Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Special Day! 20 Years!!

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! It has been such a FUN morning thus far. Lisa, owner of Create My Keepsake, gave me the idea to leave 20 Post-it notes around the house that contain 20 reasons why I love him. I wrote all 20 of them yesterday, and hid them this morning while he was still sleeping. Man, it was hard to hide 20 Post-its. But it has been SO fun watching him find them and read them. I have really enjoyed watching his face. And some of the things I wrote are not things I always take the time to tell him. It has really started our amazing day off just right!

I am SO blessed by an amazing man, and so thankful to have spent the last 20 years with him! I can't wait for many more to come! Thanks for letting me share, and I will leave you with our dating photo from 1986. Don't laugh too hard. :) I also leave you with my wedding photo (I don't have a digi one of the two of us). I also leave you with a picture of my great grandmother on her wedding day. You are probably wondering why I am including her picture. Well, I wore her wedding dress on our wedding day. She wore it in 1908, and I wore it in 1989! So amazing, and Happy 20th Anniversary darling!

30 comments:

MrsETaylor said...

Happy Anniversary Patter

HapEMomE said...

Happy Anniversary, Patter! You two are so cute :) Love the pictures. TFS! And, what a sweet idea about the post it notes.... awww... have a very special day today. :)
~Chelsea

Natalie said...

That is so sweet! Happy Anniversary. I love the idea about the post-its. Reminds me of the book "Love Dare" (which I haven't read yet!) it's from the movie "Fireproof"
May God's blessings surround your marriage like a shield!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You guys are sooo cute!! congrats!!

leanne said...

Happy happy anniversary! Congrats on 20 years!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Patter, congratulations!! In our day and age 20 years of marriage is a record breaker!!! I know how truly blessed you are that you have stuck out the hard moments...if more people would just be patient and not give up so quickly, they would see that "until death due us part" is the best deal. On another note, that photo of your Grandmother is awesome and that you wore her dress in your wedding. How magnificent!! Was she still alive at your wedding? Congratulations again. have a beautiful day!!! :) Tereza

Stephanie Wright said...

Happy Anniversary!! Hope you have a great day. I love the idea about the post-it notes. I'll have to borrow it in Dec. when we have our anniv.

gailwoo@yahoo.com said...

congrats! you still look young newlyweds! love the 20 postit notes idea! What a beautiful dress in 1908 and 1989! Many more happy years ahead,
gail

Ally0005 said...

Happy Anniversary!! That is so cool that you wore your great grandmother wedding dress.

Anonymous said...

Hi Patter, How Blessed you are, the two of you look great together, and to have been able to put him on a scavenger hunt is so exciting will have to do that in September, it will be our 30th. I love that you were able to wear your grandmothers dress, that would be so exciting and to have been able to preserve it that long is so amazing. Was she still and is still alive to see you in it. You were so Blessed to recieve her gown,that's amazing, and maybe one day one or all your daughters can wear it. I had one of those companies make a dool that looks like me and then had a wedding dress made out of the vail part since it was all French lace. But, to finish congratulations and have a wonderful and Blessed Day!

Becky said...

Patter -- how wonderful to wear your great-grandmother's wedding dress! Have a great day celebrating your anniversary with your hubby.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Patter, Forgot to put my name, little fraziled this morning doctors visit didn't go so well yesterday. Brenda1958 Davidnbrenda@sbcglobal.net

Heather said...

Happy anniversary!!! And that is so awesome that you wore your great-grandmother's wedding gown and you have her pic in it too. :)

Debbi said...

how wonderful that you were able to wear your great grandmother's dress, that's incredible, what an honor. I love your idea with the post it notes too, what fun. Happy anniversary!!

April said...

Happy Anniversary Patter! What an awesome day for the two of you... :)
- April

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! The dress is amazing and the fact that you have the picture is even more amazing!

Congrats!
Susan

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love that you wore her dress. That is so special. :)

Jennie said...

Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! You made one beautiful bride :)

Heather Brown said...

Happy Annerversary!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!

I know that Chelsea tagged you but I had to tag you too so no pressure but I just love ya and couldn't leave you tagless.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary!!!! You look sooo cute in your great-grandmother's wedding dress. How wonderful that the dress could be used again after 81 years! TFS the photos.

I want to use your awesome Post-It Note idea but i will need 40 notes so I better get started now!!

Nancy Curtis

**Nancy** said...

Congratulations!!! Love the post-it note idea!

Kathy T said...

Love the fact that you wore your Grandmothers dress, that is so cool. Happy Anniversary.

chelemom said...

Happy Anniversary!!! That is so incredibly special that you wore your Great Grandmother's dress!!!

Georgina, said...

Oh my! What an honour to wear your great grandmothers wedding dress on your wedding day. Wow. Congratualtions on 20 years.

Connie said...

How awesome to have your grandmother's wedding dress. What a prize. Congratulations!!!

CindyBowers said...

Happy belated anniversary! How fun with the post-it notes (I"ll keep that in mind to do some time)! Love your photos and wedding photo.

Susan said...

How cool that you were able to wear your grandma's wedding dress! Be blessed -- have a wonderful day.

xoxo
Susan

Davi said...

Happy Anniversary....what a beautiful dress from your great grandma! Blessings

Traci S. said...

Happy Anniversary, Patter! May He continue to bless your marriage, as you work to keep it Godly.

I love your dress. How special it must have been to wear your great grandmother's dress. It would never have worked for me, my great-grandmother was about 4'10"...I am 5'7"! lol I know that was a Vintage style dress...do you ever enjoy making Vintage style cards or scrapbook pages? Love to see them!

I love to leave love note hunts for Dave. I don't save it for special days like anniversaries. I do them when he needs a boost, or I feel so over whelmingly in love with him. I usually leave the last one stuch on his steering wheel so he can take it into work with him! I love when he returns the favor~ Sometimes, we leave stickers about marriage on the mirror on our vanity, or write it with a shade of lipstick I don't use.

Our un-routine love notes help keep us both in the moment! I hope you will try it. (Oh, and 20 love notes is a lot!!!)

How inspiring, Patter!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

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KellyRae said...

Happy anniversary and how utterly fabulous that you were able to wear your great-grandmother's wedding gown on your wedding day. Thanks for sharing.

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