Monday, September 12, 2016

Love Your Spouse

The other week I participated in one of those Facebook memes where I had to post pictures of my spouse & me for seven days. (Note: I guess I didn't have to, but I did it anyway.) You've all seen these pictures before, but! These captions are totally new. So that's something. Also, I don't have to think about anything new to write here. Win win!

We've been married 25 years, so finding just 7 pictures was quite a challenge! This first one is one I've posted many many times before, but it might be my all time favorite picture of us, from our wedding, 12/15/90.

This picture is from the year after our wedding - 1991. We were at our friends Jay & Beth's wedding. I think Dr. M looks really swell in this picture!

This picture is from 1991/1992ish. We used to be camping fools. I'm not sure why I'm wearing a dress, but I AM sure that my perm is ridiculous. Ha! And isn't Dr. M the cutest thing?

This picture is pretty bittersweet. It was from the day of my mother's Celebration of Life service - Easter Sunday, 2005. I was determined to not wear anything that resembled mourning attire. It was a hard day. But looking back, this is another one of my favorite pictures of the two of us. I was so grateful to have Dr. M to lean on! 

This is another of my very favorite pictures of Dr. M and me. We went to Hilton Head for the new year, 2006. I love the beach in the middle of winter - it's just my speed. Of course, this isn't a picture of the beach - it's a picture of us in a restaurant. Very appropriate! Ha! 

Here's a beach picture :)

2007, this was the day that Dr. M received the hood for his Ph.D. I was SO PROUD of him! But once again, I question what was up with my hair (Note: in point of fact, my hair looks very similar today - ha!).

This picture is from our 25th anniversary cruise this past December. We had so much fun - we were trying to figure out ways to just live there. These past 25 years have been wonderful, hard, joyous, desperate, hilarious, so very married. I'm so glad I've spent them with my best friend.


  1. Great pictures! I love that purple tie-dye. Very groovy.

  2. yes, great pictures and apparently you've had short hair much longer than you've had long hair.

  3. Great pictures of you two over the years. Wishing you happiness for the next twenty-five years.

  4. I love this post! We were also avid tent campers. Back before the days of pop-up when you had all those poles to align and that heavy canvas. And we also preferred the beach in winter. So wonderful to walk in the sand and not meet another single soul. And eat where the locals eat.

    It's definitely true what they say. Choosing the right partner makes all the difference.

  5. Isn't it fun to look back and reminisce together?

  6. Early in our marriage I talked my wife into tent camping one weekend in some fairly deep woods. Long story short, we never tried it again. About the only thing that didn't happen was a Bigfoot encounter but we did see bears, which caused didn't sit well with her.

  7. All of the photos are great -- and what fun to look back over the years this way. I like the lovely-in-purple pose, too. It's a really great photo.

  8. Joining the choir, I, too, love the purple shirts. And I love your short hair in the "Dr." M picture. Nice post.

  9. These are terrific pix. I can see why they are some of your favorites. Hair is a "thing" with women, isn't it? There is no more important life choice than choosing the person you will spend your life with. Good on you.

  10. What a lovely tribute to not only your Professor, but marriage itself.

  11. Loved this sweet tribute. You guys make me smile.

  12. Fun exercise to select those choice moments of your journey together. Great results!


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