Monday, July 20, 2009

Perfect Moment Monday -- Anniversaries

My Dear Hubby (DH) and I are celebrating our 4th to 5th anniversaries this month -- and this is the beautiful bouquet he gave me on our first of two anniversaries. Let me explain...

DH and I got married in 2004 when he was home on a 2-week leave during his year of being deployed to Iraq. We took the kids up to his property in the Colorado mountains and did a small, personal ceremony with just our family of five and two close family friends (to take photos, witness, and help us to celebrate).

His tour ended the following February 2005 and we spent that spring and early summer planning our wedding, which was in gorgeous Breckenridge, Colorado. We weren't able to do the wedding on our exact anniversary date, and ended up doing it two weeks later...which means that each year we have a two week anniversary celebration window.

We invited our family and friends (over 100 people) to the wedding, had a family friend/minister perform the ceremony outside and renewed our vows. The service was extra special because our sons (who DH has now adopted) were part of the ceremony and the minister did a touching kids' sermon which spoke to each of us.

We danced, ate and partied the night away...and woke up the next morning to the beautiful Colorado mountains.

And so, we have two anniversaries: one in early July (our 5th) which marks the day we officially got married, and one a year and a couple of weeks later (our 4th) where we renewed our vows.

The great thing is that people (including DH and I) can say, "Happy Anniversary" any time on or between those two dates and still be on time...AND, we get two weeks to celebrate.

Thanks to my DH for being such a wonderful husband and father. Happy 4th and 5th Anniversary!


chicklet said...

Your first wedding sounds like ours:-)

Lori Lavender Luz said...

"Perfect" fits you and DH in so many ways, but especially the way you fit each other.

Great memories, with more to come!

Kristin said...

Happy Anniversaries!

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Happy Anniversary, Sheri!! Lovely story and I thank your Dh for his service to our country and my family.

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Furrow said...

wow! That's so cool! Happy Anniverary x 2.

Anonymous said...

Cool, from DH

Bonnie said...

Love that you have 2 wks to celebrate! One day is not nearly enough. Happy Anniversary!

Does that mean you get 2 gifts?? Just kidding. I bet the Breckenridge wedding was beautiful.

Phoebe said...

Happy anniversary, which ever one it is! We got married four years ago too! It was the second for my husband and I adopted his two sons as well. I gave them each a Celtic knot necklace representing the three of us, their dad, him, and me. I gave vows to my stepsons as well as my DH!

Unknown said...

Happy 4th,5th! I like that if I miss one, there is another. You are wonderful neighbors and friends! That.... I am very Grateful for.

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