Sunday, August 28, 2011

30 years ago today….


As I’m sitting here writing this post, I’m completely in awe of how time really DOES fly. Everything changes, yet everything is the same in so many ways.

30 years ago today, August 28, 1981 I didn’t have a cell phone. AMAZING. How much a part of our lives are these contraptions now?

30 years ago today, I didn’t own a color TV.

30 years ago today, I didn’t have a mortgage.

30 years ago today, I didn’t have a car payment. ((Oh I wish that would apply now!))

30 years ago today, I didn’t own a microwave.

30 years ago today, I didn’t have a personal computer.

30 years ago today, I did have a stereo with 8 track cassette. ((Boy, was that dumb!))

30 years ago today, I didn’t have a vcr. ((Not even a stupid beta max one either, glad I didn’t!))

30 years ago today I didn’t have a GPS or even imagine that would be possible.

30 years ago today I didn’t have pets.

30 years ago today I didn’t have children.

But 30 years ago today Dave and I were married…..and I had everything.

This post is for you, Honey. I wish you could be on this cruise with me. I’m sorry that I’m away on our special milestone anniversary, but I am so glad we got to share Alaska together!

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This was us in front of that crazy carved moose inside of Gwennie’s diner in Anchorage where we had that first awesome breakfast. My shirt really is NOT neon green, it’s light blue denim. Gotta love flourescent lighting ---

30 years ago today I didn't have these crow's feet either! And you had hair! :c)

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This is where we first stopped to look at the mountain goats on the other side of the road with your binoculars. We were so full of awe and wonder at the beauty of the nature around us…just as we were in the beginning of our life together.

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On the shores of the lake at Moose Pass. Remember trying to nap in the car, and how I was so hungry I left you there while I went for that reindeer sausage dog? It was cool to watch the float planes take off and land here. Next time, let’s go up in one, okay?

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This is you with Jetta, Nikki’s dog…on our hike up Moose Pass. I’ll always remember the stories you’ve told me of the dogs you’ve had in your life. How one dog ((Was it Sam??)) saved you from drowning in the canal when you were a small boy. I love your love of animals, and what a place they have been in our lives. I love to watch you with Sadie, she is so attached to you, with good reason. You spoil her rotten!

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We had such a great time in Delta Junction! Was this picture after Buffalo Burger #1, or #2?

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Our hike with the Rogers family was terrific! I’m so glad we got to get to know them better and to spend what little non-rainy weather there was in the beautiful outdoors.

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If you EVER con encourage me into staying in a rustic cabin like this…just KNOW that my handcrank sewing machine is coming along for the ride. I’ll sew…you fish, hunt, whatever..but remember, if you catch it, you clean it!

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So whaddya say? Are you up for another 30 years?

Happy Anniversary!

Love,

70 comments:

Jantine said...

Congratulations, I hope you will get another 30 years!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy, happy anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Bonnie and Dave, and best wishes for the next 30!
Faye Bushey, Maine

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL POST! Happy Anniversary!

creativedawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS! and best wishes for the next 30 years! Awesome!
hugz

Beth in TN said...

Best wishes to you both!

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! :)

Donna said...

Happy anniversary!

Maria said...

Congratulations to you both!!

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary, Bonnie and Dave! May you have many, many more!

Michelle said...

Wow.
That as so nice.
Happy Anniversary!

Jo said...

I always say this about my hubby...He gives me both an anchor and wings. It sounds like your guy is exactly the same...Glad you caught a good one!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! May you be blessed with many more!

Gail said...

Happy Anniversary Bonnie and Dave and congratulations on reaching an amazing milestone to reach in your life together.

Becky Clay said...

That was really sweet! Danny and I hit our 31st anniversary this year and can't believe it went so quickly! How about y'all? Have a great celebration when you get back!!

qltmom9 said...

Man, can you write! That was swee-eet!
I got married later...at almost 26yo, so we've been married only 24 years...9 kids. I still can't believe it.

Lucy~

Me and My Stitches said...

Awwww...that is so sweet! My hubby and I were apart on our anniversary last week too (17 years for us). Happy Anniversary!!

Impera_Magna said...

Wishing you and your DH many, many happy returns of the day! Congratulations on the reaching your 30th anniversary...

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary Bonnie & Hubby. This post is a most excellent tribute to your husband & Love! Wonderful photos of your Alaska adventure as well.

Salem Stitcher said...

Happy Anniversary you two!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh how sweet!!! Happy Anniversary!

Kelly said...

That is wonderful - Happy Anniversary! Behind every quilter is a good and understanding man - glad we finally got a peek at him!

Marj said...

Congratulations on your 30th anniversary! It hardly seems possible that you are old enough to have bee married that long. You must have been a child bride and groom, you both look so young. Best wishes for many more happy adventures together.

Carol said...

Congratulations! I think you will have 30 more. Speaking as a 40 year vet, heck, who wants to try on new shoes when the old ones are so comfortable. ~lol~

On a more serious note..I love your blog. I love your columns in the mag, which is where I first discovered you. I'm glad I found you.

Rosa said...

That`s great!!Happy anniversary you two.

Carla said...

Happy Anniversary, Bonnie and Dave! I hope we meet sometime!!!
Carla Fraga
from rainy Porto Alegre
Brasil

Jennifer said...

Happy anniversary!

Granny Stitch said...

What a beautiful tribute to the 30 years you and Dave have been married. Congratulations and many, many more years of marriage and memories.

pcflamingo said...

Congratulations! So many years of great memories!

Angie said...

Happy Anniversary Bonnie and Dave! And many more years of happiness and memories.

paulette said...

What a wonderful post!! Of course he said YES!! I know I did! Here's to 30 more wonderful years...wonder what they will bring?
All the best!
Paulette

Kim said...

It only gets better :0).
Congratulations and many, many, more.
Happy Anniversary.

Ann Marie said...

Congrats on a wonderful journey, may the next 30 be even better!! (we hit our 24th next month)

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Happy anniversary! Hope the next 30 are just as magical!

pajudie said...

Happy, happy anniversary - and many, many more!!

Amy Laura said...

Awe, you are so sweet! I hope hubby appreciates this beautiful post.

Happy Anniversary!

Denise :) said...

What a sweet post! Happy Anniversary! :)

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Happy Anniversary! Lovely post.

JCnNC said...

What a lovely tribute to your husband and marriage - glad you and Dave shared the Alaskan adventure together to celebrate. Judy C in NC

Janet O. said...

Very Cool! Congrats!!

hared said...

That is so sweet. That's the way to keep a marriage good and going--letting our guys know regularly and with enthusiasm how much they mean to us!! Happy Anny!!

Gina in Missouri

Sølvi's blog said...

Happy 30 Anniversary. That is great and I am sure your DH will join you for 30 more.

Ivani said...

Happy Aniversary and best wishes for the next 30 years. Hugs from Brazil.

Linda (Petey) said...

You both look up to another 30+ years...enjoy each one a day at a time. Blessings!

sewkalico said...

Awwwh! That's lovely! Best wishes to both of you! And lots of love for you both in the future!

Wanda said...

Congratulations! Love the post. Made me think about 30 years ago, when I was just starting my student teaching. Now am retired and my 30 wedding anniversary is approaching in April. Your post reminded me of many memories. Thank you.

Carla said...

Happy Anniversary! Sad to say so many don't make it ten years, thirty years is something to be very proud about. My husband and I are celebrating thirty five in February, it seems like yesterday, but your right things sure have changed.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Congrats! Marriage and parenting are two of the hardest tasks we choose.

May the good Lord give you 30 more.

ritainalaska said...

happy anniversary! thanx for sharing your personal treasures ... makes me smile.

Mavis said...

Happy anniversary Bonnie & Dave! Loved your post Bonnie. Thanks for sharing your memories. Very precious!

Joan S said...

Happy anniversary! Lovely post! Here's to 30 more just as happy - and just as filled with quilting - all over the USA.

Raewyn said...

A beautiful post - happy anniversary!!

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you both!
What a wonderful way to spend it, what beautiful photos.

Debbie

Cathy said...

How wonderful. Happy Anniversary. You brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears. Hugs

tncottagequilter said...

Happy Anniversary, Bonnie. Such a wonderful blog post. I enjoyed it so much.. You are such a thoughtful person.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to everyone that has posted on this Post. I had no idea that Bonnie was going to write such a honoring post.
As most of you know Bonnie is a wonderful soul mate. I am one of the luckiest people alive to be able to share the better parts of our lives together now. She has put up with a lot from me and it is amazing that she is so forgiving.
I finally got to listen to one of her leactures in Alaska, and WOW she was great. I knew she was awesome but didn't know exactly how awesome. She is a very special person that loves to share her greatest talent. I wish everyday that I had a job that I enjoyed as much as she does.
I love her very much and want to thank her for the first 30 years and look forward to the next thirty years.
I love you Bonnie and you have the prettiest crows feet I have every seen. Thanks for everything you have done.
Dave H or DH as most of you know your husbands by.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Yep. I would say you definitely have a keeper there Bonnie! Sounds like the two of you are two peas in a pod. Congratulations to both of you! 30 years go by in the blink of an eye, don't they? So glad you're enjoying the ride together!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Bonnie and Dave! How nice for us that we can share just a little bit of your happy lives!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tribute! Good job planning in advance. Congratulations on 30 wonderful years together! May you be blessed with another 30, and more!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie that was such a sweet post. You so seldom mention your hubby in your posts. Dave's reply was just as great. Congratulations to both of you, and may you have many more wonderful years together. Sharon - ssauser@dishmail.net

Pauline said...

Congratulations to both of you. I've found marriage is NOT a 50/50 contract, it's 80/20, but you take turns, works out great!

DonnaP said...

Happy Anniversary to the both of you - and May God Bless you with many more!

Vivian said...

What a beautiful love letter to a special someone on a big anniversary. Oh you crazy kids, many more happy ones!!

Beth said...

Congrats and glad youhad the Alaska trip together. What a touching post.

lynneUSA said...

Awww Yours was lovely but the fact that your husband responded the way he did in such a public forum brought tears to my eyes, you are blessed to have each other.

Congratulations

Lois Arnold said...

Congratulations! Our anniversary is today, the 29th, but it's 47 for us. We were just children when we married so we grew up together! I posted the wedding quilt his grandmother made for us on my blog today plus a couple of wedding photos.

mary e said...

i've got tears in my eyes! what's with that? congrats. we also celebrate 30 in dec. it's amazing how many changes (challenges) a couple can go through and still be together. and in love. :>)

Jean said...

Happy Anniversary to the two of you... time flies when you have each other! Ain't Love Grand!

Chris said...

So, same day...my hubby and I are married 29 years!! He's the best!

Suze said...

Congratulations on your 30 year anniversary!