Monday, July 12, 2010

13 Years Ago Today...

Our wedding day on July 12, 1997

13 years ago today you and I made a covenant and said "I do".
Many memories and 4 blessings later, I continue to love growing old with you!
Happy Anniversary to us!
I love you!

Since my hubby and I met on the beach we had a beach themed wedding cake complete with realistic-looking and delicious candy seashells cascading down the cake. Nancy Hearn made the cake so beautiful! She also made the shells so realistic that some of our wedding guests would not bite into them because they thought they were real seashells!

A close-up photo of the candy shells on our cake. Thank you Nancy for your beautiful cake art!
On top of our cake was this cross uniting 2 wedding bands placed in the candy coral. This cross is now hanging in our home as a constant reminder of Who keeps our marriage and love strong.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one: they get a good wage for their labor. If the one falls, the other will lift up his companion. Woe to the solitary man! For if he should fall, he has no one to lift him up. So also, if two sleep together, they keep each other warm. How can one alone keep warm? Where a lone man may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken.

One thing that we have done each year on our anniversary since our first anniversary is watch our video from our wedding. Now we did get married before the digital age so the color quality is...90ish, but the memories of our day continue to be with us each time we play our video. We did copy it onto a DVD to help make it last longer. It is a joy to now watch the video with our cupcakes as they ask why they weren't there to celebrate with us ;-) Each year we are not only reminded of our holy vows we took in front of our Lord, family, and friends, but we also get to see friends and loved ones that are no longer with us here on earth. You know I still get "butterflies" and filled with excitement just before I watch the part of the video where I'm about to meet my true love at the altar and begin our lives as husband and wife!
And I just found out this morning that I won the Magnificent Marine Life Lapbook that I posted about last week! You can read the post here. Thank you to Kylie at Our Worldwide Classroom for sponsoring the giveaway and thank you to Egghead Academics for the FREE lapbook. Now this is a great wedding anniversary gift :-)




2 comments:

Sweet post! On August 11, I will have been married twice as long as you (yikes... do I feel old)! Remember, though, I was just a "baby" when I married! ;)

Happy Anniversary... absolutely beautiful cake!
God bless +JMJ+

Tracy said...

Hi Annita! Thanks for your nice comments and happy early anniversary! 26 years married...Awesome! I was a "baby" too when I got married at the age of 21...almost 22!
Maybe Nancy, our cake creator, was my inspiration to create my "cupcakes" cakes. Have a blessed week!

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