Friday, June 9, 2017

Wedding Bells

 It's our 39th wedding anniversary.  Heart. The peonies always appear for our celebration. 

 As do the strawberries!  
 The very nicest and warm sun has also come to the party.  

 I told Bill not to buy flowers because we are still buying for the flower beds.  He did not obey.  YAY!
 Here we are in the church basement all those years ago.  Oh, I am in awe of how kind God is.  He gave me a husband who has been passionate about Jesus from the day we met onward.  He is hardworking, sensitive and kind, strong in body and very much in spirit, a loving father, a happy grandfather, and my best friend, best human, true love.  I am so grateful. 
 Kelli wore my wedding gown in a play long ago.  I decided to wash it in the washing machine (it took all these years to get decisive enough to do so).  It's out on the clothes line, blowing in the June wind.  I shall buy cake later today.  Wedding cake is my favorite!

 Last night's dinner.  Isn't it pretty?  It didn't taste that good. 
 A while ago I found this little Golden Book at the grocery.  WHAT a treasure!  

 And here is OUR golden book.  Smile. 
 I think of my California blog friends when I gaze at our California poppies.  I love them so much. 
 I finally planted sweet peas at the right time. 
 This peony reminds me of a ballerina.  Do you love ballet?  I love ballet pink.  
 This lovely girl is the bride of the garden.

 We were in the mountains for a Nexus International yearly staff meeting. We were gone three nights (one full day) so Jenny came over to comfort Timothy.  He yowled with lonesomeness.  He is such a good companion kitty.  When we go out, he waits.  We love him so.

June is a warm month in so many ways, summer's beginning.
God be with you, sweet reader. 


Laura Boutin said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your peonies

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Laura! I love them, too. I wish they lasted all summer like roses. They smell wonderful!

Tina said...

Happy Anniversary sweet PP and Hubs! Oh that dress....and your dark hair! And the peonies....all so beeeeeeaaautiful!! :) xxx

Debbie Mitchell said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Such lovely photos ♥

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Happy anniversary, Pom! Here's to another wonderful 39 years!


Elizabethd said...

Happy Anniversary! We get to our 38th this year.
What a beautiful dress.

elizabeth said...

how wonderful! happy anniversary!!! God grant you both many years!!! lovely photo + flowers!

Julia said...

Happy Happy Happy 34th Anniversary Pom Pom. You chose right 34 years ago.
You are so romantic to have washed your bride dress and it's still came out perfectly white.
You both look so young in the wedding photo.

Your peonies are so pretty. It's one of my many favorite. They are so fragrant and elegant.
May you have many more wonderful years together.

Smiles & hugs,

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary dear Pom Pom. Your wedding dress looks beautiful. I was given one from a lady who wore it 45 years ago ... it was quite tatty & I made a cloth doll & dressed it using her fabrics & gifted it back to her. She cried when I gave it to her. Your flowers are so beautiful ... I love to see the summer in your part of the world. Have a blessed day dear friend xxx

Nana Go-Go said...

Such a beautiful June Bride you did make and such a handsome groom too!I'm glad your wedding dress survived the washing machine!!Happy Anniversary to you both again (I already said it on FB!). xxx

Beca said...

Wow you are a blessed girl. Happy Anniversary to the two of you. May the fun and blessings continue for many more years.
xx Beca

ellen b. said...

A very happy anniversary to you dear Pom Pom. How sweet it is to have a good husband. I can attest to that. Your variety of peonies are so lovely. I wrote a post about peonies today. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations. You two made a beautiful couple. Your gown is just gorgeous- simple, stunning, lovely. Happy Anniversary-sounds like you found a winner.

The flowers are all just gorgeous. I love peonies and roses equally well---wish the peony season was a longer one though.

Hope you have a blessed weekend- xo Diana

Granny Marigold said...

Happy anniversary to you and your sweet husband. What gorgeous red roses he brought you! Your Peonies are also very lovely.
I always look for paper doll books; yours is a great find!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Happy Anniversary and many many wishes. Your peonies are stunning. i really love them but they do not do well in SO CA. Your's are stunning, in fact all your flowers are beautiful.

Poor little Timmy, he really misses you when you leave. Bet he was so glad to see you when you came back home.

Enjoy your weekend.


Gumbo Lily said...

Congratulations you two! What a cute couple you were and ARE! Did you carry peonies for a wedding bouquet? I think that would be the ultimate wedding flower for June.

God bless you special day and God bless you both again and again. Hugs!

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary!! Funnily enough, me and my good husband celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Such a glorious post filled with whimsy, gorgeous photos and happiness. How cute is that Little Golden Book. I must keep an eye out for that one. Love your wedding photo!

Fat Dormouse said...

Happy Anniversary! We are a couple of years behind you - 32 this year. Even though Mr FD isn't Christian (YET - he will be, he will be!) God blessed me richly with this lovely man, as He blessed you with your Bill. We "fit" - I guess you "fit" too. God bless you both.

Henny Penny said...

Happy Anniversary!! Okay, this is the sweetest, prettiest, most favorite post! I LOVE every picture. Your wedding picture! How beautiful you both are! and washing your wedding dress and hanging it on the clothesline to is beautiful there! Congratulations. I'll be back to look at this post again, and again! Love, Henny

Farm Girl said...

Wow 39 years! Can you believe how fast time has passed! You are a beautiful bride and a beautiful woman. Your peonies are just fantastic. I don't see how you could ever go in the house. Your gardens this year are just fantastic. Even here I don't think we have California poppies that big. It looks like you have summer underway. I hope you have a lovely weekend. I got my jury summons today. Its not until July though.
Have a great day. Timothy doesn't look happy in that picture. It made me laugh.

Lisa Richards said...

What pretty fresh flowers you have in your garden! And strawberries too!
Happy anniversary to you both. God has blessed you so much!
Poor Timothy. :) It's hard to be a companion cat sometimes.

Kit said...

Many many congrats on your anniversary! Your dress is lovely, as were both of you. You and I have been married the same amount of time. And to our best friends! We are so blessed. :) You have a lot of peonys and they are so pretty. I only have one and it is just about to open. Kit

happyone said...

Happy Anniversary. : ) It is great to be married to your best friend. I am too. : )
Your gown is beautiful. Mine turned yellow and I threw it away years ago.
Beautiful blooms.

Marcie said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the wonderful photos, the paper dolls, the blushing peonies... all so colorful and bright like wedding confetti. What a heart-filled, happy post!

Wood Fairy said...

What a beautiful post with such a great picture of your wedding. Congratulations. Garden certainly rose to the occasion. I like the idea of bringing your dress out and wish I had kept mine :)

Annesphamily said...

I love this post! Happy Anniversary! I enjoy seeing all the wonderful photos and the tribute to your hubby. I have a sweet man like that too. Such a good and godly man. Makes for a happier life. we are very blessed. Your gown was just stunning. I love seeing the clothesline, I have one too. It was so hot yesterday, mid 90's, I washed a sundress and several summer shirts plus a pair of capris. By the time I was done hanging all 12 pieces the first 9 were dry! LOL! Love the freshness of clothes drying on the line. A true lost art in my opinion. Peonies are very pretty and your anniversary flowers, gorgeous too. Glad you have a happy life and I hope you have a beautiful week! HUGS

Sue McPeak said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! So loved your wedding picture and THE DRESS!!! Beautiful and the veil...lovely! Lots of pretty flowers to celebrate with you...June Bride. Wishing you many more...anniversaries and flowers, too!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Happy belated anniversary! So exciting to celebrate your anniversary when the flowers are in bloom, celebrating with you :) Love all your blooms, the peonies are gorgeous! And your wedding dress is such a beauty, how wonderful to wash it and air dry it outside, a real treasure to keep! Enjoyed seeing the picture of you and your sweet husband, isn't the Lord so good to give us such amazing companions, I thank Him for it every day. And poor Timothy, he loves you so! Give him a pet for me :) Hugs!

Cat Lover said...

Hi Pom Pom, Happy belated Anniversary! Your wedding dress and mine were quite similar. My sleeves were a little sheerer. We had our 33rd in March.
Lovely the peonies are in bloom for your anniversary.
Poor Timothy, I know you would give him lots of cuddles to make up for your being away.
Have a good week!

Jeanie said...

Congratulations! That's fabulous! And I can't tell you how much I love the peonies and all the wonderful touches here. What a special celebration.

Come Away With Me said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, and congratulations on the beautiful life you have built together with God's help! Beautiful memories in your wedding photos.

M.K. said...

Look at your gorgeous peonies! You are very brave to wash your wedding dress, and in the machine no less!!! I'm impressed. Mine hangs in its bag still. Happy anniversary to you both! Praise God for sweet husbands!