Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thirty Eighth Wedding Anniversary

Last Thursday my husband and I celebrated our 
Thirty Eighth Wedding Anniversary

We started dating on June 25th, 1970

We were engaged on December 24th 1971

We were married on August 12th 1972

Senior Prom 1971

Wedding Day August 12th 1972

Now thirty eight years later our six children are grown and married.

We have nine beautiful grandchildren, with one on the way.

We celebrated by having a quiet dinner together at home

This is the table setting from our anniversary dinner.

Cake top from our wedding cake
White vase, first vase with flowers my husband ever gave me,
 it had roses in it the first time
Hydrangea from our garden

Happy  Anniversary mirror, a gift from a friend  on our 36th
We've only just begun, a gift on our 25th
"We've only just begun" a song done by the Carpenters was sung at our wedding.

Place mats and Napkins
thrifty finds at goodwill, $1 each

Plates also Goodwill finds
2 for $3,  I wish I could find more of these

Simple but cozy using one end of our very long table.

It sure is easy cooking for two

Chicken breasts with a lemon sauce, mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes

  We both enjoyed the quiet evening and simple dinner together.

We feel very blessed here in our" Nest"

I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch


  1. This is so beautiful. August is a very popular month for getting married. You started dating the year I was born, and you were married 20 years (and 10 days) before me. Thank you for sharing your celebration with us. I have been blessed by your post, and am blessed to know you.

  2. I too was blessed by your post. I LOVE the pictures of you both, and having just a glimpse of your love story is an honor. OH, and the table...the placemats (did you make them?? they are lovely) and the plates (what a great find)....all of it well it's gorgeous. thank you for sharing.
    Congratulations Sherry and Pastor.

  3. very sweet post, Congratulations!! you were married on my birthday...great day for a celebration...

  4. Congratulations on an amazing achievement! I love your table. It's beautiful without being pretentious. It reflects a loving couple comfortable with who they are. I wish you continued happiness in your marriage!

  5. Happy Anniversary!
    Your placemats are Villeroy and Boch. I have the tablecloth that matches. So you got a good buy.
    I love the dishes! Very pretty.

  6. Happy anniversary! You're just a few months ahead of us, as we celebrate #38 in December. I adore those placemats and napkins -- they appear to match my daughter's Villeroy and Boch dishes. What a find at Goodwill! Your festive table looks so pretty!

  7. Happy Anniversary!!! Not many couples make it this long. Jeff and I are at 37 years. Looks like you had a wonderful evening. Susan

  8. Congratulations on your 38th wedding aniversary! How wonderful for you both. Your table setting is so lovely... filled with so many of your special keepsakes of your life together and your marriage.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~ Jo :)

  9. A gorgeous tablescape in honor of what is obviously a beautiful love story and covenant marriage. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. Beautiful tablescape, and Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated 39 years in July. Where does time go?

  11. What a beautiful table for a special anniversary!! We just celebrated our anniversary last week, so I had to stop by yours! I'm new to your glad I found it! I see you are in ministry too. I am a worship leader/minister of music and my husband works with praise band.

  12. Congratulations on 38 years, I hope you have many many more! Love your simple table setting...beautiful!

  13. What a cute couple congratulations! I have no idea the day we started dating or got engaged, i remember the day i got married. I never saved the wedding topper. oh heck I was 19 years old. It looks like you did it all right!


  14. Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate 35 in a few weeks! It is so nice to hear of other couples who have kept their commitment to each other!
    Have a beautiful weekend...and let the honeymoon continue!
    ;-D Kathleen

  15. Very pretty table, favorite color combo, blue with a little green. I love the blue and white plates. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

  16. Happy Anniversary! How very sweet! I am getting so many ideas for our swap! Have a great weekend!

  17. Happy Anniversary! I loved seeing the photos from the 70s - how fun!

    Thank you for sharing the special day! Kyle and I are about to have our 4th wedding anniversary this upcoming wednesday (the 25th).

  18. Happy Anniversary! You made this post very personal and the specialness of it comes through with your prom/wedding photos and little memorabilia. I know how nice it is to skip the busy restaurants and have an intimate dinner for two at home and you've created a lovely setting with delicious food!


  19. Congratulations on 38 years. Happy Anniversary. Wonderful setting with items that are meaningful. Love those plates - check ebay!

  20. Happy Anniversary -- what lovely setting. Loved seeing the pictures. We're celebrating 35 this year in November. Thanks for inviting us you your celebration!

  21. Happy Anniversary.

    I met my hubby in 1970, too. And we got married in 70.

    Your pictures remind me of some of our pictures from the "early years".

  22. Happy anniversary! Mine was the 13th but we've only been married for 22 years so we have some catching up to do!


  23. Oh, the pictures of you and your husband are just wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  24. Beautiful!!! You got a screaming deal on those plates. You can get more of those plus the other pieces here

    My Grandmother had some dishes she wanted to find and I found them here, along with our china pattern.

  25. Oh, it is so much fun to look at old photos! Time sure does fly, doesn't it? I love the blue and white of your table setting. When is the next grandbaby due?

  26. Happy belated Anniversary- Don & I have been married 44 years. Your husband's blues in the wedding picture- can I ask was he in the Navy or Coast Guard. Don's retired out of the Coast Guard and in that year their uniforms were similar.

  27. Amazed to know about this information on your anniversary. Last month, it was my parents’ anniversary and I arranged a party at one of exotic Los Angeles venues by inviting all our family and friends. It was a surprise for them and they really liked it.