, dancing at the reception. I remember my long train was a hook-on kind that I could take off. A fairly new idea for back then.




And here we are! All ready to start our life together!



It's been a wonderful 22 years! Dietz (nickname for Dietmar and pronounced, Deet-mar. . . .born in Germany) has been a loving husband, fabulous father to our two boys and even though there have been some rough times, we seem to always make it through. . . together! Here's a card I gave to him this morning, along with a box of his favorite golf balls.



And take a guess what he gave me. . . . .Yup! A gift card to Archiver's! Can't wait to go get some new goodies!

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post! Hope you enjoy your day! :)

33 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful wedding photos Barb and congratulations on your Anniversary. Love the card you made for Hubby, enjoy you trip to Archivers!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Happy Anniversary Barb, hope you have a really happy day! Great pics, Jo x

Hannah said...

Happy Anniversary Barb! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and card!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! The pictures are great!

Virginia L. said...

AW.. how STUNNING and GORGEOUSyou looked on your special day, Barb!! Thanks for sharing these precious photos! Don't you wish shoulder pads make a comeback (LOL)? Happy 22nd anniversary to you and Dieter ( I speak German and that was one of the first names I learned when I started German!). HUGS to you and enjoy your shopping at Archiver's! xoxo

Rosemary said...

happy anniversary barb!! thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos! hope you and your hubby have a wonderful day!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Happy anniversary, Barb! TFS sharing your wedding pictures. You looked gorgeous and so did your mom! I love your pic with your mom. I wish you many, many morr years of love & happiness. Hugs!

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding photos and memories with us Barb, it's very special! And I love this card you made. Wishing you the most wonderul day!!!

Sue McRae said...

So nice of you to share your beautiful photos with us Barb! I see you had shiny bridesmaid dresses just like me, a definite sign of the times (I was also married in 1988, May).

Happy Anniversary Barb and Dietmar!

Isha said...

Happy Anniversary Barb. Oh you look so pretty in those Photos...Thanks for walking us tru your memory lane.

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Barb! I'm just one year ahead of you! Gorgeous photos, TFS!!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary , Barb! Thanks for sharing your wedding day with us. So fun to see! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
I enjoyed looking at your wedding pictures -- all the pictures are lovely. Congratulations on your 22nd Anniversary and I hope that you have many more years together. Take care and God bless. Hugs to you.

Lin said...

What a man! Sounds like a keeper! Love your card, Barb - is that one of Agata's doilies? Beautiful! Happy Anniversary and many, many more!

Jennifer said...

I enjoyed your "long" post...went by so quickly seemed short :) I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading this - so sweet! Thank you for sharing. Happy Anniversary to the both of you.
Hugs,
Jenifer Ann

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more!! Thanks for sharing these photos. Such precious memories! Have fun shopping with your giftcard! :)

Sue said...

Happy Happy Anniversary.
I will concur with what everyone else has said Barb, a wonderful post. Your card is exquisite, you can see it was made for someone special. I also want to add a Thank you for such a lovely comment on my last post. I value you as a friend very much and I am glad we have connected with each other, Long may it continue like your marriage.
Smiles:)

Sanne said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Love your pictures Barb thanks for sharing :)

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos! I love the stargazer lilies! :-)

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary Barb!! LOVE all of your wedding photos- thanks so much for sharing your special day with us all! Just love your card for your hubby- it's fantastic! Hope you two go out and celebrate in a FUN way :)

Virginia L. said...

Sorry I meant Dietmar! I apologize for getting your DH's name wrong! Happy 22nd (again) Anniversary! I just have to come back for the 2nd look of your wedding photos :)

Dawn said...

Barb - thank you so much for sharing.... your photos are all amazing and I wish you and Dietmar all the very best for a happy anniversary and may there be many more..... I bet you are missing your Mum today my dear friend, so I'm sending heaps of happy thoughts your way... hugs

Simone said...

Oh this is such a beautiful post Barb! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your photos - they are so wonderful and you look beautiful and so happy :) Yay! Enjoy your Archiver's shopping spree :)

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful post! Loved seeing your wedding pictures! Happy Anniversary! Lovely card!

Nat said...

hi Barb, love your Wedding photos they are just beautiful! Huge congrats to you and your hubby!! Oh yes he is a keeper, nothing better than a trip to archivers!! Hugs, Nat :)

Jenny said...

Sooo sweet. Love your photos!! TFS! Congrats to you both! HUGS! :) :) :) :) :)

Joy said...

Congrats on your anniversary my sweet friend, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful wedding photos with us, you look gorgeous in these photos as you do today.

I love the card that you gave to you sweet husband, so pretty and soft.

Hope you had a wonderful day together and that you enjoy your shopping trip to Archivers.

Hugs!

Tiffany said...

Oh my! You absolutely radiate with happiness in all of your photos Barb! You are beautiful!! So glad you shared these photos and I love the soft and supple card you made, love that doily! BIG anniversary wishes to you, I need to catch up with your other projects too!

ivy said...

happy anniversary! TFS the wonderful pictures!!

78thistles said...

Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! The photos were fun to look through and the card for your husband was just lovely!
Also, thank you for your comment on my blog this past weekend. It really means a lot to me.
~Lisa

AnitaRex said...

Happy Anniversary Barb! I LOVED seeing your photos! What a gorgeous bride you were and a good looking couple! So fun to go back and see these thank you for sharing! What a lovely card you made him! And the perfect gift for your anniversary he knows you well!

Deirdre said...

Many congratulations to you and your Hubby. Thanks for sharing the stunning shots of your wedding. Beautiful.

Monika Reeck said...

Happy Anniv Barb and oh what a lovely Photo and I can see you are soo happy on that Photo and great card too...hugs