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Friday, June 25, 2010

Stephanie's Wedding Party and Bloggerette Sorority Debut!

It's time for Stephanie of Angelic Accents Wedding Party! Go over there and visit her and all the other participants to see their weddings.

Love Bunny and I got married back in the early 60s and we're still together regardless of what a nag I am. See, miracles DO happen, chicks. But I've since learned to treat him like a sweetheart and lover that he truly is. My best friend. I can go to him with anything and he'll tell me to either "suck it up, Connie" or "change your attitude." He brings me back to reality. When he calls me Connie and not Hon, I know I'm in trouble. ^0^

We had a small wedding in my home with just a few friends and relatives. Not an eloquent or gorgeous dress, just a white embroidered street length dress. But a few years ago I asked him what he remembered most about our wedding day, which was actually at night, and he said, "I remember how beautiful you were coming down that staircase in that white dress." How could I not love this man. I have no apparent beauty, just a heightened sense of humor and a lovely smile, which is usually on this old face. I'd known him only 4 months (do NOT try this or Dr. Laura will yell at ya!) and we knew we wanted to get married. We had very few pictures taken and went on a honeymoon to Pennsylvania to meet his parents—me—not him. I'd never met them before we were married.

On our honeymoon he locked the keys in our old Chevy and the next morning we had to break the window to get in and resume our travels. He was red-faced about that.

So here are 2 of our wedding photos. Can you believe those eyebrows? I've learned to pluck!

He has beautiful hands. Me? I tended to chew my nails. I don't anymore but I still can't grow nails well. ;-)

But since the lack of official photos I thought I'd share some of us through the years, and since we just celebrated an anniversary, I thought you'd get a chuckle. Why do the Mexican tour guides always put these silly hats on men? We went to Mexico a LOT before we moved here.

I always, ALWAYS have a book to read.

I told you I have a LOT of hair. I cut some of it out of the top of the photo also.

A Christmas with the 2 oldest grandchildren in 1986 probably.

Another wedding photo—I can't locate the photo, but have this newspaper announcement framed. I'm pitiful I know.—I have of this handsome young couple. ;-) Isn't he caauuuute?

Before I met him he had a lively, party lifestyle; can you tell? I've corrected that about him. Hah.

Can you see why I love this man so much? He was willing to fight for his country and is the finest example of a MAN I can think of today.

He even let his first granchild brush that afro hairstyle! Her newborn baby looks just like her in this photo from 30 years ago.

They truly don't come any more patient than this man. ;-)

He still looks like the man I married many years ago...less hair, of course!

This is us in the late late 60s in San Jose. Still s**y after all these years.

My wish for any of you newlyweds would be for you to have this kind of sweet man cherish the ground you walk on for all the years you are married to him and that it would be long and fruitful. He once told me that his aim in life was to make me happy. How could you NOT love a man like that?

The Bloggerette Sorority Party

Okay, for the second part of this post. Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds has started a blogger sister sorority. One rule is that you have to take the image and make something out of it. Being the computer person that I am, I decided to do something digitally with my Photoshop.

Another rule is that we have to take a photo of ourselves with the project we made. I'm here to tell you, and you shall see in the photos below, that I tried. I really tried. (Evidence is posted below to support my case.) So showing you how I messed up trying to get my photo in the mirror, you'll understand why I had to do 2 photos to support my claim that I really did try. So, in the end, it ended up being 2 photos plus my goofs. And, yes, there is a cut on my lip from my No!No! I used earlier in the week. *Sigh*... Sometimes it doesn't pay to get out of bed!

See, I told ya so!

Here it looks like I need to clean my guest bath mirror.


  1. Oh wow... how wonderful... I hope Mr P and I are as happy as you after many more years...

    x Alex

  2. Wonderful walk down memory lane with you and your Hubby. Thank you for sharing.
    Neat project for Rush day.

    Have a good day, Sorority Sister.


  3. What a wonderful, loving man you married!!! May you be blessed with many more years of marital happiness.


  4. Connie, what a wonderful post, I love it when I read about the real love!!!! Good for you!
    I love your photos of yourself.....I even caved in and posted one (I hate pictures of me), the things you do for your sisters!!!
    Margaret B

  5. Connie, I LOVED LOVED LOVED the photos! You are beautiful..
    Have a great day sweet friend..
    Hugs & much love ~Mary~ :-}

  6. Hi Connie,
    What great pics from your early days as a newlywed. I love your wedding pic. How happy you are and a beautiful bride. You and your beloved are such a handsome couple. What a special and wonderful life you have with the man of your dreams.
    Your granddaughter is beautiful and does look just like her new baby girl.
    Creative post for the soroity too. Love your sweet pic. You have me always in stitches dear friend.

    Have fun at the parties.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  7. Oh my aren't you funny! Yes you did try! Patsy from

  8. I love your memory lane pic's... you and your husband are wonderful together. I also like the pic you made with all the girls with the pink flowers. So pretty!

  9. Beautiful pictures and photos...precious love story of you and hubby too...thanks for sharing your special day :)
    Big Hugs,

  10. What a great visit with you and your great husband! Nice to meet another sister!


  11. Oh Connie I so loved seeing you wedding photos and those throughout your life together. What a cute couple and I'm so glad that he can still make your pitter pat.

    I'm so glad to call you Sister, my sweet friend!

    Enjoy the weekend!

  12. What a beautiful couple, love your wedding photos!


  13. Connie you are truly blessed. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. I love your photos!
    Have a great day!

  14. Wow! Those photos are amazing! Thank you for taking us down memory lane with you. It was a lot of fun!

  15. Connie, I love seeing everyone's wedding pictures today, but having to hop back and forth in bed is not so good. Beautiful story of your marriage. I married A after he returned from the Marine Corps. I wonder if he served under Love Bunny. Will have to look at his book. That would really be something. Love and hugs, Pat

  16. Connie,
    I always love coming to your blog and reading each & every post.Love the pictures of you & hubby especially your wedding day photo. I hope you have many more years together. I just celebrated my 37 wedding anniversary with my special guy.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog too.
    Pink hugs,
    Vicki Pink Pearl Girl

  17. I love your photo's and the evolution of your hair! Your hubby sounds like a wonderful man:) I am married to an amazing who also tells me all the time that his goal in life is to make me happy...awwwwww!!!

  18. I just love your wedding pictures.
    It's so much fun when some of us at a certain age have pictures that looks similar. Oh and don't those glasses give away the year!
    This was a blast, thank you for sharing.

  19. Connie, I loved seeing all of your pictures! You have a way with words and telling a story that makes me giggle. Enjoy your sorority!


  20. Fun wedding party!!!!
    You guys brought the memories rushing back and speaking of rushing!!!!!
    You've rushed yourself into the Bloggerette Society girl!!!!
    Nice photo!...and Bath!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  21. Connie,
    You truly have a wonderful man and marriage! Thanks for sharing! I am gonna do mine for our 24th anniversary which is in Aug. always have me cracking up with your antics and fun ways...Love what you did with the pix! Sis! prhSis...sista!


  22. Hi Connie, Thanks for sharing your wedding pictures and those of you and your husband. Congrats on your long marriage and I wish both of you many years of happiness together.

  23. Many happy years together! Glad we are now sorority sisters!

  24. Connie you have the most hair eva!!!I love your feathered hair back in the had the hair that we all both had alot of hair...thanks for the blast from the past.;)

  25. Hi, from New Jersey. Love your take on the photo, just lovely. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  26. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I missed out on this sorority debut with Karen. I'll have to hop on board with that soon.

    Loved the pics of you and DH. What a beautiful bride you were, and how gorgeous you are today. I love the hair especially. Those were the days weren't they?

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend. I am slowly getting back on my feet. I am still under lockdown until July 9th when I see the doc, he will re-evaluate then. I go to see the Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist on July 2nd, they need to check my larynx. I am still very hoarse and can hardly talk. They believe it is from the excess coughing, but want to check it out to make sure it is nothing else.

    Thank you for your prayers and your wonderful friendship. Much love sweetie...Sherry

  27. You are such a hoot, Connie.
    Glad we are sistas....:))

  28. Wonderful wedding post, Miss Connie. Great hair!

  29. Nice meeting you, Connie! Stops for stopping by my place today. I enjoyed reading about your wedding and your husband. These are the best things--loving a husband like you do after all these years. Isn't it the best? And as you said at my blog, grandkids are the best! Btw, my favorite weddings have always been the smaller ones. So nice that you took a walk down the stairs rather than an aisle!


  31. Connie,
    So nice to meet you! What a wonderful post! Your project is sweet and your mirror photos are precious :0)

  32. Hi Sister Connieness! I loved your double post! First of all your pretty wedding photos! You were and are so pretty! I love all that hair you have! :) and I can tell you're still madly in love with your hubby!
    Now we can be in the sorority together!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  33. Hello sweets, well my goodness you are a beautiful chickee! Love the fros...and love bunny looks stunning in his military uniform. Thank you for sharing, he is a very lucky man to have such a darling, creative lovely wife. Hugs to you sista friend.

  34. What a wonderful story of love! Better than any novel!
    Enjoyed your picture and your bath!

    And...great to be Sist-a with you, too!!!

  35. What a nice journey!!! I'll have to go back and read how you cut your lip! Yes, California sunshine is agreeing with us!! It really is. We are so much happier...makes me realize how we should have gotten out of Oregon sooner!

  36. Oh you were a truly beautiful bride. The groom was very handsome. I am so thankful for his service. I do think it helps to mature a man.

    I love your blogging bathroom bliss.

  37. Hey, sis! I've never EVER seen those wedding photos before! You were/are absolutely beautiful! And you and LB look gloriously happy! No wonder he was dumbfounded and couldn't find his keys ~ he was blinded by your beauty and love! :0)

    I still love your Capt. and Tennille phase! Love, Love will keep us I'll be singing that for the rest of the night. I can see why each of you fell for the other. There is just somethin' about a guy in uniform!

    Love your photoshop pic for RUSH!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  38. So happy I got to come by tonight and see all of your wonderful pictures. You did a great post for this Wedding Party. You and hubby are so blessed to have found each other and love the way you do. Not often you find someone this happy.
    Hope your doing well

  39. Hello Connie, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I love your wedding post today and your blogerrete post too. Adorable pics through the years and I love what you did with the vintage photo of 5 gals. Cute!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  40. Hi, Connie,
    I enjoyed reading about the romance you have had with your good looking man all these years. Congratulations, sweet friend, and I wish you both many more happy years together!! Sending lots of love and hugs your way~ Vicki

  41. G'morn, Connie ~ What a precious write & memories of you & your precious husband. You are a jewel of the gems, Connie, don't let anyone tell you differently. It is such a joy to come by & visit with someone as delightful as you.

    I, too, married my man in uniform ... I was so proud to walk down that aisle & see him in full dress. I/we only knew each other for 4 weeks to the day from when we met, yet had a quick full church wedding ...

    Happy Anniversary to you both, sweet friend.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  42. Great post - loved the trip through your life Great job on your Rush project. I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

  43. AWE Connie! Your tribute to your hubs is so wonderful. Congratulations! marriages like that don't "just happen" It is a lot of commitment and choosing to do the right thing. On both sides.

    Your project is so sweet! Very pretty!
    Good Job Sister!


  44. Loved the wedding shots! You just crack me up! (Why didn't we pluck our eyebrows back in those days?)
    Ahhh well, I knew you'd do something wonderful with the shot on your computer. And gee! it's pink! :)
    Love the goofs. Those just say Connie all over them! Perfect! :)
    Hugs! karen

  45. What fantastic photos.
    Glad to have a chance to drop by and say hello. xx

  46. I'm so glad you joined the bloggerette "rush", but I'm even "gladder" you showed your hubby through the years - - - what a fun post!

    In one picture, he's wearing a running back t-shirt, did he play football and was he a running back? They are my FAVORITE football position.

  47. Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! I am just now getting to finish the rest of the looonnngggggg list of sisters! I am so excited that we are sorority sisters!

    Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
    {Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

  48. Good morning Connie, thank you for your faithful comments this past week. I have missed visiting you and 'many' other blogging friends. Grandkid's week was a total blast. We played, worked, ATE, played, slept and played some more. Perfect weather was a big bonus.

    I Loved your wedding pics etc. and story. It just made me smile right to the end. We were married in 1963. You both 'do' have lots of hair. There are many who would envy you. ME! Your post is just terrific. I was too darn busy to join the rush party. Your take on the photo is great.

    Have a great Sunday.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  49. Just look at the two of you. I loved seeing your pictures, and reading of the enduring love you share.

  50. Love your RUSH project! The photos were so cute! Nice to meet another sister.


  51. Hi Connie, or should I say sister!! Where abouts in Id do you live? I'm in Kuna. Loved all your pics throught the years, were about to celebrate our 30th ,WOW.
    Great to meet you
    Hugs lynn

  52. So nice! I loved seeing all of your pictures from when you were young and just married, and especially your wedding pics! And you posts before that... your roses are gorgeous! I wish I had a green thumb, plus that the deer wouldn't eat the rose plants!! Thanks for sharing. Really loved seeing the beautiful photos.

  53. Loved the reminiscing with you and hubby over the years and love the photos ....too funny!


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