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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

30 years to celebrate....

I have so much to celebrate today.

This day 30 years ago I married a man I had only known for 8 1/2 months.  We met on a blind date on Sunday 2nd August 1981 and by the Tuesday we had decided to get married.  We got engaged on 29th September that same year and decided to get married on my Dad's birthday on April 17th 1982....

Happy birthday Dad....he would have been 92 today.

Back then several said it wouldn't last but we have proved them wrong and here we are 30 years later, 3 wonderful children who make the world a better place for them being in it and now 5 wonderful Grandchildren also doing their bit and I can proudly say I love him more today than ever.  Life hasn't always been easy but the knocks have only made us stronger.  

Here are a few snaps of our celebrations so far....


D and I have just got back from going to the Millennium Centre in Cardiff to see Paul Merton's show....brilliant.


Before the show they put on free entertainment in the wonderful foyer where we sat and enjoyed our tea and a glass or two  :-)


Last night all of our gorgeous family treated us to tea out and gave me a bouquet of gorgeous flowers.  Thanks to each and every one of you.  We love you all and are so very proud of you.



They had a celebration cake made for us....yes he really did have hair back then  :-)



They had the same picture framed up for us .....gosh we looked so young back then!



This is the card Jo made for us and they gave us 3 carnation plants with the names...Romance, Slap 'n tickle and Mother of Pearl.  She very cleverly wrote poems to go with each one to mark out the 3 stages of our relationship too.  Thanks Jo you are a treasure.

We have so much to feel blessed for.  Here's to the next 30 years  :-)

19 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

CONGRATULATIONS
Julie xxxxxxxx

Jumbleberries said...

Wow 30 years together. Many congratulations. Today is a special day in our household too as my Little Princess has turned 5 today. Chocolate cake here I come!

Have fun.

Jumbleberries xx

triciasconfetti said...

Congratulations - may the next 30 be as happy. Enjoy and treasure every minute you have together.
x Tricia

patcrafts said...

Congratulations and I hope you continue to enjoy a wonderful relationship with hubby and family for a very long time.xx

Kate said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary to you both.

** Kate **

Carmen said...

Many, many congratulations :)

Twiglet said...

Hehe - that card looks as if its had a glass or two of your bubbly!! Can you tell it was a last minute rush as you rang my doorbell - sorry - you deserve better. That photo is lovely and so are the cake and flowers.

Carol said...

Congratulations, hope you have many more years of happy married life.
Carol xx

Jan said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

When I am Rich said...

Congratulations! I do like stories that end with 'happily ever after'.

Sam said...

Congratulations Annie and your Hubby of course!
Hugs to you both!
xxx

Pearly Queen said...

I'm a sucker for a fairytale love story... Congratulations!

Anne said...

Many congratulations Anne, here's to the next 30!

Christals Creations said...

That's wonderful. :o)

DIAN said...

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the pics of your celebration.

Your family is a great reflection on the love you share - be proud.

Di said...

Congratulations Annie! Seems as if you had a fabulous time, and such a lovely wedding photo.

Here's to many more years!

Hugs, Di xx

JoZart said...

Wishing you many more happy years together. Lovely celebration photos!
Lv JoZarty x

Paula Gale said...

Oh Annie and D - many many congratulations to you... you were clearly made for each other - that's why it's lasted for so long - never mind those who stood on the sidelines and said it would't last... people who look well suited after having had a longer courtship/engagement. Either way, here's to the next 30 (plus!)

Paula x x x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my, i would be so worried if my daughter decided to marry someone as fast as that! glad it worked well for you!