Dale and I have been married 21 years today! I guess this makes our marriage a legal adult with all the fun things that come along with that, namely voting and drinking. I’d like to think it means we deserve a twenty-one gun salute, too, but I don’t see that happening. What I do see happening, though, is breakfast out (I’m taking the day off) and perhaps a walk somewhere pretty. There won’t be a dinner out (tonight, anyway) because he’s playing with his band on our town common tonight. I’m okay with sharing our anniversary in this manner, though, particularly since June 14th is also the day our town was founded. How ’bout that?
I’ve been blogging for a long time now and writing about our anniversary pretty much every year. What that means is that it’s tricky to come up with new ways to talk about our anniversary and how happy Dale makes me. So, instead of writing something new this year, I’m going to share three anniversary posts from the past – the ones that are my favorites, the ones that really describe how this marriage works and the happiness and joy it brings into my life.
First: This one from last year.
Second: This one from our 10th anniversary in 2007. I still get verklempt when I read that post.
Third: This one from 2005, the very first year I wrote about our anniversary on the blog.
If you took the time to go back and read those three posts I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I think they sum up this whole anniversary thing pretty perfectly.
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Mary K. in Rockport says
So lovely, all three.
Wishing you a wonderful anniversary and many more moments of joy! Isn’t it great when you’re married to the best person for you?!!
Happy Anniversary, Carole and Dale! Enjoy your celebration — and may you have many, many more! XOXO
Those previous posts made me a bit verklempt too! I am sending you and Dale so much love today and wishes for a the happiest ever of anniversaries! XOXO
Happy Anniversary!! I remember all three posts and I (once again) wish you many, many more! Amazing to think we’ve been friend/bloggers for all those years.
Lovely! What a trip…
Happy Anniversary and best wishes for many more years together!
Happy anniversary to you both! I read all the previous posts and I must say thank you because I am one of the lucky ones that has a great husband with most of the great values that you treasure in Dale. Thank you for reminding me to appreciate what I have every day. Sometimes, after 43 years, I forget that I am so lucky.
Happy Happy Anniversary and I think it’s kind of fitting that you two are married on Flag Day! (That 10 year one got me too!)
Happy Anniversary Carole and Dale!
Such a lovely post
Wishing you many wonderful years together.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! on 21 and here’s to many, many more! Thoroughly enjoyed the trip back in time. Thanks for sharing this and do enjoy your anniversary celebrations!
Congratulations on your love story of 21 years.
Julia in KW says
Congratulations to you both – as it takes two! I love your idea of listing the things you love about the other person as it reminds you why you’re there in the first place! Thank you (from someone with 33 years and counting!)
Happy Anniversary—I sincerely wish you many more.
Happy Anniversary, Dale & Carole and best wishes for another 21 wonderful years!! (I did go back and read those posts … verklepmt here too! y’all looked so happy then … and you still do! … and little Hannah certainly stole the show, all dressed up on your wedding day!)
Lydia S says
Aw look at you kids!