Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary

We started out on Friday, February 14, 1992 with dreams of a little house and a couple of children. Raise a family and grow old together, it was so simple.

Little by little our dreams were realized.

Everything was right until it was taken away by Katrina in 2005. Thirteen years of our life piled up in our front yard. It is amazing how quickly we learned to live with so little. This didn't break us, it made our commitment stronger.




We always knew communication was the key to a successful relationship.




We took a big chance and moved to another state and began re-claiming our ground. Our marriage deepened and our children flourished.



Now seventeen years later there's no one I would rather lose everything with but have everything with but you! Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day!


P.S. You still have great buns!

All my love,

41 comments:

Andrea said...

What a wonderful post, Katherine....I teared up at the end and then laughed out loud at the buns comment!! The very best kind of post. :) Happy Anniversary!!

Lucy said...

I'll ditto Andrea's sediments!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Anniversary. Such a sweet post!

TheWritersPorch said...

What a wonderful story Katherine!
I think you are very fortunate to have lived it out in two wonderful places like NOLA and the Smokies !
Happy Anniversary ! I pray you have many, many, more together!
Hugs,
Carol

Michele said...

Happy Valentines Day and happy anniversary!! Seventeen years is amazing...and how romantic being married on Valentines Day.

5 Star Foodie said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. Happy anniversary! Hugs, Natasha

~Vanessa~ said...

Happy Anniversary and Bun Feeling Day! :)

JodieMo said...

how sweet! Happy anniversary!

April said...

Happy Anniversary Katherine!

Lisa said...

What a nice post, Katherine. Happy anniversary to a lovely couple and family! I hope you regain everything you lost plus much more.

gigi said...

Oh, I love your pictures and the walk through time with you and your sweetheart. Thank you for sharing them with us. May your love grow stronger in the next 17 years. Happy Anniversary and Valentine's Day to the both of you.

tamilyn said...

I'm with Andrea-got a little sniffly, then laughed at the buns! I love my hubby's buns too!

Happy, happy anniversary!

Natashya said...

Happy Anniversary! Eat, drink, love, be happy.

Dawn said...

that was very heart-touching. you all have been through so much.
happy anniversary!

Cheryl said...

Ahh that is so sweet! You have a beautiful family!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

what a sweet, lovely post. happy anniversary! hope you had some great romantic eats!

Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope that you both have a wonderful day.

Elra said...

Oh Katherine, this post is so sweet.
Happy anniversary, may you have many many more.
Cheers,
Elra

Gladys said...

Happy Anniversary and WOW you are a hottie.

What a sweet and heartfelt post.

Reeni♥ said...

What a sweet and moving post. Happy Anniversary!!! And Happy Valentines!!

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HEATHER said...

AWW!! Congrats!
My hubs and I celebrated 16 years on Feb. 12.

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary!! Great post!! Have a wonderful V-day weekend.

Laurie said...

Happy Anniversary, Katherine!!! Your story choked me up too...

**sigh**

And then you made me laugh. Awesome post!

Marjie said...

How sweet (sniff)!

Pam said...

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary!

Amanda said...

What a great post!! Happy Anniversary! We were married the same year, January 3rd, 1992 :)

Hudson said...

What an adorable post.Family is truly what life is all about. Your girls are beautiful. I too am a great bun appreciator. Mary Jo and Hudson

pigpigscorner said...

This is a really nice post =) Happy anniversary!

Peter M said...

All my best to your and your family!

Make a Roux said...

That was so sweet and touching, Katherine. I teared up when I read it. Happy, happy anniversary to you both! :) What a beautiful couple you make, and what strength your family has!

Selba said...

What a lovely family...

Happy Anniversary, Katherine!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm tearing up that's so sweet! Happy anniversary! And I've got an award for you on my Monday blog!

Aggie said...

Very sweet and touching post Katherine...Happy Anniversary and to many more happy years together!!

Greg C said...

Haha, that's what the card that my wife got me said....Nice buns. Congrats on making it this far. So many don't

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary Katherine. What a beautiful post. I wish you both many, many more years of happiness!!!

Priscilla said...

Happy Anniversary Katherine!! What a great post, you have a beautiful family. How I'd love that Wii game...=)

Cathy said...

Your post really moved me, Katherine. You have a beautiful family. Happy Anniversary to you!

Paula said...

Happy, happy anniversary! What a wonderful post, and wonderful tribute to the power of love. You truly embody the phrase, "from the ashes we can build a better day". So very glad that the love you share has ruled triumphant! Best wishes for a continued lifetime of love and happiness!

TavoLini said...

I love this post!!! Happy Anniversary :)

NuKiwi said...

How truly inspiring!!! ;o)