Saturday, June 6, 2009

Twenty-Eight Years in Review

1981 to 2009...Together, we have supported each other and shared a wonderful life that has included:
Daughers~both away at college in Physicians Assistant & Physical Therapy studies
Homes~three houses, & an apartment
Career Jobs~Men's Clothing Retail, Insurance Sales, DOL Program Rep, FACS teacher
Pets~1 dog Sparky, 4 cats Sambo, Patsy, Callie & Lucy, 2 birds Chipper & Skyler
Vehicles~Cutlass, Cavalier, Bronco, Blazer, Taurus, Explorer, Tahoe, Yukon, & Trail Blazer
Supplemental Income Jobs~ Playing in a band, Teaching drum lessons, Working at NW Fabrics, Teaching Summer School, Writing curriculum for the State, Designing & Sewing costumes for Children's Theatre, Working at Midstates, Online Sales & Directing the Praise Band
Family Activities~Fishing, Sewing, Hunting, Cooking, Swimming, Dance, Church Groups, Golf, Cross Country, Track, SAAD, Peer Ministry, Teen Court, Girls BB, National Honor Society, Crafting,& Beer Brewing.
In addition~trips to the hospital...Natalie for overnight stays, hubby to emergency room (softball injuries!)
~a master's degree
~numerous home improvement projects

Last night we celebrated with Grandma and Emily. We had a delicious meal at Bully's Chop House...and this Grand Finale...Death by Chocolate.


Nancy said...

Congratulations and continued blessings! It'll be 28 years for us in the time flies!


BlueRidge Boomer said...


We're working on year number 33....yikes!!....where does the time go??

Enjoy your day....LindaMay

OldeAnnie said...

Happy Anniversary!!! We're on 28 years ourselves...a couple months away from 29! ~~Annie

M said...

Happy Happy! We just had #27...I love your picture! I wanted a hat but my wedding was my mom's and she did it her way...I promised my girls that I will not do that to them!

Can you still fit in your dress? You look like you can :)

Brenda said...


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Anniversary Natalie!!!

Hopeful said...

Congratsulations natalie! It's so nice to see couples stay together. Wishing you many more. The cake looks yummy and the knife part is halarious!
warmest regards,
Hope (happy with Dan 30yrs on D-Day!)

Quilt Hollow said...

Congratulations are in order!

sweetiepie said...

Congratulations! That is what happens when you find you true soulmate. Nothing comes between you and you will live happily ever after.

Hubbie and I just had our 38th anniversary last month. I don't know what I would do without him.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy 28!!! So many accomplishments in those years.
Death by Chocolate? looks great, but I think you lived since you posted after you ate it!!!!
Happy Sunday!!!!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! You two have accomplished much in those 28 years! Love that dessert!

Brenda Eason said...

Congratulations.Mine will be 26 years in three days.Time sure flies by doesn't it?

Della said...

Time goes so quickly. Our 47th is this Tuesday. Staying married is a major accomplishment these days, but so worth it. Cannot imagine any other life. Congratulations my friend. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than "Death by Chocolate". I will keep that in mind for our special day. Hugs.

Ann said...

Congratulations on your marriage and having a wonderful life and family!

Angie said...

28 years! Congrats., that's wonderful. Good marriages are hard to fin these days. Ours will be 38 years old this year and, to think, back in 1971 I could never have even imagined such a time-span.

Well done, you look wonderful both of you.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!!!

Tolentreasures said...

Happy Anniversary! What a life!


Pam said...


What a lovely post!

jodi said...

Congratulations. What a neat post.

Jenn~ said...

Congratulations, where does the time go???

I have to say that that Death By Chocolate cake looks amazing...hehehe

dee begg said...


Congrats on your's to many more.


MSM said...

A beautiful post - love the highlights and accomplishments of your time together.

Happy Anniversary!

Mom2anAngel~and~a miracle said...

Love the way you did this most. Happy Anniversary. Mine in the 28th. it will be 8 years

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Congratulations.....It was 37 years for us in June....loved your post.

Hope you will visit me...I have a fun post up today with two giveaways on Monday.

Kelly said...

Congratulations - you are BLESSED!