Friday, October 5, 2012

As We Began Our Journey....


It is hard to believe that today is my 38th wedding anniversary! 

This was one of our favorite wedding photos, taken in a Brooklyn park after our church wedding ceremony.  We felt it portrayed our feeling that we were about to begin our journey through life together. We were so very young, so in love, and so excited to see what the future would bring! 

After 38 years we now say we can count our bad days on one hand, as we have been very fortunate all our marriage. God blessed us with two wonderful children, their spouses and two grandchildren, with another grandchild on the way. Life has been full!



Happy anniversary to the love of my life!  May our path together continue for many, many, many, more years!

 ♥ I love you!


57 comments:

The Gathering Place said...

Happy anniversary! Good marriages are a rare thing now days. Hope your upcoming move is coming along

Christy said...

very sweet...happy anniversary!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Let me just say that I love your wedding gown! Love it. And I think you should recreate this pics before you head to Denver!

Have a wonderful anniversary and many, many, many more. -Laura xo

Willow said...

Happy Anniversary to you! 38 years is a landmark :)
Oh yes, LA freeways are unique. I used to live in the heart of LA near the busiest interchange in the system. I've had my fill of LA traffic.

Lovella ♥ said...

Pat, happy anniversary to you! It is hard to believe how quickly time goes. I love looking at wedding photos from our era. The dress, the simple photography and the joy on your face is just perfect.

Riet said...

Happy anniversery daar Pat. 38 years together with the love of your life is wonderful.. You look so lovely and young and happy on yor wedding photo's. such wonderful memories. I wish yoU two a wonderful day
Riet.

Kris said...

Happy Anniversary! What fun photos!!!!!
: )
Kris

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very sweet! Happy Anny Pat:@)

Ola said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary!
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podso said...

Happy Anniversary! You are blessed! Great photos too! And now a new chapter of your lives together as you move out west!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Life is good. Happy anniversary to you both. Best wishes in your new adventure as you begin a new life in Colorado.
Sam

Jojo said...

And you look so in love in these photos! Happy anniversary!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! And many many more. Best wishes as you start on your newest adventure :)

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely!! Happy Anniversary! And, as you begin a new chapter of life in a new place, may your time together be just as wonderful.

Best,
Bonnie

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Those truly are wonderful wedding photos.

Tracy said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PAT & VINNY! May your glow keep growing and blooming! LOVE to see your lovely wedding photos. Oh, how sweet... and the making memories continues... :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Snap said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!! Celebrate!

ellen b. said...

Oh how sweet it is! Love that photo, too. You got married 2 months before Dear and I! Congratulations on 38 years. Still praying about that move...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you two! Loved seeing these pictures and love that your life has been so wonderfully blessed. You, my friend, deserve no less!

May you have many, many more happy years together...

XO,

Sheila

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my goodness! Your wedding gown looks identical to mine! I can't believe it. We were married in '77 - 35 years ago. Happy anniversary to you both. God bless you with many more happy and healthy years together!
Pamela

Betsy Brock said...

Oh how wonderful! Happy, happy day!

Nellie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and wishes for many more happy years together!

Jo May said...

O' MY GOODNESS!!..Pat Happy Anniversary!
Yall looked so happy on this wonderful day 38 years ago,gorgeous dress,beautiful wedding bouquet(yellow roses-perfect),I can just feel the love in these photo's.
And what a blessing to be able to look back and say that you can count the problems on one hand-that my friend says it all!!

Yall about ready to start your other adventure??

RoeH said...

Wow does that photo ever scream 1970's. Congratulations. And do something fun and whatever today.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Happy Anniversary, you two! What great photos from 1974...young, beautiful, happy and full of hope. Blessings to you both as you continue the journey together!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Anniversaries get sweeter each year don't they?
My mother in law is hoping she makes it until Dec 3 so they can celebrate 60 years together...

Grace said...

Have a wonderful Anniversary! That is a truly beautiful picture no wonder you love it so much! Grace xoox

pam said...

Sweet! Happy anniversary! Beautiful bride, handsome groom! God has done well!

annie said...

Pat, you look beautiful and the dress is just gorgeous.
Many more happy anniversaries to you both!
Hugs!

Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary!

You are just as lovely now as then!

I'm glad you have been on such a wonderful journey together!

And such a big one happening now, too!

Congratulations!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Anniversary! I love seeing your beautiful wedding photos. You both look so happy. May you have many, many more years of happiness!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, this post made me cry! Happy Anniversary! I hope the next 72 are just as blessed!

Love your gown!!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!!! Your daughter looks just like you!! I thought I was seeing double!! WOW!!

Awwwww HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Take care
x

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations to you and your husband, Pat! We just celebrated our 38th in July. 1974 was a very good year :)

camp and cottage living said...

Pat
You've come a long ways together.
Happy 38th Anniversary!
I love to see wedding photos. You and DH look so much in love!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy anniversary to you - it was our 38th this past May and a friends last week - it was a good year.

steviewren said...

I hope you both enjoyed your happy day! You are indeed blessed to have had so many good memories and years together. My prayer is for many more for you.

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh My Gosh! What beautiful photo's,
I feel like part of your family.
I love weddings. You are both so very Lucky, I am sure you made more of an effort also. The two of you are beautiful. Happy, Happy Aniversary. God Bless
yvonne

Sara said...

Lovely memories in those photos, Pat. The hairstyles take me back! Congratulations on your 38 years of marriage and on it being a happy and successful one as well. That is truly beautiful.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - I was so touched by the photos and your words "... can count on one hand the bad days." You two are a shining example of a good marriage. I had to smile too because your dress was so similar to what I wore when I got married in 1970. I'll have to send you a photo sometime. Hope it was a wonderful celebration. Hugs to you and Vinny.

Annesphamily said...

Congrats so many wonderful years of marriage! You are so blessed. What a lovely bride and groom, starting out on their journey. And now you have a new journey to share. Hugs Anne

Beth said...

Congratulations! Loved seeing your wedding photos.
Blessings, Beth

GailO said...

You two are adorable! Happy Anniversary!

Yvette said...

Belated good wishes, Pat. I hope it was the happiest of anniversaries as you prepare on another new journey in your lives.

Hugs to you and hubby.:)

nanny said...

Happy Belated from me too!!!!
And now you two are opening a new chapter of your marriage in Colorado!!
Congratulation on 38 years!!

great pictures

diane b said...

Great happy photos and story. Congratulations and I hope you have many more happy years together.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! Happy Anniversary! And now you are taking another adventure with your big move! I'm so happy for you! Hugs!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Happy Anniversary (belated!) Hope you two had a wonderful day and I think this upcoming year will be huge for you!

Susie said...

Pat, I know your husband isn't sporting that big hair...but have you two really changed much? Still in love, still looking good. Smiles, Susie

Claudia said...

38 years is a lifetime together! What a loving post. You were so young - and eager for life. And now you are in the midst of that decision - live is still full and that's as good as it gets. Happy belated anniversary.

Beverly said...

Wishes for many more years of shared love and joy. Beautiful then, and still beautiful now.

I know just how much it means to have a blessed marriage. Congratulations to you both.

Pat, I featured your thumbnail in my Pink Saturday post this past weekend. I didn't know if you had seen it.♥

Ingmarie We said...

So lovely photos! Happy anniversary and may you have many more years together!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Happy belated Anniversary Pat and Vinny! You're a shinning example of what a wonderful marriage is all about! All the best to you both and many, many, many, etc. years to come!

Kathleen said...

How sweet! I am sorry I am late seeing this! Life is busy, no 5 gchild Baptism this weekend, and I am doing the take home breads and centerpieces again, reception for 100. Seems like I just did this...I did! May was another gchild First Communion.
Happy Anniversary, I am 4 ahead of you, but the same era.
Good health to you both! Good luck with the house, it is a big endeavor. It took me a year to get over moving after being in the same house for 27 yrs, but I don't miss it at all. It was in the town I grew up in too, but a new house is so much fun!

Sarah said...

Pat, I can see why this is a favorite photo. Fun to see your wedding photos. Congratulations n 38 happy years.........Sarah

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

So beautiful! The post and the two of you! You look like Katherine Ross. Lovely. Happy Anniversary to you both, and best wishes on the new path you're both setting out on...together.

Gracie said...

Sorry I missed that! My best whishes for many years to come!