Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy 23rd....

Wedding Shower
(oh so young and *cough* fit!)

It's our 23rd on the 23rd! Still sometimes hard for me to believe, that yes, this close to Christmas I tied the knot. I'm not a gushy, lovey dovey person, so I don't have this great big speech planned, but hey, I'll give you a clue to what my wedding was like.

We decided to forgoe the May wedding the following year and decided to get married before our Christmas vacation to NC..yeah, back when we still lived in Maine. We got married by a justice of the peace, just the two of us. Wished I would have thought it out better and had a friend or even a bouquet, but hey, we just wanted something simple.

I kept telling Jim to keep on driving past the JOP, I was a bit nervous. You see when I'm nervous I tend to giggle...and um..yeah, I did let him finally drive in and we got married despite the chill in the room (no heating) and my giggling..hey I was trying to keep myself warm!

We then started on our trip to NC to visit his parents, our dinner consisted of KFC's chicken nuggets and fries. We often get that dinner on our anniversary to remind us how we first started out. hehe hubby forgot to get it tonite, we had homemade tacos, tamales (SIL brought them) and to die for guacamole...fresh that she made...

Oh, back to then. A few days after arrival in NC, his parent's had given us a wedding shower, and when we returned to Maine, my parents did the same. Boy..were we a bit nervous telling my parents we already got married. My Mom kinda figured it out when I didn't have my engagement ring, and she was ok with it. My step-father didn't kill Jim, so that was a good sign. My only regret about doing this instead of a wedding was not having my Mom there. If I could have turned back time I would have. She really understood, but I still felt a little bad about it.

In April 1996 we renewed our vows and again..I giggled...in front of an entire church...geesh! Oh well, I am if not consistent. Thank you honey for 23 interesting years and two beautiful kids!

Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007

But hey, you guys wanna know who won huh!!

Well the Calender goes toooooooo
Blog prize
BEZZIE--whom I'm sure could use a extra calendar in the house about now :)

Blogiversary prize
ANGELA--hehe a Mainer getting Maine Alpaca! Fitting I say!

Yarntini
The Yarntini goes to KNITTYCAT whom I met at SAFF, and I just figured out who you are :)

Angela please email me your address so I can send you your goodies! Bezzie, I know where you live, and Knittycat, I'm emailing you =) hehe it's nice to have detective friends you know.

Thank you everyone for your support, reading, and the most comments ever I think. Made me feel really good.

Onward to a bit of knitting and some baking...so behind this year..but oh well I'm looking forward to 5 days off...well after tomorrow. Happy Holidays everyone!!

25 comments:

tiennie said...

Happy anniversary!! Happy holidays to you too!

bockstark.knits said...

congrats on your anniversary!

Amanda said...

Merry Christmas and wishing you many more happy years of marriage!

I used to be a sobber at weddings, but I was a total giggler at my own - and have been a giggler ever since. Go figure.

Angela said...

I am so excited THANK YOU!!!!
Happy anniversary and Merry Christmas:)
e-mailing you now...

Julie said...

Darn, I'm always a day late (and a dollar short)!

Happy Anniversary!!!! I love the old picture :) My hubby and I got married by a JP, too. We met the JP at her antique doll store and got married there before the store opened. Some guy saw us in there and must have thought the store was open because he kept banging on the door the whole time!

Merry Christmas to you and your whole family, Zonda!

Karen said...

Awwww, how sweet!! I love the pictures, both then and now. And the story is romantic. :) Here's to many many more.

Turtle said...

congrats to the winners, happy 23rd to you!! and enjoy your holiday!!(from a fellow new englander-relocated!)

Chris said...

Happy anniversary! And congrats to the winners.

kemtee said...

OMG! 23 years -- you ought to be bronzed or something!

Seriously, happy anniversary. Enjoy your holiday!

kasiaiscarly said...

happy anniversary! and merry christmas :)

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! 23 years! Such an accomplishment. Can I be you when I grow up? :)

PS my verification word is binge....is blogger trying to tell me something?

Sarah Jackson said...

Aww... happy anniversary!! At least you two wore matching argyle. That's what really matters. :)

Enjoy your holiday time with your beautiful family, my friend.

Alice said...

Hope you had a great anniversary! I think quick and simple is the way to go. Here's to many more happy years :)

Marisol said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow 23! I am sure you had a wonderful day with your DH and family!

Merry Christmas too!

Bezzie said...

Oh man, I came SOOOOO close to ordering that calendar too! Ha ha!!! Glad I waited!!

Happy Anniversary!!! I love that you guys got married so low key and in December. And on a Monday! We were married in December on a Wednesday in a low key ceremony too. ;-)

Mag said...

Happy 23rd! And Merry Christmas!

(we had a very similar wedding, with a mickeyDs dinner.)

Sonya said...

Happy anniversary! Great story too.

Jess said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your picture at the top!
We had a low key wedding too- and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Maybe someday we will renew our vows too.
Oh- and Merry Christmas!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your wedding story! Is it bad that if Snowboarder and I ever do get hitched, I'd want to do similar....something super small in Tahoe...

Merry Christmas too!!! Yay to vacation!!

Jo said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!

yarnsnob said...

Happy belated Anniversary Now I know what hubby looks like. :0) Thought you had just made him up. hahahah

Batty said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you got your KFC anniversary meal today. A couple of days late, but it's nice to not have to cook!

weezalana said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! What a great wedding story! I'm all for nostalgia, but I'd say your anniversary dinner this year beats KFC chicken nuggets any day. ;) The fries, on the other hand...

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kay aka dkswife said...

Happy Anniversary.