My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

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.