Thursday, August 9, 2012

26 years and still out of focus..............

Well, to be honest we're more out of focus than otherwise but we did make it this far and that's great.  When we were married in 1986 Bean was still at home, we hadn't moved to our present home.  We had a small church wedding and I made our wedding flowers from wildflowers, pine, and sagebrush which we gathered in the mountains. An older couple which Leonard had known for many years stood up with us and I got the giggles which could easily have turned into tears.  For our small wedding get-together I made raspberry pie and a guest made homemade ice cream. 

In the past 26 years much has happened.  One of the biggest things was starting our own store from scratch and running it for 11 years.  And we came out on top - it was a great experience.  We've had 2 precious dogs which are gone now and they each took with them a huge chunk of our hearts.

Like most people we have a lot of ups and downs but we're still living this life together and trying to take care of each other.      Diane








14 comments:

Ramblin Rose said...

And HappY Anniversary to you both.
I didn't realize it is 25-thought that was last year?
Great pictures of a wonderful couple.
Love,
Patsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I still see smiles on your faces.Happy anniversary.Keep on loving and smiling.

Laurie said...

Congratulations Diane and Len! The pictures are so precious! You've shared so much together, many more years to both of you.

Diane said...

You're right Patsy. Don't know where that other year went. Love you, Diane

Jill said...

Congratulations to the happy couple.I wish you many more years of love and happiness. Such a beautiful photo of you and Leonard to cherish.♥

purplehaze said...

Diane, these are beautiful words and a testimony to a REAL marriage--the smooth and the rough parts, the ups and the downs. That is what makes it all the more of a treasure. Beautiful picture too. Happy Anniversary and many more years together.

Pondside said...

Happy Anniversary, Diane. You must be a special couple - what an adventure your store must have been! I wish you many, many more years together in your pretty house.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds like you two had the perfect wedding. Nice, simple, intimate with handmade touches. If only everyone would go that route rather than spending ridiculous amounts of money. Not everyone can say they've made it to 26 years! Wishing you both all the best, continued happiness and blessings, Tammy

Kay said...

Congratulations. Cherish every moment together. I lost my sweet husband Ben in 2011. We were married for 31 wonderful years before he passed and I miss him every day.

Kay

Jane The Booklady said...

Wishing you both a very Happy Wedding Anniversary-love Jane xxx

Jayne said...

Awwww... happy anniversary Diane!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Happy anniversary ......sounds like a wonderful life!

Kit said...

Congrats to both of you! Oh how a happy marriage makes for a happy life! :) Kit

Name: Amanda said...

Love you both SO MUCH! So many happy memories (the memories of my life) were made with both of you (us three). Happy Anniversary - sorry I'm late. But, you both know how special you are to me. xobean