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Monday, May 27, 2013

Forty Years Ago...

40 years ago yesterday, I married my college sweetheart and we started this great adventure. It still doesn't seem possible that 40 years have gone by.  I think this picture has faded a little, but that powder blue tux still looks pretty good - gotta love the 70's!!
You can see the cake topper, it's filled with freshly cut lilacs picked that morning from my backyard.  Lilacs are one of the things I miss most about living in Rochester.
But I still have the cake topper, and I bought some silk lilacs many years ago to remind me.
This is the most recent picture of our family taken last Thanksgiving.
Since this was taken, we found out we have a new baby due in July.  Karis will have a baby brother named Jack.  We can't wait.
I am very blessed.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day as we remember those that gave all.
Karen

20 comments:

Doniene said...

Congratulations on 40 years!! What a lovely family - and blessings to all of you!

Dianne Mitzel said...

beautiful family, and another grandbaby on the way..yahoo...you are truly blessed!!! Congratulations on 40 years with your sweet man..

regan said...

I love that wedding pic....and it's so awesome that you have saved the topper all these years! Amazing! Congrats on your anniversary and your new grand coming! :o)

Terry said...

Happy anniversary! And congratulations on the new grandbaby! :0)

Angie said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely memories and family! Congratulations!

Karen said...

Happy anniversary! We will celebrate our 50th this summer. Time flies when you're having fun.

Vivian said...

The years indeed do go by quickly. Forty years for us too. Hearty congratulations to the happy couple, and best wishes for many smiles and special memories as the next years speed past.

~Laurie~ said...

Happy Anniversary!

Barb said...

Happy anniversary!
Your wedding photo is so wonderful and how fun to still have the cake topper.
lovely family

Carla said...

Congratulations on your anniversary...we celebrated our 40th in March. I remember those powder blue tuxes...the yellow ones were "gorgeous" too! My husband got to wear both colors for freinds' weddings in the 70's.

MamaT said...

Happy anniversary! You both look great, then and NOW! My hubby wore the powder blue in his best friends wedding, but wore a white one in ours. Black is just too boring! LOL. May you have many more anniversaries. Congratulations on the coming baby!

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations on your 40th anniversary and on the expecting a new baby.

Ruth said...

Congratulations on reaching a wonderful milestone! It is hard to believe - we can't believe we've been married 50 years! It's exciting that a new baby is on the way too!!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary; you have a beautiful family!!

audrey said...

40 yrs is simply amazing! Kudo's to you and your husband for all your hard work together.:)

Kim Brackett said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! What a cute couple! And congratulations on growing your family.

Kim Brackett said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! What a cute couple! And congratulations on growing your family.

Sinta Renee said...

Just been catching up on all the amazing things you have been doing... and having a 40th anniversary is no less amazing! Congratulations to you both. You have a wonderful looking family... and I am excited to see the new additions soon.

Janan said...

Wow what a great looking family! Congratulations on the new baby and for celebrating 40 years!

Janan said...

Wow what a great looking family! Congratulations on the new baby and for celebrating 40 years!